Hollymead is a school that, most notably, received the Governor's Award for Educational Excellence in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Hollymead Elementary is a diverse school serving 567 students in kindergarten through fifth grade with a faculty and staff of 87 members.
The school was founded in 1972 and is located adjacent to Sutherland Middle School in the suburban, northern part of the county off of Route 29 in the Hollymead subdivision. Hollymead places a strong emphasis on both academics and the arts, An extremely active Parent-Teacher Organization and a corps of volunteers provide support to the school and organize social activities for the students and faculty.
In addition to an academic focus, Hollymead students participate in numerous philanthropic activities, including Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart, UNICEF, and donations that support local and world communities. Hollymead has sent several Destination Imagination Teams to both regional and global competitions in the recent years. Students showcase their talents annually thought the fine arts and grade level music performances.