Greetings Royal Lion Family, 

    It is with great excitement that I welcome you to our amazing school,  Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary School. The 2022-2023 school year will be an amazing opportunity to continue the great work of ensuring that every student receives the most innovative and challenging  instruction that will prepare them to be successful in middle school, high school, and to be college and career ready. Hamilton E. Holmes ES prides itself on providing a safe and academically challenging learning environment that promotes academic excellence as we increase student achievement. We have recently been recognized as a Distinguished PBIS School! This shows that we are collectively committed to creating a safe learning environment for all students. The Royal Lion Family looks forward to continuing the legacy of excellence that has been established by supporting and engaging in the focus on students’ development, rigorous instruction and data. My philosophy is that every child, staff member and parent deserves the opportunity to experience a school environment that encourages empowerment, growth and success for all. This philosophy has driven me throughout my 22 year career as an elementary school educator with Fulton County Schools. I have served the East Point community for 21 years, as a school counselor, assistant principal and principal. My expectations have always been high for the students, staff, parents, and myself. My focus will always be on: 

    • Increasing student achievement using ongoing data analysis to guide instructional practices  
    • Consistent implementation of effective research based instructional strategies 
    • Collaboration and collective responsibility of the staff, students and parents for the success of the school 
    • Supporting staff and students by giving them opportunities for growth and development  
    • Engaging parents and community stakeholders in a variety of ways to support our students, families and school 
    • Celebrating the success of our Royal Lion Family

    As a school, we are committed to creating value for all stakeholders by building strategic relationships and supporting the creation of authentic experiences that will ensure the success of our students, staff, and parents. The administrative team is determined to work with the staff to ensure that students receive rigorous and engaging instruction daily. Everyone in the building will be responsible for analyzing and assessing our performance to ensure consistent progress. Staff and stakeholder engagement/empowerment will be encouraged through collaboration, shared decision making, and open communication. As a school community, we will continue to challenge our students to make significant academic gains through hard work, dedication and collective responsibility because "We BELIEVE, We CONQUER, We INSPIRE, We UNITE! WE ARE THE ROYAL LIONS!" 


    Adrienne Grainger Smith

    Proud Principal & Royal Lion