Holly Springs Elementary School

Summary:

Holly Springs Elementary School is a public elementary school in Canton, Georgia, serving 744 students in grades PK-5 and part of the Cherokee County School District, which is ranked 24th out of 201 districts in the state.

While Holly Springs Elementary has a higher percentage of white students (64.38%) compared to nearby schools like William G. Hasty-Senior Elementary and Little River Elementary, its academic performance on the Milestones Assessment is generally lower than these higher-performing neighbors. For example, in 3rd grade English Language Arts, Holly Springs scored 42.9% proficient or better, compared to 62.3% at Little River Elementary and 65.1% at Sixes Elementary. Additionally, Holly Springs has a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (36.02%) and a lower per-student spending ($9,967) compared to some of the surrounding schools.

Despite these challenges, Holly Springs Elementary's performance is often still above the Cherokee County School District and state averages in many subject areas and grade levels. The school's diverse student population, with significant Hispanic and African American representation, is an asset that can be leveraged to provide a more inclusive and culturally responsive learning environment. By analyzing the underlying factors and implementing targeted strategies, Holly Springs Elementary can work towards enhancing its educational outcomes and providing a more equitable learning experience for all its students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 1965 Hickory Rd
       Canton, GA  30115


(770) 704-1420

District: Cherokee County

SchoolDigger Rank:
469th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,967 Help


Students who attend Holly Springs Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Dean Rusk Middle School
High:    Sequoyah High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.6 Help
Number of students:  744

Racial breakdown:

White:
64.4%
Hispanic:
20.0%
Two or more races:
7.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  36% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Holly Springs Elementary School ranks better than 62.3% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 20th among 23 ranked elementary schools in the Cherokee County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 58.22. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (64.4%), Hispanic (20%), two or more races (7.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 36% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Holly Springs Elementary School is 13.6, which is the 11th best among 23 elementary schools in the Cherokee County School District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Holly Springs Elementary School is $9,967, which is the 9th highest among 23 elementary schools in the Cherokee County School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Holly Springs Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Cherokee County:

SchoolDigger ranks Cherokee County 24th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Holly Springs Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 75.26 255th 1101 76.8%
2007 72.03 314th 1125 72.1%
2008 65.32 409th 1134 63.9%
2009 77.35 206th 1133 81.8%
2010 68.72 400th 1183 66.2%
2011 69.76 400th 1212 67.0%
2012 61.96 544th 1201 54.7%
2013 60.28 593rd 1225 51.6%
2014 55.34 662nd 1231 46.2%
2015 41.29 701st 1240 43.5%
2016 52.16 539th 1233 56.3%
2017 56.08 466th 1205 61.3%
2018 65.16 375th 1209 69.0%
2019 72.15 306th 1234 75.2%
2021 66.75 361st 1214 70.3%
2022 62.93 421st 1244 66.2%
2023 58.22 469th 1242 62.2%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Holly Springs Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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by a parent
Friday, May 11, 2018

Open Quote WIth all our hearts, we enjoyed HSE. Our children are moving on to Dean Rusk and Sequoyah now - fully prepared and ready for action. Close Quote


by a parent on FaceBook
Friday, June 10, 2011

Open Quote For the last few years, HSE has been in a state of constant improvement. Teachers, Administrators and technology have all been retuned and refined. Many great things are coming out of Holly Springs and we are a proud to be there. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, October 25, 2010

Open Quote 2010 School has new principle. Making a very good school much better. More adherence to standards. Attention to safety and security much improved. Teachers have always been among the best. Student population is highly diverse and perform well academically and physically. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Holly Springs Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 786 26 7 48 2 n/a n/a 0 869
2002 828 25 13 54 0 n/a n/a 0 920
2003 828 25 13 54 0 n/a n/a 0 920
2004 796 45 8 60 0 n/a n/a 0 909
2005 768 38 6 71 0 n/a n/a 31 914
2006 813 42 9 79 0 n/a n/a 44 987
2007 851 53 7 89 0 n/a n/a 39 1039
2008 908 56 10 96 2 n/a n/a 46 1118
2009 905 63 11 102 2 n/a n/a 55 1138
2010 977 80 16 142 2 3 38 0 1258
2011 979 77 19 155 3 2 39 0 1274
2012 761 60 4 123 6 0 37 0 991
2013 755 66 8 132 4 1 37 0 1003
2014 728 59 12 136 3 1 38 0 977
2015 707 62 14 140 3 0 36 0 962
2016 692 68 12 144 1 0 37 0 954
2017 606 49 9 120 1 0 30 0 815
2018 533 49 10 136 0 0 31 0 759
2019 513 43 11 139 0 2 35 0 743
2020 516 36 12 144 0 0 40 0 748
2021 475 38 11 144 0 0 48 0 716
2022 495 45 14 148 0 0 49 0 751
2023 479 50 10 149 1 0 55 0 744

