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 2,229 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 272 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 272 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I would say I've had a pretty great experience going to school at Holly Springs High. I haven't seen or experienced much of the "typical high school" issues like fights, bullying, cyber-bullying or harassment. I think my favorite thing about my school hot lunch. The freedom they give us and how much trust they put into us students is unlike the other schools near us. I think HOT lunch is such a great part of our school because it really allows us to be able to interact with anyone in our school; we aren't limited to only our peers in our grade but we have access to socialize with everyone ! I also love that our school cares so much about our success that they allow us to have time out of our day to go to any of our teachers and ask for help. Tutorials have helped me TREMENDOUSLY throughout my years at HSHS. Overall, i wouldn't have chosen to spend my time at any other school.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Overall it was a pretty good school. I liked that it was a nice mix of diffrent ethnic groups with different cultures.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Great school, great and helpful teachers, and staff.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Teachers: Most teachers go out of their way to make sure students succeed.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: Outside of sports there are no after-school activities because the school gives times during the school day for students to engage in clubs and organizations. As far as sports, the school widely supports its sports and athletic programs. There are many ways to participate with the sports within playing or being on the team.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Fuquay-Varina High School 4 mi. 1,915
3.33 Middle Creek High School 6 mi. 1,983
3.66 Apex High School 8 mi. 2,585
3.66 Cary High School 11 mi. 2,379
4.33 Green Hope High School 12 mi. 2,212

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


Male 51%
Female 48%

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 65.0% 51.0% 75.0% 51.0% 61.0% 66.0% 58.0%
African American 16.0% 15.0% 7.0% 19.0% 17.0% 5.0% 18.0%
Hispanic 10.0% 25.0% 7.0% 17.0% 15.0% 5.0% 15.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 4.0% 4.0% 3.0% 3.0% 5.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 5.0% 5.0% 1.0% 18.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 28.6%
Grade 10 26.1%
Grade 11 25.1%
Grade 12 20.1%

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 32 responses

  • 72% Yes
  • 16% Not sure.
  • 12% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 44% Good social class mix, supportive teachers
  • 15% Sports, the clubs and most school activities.
  • 7% Supportive teachers

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 35% Starts very early (7:25)
  • 32% Over crowded
  • 12% It is a fairly new school and it have mobile units
  • 12% Middle school-esque rules and regulations
  • 5% The students have no school spirit
  • 2% Conservative lifestyle

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 23 responses

  • 52% Hot lunch
  • 48% How new it is.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 45% We are the Golden Hawks!
  • 27% HAWKS
  • 23% Crowded
  • 5% Caring

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 62% Take advantages of all the opportunities.
  • 25% Pay attention in class.
  • 12% Get to know people

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 67% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 19% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.