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Creekside Early Learning Center

Public | K-1 | 174 students

 
 

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Posted January 23, 2014

It is not half way through the year and we are have some major issues with the school. it could be the budget cuts or the teachers are already tired of the students. If you are new to the area do not enroll your children at any alpine school it has been not but trouble for all involved but mostly the child. When a teach calls a parent up because she does not want to deal with her coughing because she has asthma is just warms your heart. when a teacher takes it upon themselves to discipline your child in front of you for normal things in your own home, they have over stepped. don't waste your time with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

Perfect enviornment for our children! The teachers are excellent and having an all kindergarten school is perfect. I cannot wait for my younger child to attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2007

Creekside is an excellent school with an excellent staff and an excellent Principal. Their academic program is of high standard, teacher expectations are high and realistic, the school has a dance class, art class, and a piano keyboard class. The school has so much to offer!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

I just love Creekside Early Learning Center. I highly recommend it. My daughter has learned so much this last year. I wish she could go there longer! I will miss the teachers and principal so much!
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Posted March 31, 2007

I have been so impressed by how great CELC makes the transition from preschool to 'scary' elementary. Everything is their size. But I have not been impressed with the communication of our teacher and the principal. The principal is quite stand offish and seems like she is never around. I am holding out for the end of the year to see if it gets better. But I also have not been impressed w/the communication. It seems that I feel I am always finding things out by accident or I have had to ask numerous questions and when I do our teacher seems to have zero patience. I would hope she would remember that for many of us this is a first.
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Posted June 3, 2006

My daughter has really loved this school, and she is already reading and writing...It has been a great experiance for kindergarten. Their reading program is so wonderful, it has exceeded any expectations I had for what she would learn in kindergarten.
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Posted October 28, 2005

Our son just started at Creekside Early Learning Center, and from the very start we have been impressed with the warmth and professionalism of all the staff. They truly have a focus on quality education and safety. My son's teacher, Mrs. Montalbano, has such an excellent teaching style that he asks to do homework and looks forward to school days. The variety of learning opportunities is impressive, from the classroom, to the library, and computer lab. He is even showing us what he learns in music. I highly recommend this school!
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Posted October 11, 2005

I find the teachers and staff here to be very caring and positive. Students are focused and eager to learn. Overall, it has been a very good experience so far.
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Posted August 19, 2005

High parent involvement and great teachers. This is a super school for new kindergarteners making the transition to school. My kids loved it there!
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Posted March 3, 2004

Creekside is a fine, well funded school with wonderful opportunities available to its young students. The administration of PTA and extracurricular activities is a bit lost in elitism and politics, thereby shoving out any parents who find themselves outside of the core group of parents. I have also found that the overwhelming amount of beauracratic fettering gets in the way of the end user (students) in the extracurricular activities such as art, language, and sports. While I believe that the entire group of staff, administrators and parents are well meaning and funded, it is a little like the social clicks that develop in high schools, and sets an unkind example to the even slightly disadvantaged youth, and the newcomer parents.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 27%
Hispanic 16% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
Asian 2% 11%
Black 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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8818 Harbison Canyon Road
Alpine, CA 91901
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Phone: (619) 659-8250

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