Holly Springs High School in Holly Springs, NC - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,332
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    342 3.6
  • Ranking

Holly Springs High School is a public coed 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 342 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 342 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Our police service is very good, it makes you feel safe. There have been instances of school wide threats.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are about 50 student clubs that include honor societies, future profession based, and every other club you could think of.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: My experience at this school is the best I could have hoped for. If you have any problem the counselors, administrators, and/or teachers make it their responsibility to help as much as they possibly can.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The overall quality of the teacher at my school is very high. Most of the teachers at school will go out of their way to help a student, who they can see is trying in class, get the information taught in class. Also a great deal of my teachers try to incorporate real world applications into the course to make it more relevant.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: It's mediocre. It's quite easy to start a club, all you have to do is find a teacher on board, but actually getting and maintaining attendance is hard. Poor management has a lot to do with a surge of interest in the beginning of the year or the club's formation, but as time goes on an it gets sloppier, people stop going. The huge clubs that are common across most school tend to do the best, such as HOSA, DECA, and Key Club, while student started clubs, like backpacking, newspaper, and yoga, don't get the same type of attention. Most things really aren't after school, rather during HOT lunch.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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2.66 West Lake Middle School Public, Coed
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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

Around Holly Springs High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Holly Springs High School United States North Carolina Apex High School Cary High School Fuquay-Varina High School Green Hope High School Middle Creek High School
White 66.0% 51.0% 51.2% 73.0% 51.0% 61.0% 65.0% 58.0%
African American 15.0% 15.0% 26.0% 7.0% 19.0% 17.0% 5.0% 18.0%
Hispanic 10.0% 25.0% 14.7% 8.0% 17.0% 15.0% 4.0% 15.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 3.8% 4.0% 4.0% 4.0% 3.0% 4.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 2.8% 5.0% 5.0% 0% 20.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 1.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
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 54 responses

  • 76% Yes
  • 13% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 42 responses

  • 24% Good social class mix, supportive teachers
  • 19% WAKE COUNTY SNOW DAYS
  • 14% Sports, the clubs and most school activities.
  • 14% Hot Lunch
  • 10% Supportive teachers
  • 8% So many different classes to take
  • 7% Great Music Program
  • 5% Yearbook

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 30% Starts very early (7:25)
  • 28% Over crowded
  • 12% It is a fairly new school and it have mobile units
  • 11% The low teacher pay results in great&bad teachers
  • 11% Middle school-esque rules and regulations
  • 4% The students have no school spirit
  • 2% The principal
  • 2% Dress Code
  • 2% Conservative lifestyle

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 46 responses

  • 74% Hot lunch
  • 24% How new it is.
  • 2% Sense of community

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 47 responses

  • 40% We are the Golden Hawks!
  • 28% HAWKS
  • 13% Hawk Pride
  • 11% Crowded
  • 6% Teaching Extremes (Innovative&Poor)
  • 2% Caring

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 63% Take advantages of all the opportunities.
  • 23% Pay attention in class.
  • 13% Get to know people

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 45 responses

  • 11% I love everything about this school.
  • 73% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 13% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 2% I hate everything about this school.