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Creekside Middle School

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Posted October 22, 2013

Our school does fundraiser we have dances we have great teachers entelegent students and great classes we have lots of wounder stuff.


Posted August 1, 2011

i can not give a full review on this yet but i have my son going here this school year and i have been in the office were i talked to some staff and it seems to be good. I read all of these reviews and it looks like they are fixing whatever problems they have had in the past. i especialy like seeing they have more parent envolements in the school now. For some of these reasons to not like the school as far as bullies or not enouph homework those are minor issues to me im more worried about does my kid know the subjects at the level he or she needs to so they can procced to the next level of education. Teachers need to have control over the kids yes they do but parents need to help teach there kids how to act at the same time. i will be paying close attention to creek side school and as far as the staff i hope they do have enouph common sence to handle a fight or a bullie as far as telling the parents if there kid got in a fight or not i would think !!!!! Every school will have fights and other bad things that happen it is only natural but the staff will need to handle it in a good manor ,so i hope we all work to a better future for are kids both teachers and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

My daughter has been a student at Creekside Middle School for one year. Unfortunately, some community members think Creekside Middle School is not a good school. Creekside Middle School has some awesome teachers and is a very good school. My daughter has not experience any discipline issues at Creekside Middle School. The school has more parent involment now!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2011

I was a student almost two years ago. I got beat up and not a single teacher stopped it. This school is terrible!!! A student helped me and they didn't call my parents when i was in the nurse office and the girl who beat me up was only suspended.


Posted October 9, 2010

Because is a great school, they have a great faculty and staff, and a great curriculum; but they are struggling with overcrowded conditions and cut and slashed State funds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2009

I am currently a student of cms and i am not surprised by any of this. A lot of people look down on this school; teachers, parents, and students. But i don't think it is that bad. i think the students just need to try harder. I am in many school clubs and involved a lot at cms and i even visit the school library every once in a while. I did go to summer school last year but I will admit that was my fault not my teacher's infact I stayed after school to do extra work when i was failing, and my teacher always cried because she was trying her hardest to make us succeed but some still didn't try. we may not be the best school but at least some students and staff work hard to make it better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2009

Creekside, from what I have seen in the past year, is now under good administration. The teachers and the new administration have improved the school environment. I believe great things are starting to happen at the school. My child goes there and I have spoken to both, administrators and teachers and they have been very supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

Creekside has struggled in the past under poor administration and is still suffering due to leadership at the district level. The teachers that have survived these tumultuous past few years are dedicated to the success of the school and it's students. I am disappointed but not shocked by the less than positive reviews for Creekside but want to stress that the education available has improved dramatically. The before 2006 the administration was well intended but ineffective in all areas, most severly discipline. During the 2007-2008 school year students were let down again with a new but weak discipline policy; unfortunately discipline problems leak into every aspect of school life. The administration has since been re-vamped and is taking a much tougher stance on discipline and positively transformed the academic atmosphere of the campus. Thanks to the hard work from teachers and administrators the school is muddling its way towards a much brighter
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 1, 2008

I believe that CS has many academic and disciplinary challenges that require urgent resolution. However, I must say that I have personally experienced the quick, caring and professional response from the current administration. The administration and teachers strive to be supportive and professional. I strongly believe that CS is very capable of educating our students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

i went here 4 three years i hated this school so much the teachers are horrible they were the worst dont send ur kid here at all im now a freshman n i love high school
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2008

Evidently the superintendent did not choose well this time either. Since the new administration took over, more than one teacher left before the end of the school year due to major lack of support from administrators and extreme student behavior issues. I would move out of the area before sending my kids to this school. The district and school board need to wake up and recognize that there's a huge problem at Creekside.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 9, 2007

The faculty is less than stellar, students have no disipline. Teachers seem less than enthusiastic about teaching, son just comes home with worksheets to complete. Don't send you students here! We are moving out of Patterson as this is the only option for 6 7 and 8th grade
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

my review on creekside is just ok I don't feel the school does much on protecting our kids from bullies and handling the situation
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2007

My child went to this school for 6th and 7th grade, and she im proved alot! She went from c's, d's and even f's! to a's and b's... I dont know why parents are saying that this was or is a bad school?... maybe because the school was new when they're children were here in this school, but when there's a new school, you dont have the rigth teachers and everything. You have to look for the best, and it takes time to find.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2006

Our school suffered from abominable leadership over the past few years. Creekside's teachers must have labored under severe stress. Academically it went nowhere. I find it hard to judge the quality of teachers, under the circumstances. Thankfully, the entire leadership of the school was sent off at the end of the 2005-2006 school year. I pray that the superintendent chose better this time, because I plan to keep my kids at Creekside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2005

If you can, move now. The school looks great from the outside. Don't read a book by it's cover. Terrible teachers, students, rules, no discipline! Leave while you can.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 15, 2005

My child attended this school for the 6th grade this past year. Homework was non-existant. The academic atmosphere was very uninspiring to my child. In order for my child not to spriral downwards, I sought alternatives, including other school districts, the first chance we got. I was very disappointed with this school. I am not surprized by its ranking as a result.
—Submitted by a parent


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704

Change from
2012 to 2013

-26

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
61%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
39%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
21%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
45%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
49%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Females57%
Males43%
African American67%
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students37%
Females41%
Males34%
African American27%
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students54%
Females59%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented68%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students38%
Females48%
Males31%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to state14%

Math

All Students23%
Females25%
Males20%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate19%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students18%
Females23%
Males15%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)21%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented58%
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to state18%

English Language Arts

All Students33%
Females37%
Males29%
African American34%
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
Parent education - declined to state33%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students38%
Females39%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students36%
Females34%
Males37%
African American31%
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
Parent education - declined to state38%

Science

All Students52%
Females49%
Males55%
African American38%
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 68%
White 16%
Black 8%
Asian 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Two or more races 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/AN/A
English language learners 25%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • Kerry McWilliams
Fax number
  • (209) 892-7101

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