About the School

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Our mission at Holly Springs Elementary is to empower and encourage children in mind, body and spirit to be successful, productive citizens while inspiring them to be lifelong learners.

Holly Springs' School History

Holly Springs Elementary School was built in 1999. It opened in August for the 1999-2000 school with a staff of 35 teachers, support staff, cafeteria staff and custodians. There were 350 students. During the 2004-2005 school year, HSES grew to 696 students. The growth at the school mirrored the huge growth spurt in Douglas County. However, even with this tremendous growth, the school continued to be a high performing place of learning for students and staff. Today, there are over 530 students and a staff of 60+ Hawks working hard each and every day.

In 2005, Atlanta magazine named Holly Springs Elementary the best elementary school in Douglas County. In October of that same year, the Governor's Office of Student Achievement awarded the Bronze Award to Holly Springs for 95% of students meeting/exceeding the standard on state testing. Again, in January 2006 and 2010, Atlanta magazine named Holly Springs the best elementary school in Douglas County. December 2011, Holly Springs was named a Georgia School of Excellence in Student Achievement. Throughout its inception, our teachers have received a variety of accolades. More recently, Rachel Blackwell, current kindergarten teacher, was named Douglas County's 2011 Elementary Teacher of the Year while Alicia Barksdale, current second grade teacher, was named a district semi-finalist for the district Teacher of the Year in 2014. Holly Springs was awarded the Platinum Award by the state of Georgia in 2015. Our school represents the highest 95th percentile in the state. We credit our parents, students and teachers for this continued success. Go Hawks!

Our Vision

Our vision

Our vision at Holly Springs Elementary is to provide a clean, safe, nurturing environment that promotes the successful emotional and academic development of students.

The perse learning needs of students will be addressed helping to create life long learners who are able to compete academically with any school in the nation and inspire lifelong learners.

We will provide an environment that will embrace the uniqueness of all children and foster character traits necessary to be an asset to their community through leadership and service.

Belief Statement

It is our philosophy and belief that children and their needs are the main priority of our school. The staff of Holly Springs Elementary School affirms that all children can learn and be successful.

In order to promote our mission, we believe that we must:

  • Provide a positive, safe, clean, secure classroom and school environment.

  • Engage the children in an active learning process by emphasizing problem solving with real life application.
  • Respect and accommodate our children, their inpiduality, and their different ways of learning.
  • Support a challenging and motivating environment by emphasizing quality academics, leadership, discipline, and character.
  • Challenge the whole child to achieve his/her full academic, social, emotional, behavioral, and physical potential.
  • Share the responsibility for our school's success by promoting many opportunities for active involvement from our teachers, support staff, administration, parents, children and the community.
  • Commit to being positive, ethical, and professional role models for students while striving toward continuous improvement.
  • Recognize and appreciate cultural persity with emphasis on mutual respect.
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