Hamilton Holmes Elementary is located in East Point, a southern Atlanta suburb. Students from pre-k through 5th grade attend the school. It is one of the newest Fulton County schools -- built in 2003 and featuring the latest techological advances.
Holmes Elementary is named for Dr. Hamilton E. Holmes, one of two African-American students to intergrate the University of Georgia in 1961. Dr. Holmes was also the first African-American student admitted to Emory University's School of Medicine. He received his medical degree in 1967 and had a successful orthopedic practice. Dr. Holmes later served as the head of Orthopedic Surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.
Holmes Elementary is a Fulton Couty school that uses the Georgia's Performance Standards and Quality Core Curriculum. Under this program, schools focus on delivering effective instructions in order to increase student understanding and performance. There is an extended day program on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:45 to 4:45 for 3rd through 5th graders who desire extra help.
Extracurricular activities include a Girls On The Run group that promotes self esteem and positive body image for girls, and a Boys to Men mentoring group. During the summer hiatus, the media center hosts a Summer Reading Program.
- Fax: 404-767-5439
- Hours: Mon - Fri, 7:45am - 2:15pm
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Founding Date: 2003
- Number of students: 651
- Public/Private: Public
- Financial aid: No
- Parking: Free lot
- Number of faculty: Approximately 80 faculty members