Holly Springs High School

352 reviews
  1. Wake County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
5329 Cass Holt Rd
Holly Springs, NC 27540
Telephone
(919) 577-1444

Holly Springs High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1160
132 responses
Average ACT
27
82 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
AP Enrollment
32%
AP Exam Pass Rate
65%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    21%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    33%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    46%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 141 responses
  • Spirit Week/Senior Week
    22%
  • Football Games
    17%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Preforming Arts Events
    11%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Football games, girls and boys soccer.
    7%
  • Off Campus Lunch
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,332
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,757
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.3%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.58 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.58 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.58 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,456/ year
National
$11,890
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses

Reviews

352 reviews
  • Excellent
    54
  • Very Good
    144
  • Average
    123
  • Poor
    27
  • Terrible
    4
The quality of teachers varies wildly; I've had some that go above and beyond to ensure they're available as much as possible, every student is understanding the material, and that they're sure to engage with all their students. Then there are teachers who never bothered to learn anyone's name, were constantly yelling, accusing students of cheating on the second day of class, and only using powerpoints to teach. Each department can also usually be covered in a blanket statement and have it be accurate in terms of the effectiveness of teachers; the math department is notorious for undesirable teachers, while the English department has people everyone loves.
  • High School Junior
  • 4 months ago
The students really do make the school. At this one, majority of them just don't care and that rubs off onto other people, including the incoming freshmen. It's a cycle of apathy in terms of school spirit that makes the whole thing decidedly underwhelming. However, once you find your own niche, your slice of the school with people similar to you, that's when things get fun. There, people aren't feeling like they have to hide their enthusiasm for what they're doing. For me, this was enrolling in yearbook. Best decision I've made, best people I've met, and the most gratifying end result of an entirely student made book.
  • High School Junior
  • 4 months ago
The thing that makes this school unique is the amount of clubs that are involve with the students and helping them out with community service or just self improvement. I personally wouldn't want to go back to this school because it didn't like the lack of opportunity for students that were bullied, how much teachers and administration let the popular students get away with things they wouldn't have let other students do, and the fact that the school has the special need students cleaning after all the other students who leave a mess during lunch. Some teachers would strongly agree with the last statement.
  • High School Junior
  • 7 months ago