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 335 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.6 from 335 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Their is a lot of bullying going on at the school that teachers and administration never know about because many students don't feel comfortable with telling the staff. The police at the school do a very good job throughout the school day and are always on top of things and patrolling the school grounds.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Most clubs that aren't well known around the U.S.A are not very much cared for by the students. Clubs like HOSA, Key Club, HSHS,etc are well organized and many people are involved. All the other clubs are just there not many students do much about the clubs. Although, their are plenty of clubs to choose from towards the beginning of the school year, they do tend to go down hill fairly quickly because of the lack of commitment from the students to lead the club.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: 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
    • 3
    Teachers: Teachers at Holly Springs high school help students who are failing or if they want to learn more. They don't usually go out of their way to do more work for the student if the student does not ask. One thing the majority of the teachers are really bad at are being consistent with grades. They all ways tend to fall behind making it hard to know if the student is passing or failing the class. The majority of the teachers know what they're talking about when they're teaching they just never make it interesting enough for the student to want to pay attention to the class. They're some teachers that are slackers and would give their favorite students free grades. Other teachers (very few of them in holly springs) actually make you work for your grade, in the end preparing you for college/the real world.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Health & Safety: We take a lot of saftey precautions at holly springs high school. More than your typical fire, tornado, lockdown drills

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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2.66 Holly Ridge Middle School Public
3.00 Herbert Akins Road Elementary School Public
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2.33 Fuquay-Varina High School Public
New School Montessori Center Private, Montessori
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3.00 Ballentine Elementary School Public
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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
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3.00 Apex Middle School Public
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School Private, Religious
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3.00 Penny Road 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 52 responses

  • 77% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 12% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 40 responses

  • 24% Good social class mix, supportive teachers
  • 14% Sports, the clubs and most school activities.
  • 13% Hot Lunch
  • 11% Supportive teachers
  • 7% Great Music Program
  • 7% So many different classes to take
  • 4% 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 44 responses

  • 75% Hot lunch
  • 25% How new it is.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 45 responses

  • 38% We are the Golden Hawks!
  • 29% HAWKS
  • 13% Hawk Pride
  • 11% Crowded
  • 7% 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 43 responses

  • 9% I love everything about this school.
  • 77% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 12% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 2% I hate everything about this school.