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About Holly Springs Elementary School

Holly Springs Elementary STEM Academy

1965 Hickory Road

Canton, Georgia 30115

Telephone Number:  770-704-1420

Fax Number 770-345-5913

School Hours: 7:35-2:15  Students are considered tardy after 7:35, and parents must walk in and sign their students in at the office. 

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Holly Springs Elementary STEM Academy (HSES) has been considered the defining aspect of the community for many years. Generation after generation of the same families have attended and supported the school.

The first public school located in the Holly Springs Community was established in 1868. The first school to bear the name Holly Springs was built around 1900, and was approximately one-quarter mile north of the railroad depot just off Highway 5. The wooden structure was replaced in 1956 by a new brick and steel structure which was the home of Holly Springs School for the next forty-three years. Cherokee County School District began construction of the current Holly Springs Elementary STEM Academy on Hickory Road in October, 1997. This building was occupied January 19, 1999.

Holly Springs is one of Cherokee County School District’s four Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Academies for the fourth consecutive year. All students in Kindergarten through fifth grade participate in STEM project-based learning and utilize the engineering design process to problem solve in all content areas. Students from outside the Holly Springs district interested in STEM curriculum are able to apply to attend Holly Springs Elementary STEM Academy. Additionally, all students participate in the district’s BYLD (Bring Your Own Learning Device) initiative to further their learning experiences as well.

Students participate in extracurricular programs at the school and county levels including Art Club, Chorus, F.I.S.H., First Lego League, Relay for Life, Reading Bowl, Jump Rope for Heart, National Junior Beta Club, PTA Reflections, Safety Patrol (Wildcat Ambassadors), Science Olympiad, Student Council, Tech Club, and WPAWS News.

The teachers at Holly Springs implement the Georgia Standards of Excellence for Reading, English Language Arts, and Mathematics. Science and Social Studies. Daily lesson plans document the use of these state academic standards. In order to meet the needs of diverse learners, teachers use a variety of instructional strategies in their classrooms. Art, Media, Character Education, Physical Education, and Music are also offered on a rotational basis.  The robust Media Center is a place where students can find and use information effectively.  Holly Springs is a great place to learn!