I have two boys in this school - 5th and 1st grade. Overall, Boulder Creek is a good school. The principal is great and the academic standards are good. The booster club is hard to crack if you aren't a certain type of person ($ and popularity still rule) and you have to watch for the teacher/parent favoritism, which seems to be worse in the early grades (K-2). After 2nd grade, it isn't really a problem. My son's K class last year had some parents who were very close with the teacher and it was like a little club. Those few parents and their kids were the center of the teacher's attention; the rest of us had to fight for time to speak to her and had to drag details out of her. There was one mom who was in the class all the time, just hanging out, and several of the other parents who were friends of the teacher were in and out all day. My son kept talking about it so I think it had become distracting. The teacher was younger and it was like she was more concerned with what was going on after school than during. Overall, a good school in a safe neighborhood. My kids are happy and if you can get past the elitist attitude of some of the parents and teachers, you will be happy, too.
This is the worst school ever. I went here from kindergarten to 2nd grade. The "amazing principle" , Dale Porter gave me detention for going to the office to much.And my second grade teacher banned my father from the campus for telling her about children that where bullying me, and falsely claiming that he threatened her. Almost all teachers and parents here are stuck up. Honestly, a horrible school that I will always hate. -Kori Coffman- Pfennig.
This school is amazing. It has a great family atmosphere with a lot of school unity. The principal is one of the key elements that makes this school so wonderful. Mr. Dale Porter is held in very high regard by his students, teachers, and parents. He's firm with his students, but in a very caring way. There is also a lot of parent participation at this school. It feels like one big happy family when you walk down the halls. The teachers are exceptional too. They always try to find new innovative ways to learn and have fun while they're doing it. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.
Love the teachers and the people. I was sad to move and leave this school.
This school is great for the first five or so years. However, I have not been happy with my daughter's experience in middle school. If your child is white, popular, and likes to bully people, then this is the school for them. If your child does not fit into this category, then he or she will be at the mercy of the a fore mentioned. Unfortunately, the staff and teachers are not sympathetic to the kids getting picked on. In fact, I've witnessed certain teachers bullying the kids as well. There are only a couple of great teachers, one for math, and one for science, oh, and the music teacher is okay, other than that, they are mediocre at best. If your child displays any type of individuality or creativity, this school will squash it.
I used to go to that school for 7 yrs. until I moved, and it was really great. I am in love with most of the teachers. The jr. High is really great all of the teachers are nice, If you listen to them. It is a very good school. All (3) of the principals are very nice. Mr. Porter is very kind and reasonable. I think that Mrs. Gleason is more in the junior high area. And Mr.Bose is there mondays and fridays and is like an advisor and plays with the kids. Your kids will LOVE this SCHOOL!!!
It is exactly as another parent put it, roll the dice on if you get a good teacher or not we have been at this school 3 years and 2 out of 3 teacher's are REALLY bad apples, I think we will switch soon. Principal Mr. Porter is very nice and easy to talk to but his assist Gleason is very much self involved and don't truly care about the children, such a waste to talk to her.
I have had two boys in Boulder Creek since Kindergarten one is now a sophmore in high school and the other is about be an 8th grader at Boulder Creek! I can not say enough good things about BC! The Staff the students are fantastic. My kids never wanted to leave. Looking forward to another great year!
We just moved away from Boulder Creek 2 months ago and boy do we miss it!!! That school is the best. Super friendly, helpful staff. An amazingly involved Principal. We miss it soooooooo MUCH!! Please if you are looking for a school pick this one with ease. I had a 1st and 2nd grader and they loved it and so did I! My 2nd grader just got a envelope full of letters from her old class yesterday I felt like crying, we are not fans of her new school. If I could I would drive her the 3 hrs to go back to Boulder Creek!!
Like the size of school and that it doesn't feel like a City school and like the Principal's philosophy
We just moved away from Boulder Creek. Everyone in my new area thinks the schools here are great, but they are nothing compared to Boulder Creek! Awesome school, incredible teachers and great staff! We miss you, Boulder Creek!!
All of my kids go here and they love it!!!!I would have to say this is the best school out there..
I have had 2 of my sons at Boulder Creek for the last 3 years and they have excelled in their studies and enjoyed there school experience. We are truly greatful for Boulder Creek!
My son loves it here and his grades are great, the principal and all staff are world class. Troy Rauh
I also love having my daughter at Boulder Creek, Mr Porter is the best principal I have seen in many years. He is very involved with the children and they are comfortable talking to him. I agree that the teachers are a mixed bag, perhaps it is just their personalities. Mr Shelby, Ms Vollmers and Mrs. Jewett have been great.
I love having my children at Boulder Creek School. It has great parent involvement and the teachers really care about the students and that they do well. The principal, Mr. Porter, is the best principal that I have ever encountered. He is very active in all school functions and cares about the school. Some principals hide in their offices handing out detentions, but Mr. Porter is not like this. He's also about 6'5', so the kids look up to him, literally! I'm very pleased with Boulder Creek School all the way around!
My daughter loves going to school! We have had nothing but great teachers. The teachers are caring, loving, hard-working individuals. The principal is awesome. He really gets involved with the children and school activities.
Boulder Creek is full of potential and good intentions. It's among the best schools in Redding, and while it delivers on many levels, it comes up short on some and misses completely on others. Principal Dale Porter, warm and caring, reaches out to students and parents. Yet, he appears to lack sufficient control over the faculty and staff, which shortchanges his efforts. The faculty is a mixed bag. Some teachers are simply awesome, while others are mediocre at best, and their standards and curriculum vary widely, even in the same grade levels. The booster club is a cliquey bunch, powerful and hard to penetrate. They look out for one another, but for everyone else, it s a mixed bag. If you manage to get the right teachers, Boulder Creek is a very good school. But if not, it will leave you pulling your hair out over what might have been.
Boulder Creek Elementary School is the best school you could ever send a child too. I was a former student and now am entering high school this upcoming year. I am on homeschool and help out at Boulder Creek every Friday at lunch. I get to enjoy going back there and have a wonderful relationship with the teachers I had there. I could never say enough about great stuff about this school. It is amazing. I can guarantee that as your child gets older they will never forget the hospitality and 'family' feeling that you get from being at that school. I know that this school has each students best interest at mind. I know that your child will succeed in school if they attended Boulder Creek.
Both of my children have attended this school. While one has moved on and now Boulder Creek is adding 6th grade I intend to keep my child at Boulder Creek rather than moving her to a Middle School. The teachers are like family to me, they really care about how well your child does and that means EVERYTHING to me.
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