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Windsor, CA
Students enrolled: 517

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8955 Conde Lane
Windsor, CA 95492

(707) 837-7757
(707) 837-7760
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May 19, 2014
This school was a big disappointment.. Claims to be anti-bully, some of the worst bulling I have seem by students and teachers......Two things I could say good about the school was the many field trips the kids got to go on and it's music program...

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2014
Windsor Creek is an amazing school with great parent, teacher and principal involvement. The reading counts program encourages reading with a reward system that honors each student. The PTA rocks.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2014
We moved our daughter from a previous school to Windsor Creek for 2nd grade. The school is large and we worried it would be hard to make friends but as you start this school in 2nd grade, it is new to all the kids and she made friends right away. At our previous school we felt the principal did not take care of discipline well, at this school our daughter has had a couple issues with a boy in her class and her teacher and the principal were timely and fair in taking care of the situation. With over 450 2nd & 3rd graders in this physical school you would think it would be hard to be on top of all of them but from what I have seen the teachers, staff and principal work well together to keep everyone safe and well nurtured at the same time. Our main reason for a change of schools was my daughters reading was not at benchmark . The Reading Counts Program was just what we needed, she is at grade level now and has the confidence in reading she did not have last year. No school is perfect or the right fit for everyone but for our family the change to Windsor Creek was a positive one and we have enjoyed all that is has offered to us this year.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2014
Windsor Creek Elementary is a great school! They make school a fun environment for the children to learn in. I like how there is only 2nd & 3rd grade at the school so it helps with not only older kids bullying, but also keeps it close with just the 2 grades. The principle is great as well as the teachers. I love the activities they offer during and after school. It opened up more opportunity for my kids to find their interests as they are growing.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2013
I have had three children attend Windsor Creek. While no school is perfect, I have found that with few exceptions, the teachers and administration are 100% devoted to providing the best public education environment possible. One of my children had special needs which were identified and addressed by the school. We found the administration open and willing to discuss any issue, even if it was to point out when our feelings regarding our children's education were not correct.. In all cases, the interactions led to a great experience for our children. Ms. Grafeld and her staff are excellent.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2013
This is an A+ school! The office staff are always friendly and helpful. My children have had amazing teachers. The school has high academic standards. The principal has exciting awards assemblies that the students and parents look forward to every month. She is always encouraging and motivating the children to become strong readers. They have special family events like the Father Daughter Dance and the Mother Son Night. The school has been named a California Distinguished School twice. We are very pleased with our school.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2012
Principal is not very friendly or accessible to hispanic families. Doesn't engage socially with latinos. Same for PTA and Mattie Washburn. Joined and was completely ignored. Sending out flyers in spanish is not enough. Most hispanic kids put in certain classrooms with certain teachers. All the "good" teachers only 1-4 hispanics kids in whole class. Seems like No Child Left Behind doesn't apply to all. California Distinguished School only for economically wealthy and non Latino.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2012
One star here means "unsatisfactory." That is precisely how I rate Windsor Creek. The following are my opinions based on our experiences. Having suffered this school, we moved our children out of the district and have never looked back. Our child was a top achiever at this school, yet was ignored and at times flagrantly mistreated. Communication with top administrators was a joke. It's their way or no way, even when they are wrong and failing to act in the best interest of the child. Heaps of praise and resources are given to low achievers. The only time our child received any attention was to ensure that the STAR tests were taken. (Of course! Because without those smart kids taking the STAR tests, the school s ratings will drop.) Ultimately, our child helped and supported the school, not the other way around. Additionally, classes are embarrassingly insufficient in terms of academic standards. Forget about high quality art, music, science, math or PE. We were appalled, and would never advise anyone to enroll his or her children here. Our kids are now thriving elsewhere. Your kids are only young once. Give them the best that you can.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2011
I am not fond of this school at all. My first child came to this school (she's now 20) and she had the worst third grade teacher ever. (she's still there!) The school is very "clicky" and the parents are rude in picking up and dropping off their kids - not following ANY safety laws for the kids. I made teachers aware of this last year, yet nothing has been done about it. My 8 year old is in third grade this year and is a special needs child. The case manager doesn't follow the progress (of my child) and relies only on the aides for deciding how the children are succeeding...however, the aides don't have any training in dealing with his disability! Never has time for the parents and discussing the children seems to be a hassle (always cancels meetings). I did not like the school when my first child went [there] and I still don't. I guess if your child is not needing extra help, they would be ok; although probably not prepared for fourth grade as my first child (wasn't). The only positive thing I can say about this school is that they focus on reading. That's it.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
As a mother of six in the Windsor School district, I have experienced Windsor Creek and almost all of the Windsor schools several times over. Windsor Creek is an exceptional school and I couldn't ask for more from it's principal, the teachers and the entire staff. My children are at different academic levels and no matter what a childs need may be, the teachers are there to tend to the individual needs of any child. Parents are always encouraged and welcome to participate as well as attend 'principal's coffee' where all parents are invited to meet with Ms. Grafeld over coffee and listen to and discuss anything that is going on with the school. Ms Grafeld encourages everyone to discuss their thoughts so that change can be made if need be and she fully realizes the value of parent input. I highly recommend this school and all of the Windsor schools!

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2005
My child attended Windsor Creek as a second grader last year and will be attending third grade in the upcoming school year. My child has had an excellent learning experience at the school. The facilities, curriculum and resources are tailored to the 2nd/3rd grade group, and resource sharing allows for an enriched public school learning experience. There is a heavy emphasis on reading and writing skills, and I saw great accomplishments made by my child last year.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2005
Entering the 2nd grade at below level reading, my son is now ending 2nd grade with above 4th grade reading and comprehension. The dedicated staff has only the best interest in our children.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2005
This school is run by one of the best principals period. The principal (Maureen Grafeld) has turned Windsor Creek from an old ready to be closed down school to Windsor's best school. She has a vision of how Windsor Creek should look, yet is flexible enough to incorporate her teachers ideas on how to improve that vision. Buttefly garden, greenhouses, and a sparkling school are their to greet students and teachers. She has simple rules that kids understand, example make a fist and use it, you get suspended. Test scores, she has Windsor's best and is always working with teachers and staff to keep them improving. Communication, open door, monthly coffee's, newsletter's. Heard a rumor, ask her first, she'll give a straight answer. In short, Maureen's the best principal and Windsor Creek is the best school in Windsor.

- submitted by a parent
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Windsor Creek Elementary School
8955 Conde Lane, Windsor, CA  95492
(707) 837-7757
Last modified Windsor Creek Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades 2-3. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Windsor Creek Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top