Holly Springs High School in Holly Springs, NC - Niche

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Holly Springs High School is a public school in Holly Springs, North Carolina. It has 2,332 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 62% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 278 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

5329 Cass Holt Road
Holly Springs, NC 27540
(919) 577-1444

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3.6 from 278 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: In my four years at this school, I was able to find a home in so many different groups. The theatre company is a place where anyone and everyone is welcome. It is also a very respected part of the school. Everyone in the school views the fine arts program with so much respect. I would definitely go to this school again. The teachers are so helpful, and if you have one that isn't, there are plenty of other teachers who are willing to help. There are many different clubs and organizations to find your home in. It was the best school I ever attended.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Holly Springs High School is a pretty good school. It's about ten years old now and is very clean. However, the water pressure is horrible, so many of the water fountains and sinks don't work well. There are many good teachers there, but there are some terrible ones. Teacher pay is very low in North Carolina, so many good teachers end up leaving for better opportunities. One cool thing about Holly Springs is that it has Latin. Not many high schools in the area teach that. I took Latin I-IV, and it was awesome. Dr. Sobolewski, the Latin teacher, is amazing. She taught the class very well and I learned a lot. She made school worth it. Also, Holly Springs has HOT Lunch, which is an hour lunch period where all of the students eat at the same time. It is great because you always have the same lunch as your friends, and you have more time to go off campus as an upperclassman. So, overall, I give it 3/5.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The school itself is awesome! There are so many helpful teachers and a lot of students who are also willing to lend a helping hand. The clubs and activities are great.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I feel that the school is great at giving the student a sense of independence as they transition in this changing time of their life. The opportunity is their for the student to take control of their academic career so that they can be set up for their interests after high school, including very high achieving interests.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The school is better than most schools in the area, however it does suffer from lack of attention to students. Sometimes the teachers vary in quality and experience. The school does have an hour lunch that makes it very simple for students to recieve extra help on courses that they stuggle with. Overall the school is very good and does have its ups and downs but I still recommend it for any student within the area.

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Nearby Schools

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2.66 Holly Grove Middle School Public
3.00 Holly Ridge Elementary School Public
2.33 Southern Wake Academy Public, Charter
3.00 Holly Springs Elementary School Public
2.66 Holly Ridge Middle School Public
3.00 Herbert Akins Road Elementary School Public
2.33 Lincoln Heights Elementary School Public, Magnet
2.33 Fuquay-Varina High School Public
New School Montessori Center Private, Montessori
2.33 Fuquay-Varina Middle School Public
3.00 Ballentine Elementary School Public
3.00 Apex Elementary School Public
2.66 West Lake Elementary School Public
3.00 Lufkin Road Middle School Public
2.66 West Lake Middle School Public
2.66 Fuquay-Varina Elementary School Public
3.33 Middle Creek High School Public
3.00 Apex Middle School Public
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School Private, Religious
3.00 Middle Creek Elementary School Public
3.00 Penny Road Elementary School Public
Johnathan's House Christian School Private, Religious
3.00 Oak Grove Elementary School Public
3.00 Baucom Elementary School Public
Thales Academy Private
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3.00 Apex High School Public
Resurrection Lutheran School Private, Religious
3.00 Willow Springs Elementary School Public
3.00 Salem Elementary School Public
1.66 Hilltop Christian School Private, Religious
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Peace Montessori School Private, Montessori
3.00 Laurel Park Elementary School Public
3.00 Banks Road Elementary School Public
2.00 Lafayette Elementary School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Fuquay-Varina High School 4 mi. 1,980
3.33 Middle Creek High School 6 mi. 2,163
3.00 Apex High School 8 mi. 2,527
3.33 Cary High School 11 mi. 2,349
4.00 Green Hope High School 12 mi. 2,280

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Holly Springs High School United States Apex High School Cary High School Fuquay-Varina High School Green Hope High School Middle Creek High School
White 66.0% 51.0% 73.0% 51.0% 61.0% 65.0% 58.0%
African American 15.0% 15.0% 7.0% 19.0% 17.0% 5.0% 18.0%
Hispanic 10.0% 25.0% 8.0% 17.0% 15.0% 4.0% 15.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 4.0% 4.0% 4.0% 3.0% 4.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 5.0% 5.0% 0% 20.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 28.0%
Grade 10 24.9%
Grade 11 24.0%
Grade 12 23.1%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 70% Yes
  • 16% Not sure.
  • 14% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 46% Good social class mix, supportive teachers
  • 14% Sports, the clubs and most school activities.
  • 9% Supportive teachers

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 30% Starts very early (7:25)
  • 28% Over crowded
  • 13% It is a fairly new school and it have mobile units
  • 11% Middle school-esque rules and regulations
  • 9% The low teacher pay results in great&bad teachers
  • 4% The students have no school spirit
  • 2% Conservative lifestyle
  • 2% The principal
  • 2% Dress Code

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 29 responses

  • 62% Hot lunch
  • 38% How new it is.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 43% We are the Golden Hawks!
  • 29% HAWKS
  • 18% Crowded
  • 7% Teaching Extremes (Innovative&Poor)
  • 4% Caring

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 66% Take advantages of all the opportunities.
  • 21% Pay attention in class.
  • 14% Get to know people

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 11% I love everything about this school.
  • 74% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 15% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.