Hollymead Elementary is a diverse school serving 370 students in preschool through fifth grade with a faculty and staff of 74 members. In 2019, the school was honored with the Virginia Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award. Hollymead has also received the Governor's Award for Educational Excellence in 2009, 2010, and 2011. The 2020 Niche Rating of Best Schools in Virginia gave Hollymead a grade of - A. The faculty and staff ranked in the top 10 out of over 1000 schools.
The school was founded in 1972 and is located adjacent to Lakeside 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. The school has 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, annual art show raising donations for WWF and Rockfish Valley Wildlife Preserve, as well as donations that support local and world communities. Students showcase their talents annually thought the fine arts and grade level music performances.