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Holly Springs Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 869 46.2 18.8 18.8
2002 920 53.9 17.1 22.7
2003 920 53.9 17.1 22.7
2004 909 58.6 15.5 22.9
2005 914 60.8 15.0 29.2
2006 987 62.7 15.7 29.1
2007 1039 71.9 14.5 28.7
2008 1118 83.0 13.5 28.4
2009 1138 76.5 14.9 27
2010 1258 73.7 17.0 33.1
2011 1274 71.8 17.7 33.1
2012 991 58.2 17.0 42.4
2013 1003 53.0 18.9 42.5
2014 977 51.5 18.9 44.5
2015 962 54.0 17.8 42.3
2016 954 58.0 16.4 40
2017 815 55.0 14.8 39.8
2018 759 54.0 14.0 43.5
2019 743 53.0 14.0 39.7
2020 748 49.0 15.2 41
2021 716 52.1 13.7 38.1
2022 751 54.0 13.9 n/a
2023 744 54.5 13.6 36

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Holly Springs Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 869 46.2 18.8 18.8
2002 920 53.9 17.1 22.7
2003 920 53.9 17.1 22.7
2004 909 58.6 15.5 22.9
2005 914 60.8 15.0 29.2
2006 987 62.7 15.7 29.1
2007 1039 71.9 14.5 28.7
2008 1118 83.0 13.5 28.4
2009 1138 76.5 14.9 27
2010 1258 73.7 17.0 33.1
2011 1274 71.8 17.7 33.1
2012 991 58.2 17.0 42.4
2013 1003 53.0 18.9 42.5
2014 977 51.5 18.9 44.5
2015 962 54.0 17.8 42.3
2016 954 58.0 16.4 40
2017 815 55.0 14.8 39.8
2018 759 54.0 14.0 43.5
2019 743 53.0 14.0 39.7
2020 748 49.0 15.2 41
2021 716 52.1 13.7 38.1
2022 751 54.0 13.9 n/a
2023 744 54.5 13.6 36

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Holly Springs Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $155 (1.7%) $8,915 (98.3%) $9,070
2018 $138 (1.5%) $9,348 (98.5%) $9,486
2019 $157 (1.6%) $9,810 (98.4%) $9,967

Data source: Georgia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Holly Springs Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 306th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 469th of 1242 Elementary schools
 13%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Holly Springs Elementary School)53.642.9
 10.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Cherokee County)49.948.3
 1.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4238.6
 3.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Holly Springs Elementary School)78.248.7
 29.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Cherokee County)68.658.8
 9.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Holly Springs Elementary School)46.632.8
 13.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Cherokee County)50.447
 3.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Holly Springs Elementary School)66.944.5
 22.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Cherokee County)65.860
 5.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Holly Springs Elementary School)52.337.6
 14.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Cherokee County)57.652.7
 4.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Holly Springs Elementary School)53.846.5
 7.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Cherokee County)56.854.1
 2.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Holly Springs Elementary School)42.743.6
 0.9%
   5th Grade Science (Cherokee County)51.548.5
 3%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4340
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students743744
 0.1%
African American4350
 16.3%
American Indian01
Asian1110
 9.1%
Hispanic139149
 7.2%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White513479
 6.6%
Two or More Races3555
 57.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients39.7%36%
 3.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Holly Springs Elementary School

Students at Holly Springs Elementary School are 64% White, 20% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 7% African American, 1% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 744 students attended Holly Springs Elementary School.

Holly Springs Elementary School ranks 469th of 1243 Georgia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Holly Springs Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Dean Rusk Middle School
High : Sequoyah High School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

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