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PK-5
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Centennial, CO
Students enrolled: 540

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7855 South Willow Way
Centennial, CO 80112

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(720) 554-3900
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September 08, 2014
Willow creek is wonderful. Lots of resources for kids. Principal is amazing! Only reason I dodnt give a 5 is because of the art teacher. I have 2 children that have attended WC for 4 and 3 years and both complain that the art teacher talks all class and then they only have 5-10 minutes left before class is over. An art teacher should be energetic and fun and she takes all the fun out if this class. Other than the art teacher needing to be replaced willow creek is awesome!

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April 25, 2014
Willow creek is a great school! No bullying that we've seen or heard. Principle is beyond nice. Teachers are great. Only downside in the 4 years we've seen is the art teacher is not fun! She is extremely strict and in a class where kids are suppose to be creative and have a good time she makes it pretty unpleasant to enjoy what should be a favorite class. Also the playground women that watch the kids during recess are so harsh sometimes.but overall its a wonderful school and so glad we live here in this amazing neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2014
Incredible INVOLVED principal. Outstanding teachers. Best arts-culture program in the district!!! Parents are passionate and excited about the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2013
We are new to this school and we love it! My child's kindergarten teacher is friendly, kind and patient. She really gets to know the students on an individual basis. I'm so glad we chose to move to this area. The school is totally worth it!

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2012
The teachers are very well trained and always put the children first! I find them very responsive to me and open to my questions.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2011
We absolutely love this school. We are in district, but this is not our home elementary so we enrolled through Colorado "School of Choice" options. We investigated nearly all of the elementaries before we chose this one. This school encourages parental involvement - many of the lower grades have at least one (and sometimes two) parent volunteers (for about an hour each day). The teachers treat the kids with respect, and they get respect in return. The older kids are supportive of the little kids - my 1st graders report several 5th grade "friends". I have one average child and one advanced child. Both childrens needs are met in the classroom, and I feel like both kids are challenged appropriately.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2011
Willow Creek is as great as you want it to be. It could be better if the traffic flow at morning and afternoon pickup was less chaotic and intimidating. (The streets and fire lane are not designed for discharging and picking up passengers while double parked. Pedestrians should cross at the crosswalks - they're staffed!) The library, gym and other facilities are awesome- esp since th ebig remodel. The teaching staff are great - an excellent balance of newer teachers and been here forever teachers. G&T feels a little stale and set in it's ways. Also too easy for parents to push their kids in. The neighborhood is awesome and having the school in the community is great.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2011
This school is the worst school my son has been through. The teachers are not friendly and knowledgeable. And sometimes you can feel that some of them even do not like kids. What I can say is that this place is a nightmare to children.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2010
My husband's and my favorite part about AA is the flexible grouping system. Students are tested all year long to gauge their current ability levels and to identify learning gaps. For example, my son, an early reader and a quick student, had fallen behind this last year in comprehension skills. Instead of keeping him in the advanced group, he was moved to the standard group for more support. He's getting the attention he needs at the level he needs right now, and he's doing great. Maybe next year he'll be in advanced again, maybe not, but he's being taught according to his NEEDS. How many schools can say they identify and then address and accommodate each student at that level of detail? Not many I imagine. We are thrilled by the school's determination and ability to make "challenging each student at their level" a priority and a possibility.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2010
I agree with previous comments that Willow Creek is a tremendous elementary school. We have been very happy with the education our children have received here. Now, for the downside: For many years, the neighborhood has been divided when it comes time for our fifth graders to move up to middle school. Half go to West Middle School and half go to Campus Middle School. There doesn't seem to be any explanation for this, other than "it's always been this way." I consider this a bad situation, which is further compounded when the middle schools unevenly distribute our students amongst units, leaving some kids without a social support system during the tender first year of middle school. It's time for CCSD to fix this problem, and the sooner the better!

