Holt Elementary

Summary:

Holt Elementary is a public elementary school in Durham, North Carolina, serving 636 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Durham Public Schools district, which is ranked 140 out of 243 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Holt Elementary faces significant challenges compared to nearby schools. The school has a much higher percentage of Hispanic students (59.12%) than surrounding schools, which range from 18.41% to 32.3%. However, Holt's academic performance, as measured by the percentage of students proficient or better on EOG tests, is consistently lower than the district and state averages across all grade levels and subject areas. The school has consistently ranked in the bottom quarter of North Carolina elementary schools, placing it in the bottom 25% statewide. Additionally, Holt has a very high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 49.64% to 82.86% over the past three years, significantly higher than the 29.84% to 68.18% range of surrounding schools.

The data suggests that Holt Elementary may be facing unique challenges in supporting its diverse student population, particularly its large Hispanic student body. Nearby schools like Little River K-8 School, Club Boulevard Elementary, and George Watts Elementary demonstrate higher academic performance and better overall rankings, suggesting that there may be opportunities to learn from their practices and strategies to improve outcomes at Holt Elementary.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 4019 Holt School Road
       Durham, NC  27704-1739


(919) 560-3928

District: Durham Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
1112th of 1,502 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,913 Help


Students who attend Holt Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    George L Carrington Middle
High:    Riverside High

Student/teacher ratio:  11.7 Help
Number of students:  636

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
59.1%
African American:
27.0%
White:
6.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  82.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Holt Elementary ranks worse than 74% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 20th among 30 ranked elementary schools in the Durham Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 28.57. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (59.1%), African American (27%), two or more races (6.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 82.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Holt Elementary is 11.7, which is the 11th best among 30 elementary schools in the Durham Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Holt Elementary is $11,913. 19 elementary schools in the Durham Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Holt Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Holt Elementary 1112th of 1502 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Holt Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Durham Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Durham Public Schools 140th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Holt Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Holt Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 18.94 1129th 1276 11.5%
2007 19.19 1141st 1293 11.8%
2008 10.58 1240th 1324 6.3%
2009 10.42 1263rd 1354 6.7%
2010 20.18 1178th 1363 13.6%
2011 8.58 1330th 1381 3.7%
2012 33.57 1036th 1388 25.4%
2013 31.16 1019th 1403 27.4%
2014 38.21 884th 1390 36.4%
2015 28.25 1105th 1440 23.3%
2016 25.02 1146th 1425 19.6%
2017 24.49 1163rd 1429 18.6%
2018 29.34 1081st 1434 24.6%
2019 19.40 1275th 1473 13.4%
2021 14.22 1324th 1489 11.1%
2022 21.76 1230th 1514 18.8%
2023 28.57 1112th 1502 26.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Holt Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.04 324th 421 23.0%
2019 33.11 368th 497 26.0%
2021 33.02 261st 385 32.2%
2022 27.55 397th 485 18.1%
2023 28.11 395th 514 23.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Holt Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.95 719th 1332 46.0%
2019 38.01 914th 1361 32.8%
2021 24.15 1064th 1329 19.9%
2022 40.02 850th 1366 37.8%
2023 42.42 864th 1437 39.9%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Holt Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.83 965th 1405 31.3%
2019 19.17 1248th 1424 12.4%
2021 13.81 1303rd 1440 9.5%
2022 20.56 1243rd 1458 14.7%
2023 30.69 1074th 1459 26.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Holt Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.52 603rd 897 32.8%
2019 49.05 381st 878 56.6%
2022 26.51 513th 634 19.1%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Holt Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 44.18 506th 612 17.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Holt Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.68 1167th 1413 17.4%
2019 22.06 1212th 1430 15.2%
2021 14.14 1287th 1444 10.9%
2022 24.18 1158th 1464 20.9%
2023 27.87 1109th 1461 24.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Holt Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.85 406th 927 56.2%
2019 47.60 476th 949 49.8%
2021 39.10 513th 896 42.7%
2022 64.42 239th 927 74.2%
2023 62.77 278th 933 70.2%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina Elementary Schools for African American Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Holt Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.88 505th 851 40.7%
2019 29.90 679th 865 21.5%
2021 18.37 771st 843 8.5%
2022 22.42 788th 893 11.8%
2023 33.65 639th 915 30.2%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Holt Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 570 262 26 6 1 n/a n/a 0 865
1989 579 295 24 6 0 n/a n/a 0 904
1990 426 265 5 4 1 n/a n/a 0 701
1991 455 239 8 1 4 n/a n/a 0 707
1992 450 261 12 0 5 n/a n/a 0 728
1993 389 299 15 3 7 n/a n/a 0 713
1994 358 316 11 1 7 n/a n/a 0 693
1995 291 367 8 3 4 n/a n/a 0 673
1996 291 367 8 3 4 n/a n/a 0 673
1997 260 382 14 6 5 n/a n/a 0 667
1998 229 415 8 12 3 n/a n/a 0 667
1999 232 416 3 27 3 n/a n/a 0 681
2000 165 401 6 50 4 n/a n/a 0 626
2001 122 382 17 54 3 n/a n/a 0 578
2002 69 447 19 77 1 n/a n/a 0 613
2003 69 447 19 77 1 n/a n/a 0 613
2004 60 397 16 89 2 n/a n/a 0 564
2005 66 399 19 110 2 n/a n/a 0 596
2006 54 399 22 153 3 n/a n/a 0 631
2007 51 359 24 186 4 n/a n/a 33 657
2008 54 318 26 235 3 n/a n/a 34 670
2009 39 327 22 239 3 n/a n/a 0 630
2010 44 311 18 235 4 n/a n/a 0 612
2011 42 249 13 268 1 5 22 0 600
2012 37 222 7 267 3 2 9 0 547
2013 32 211 6 281 1 0 6 0 537
2014 30 217 7 319 3 0 10 0 586
2015 43 244 4 326 4 0 6 0 627
2016 35 244 5 367 4 1 15 0 671
2017 43 236 8 367 3 2 18 0 677
2018 34 261 10 369 3 2 25 0 704
2019 39 253 4 353 2 1 21 0 673
2020 38 229 4 373 0 1 27 0 672
2021 45 237 4 390 0 1 26 0 703
2022 39 183 8 381 0 1 33 0 645
2023 39 172 9 376 0 1 39 0 636

