Principal Shackelford and his assistant Monica definitely do not treat parents with compassion, caring, or empathy. Monica is the Parking Lot monitor, and expect her to treat you very rudely and disrespectfully. There are no parking spaces for parents, not even one 5 min drop off space to pick up a sick child. They purposely block off 1/2 the lanes with cones so there is no way to get around any car. Their only priority is for staff parking- students and parents are out of luck. Monica will ask police to hide in the bushes to catch you!
We are very impressed by the principal's leadership and the enthusiasm of the staff. We especially appreciate the way Mrs. Covelman welcomed our son and built up his self confidence. It was amazing to see how in just 4 months Stone Creek staff guided our child and provided a wonderful learning experience and a comprehensive educational experience. We are also very appreciative of the PE coach and the PTA for fulfilling the students' athletic success in the Irvine Junior Game.
Can't say enough good things about this school. Both my daughters went here, and have had a great time. The teachers challenge them, motivate them, and just about make them a better person. All the teachers and staff are amazing but Ms. Tarapore, Ms Fish, Mrs. Packard, Mr. Hernandez, and Mr. Burke really made a difference for us. Glad we are associated with this school.
My family moved here a few months into the school year. I have three children that attend this wonderful school. The students, teachers and staff were very helpful in helping the kids integrate. LOVE the teachers here, so caring. They are shining stars. We feel very lucky indeed to be able to have our kids attend this school.
My daughter came to this school in 6th grade, and had no trouble finding new friends and fitting in. SInce the school is in Irvine, there are always a few new kids entering at each grade level. This makes it easier for the new kids as opposed to being in a town with very established populations and little mobility. The teachers seem to be very experienced and well-prepared. I especially like how kids get help with math. If they didn't understand a certain topic, they move to the group that goes over it at a slower speed. Once they catch up with the material, they move on with the rest of the class .
I have two children in this school - my oldest has been in this school for the past 4 years. The teachers are fantastic and the Principal is the best! Our children love this school. The parent-teacher partnership and involvement is really great and they encourage an open line of communication between parents and teachers. Our PTA is really involved and you can find a network of parents in any grade willing to help out if you're a working parent like me. We love this school and I'm so thankful that my children are getting great education at Stonecreek!