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K-6
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Phoenix, AZ
Students enrolled: 714

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22801 North 22nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85024

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(602) 449-4500
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September 17, 2013
We purchased a home in this district and i couldnt have been happier since it was rated 9. My daughter is in kindergarten so we were very excited to have this as her school. After her being in the school for almost 2 months, i have to say we couldnt be happier! the teachers and staff are so great and after only a couple weeks they all personally knew and loved my daughter. They are friendly and so full of knowledge, im amazed at how much my daughter has learned in such a short time. She is also in Speech therapy and the speech therapist is wonderful!!. The principal is so hands on and really shows how much she cares for everyone of her students. The only thing we've had a problem with are the buses, they have had quite a few break down, but thats not just the school thats more PV district. A++++ from this happy momma!

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2012
We moved into the Boulder Creek district specifically for the school. I have always read and heard great things about the school and teachers. I have heard a handful of complaints but only from those that tend to complain about everything. The parent involvement is great from just being able to come into the school or volunteering when needed. The teachers know their job and always keep the kids on track. We plan on staying in the neighborhood at least until the kids are out of elementary school.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2012
My children have had to switch schools and one in 4th and the other in 6th . there is no diversity but a small percentage of bullying. i have seen inprove ment in there drive to learn more. so the best school i would sent my children there if i was sending my kids to a different school.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2011
The April 28, 2011 review really hits the nail on the head. I have two children who are about to attend their fourth years at Boulder Creek. There has been one teacher that we adored, one other unmistakeably dedicated teacher (who has moved on to another school), two who have no business dealing with children's learning (yet STILL teach there). The rest have been less than memorable. The principal has lied to us through trying circumstances, and at other times been completely unprofessional in other ways. The staff can be rude, but are competent. The only reason this school is continually 'excelling' is because of parental involvement. After three years, my wife and I agree, given the level of parental involvement, this school most likely does more harm than good. When we moved to this district we viewed the parent-teacher relationship with respect and significance and attempted to coax the relationship from this perspective. Now, since we will not be moving before our boys move on from Boulder Creek, our approach toward teachers will be one of reluctance, of avoiding them until they seemingly inevitably bring their petty gripes to our attention with no hope of reverse listening.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2011
My children have been attending Boulder Creek for 6 years. We have found the parent involvement excellent, most of the teachers are supportive and encourage the children to excell. I am happy that my children have had the opportunity to attend Boulder Creek

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
Amazing and caring staff, drive out of PV school district to get my daughter here and it is so worth it!

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2011
If you want your kid to struggle and get ignored at school this is the place for you. The administration is anti-parent. The help needed for a struggling child is below par. PV might have a good reputation..but not for here.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2011
My child has attended Boulder Creek since kindergarten. The teachers have been hit and miss. One year a wonderful, experienced, patient teacher who ignited the learning bug. The next a grumpy, rude, loud teacher who made my child want to cringe every morning while getting ready for school. The principal seems to be more concerned with the teachers than the students. He never attends any of the wonderful choral/band programs even when principals from other schools have come over for their children. He is rarely seen at other events that are not during school hours. I realize he is hired retired but if he has no interest maybe it is time to move on. Collecting two paychecks (salary and retirement) would seem to be enough motivation to participate. The office staff is extremely rude. One woman who lives in the neighborhood works in the office has been there for many years, she seems to hate her job. She is rude to everyone parents and children alike, they are treated like an inconvenience. It is commented on constantly but nothing ever changes. How sad that this is the first impression of the school. I guess this speaks volumes. No recommendation here, I am removing my child.

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March 03, 2010
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January 07, 2010
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- submitted by a student
August 10, 2009
We just moved into this school district from Peoria and I was worried that my honor student son would miss out. He continued to excel and made honor roll every semester with a great supportive teacher(Mrs. Hamsher). My daugher also started in kindergarten and came in knowing nothing as she was in a in home daycare.Her Teacher(Mrs. Tritscherler)was great! And my daughter is so confident.

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no rating July 15, 2009
My daughter just finished her first year. I was impressed with the attention of the school. Her teacher kept me updated continually on her progress. The assignments were challenging and she always had quality hw assigned. The school is well organized from the front office to the classrooms. My daughter flourished. I feel so lucky that my kids will be attending this school.

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October 31, 2008
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October 19, 2008
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no rating October 11, 2008
Im a Facilitator at the Chapel Rock course an I have to say that this was one of the best groups that came through. We worked with the sixth graders and had lots of fun.

