Holly Pond Elementary
Holly Pond is located in the eastern section of Cullman County in Alabama. It is near U.S. Highway 278. It has a population of 645. Several new businesses and shops, including video stores, a grocery store, dentist, funeral home, pharmacy, and restaurants, have boosted the economy with more local employment.
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History of Holly Pond:
Holly Pond Elementary School is a public, rural school serving grades kindergarten through five. The school was first established in 1929 as an elementary/high school combination. In 1952, the building burned. It was rebuilt in 1953. The main building still exists as it was at that time. The main elementary building consist of eighteen classrooms. Additional rooms that have been added include two reading rooms, two first grade rooms, and three kindergarten rooms. The sixth grade classes were moved to a new building that had housed high school students until a new high school building was built. In 1999, the elementary was separated from the high school. An elementary principal was hired at this time. In 2008, the middle school was established. A middle school principal was hired at this time. Several buildings continue to serve the high school, middle school, and elementary students. These include a lunchroom, a music room, and a band room. Our building is handicapped accessible.
Holly Pond Elementary School:
We receive funding from federal, state, and local revenues. The PTO sponsors several fund-raisers each year, which assist the school in funding for special projects. Jet-Pep is our Adopt-A-School sponsor.
All grades and subject areas meet or exceed minimum state time requirements. Teachers have a planning time of at least 40 minutes per day. Homework is given as practice and reinforcement. Guidelines are set by the Cullman County Board of Education.