Students enrolled 643
School leader Amreek Singh
Transportation options Yes
District Natomas Unified School District
After school Yes

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2775 Millcreek Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833

(916) 567-5600
(916) 567-5609
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4 stars
Based on 26 ratings

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August 25, 2014
My daughter have been attending Bannon Creek since Pre school. Their educational curriculum is very effective. However the principle seems very hands on but also out of touch with simple needs and the concerns of parents. If this school could get another principle, I'm sure Bannon Creek would reach a much successful level.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2014
The principle Mr. Singh seems to be very involved and on top of any issues, which is great. My son's teacher Mrs. Larson is great and seems compassionate about education and the students. Overall, great school.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2010
I love my sons school! I was worried about my son starting Kindergarten this year since he is one of the younger ones in his class but Mrs. Geis is by far a wonderful teacher and has years of experience. She is very organized and thorough. My son loves going to school each day. The afterschool program on site is excellent too for us working parents. I love the fact that they pick up my son from his classroom and escort him to the daycare center on campus. Kudos to Bannon Creek!

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2009
My kids have had some wonderful, caring teachers at this school. It would be nice to see a few more school and family activities. The Start program was too chaotic for my kids. The principal seems a bit cold and any friendly behavior seems fake. I've also seen her treat staff very poorly. Don't think she knew parents were around to see that.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2009
Both my girls have attended here and they have great teachers! Principal is a little wacky but in a good way. Start program is awesome and staff is good.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2009
My G/son is now attending kindergarten right now I have no complaints. He's doing great and his teacher Mrs Burnes is doing a wonderful job. soooo patient!

- submitted by a community member
December 22, 2008
I feel Parental Voluntering is over rated in school pass the 3rd rade. At this point, teachers should have control and interest in the class and want children to be more independent from their parents, in school thought. Bannon Creek makes too much of an issue of parental volunteers. Teachers, do your jobs, thats what you are paid for. Not everyone has the availability to give 'time' during the day. You will find most of your parents, single parents, have to work.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2008
If I knew before what I have experienced and know about Bannon Creek Elementary school, now; I would have never enrolled my child. I have watched this normally engaged, energetic, school loving A student, go to an unmotivated or school inspired C average performer. We will not be returning to BC next year.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2008
After two years of parochial school, then two years of homeschool my son started at Bannon Creek last year in Mrs. Wells' 4th grade class. We could not have asked for a more wonderful teacher. She helped with his transition and was very communicative. This year my son is in Ms. Gerardo's 5th grade GATE class. She is wonderful as well. Excellent communication. It is clear she cares very much for the needs of her students. Ms. Wilkinson, the principal is the most involved principal I have ever met. I hear her greeting children by name as they get to school in the mornings. We're very pleased with the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2008
My child is in the GATE program this year at Bannon Creek, having spent her first year in a 'regular' classroom. So far, having experienced both classroom settings, I am thoroughly unimpressed. There is very little parent involvement and we've had two years in a row of sub-par teaching. Going beyond the curiculum, at this age the teachers have a real opportunity to stand out as a good role model for the children - I haven't seen that so far. The only saving grace is the Principal, who is a lovely woman who genuinely cares for all the students. If they got rid of some of the tenured teachers who clearly don't like their job anymore and replaced them with people like Ms. Wilkinson, it would be a better school. This school has a long way to go. We're involved, but it feels like an uphill battle. It's mediocre at best.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2007
My child went thru 3 years of the GATE program. It was very challenging for her and she excelled. Excellent teacher/parent communication when your child begins to struggle kept us apprised of any problems. The field trips are plentiful and out of the normal. Great Program for gifted children.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2007
My daughter is in 4th grade and is in Mrs Wells class.She is very co-operative and a nice person to approach.She has a smile on her face everytime.[My daughter] is very comfortable and looks forward going to school.Bannon creek is a very nice school.Children are very safe and taken care of very well.I appreciate and thank the Principal,staff and Mrs Wells for all the help and support.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2007
I am now looking into moving my child from bannon creek. there are too many students in the class and the teachers do not have time to help them all my child went from a A student and now having major issues. I had no idea she was having problems until I got her report card her teacher did not follow up with me as a parent. I have nothing good to sat about this school

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2006
I really am grateful for the fact that all three of my boys that attend this schhol are treated as an individual and not treated as one. I also enjoy the ladies in the front office are very friendly. The only thing I would like to change is the morning drop off situation. It is a mess espically for those parents who are trying to get to work. I appreciate the teachers standing out directing traffic and honestly I dont think there is anything you could about it that is just what comes when you have over 500 people going the same place at the same time...Thank you staff... Shanden Cervantes, proud bannon creek parent

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2006
The GATE program offered is wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2006
Great special ed program. We really miss it there. The teachers are very caring and accommodating to the student and family.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2006
At Bannon Creek, each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2006
Parent Involvement? What is that? I would not send my children to this school. We have an intra-district pass to another school. The children are not pushed to learn basic reading and math skills. Those that need extra help are not given the opportunity. Teachers are in a rush to go home at the end of the day. MAJOR parking lot problems. Access to student pick up area is a nightmare and is an accident waiting to happen. There is no strong support to get this remedied. Just awful!

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2005
Bannon Creek is an excellent school, with a dedicated staff and strong academic programs. It is among the best schools in the district. One area of weakness is in parent involvement. While there is a small group of committed parents who make things happen, the vast majority of parents are not invovled in PTA or other aspects of school life.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2005
The school itself has a community fell to it. Parental involvment is good from the GATE program parents, but typically it is only a few parents doing it all. It would be nice if there was more parental involvement. PTA good really use some help. I have been very pleased with the self contained GATE classes in all areas I think the teachers are doing their best. I can not commment on other class rooms.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2005
Bannon Creek is a very rigorous elementary school. The students are held to the highest academic standards I have ever seen. My children get way more homework than kids at any other school I know.

- submitted by a teacher
June 10, 2005
Bannon Creek School has been a wonderful experience for my two daughters. They both attended from kdg. through 5th. They say it was comforting to grow up with their friends and see familiar faces that they trusted and respected. I was able to communicate easily and comfortably with each teacher they had. My daughters are teenagers now and always speak highly of the years they spent at Bannon Creek.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2004
This is a great school. The teachers are very nice and attentive.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2003
Great school. Even with the budget cuts, this school has managed with strong parent involvement to provider quality extracurricular activities. In addition, the teacher & staff are always helpful. Although the curriculum in my daughter's 5th grade class was a little behind when STAR testing was done (ex: division of fractions wasn't covered which was on the test)but I feel the teacher did their best considering the class size due to the enormous growth population in this area in which the schools are not being built fast enough.

- submitted by a parent
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Bannon Creek Elementary School
2775 Millcreek Drive, Sacramento, CA  95833
(916) 567-5600
Last modified Bannon Creek Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bannon Creek Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top