I think that this school has such a dedicated and caring staff. We are new to the district and attending as an overflow student but would not change schools for anything. The teachers and staff are so involved, our daughters teacher wants to attend his students sporting events because he invests in his kids! Very happy with the education and I think the school is judged by a lot of people because of its age, instead of the quality of education their children are receiving.
I love this school, teachers and staff. Have had a wonderful experience so far. My son is very happy here and so are we. Thanks for being a great school COES!
This past year at COES has been a blessing. My daughter has been challenged and Mrs. Burns is a FANTASTIC teacher
My son has attended COES for the past 2 years. His kindergarten year was good except for the lack of communication from his teacher and the everyone learns at the same level attitude. Now in First grade he is loving school and his teacher (Mrs. Pellegrino) is excellent. She is always keeping us update with what's going on in her class and at school, if there is any problems with my son she let's us know right away and she is always available to talk with. Even though she is one teacher with 26 kids she makes sure they all learn at their level, while helping all the are kids learning all state mandated materiel at least. My son has really improved his reading and math now that he can learn at his own pace and not be held back. The only complaint I have with the school is the lack of parent involvement, which is more on the parents and not the school; however I have been told that more parents would volunteer if the PTO wasn't so "clicky" The new principal is a lot more friendly and involved with the kids. He introduced himself the first day I saw him, I saw the old principal a dozen times last year before I finally knew who she was. She was all buisness and not welcoming.
My oldest will be entering second grade and my middle child will be entering kindergarten. The staff is very helpful and supportive; returning phone calls, answering questions, overall helping to make sure my children are succeeding. We are thinking of moving into a bigger home which would put our children into a different school boundry, but if this does happen I would request an interdistrict transfer so my kids can keep attending Creekside Oaks.
This school and WPUSD are beyond incompetent. I asked for a YEAR for an IEP for my son and was denied. When I suggested that I would get an attorney, he had one by the end of the week. While he ended up with an IEP, it was riddled with spelling and grammatical errors that should have made them blush. These are the people to whom we are entrusting our childrens' educational experience! There is a serious bullying problem, and the teachers look the other way. I ended up sending my eldest son to school in Lake of the Pines to get him out of this district, and my youngest ended up in a private school. I cannot imagine a worse experience. I have nothing positive to say about this school or WPUSD.
This is a great school. It is crowded --as all the schools are in our district. But I feel my three children get a lot of individual attention and they have excelled.
Both of my children have attended this school. They have lacked safety on numerous occassions. There is alot of nightly homework rather than better use of class time. I feel that this schools staff oversteps the boundries between education and parenting. My children have had a couple of great teachers at Creekside Oaks. But for the most part I have been dissapointed and feel no support from the school principle.
Our child is currently in the third grade at COES and has attended since Kindergarten. Each teacher she's had we have been extremely happy with. Academically if there has been an issue of her needing more help, it has always been offered to her. At the beginning of second grade our daughter needed extra reading help and was placed in the reading program with Ms. Wold. At that time she was reading at a first grade,third month level. Ms. Wold worked with her in a small group (5 kids) every day for a half an hour. Mid year we picked up additional after school reading tutoring twice a week (offered free at the school). By the end of second grade our daughter's reading level jumped to a third grade 7 month level! Principal, teachers and staff care about COES kids.
I am active in school leadership, a former school teacher, and a parent of 3 children attending COES. The teachers are kind, supportive and work hard. The principal puts in many long hours and works extremely hard. There are many wonderful field trips and assemblies for the children. I would like to see more extracurricular activities for the children, such as after school clubs, spelling bee, student council, etc. Also, more parents attending the PTC meetings. Many parents volunteer in the classrooms. There are a lot of stay at home mothers in the community. I think the school has a lot to offer. There is a diversity of cultures and social economic classes you don't always find in other schools. It would be nice if there was more equity between the schools - other schools purchase musical equipment, climbing walls, p.e. uniforms etc - best acquired with parent involvement.
My 2 sons attended 1 year at Creekside Oaks until the new school was completed.The discipline was good,academically it was average, alot of field trips,and a polite school staff.I have no complaints.
My daughter is a current Kindergartner at Creekside Oaks. Her class size is about 28, which is an improvement from last year. Mrs. Maul is fantastic with the children and really strives to make each child grow academically and personally. Class structure is great, so far I have been pleased.
My daughter is in 1st grade and loves all the interactive curriculum, enjoys the science, music and computer pull-out classes and has had nothing but success with her wonderful teacher, Mrs. Maynard. We are looking forward to many more years at Creekside Oaks.
My son is a kindergartener at Creekside Oaks Elementary School. I am disappointed by the class size. There are 32 kids in his kindergarten class & and the teacher always seems short on supplies & time. I have donated what time & money I could; however, I some how feel that is not enough. I do not think that it's the school or the teachers fault, it is our Governors fault. Unfortunately, with a class size this large, my son has not been able to get enough one on one with his teacher - I feel he may have done better if this were the case (again, can blame the State). Overall, his teacher, Mrs. Hinnenkamp has been excellent with all of the children and I highly recommend you put your child in her class (if you can). She is a mother too & understands triumphs and falls of the children.
Great school. Great District doing some innovative things. The outdoor learning center is a tremendous asset and as it grows, it will give students a great tool that no other district can offer.
In the last two years I have become disappointed with the cirriculum and class size. It has proven difficult to find adequate cirriculum that challenges my child without burdening him with more work. The children are very restricted in what they may say and what games they may play during free time and their are numerous inconsistencies from one child to another with regards to discipline.
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