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Old 02-13-2012, 10:41 AM
 
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Wow, when I called Wake County School District 4 months ago they told me my daughter would be going to Holly Ridge Elementary. Now as I'm about to move they say, she's going to Holly Grove, but we can ask for a transfer to Holly Ridge.

Does anyone have any opinion about these schools? My daughter is in 7th grade. She plays trumpet, sings in chorus, love music theater and also is a golfer. She's a B+/A student.

Anyone in Holly Springs want to help me decide which one is best for her?

I know Holly Ridge had traditional calendar and Holly Grove the year round. (year round is going to be very different coming from the North east.)

Thanks for your thoughts and opinions!
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Holly Springs
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We have a kid at Holly Ridge and really like it. We prefer the traditional over year round. We have no complaints at all with HR. Unfortunately I have no experience with Holly Grove to compare you against. i will say we moved her from Holly Springs Elementary that was year round and we are very pleased with everything so far.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:48 PM
 
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My DD is in 6th grade at Holly Ridge Middle School. I know they have a drama club for 7 & 8 grade. The principal is REALLY involved. They have school dances 3 times a year and lots of sports. She's really happy there, she likes it a lot.
Holly Grove is pretty new - I think it's only been open a year or two. I don't know much about it to be honest. I think the big difference is that it's year round! That schedule works for some and not for others.
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:11 PM
 
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We moved from a traditional school to Holly Grove this year. So far we like it. I thought we wouldn't like year round but it seems to give the kids a break just when they seem to need it. They seem to have a lot of activities and clubs. My guess is when you called you were looking at a house in one part of town but moved to the other side?
Honestly I think both schools are good schools and offer the same things. The difference is going to be traditional and year round.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Holly Springs
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My older two went to Holly Ridge, and my youngest attends Holly Grove. I think it just comes down to what schedule works for your family. I have no complaints about either school.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:12 PM
 
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I have a 7th grade son at Holly Grove. It is a beautiful school (not quite 2 years old) and things have gone well. He is in the band and Ms. Gorham does a great job with the kids. The faculty have all been great and willing to talk about our son when there has been a need. Your real choice will be between the traditional school calendar at Holly Ridge, or the year round calendar at Holly Grove. We have enjoyed the year round calendar since we moved here 3 years ago.

Also, starting next year I will have a daughter there in 6th grade.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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My son goes to Holly Grove and we're very pleased. Brand new school, nice young teachers (still have their energy and drive) and we really like the staff there.

I haven't had any experiences with HRMS, but we do like HGMS. As for the year round, we were NE transplants too, and are pleased we made the switch to year round. It's nice to be able to take vacations when just about every other kid is stuck in school!
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:10 AM
 
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Really havent heard anything bad about any of the Holly Springs schools. Test scores are pretty close between all of them.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:18 AM
 
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Wow, when I called Wake County School District 4 months ago they told me my daughter would be going to Holly Ridge Elementary. Now as I'm about to move they say, she's going to Holly Grove, but we can ask for a transfer to Holly Ridge.

Does anyone have any opinion about these schools? My daughter is in 7th grade. She plays trumpet, sings in chorus, love music theater and also is a golfer. She's a B+/A student.

Anyone in Holly Springs want to help me decide which one is best for her?

I know Holly Ridge had traditional calendar and Holly Grove the year round. (year round is going to be very different coming from the North east.)

Thanks for your thoughts and opinions!
My suggestion would be to visit both schools and I think that might help your decision.

The other big difference is the traditional calendar vs. the year round calendar and which one will work for your family.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:59 PM
 
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I think it comes down to which school schedule you want to deal with. They both have their good and bads.
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