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About Holmes Middle

Holmes Middle School is the largest middle school in Rockingham County.  Holmes has 66 certified teachers, four Teaching Assistants, four Guidance Department Staff, and a Media Specialist.  Thirty-seven percent of HMS teachers have earned Graduate and Post-Graduate degrees. The school has seven National Board Certified teachers.

Holmes Middle School

211 N. Pierce Street, Eden, NC 

Phone:  (336) 623.9791

Fax: (336) 627.0075

Instructional Hours: 8:25 am - 3:25 pm

Office Hours: 7:45 am - 5:00 pm             

Grades Served: 6-8

Mascot: Mustang

Colors: Maroon, Gray, and White

Administrative Staff


Mrs, Christy Ann Bailey - Lead Learner & Principal



Hello Holmes Middle School!


I am thrilled to be joining the Holmes family! I attended Holmes as a middle school student myself and am a proud Morehead graduate! My husband and I moved to Eden a year ago and I take great pride in supporting the community where I grew up.

I am starting my 21st year in education and have served public school as a 1st grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade classroom teacher. I received my BA in Elementary Education from Greensboro College, a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Old Dominion University, and my EdS in Educational and Cultural Foundations at UNCG. I completed my dissertation in STEM Leadership at UNCG for my Ed.D. In Rockingham County Public Schools I have worked as an assistant principal, principal, and Coordinator of Curriculum & Instruction. 

My newest adventure is serving the Holmes Middle School family. It will be a joy to learn with you and your families. With our amazing staff and parent support- we are going to make Holmes Middle School feel like home! 


With Mustang Pride,

Dr. Christy Ann Bailey


Mr. Justin Bulla - Assistant Principal


Hello Mustang Community!

I am excited to be a part of the Holmes Community and continue to serve Rockingham County Schools.  I have been in public education for 15 years and have worked as a theatre and choir teacher for Stokes County Schools, a theatre teacher for Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools and a theatre teacher for Rockingham County High School where I also served as their Assistant Principal.  I am an active theatre participant in the surrounding communities and also serve as the Artistic Director for the Theatre Guild of Rockingham County!  


I received my BM in Music Education from Appalachian State University, my BS in Performing Arts Studies with a concentration in Musical Theatre from Lees-McRae College, my MEd in Theatre Education from UNCG, and most recently my MA in Educational Leadership from Queens University of Charlotte.


I have two dogs, Petrie a daschund and Beau a terrier mix.  Yes, Petrie is named after Petrie from "The Land Before Time"!  When not serving my school, you can find me directing shows, going to the Tanger Center to see shows, traveling, hanging out with friends and family, or catching up on recommended series on one of the many streaming services.  What's your recommendation?


I look forward to a fantastic year at Holmes Middle School!  "There's no place like Holmes"!   

Mrs. Meredith Staley, Administrative Intern


Hello Holmes Middle School, 

My name is Meredith Staley and I am so excited to join Holmes Middle School in the 2023-2024 school year as an administrative intern. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Appalachian State University, a Master of Arts in Teaching from UNCG, and I am currently pursuing my Master of School Administration degree through the PPEERS (Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools) program at UNCG. 


I consider myself a life-long learner and I hope to be an example to my students that we should never stop learning. I bring the belief that students are the center of all school-related decisions and that relationships with parents, staff, students, and our community are vital to the success of the school. I am looking forward to working together to ensure the continued success of students at HMS. 


I have been married to my husband, Cliff, for the past 13 years and we have two amazing daughters, Ella Kate (12) and Hattie (5). They keep us busy with various sports and activities, but I love watching them learn and grow. As a family, we vacation together whenever the opportunity arises and are always looking for our next adventure. I am an avid reader, love to cook, and enjoy attending concerts and festivals. 

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Beliefs & Pledge

Vision Statement

J.E. Holmes Middle School will prepare students to be successful for high school and in their post-secondary lives as global citizens.  


Mission Statement

Our mission is to work together to build a safe and respectful environment to maximize students’ wellbeing and help them acquire skills for life and learning.


The core values at HMS is to follow our Motto of being Honorable, Motivated and Successful. 


Honorable - 

  • Respectful, Positive Attitude, Follows School Rules

Motivated -

  •  Prepared, Growth Mindset, Uses Grit & Perseverance 

Successful - 

  • Responsible and Reaches Goals


Directions from Greensboro, NC:

Take US 29 N to Exit 154, NC 14 (Eden Exit) in Reidsville.  Turn left and follow NC 14 N approximately 11 miles. Turn right onto E. Moore Street.  Go 1/4 mile to the school on the left.


Directions from Martinsville, VA:

Take US 220 S to a left onto US 87 S in Ridgeway, VA.  Continue for approximately 5 miles. Bear left onto US 14 S and continue approximately 3 miles.  Turn left onto E. Moore Street. Go 1/4 mile to the school on the left.


Google Maps

North Carolina Public Schools Report Card

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Holmes History

James E. Holmes Junior High School was created by the consolidation of Leaksville-Spray Junior High and Draper Junior High in the fall of 1967. At that time, Holmes served seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students. Students from Douglass Elementary School joined the Holmes family in 1968.  In 1991, Holmes Junior High School made the transition to James E. Holmes Middle School. At that time, sixth graders moved from the area's four elementary schools to Holmes, and ninth graders moved to Morehead High School.

Parent/Teacher/Student Organization

School Improvement Plan

Our PTSO consists of parents, teachers, and students working together to support Holmes Middle School and its programs. The PTSO usually meets in the school media center on the first Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. of the month unless there is no school. Check us out on Facebook at Holmes Middle School PTSO.


The PTSO's biggest fundraiser is our candy bar sale.  This year it will start on October 10 and finish up on October 26.  The chocolate bars sell for $1.00 each and profit goes to helping our students at HMS. 


We also sponsored the Halloween and Winter dances in 2017-2023 and helped student council with the Valentine's dance in 2018.


We were able to raise enough money for the new door system, to sponsor children from our "Mustang Tree" at Christmas, purchase turkeys at Christmas and Thanksgiving for families in our school, provide the teachers and staff with various lunch options each day of teacher appreciation week, and help our school in many other ways. 


We have helped with the beautification of the outside entry way, cleaning of the carpets in the media center and office areas and have free after school events planned for the students to enjoy in September.


We look forward to serving the needs of the school as whole and working with the families that make not only our school, but our community, a great place to be.

Email the PTSO at: 


Our Current Board Members:

TBA soon!


There is no fee for PTSO. All parents are encouraged to be apart of the activities and we look forward to a fantastic school year!

To view the HMS School Improvement Plan, please visit:

Feedback and recommendations to HMS regarding our School Improvement Plan can be provided by completing the following form: HMS SIP Feedback Form 

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