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 Holt Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 865 41.0 21.0 12.3
1989 904 51.0 17.7 13.8
1990 701 45.0 15.5 21.3
1991 707 45.0 15.7 21.1
1992 728 45.0 16.1 11.4
1993 713 45.0 15.8 18.7
1994 693 43.0 16.1 26.8
1995 673 43.0 15.7 74.9
1996 673 43.0 15.7 74.9
1997 667 43.0 15.5 30
1998 667 46.0 14.5 28.9
1999 681 46.0 14.8 39.1
2000 626 46.0 13.6 48.4
2001 578 46.0 12.6 47.8
2002 613 47.0 13.0 0
2003 613 47.0 13.0 0
2004 564 47.0 12.0 63.5
2005 596 47.0 12.7 62.2
2006 631 47.0 13.4 57.7
2007 657 n/a n/a 45.4
2008 670 44.6 15.0 78.6
2009 630 47.1 13.4 66.7
2010 612 45.7 13.3 80.9
2011 600 43.5 13.7 82.3
2012 547 43.1 12.6 83.5
2013 537 42.6 12.5 90.3
2014 586 45.0 12.9 92.5
2015 627 49.0 12.7 92
2016 671 50.0 13.4 86.9
2017 677 53.6 12.6 85.5
2018 704 51.4 13.6 83.1
2019 673 53.1 12.6 78.9
2020 672 55.3 12.1 74.9
2021 703 56.0 12.5 49.6
2022 645 58.5 11.0 65.6
2023 636 54.3 11.7 82.9

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 Holt Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 865 41.0 21.0 12.3
1989 904 51.0 17.7 13.8
1990 701 45.0 15.5 21.3
1991 707 45.0 15.7 21.1
1992 728 45.0 16.1 11.4
1993 713 45.0 15.8 18.7
1994 693 43.0 16.1 26.8
1995 673 43.0 15.7 74.9
1996 673 43.0 15.7 74.9
1997 667 43.0 15.5 30
1998 667 46.0 14.5 28.9
1999 681 46.0 14.8 39.1
2000 626 46.0 13.6 48.4
2001 578 46.0 12.6 47.8
2002 613 47.0 13.0 0
2003 613 47.0 13.0 0
2004 564 47.0 12.0 63.5
2005 596 47.0 12.7 62.2
2006 631 47.0 13.4 57.7
2007 657 n/a n/a 45.4
2008 670 44.6 15.0 78.6
2009 630 47.1 13.4 66.7
2010 612 45.7 13.3 80.9
2011 600 43.5 13.7 82.3
2012 547 43.1 12.6 83.5
2013 537 42.6 12.5 90.3
2014 586 45.0 12.9 92.5
2015 627 49.0 12.7 92
2016 671 50.0 13.4 86.9
2017 677 53.6 12.6 85.5
2018 704 51.4 13.6 83.1
2019 673 53.1 12.6 78.9
2020 672 55.3 12.1 74.9
2021 703 56.0 12.5 49.6
2022 645 58.5 11.0 65.6
2023 636 54.3 11.7 82.9

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Holt Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,480 (12.4%) $10,433 (87.6%) $11,913

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Holt Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1275th of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 1112th of 1502 Elementary schools
 12.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Holt Elementary)43.452
 8.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Durham Public Schools)5256.5
 4.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.361.1
 3.2%
3rd Grade Reading (Holt Elementary)34.930.6
 4.3%
   3rd Grade Reading (Durham Public Schools)44.739.3
 5.4%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.848
 8.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Holt Elementary)48.545.5
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Durham Public Schools)47.151.1
 4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
4th Grade Reading (Holt Elementary)47.549.5
 2%
   4th Grade Reading (Durham Public Schools)48.549.9
 1.4%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Holt Elementary)4033.3
 6.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Durham Public Schools)46.651.5
 4.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.255.9
 4.3%
5th Grade Reading (Holt Elementary)30.928.6
 2.3%
   5th Grade Reading (Durham Public Schools)44.643.1
 1.5%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.648
 6.6%
5th Grade Science (Holt Elementary)60.960
 0.9%
   5th Grade Science (Durham Public Schools)68.865.9
 2.9%
   5th Grade Science (North Carolina)72.665.3
 7.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students673636
 5.5%
African American253172
 32%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian49
 125%
Hispanic353376
 6.5%
Pacific Islander11
White3939
Two or More Races2139
 85.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients78.9%82.9%
 4%


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Holt Elementary ranks 1112th of 1502 North Carolina elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 636 students attended Holt Elementary.

Students at Holt Elementary are 59% Hispanic, 27% African American, 6% White, 6% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

Students who attend Holt Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : George L Carrington Middle
High : Riverside High


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction.

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