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2010
My daughter has been attending this school since 2nd grade and we love the school. The teaching methods employed by the teachers, their selection of syllabus and the way they challege the students to excel is commendable.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
I am in agreement with these posts. This is a great school. We also go out of district and love this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2009
We are out of district and had to apply to get into this school. We are so fortunate because nearly every grade has a wait list. Since we transferred we have not been disappointed. Our school search was extensive and involved interviewing public, charter, private, and magnet. After at least 15 interviews this was our #1 pick because of its balanced approaced towards education. The parent involvement, quality of teachers, and administrative leadership are execellent. This school is a two time Blue Ribbon winner. Its high academic standards are balanced with a nurturing and caring environment that teaches students about compassion, responsibility, and wellness. As the post below states it is worth it to stand in line to enroll at this school. You will not be disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 31, 2009
Our daughter graduated from Willow Creek, where she attended K-5. Now in Middle School, she was so well prepared that she's a straight A student. Our son is in 2nd grade now, and also takes speech therapy at WCE. We love Willow Creek's teachers and staff and parent community. Absolutely supurb private quality public school!

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- submitted by a student
August 15, 2008
4 years and counting. One student so far, one yet to start. This place rocks! I've toured numerous elementary schools in the area and met even more principals. The only shortcomings are no full day kindergarten, partially offset by a solid 'enrichment' program. And a weak pre-school program- typical of the CCSD district.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2008
Fantastic school. I am a working mom. My kids have gone to Willow Creek since Kindergarten and they are now finishing up 5th grade. I can't imagine a better place to have sent my kids. They love Willow Creek. The kids feel safe at school, they are challenged, and obviously feel like part of their school family. The communication between the teachers and parents is great, I always feel in-touch with what is going on at school. Top notch teachers at every grade level. The principal is quite frankly superb. In all respects, he goes well above and beyond. He is approachable, and actually listens to parent input. He really is looking out for each individual child, quite impressive. You should have no reservations about enrolling here. If you had to (and I don't believe that you actually do) you should stand in line to enroll at this school.

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February 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 21, 2007
I love Willow Creek. It feels like private school. All the teachers are great..the parents involve on many occasions..the Principle is awesome!

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September 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2007
My kids love Willow Creek. The teachers are really caring and really put forth a lot of effort to make sure that your child succeeds. The principal is awesome. He is very involved with the school and you will see him at many (if not all) school functions and every day at pickup. It is our first year at Willow Creek and I have found this school to go above and beyond any expectations that I could have imagined. The academics are great. I really like the emphasis that the school places on teaching kids how to write well.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2006
My son went from private school to Willow Creek and had a little difficulty adjusting, but his new teacher worked hard with him to assist the transition. He has really enjoyed the new environment. Parent involvement is heavily emphasized here, and there are many parents helping with the school. The teachers stay in close touch with the parents, and feedback on my child's progress and needs has been very helpful.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2006
we lliked it for K-1 and the teachers were very helpful with my child who always had an abundance of energy in the classroom.

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May 08, 2006
Overall Willow Creek is a great school. I wish the school would have more art classes and music.

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April 27, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2006
Willow Creek is a great school with high academic standards compared to other public schools. The teachers and the principle as well as all other staff are very freindly and great to work with.

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January 10, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2005
Both of our children have attended Willow Creek, our oldest for grades 3-5 and our youngest from K-5. Personally, I travelled a lot as a kid, attending 5 different elementary schools. I can say from experience that Willow Creek is the most outstanding elementary school I have ever seen. It has caring, effective teachers, a great staff, tremendous parental involvement and excellent extracurricular activities for the kids. Throw in a great neighborhood, and you have an excellent community school.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2004
Willow Creek is a blue ribbon school. The teachers we have worked with have all been professional and interested in their pupils. We would recommend this school to others.

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Willow Creek Elementary School
7855 South Willow Way, Centennial, CO  80112
(720) 554-3900
Last modified Willow Creek Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Willow Creek Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top