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!
This school is to big for one.The teachers are a mix of great ones and very bad ones. So your rolling the dice every year, will you get a good one or bad one. We moved to Rother and love it!
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.
You will not find a better school all the teachers really care about your child and the principal knows everyone and is really involved in all the kids education
Boulder Creek is a very good school with excellent leadership. The faculty seems to have a common focus with the kids in first position.
While my son has only been attending kindergarten at this school for 4 months, I have to say that I have been very impressed by the staff I have met and the things I have seen. The school seems to be very open to parent participation. We are encouraged to visit the classroom any time to help out or just to observe. They really work toward the idea that the school and the family should be a team, in order for the child to get the most out of school. We get a note from the teacher and another from the principal every Friday about what is going on at the school and in the classroom for the upcoming week. This helps to keep us all on the same page. Based on the short history we have with it, Boulder Creek School gets an A+ from my entire family.
My son has attended boulder creek since the pre-school program and he is now in first grade. I thought the preschool program was wonderful and the kindergarten program was just as good. The teachers were wonderful! This year however is has not been all that I expected. The school might have a high education rating but is it worth it if your child is picked on by the teacher? Think twice about sending your child here. I am currently looking for another school.
We moved to Redding about 2 years ago from the East Coast. I never thought I would find a school that met all of my expectations as our previous school had, but Boulder Creek Elementary actually exceeded them! My son attended the preschool which is extraordinary! Not only was it so much fun, and a great place to learn to love school, but it prepared him completely for the academics in kindergarten (I have been thrilled so far with this program as well!). My daughter attended first and second grades at Boulder Creek and is now in grade three. The 'Reading around the World' program got her so interested in reading we have to tear her away from books at night. Between the amazing staff, and the very involved parental community, Boulder Creek is a fabulous school. I honestly couldn't recommend it more! Allison Whitten (parent)
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