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Holly Grove Elementary

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Posted February 23, 2012

We have been very impressed by the caliber of the teachers and the students at Holly Grove. Lots of good families that are invested in their kids and a good quality education provided by the staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2011

Our family has been a part of Holly Grove Elem. since it began. We've been communicating with this Principal since the school began as well. We have found the Principal to be approachable, knowledgeable, helpful and supportive. We also have enjoyed our teachers and believe our children have received a good education. Any areas we feel like could use improvement are really because of poor Wake County Schools policies, not because of school policies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2010

I have two student who attend Holly Grove Elementary School and we have been so pleased with the teachers. They are the ones that make a difference and they are so good at it. I have to say that the princiapl there is terrible. She has extremely poor communication skills and simply doesnt make the childs well being her main interest. One review mentioned "She is unwilling to listen to and help parents make the best choices for their children. "-- I agree 110 percent! It is such a shame that so many of us feel this way when the teachers are so great. The admins in the office leave a lot to be desired as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Holly Grove as done some much for my child. This is his first year in a year round school and they have helped him with the transition. They are very informative and always understanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

HGES feels like a community. The teachers, as well as administration has the best interest of the children at heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

We have been with Holly Grove Elementary since the very beginning, when they were located at the new High School. We absolutely love this school, we are currently on track 4 and have never had any problems that the school has not been able to solve. My youngest son has an IEP for speech articulation, he has been receiving assistance since he was 4 years old. He has overcome and has learned so much while receiving this assistance. The speech specialists and the additional staff who help children with IEP's in place do a fantastic job. We are so excited about the upcoming school year! Go Hedgehogs!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2009

I have a second grader who has been at Holly Grove since Kindergarten. We also have a rising Kindergartener. The teachers have been great (particularly my daughters 1st grade teacher Ms. Echols), although I feel that they assign too much homework in Kindergarten. The principal, Mrs. Thomas, has been a major disappointment. Following policy is her number one priority, not the students. She is unwilling to listen to and help parents make the best choices for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
Black79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities29%
Non-disabled students92%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students74%
Female81%
Male69%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities50%
Non-disabled students78%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students64%
Female70%
Male58%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial46%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled students70%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students65%
Female79%
Male53%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracial36%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities23%
Non-disabled students72%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students70%
Female67%
Male73%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students78%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students53%
Female51%
Male55%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities38%
Non-disabled students56%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students68%
Female60%
Male74%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities38%
Non-disabled students72%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 52%
Black 10% 26%
Hispanic 7% 14%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Special education / special needs

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  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

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  • Choir / Chorus
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:15
School end time
  • 3:45
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Ms Wiladean Thomas
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (919) 577-1706

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
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Parent involvement
  • Our parents are very involved. they assist in classrooms, sponsor fundraisers and other activities for our students. they also raise funds to support projects that are not provided by the district.
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1451 Avent Ferry Road
Holly Springs, NC 27540
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Phone: (919) 577-1700

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