- submitted by a community member
August 18, 2008
I have a 4th grader -- 3 years attending this school and Love this school, and the admin office staff. As a parent I believe the teachers have great support from the admin and their principal

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2008
I love this school. I have two kids that attend Boulder Creek. One is just finishing up Kindergarten and the other a wonderful year in Second Grade. Mrs. Plaza is the most wonderful teacher I have ever met. I feel so lucky that my son was able to get her. I can't imagine another teacher being able to match up to her. There are a couple teachers that Boulder Creek could do without, but I have not had to experience them on a personal basis, so I stay out of it. ;) Great school, Great principal, great front office staff, wonderful school nurse, and great teachers.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2007
Parent of a Child who is currently in Kindergarten. She loves her teacher and classmates. I'm happy where she is academically. She can can write her name and her friends (she could do her own in preK). She sounds out words and has started to spell. The parent teacher meeting was okay.

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August 05, 2007
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July 15, 2007
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June 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2006
This school has no parent involvement, as well as a principal who coul care less. The curriculim is very outdated as well as the teachers who are very un-invested.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2006
The school has a good mix for all students. They have several activities to keep parents involved and encourage parents to come and go as much as possible. The make your day citizenship program also makes the school vastly different from others. The children learn a lot because they are in a very structured environment, but also have a lot of fun. There are also many extra curricular activities that allows your child to be very well rounded. We love Boulder Creek. -Parent of 3 - 4th grade, 2nd grade, and Kindergarten

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2006
my child likes the school and the teachers I think the programs are ok

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2006
2nd grade program is good for mainstreaming students. However, there is not much flexibility for allowing high achieving students to excel with additional challenging work. Wish they treated students more as individuals. Recess not very well supervised.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
Boulder Creek is a wonderful,enriching school. It was elvated to an'excelling' rating this year and it shows. The Core Knowledge Curiculum is challenging and fun. It inspires the kids to want to learn. The teachers care about the children and the quality of learning. We chose to move to this neighborhood because of the school. The principal is new this year, but he is visable and accessible.

- submitted by a teacher
July 14, 2005
This is a fantastic school. The principal is dedicated, strong and a joy to encounter. The core knowledge is so benificial to each student. The sense of harmony and collaboration is astounding.

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June 30, 2005
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June 16, 2005
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April 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2005
We realize Paradise Valley Schools are among the best, but within the PVUSD we were amazed to experience the difference between our son's K-3 years at Campo Bello and 4-6 years at Boulder Creek. Certainly a cumulative effort is present, but the difference in the effectiveness of the principal's leadership stands out strong!

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
I have 2 boys that are now in high school that went to Boulder Creek I now have one daughter in 4th grade there. I am very happy with the school & I think so highly of Linda Grovert. One of my sons did have some issues with a few teachers but I was happy with how things were dealt with. I have never heard anything about gangs there & would be shocked if that were true. I have twins that will start Kindergarten in 2006 & I feel very comfortable with them attending Boulder Creek.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2005
Our children have been attending Boulder Creek for 2 years and we are extremely happy with the education they are receiving, along with the wonderful staff. The core knowledge curriculum is awesome and what they are learning is remarkable. The AR reading program is being emphasized this year as the computer labs are now able to handle the testing, etc. The outside school property is well maintained as well as the inside. All teachers take pride in their work and the teachers we have had - have been outstanding. The honors program is excellent and what our child needed to challenge him as the normal classroom activities were boring him. The PTO does alot for the school even with a small group that meets on a regular bi-monthly basis. We feel blessed to have Boulder Creek as our neighborhood school because of the staff that is there & the education they are receiving.

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February 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2004
A fine school with very dedicated staff. The teachers are all very committed to their students and the parental support is great. My only concern on a school level is the amount of disharmony between the teachers and the principal. I don't know if this issue is common when there are so many people who are passionate about their work, but it does seem to have an impact of the kids.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2004
This is a good school with dedicated teachers. It is really a shame that there aren't overnight fieldtrips at any grade level at this school. I know firsthand what a valuable learning experience these can be. My son went on the 2nd Grade Overnight Zoo fieldtrip in Spring 2003. We both enjoyed the experience and learned so much! What a shame.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2003
The principal is a good leader, very diplomatic and professional towards the parents and students. I find the front office staff's attitude to be negative. I appreciate the PTO's efforts to get covers for the playground.

- submitted by a parent
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Boulder Creek Elementary School
22801 North 22nd Street, Phoenix, AZ  85024
(602) 449-4500
Last modified Boulder Creek Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Boulder Creek Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top