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Second Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 639 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 8 ratings
2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted June 21, 2014

5th grade My daughter absolutely loved how there wasn't any tall gates like at here old school,but she told me about this one girl who hates her a lot So I think there is a bullying problem also I think here it is harder for her to make friends with other kids a month later I told her she could hang out with her friends and she said "I don't have any" then I met a friend who also had a daughter in the same grade we got them to talk to each other and know she has lots of friends But I am afraid other people are going through the same thing staff should she kids that are just walking around or sitting all alone they should say I know this person they would be fun to hang out with why you go over and talk to her/him I would totally recommend this school for others
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2014

Second Creek has been a great partner in both of my childrens education. Despite the handicap of having large classes the teachers' staff, administrators and even the PTO really come together and make it our home. We are pleased with our children's academic performance, and thrilled with their love of school. Thanks Second Creek, Go Bisons!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

This school is horrible. I have been dealing with bully issues and the teacher is complaining that she has too many kids to deal with it and the principal is constantly putting me off. My son is not challenged at all and I worry that he is falling behind. I do work with him at school but I expect that he should get equally challenged if not more by trained educators. Very disappointed overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2013

We move alot and have been to many schools. Second Creek is the worst so far. Unless you are volunteering and up in their face you will have no idea how your child is doing. I am really worried that when we move again my child will be really behind. Almost everyone that i know is trying to get their kids into charter's schools in the area to get them out of Second Creek. I am so thankful that mine got into one of them next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2013

My children (6 yrs & 8 yrs) have been attending Second Creek for 2 years, and I have been so pleased with our experience. They have had very dedicated teachers who have gone out of their way to make sure both children were being challenged, and they have taken a personal interest in my kids. I've also been impressed with the community feeling at the school. The principal, Ms. Simms, is very approachable, and the office staff are friendly and easy to work with. The PTO is amazing which just adds to the great feeling of community. We are a biracial family, and the other thing we love about Second Creek is that it is a racially diverse school. I really have only positive things to say about Second Creek.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2013

I have 2 kids that go or have gone to this school and we absolutely love it. We have had amazing teachers and the staff is always friendly and caring. Both of my children are A students and their state tests are always well above the national average, so I know they are getting the education they need. But as with everything in life, you get out of it what you put into it. We are active and involved in our school and we have had nothing but great experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2013

My kids have been at this school for 2 years and we have been very pleased. Mrs. Sims is a fabulous principal; just the right combination of love and the toughness that children need. She and the teachers and the office staff have always been polite and helpful. This school deserves a much better rating then it has.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2013

Second Creek administrators and staff have been a treat from day one. We have been blessed with teachers that engage and make learning fun while making a strong push to bring out the best in my student. They displine in a loving and consistent manner that produces results in positive outcomes. The watchful eye on all aspects of the school from teacher to volunteer consistency is noticeable. Second Creek has built a sense of community for their families. The environment in which our kids learn is commendable. We feel welcomed each time we visit and know that our 3rd grader is getting the education needed to thrive. We mostly apprecite their continued effort to grow and improve to better serve our student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2013

First, I find it interesting that Second Creek beats the state average in reading, math, and writing scores and yet gets a low rating. My kids are very different. My daughter was low in reading and my son was advanced. Second Creek teachers were able to help BOTH be successful. Mrs. Manes was great in helping my daughter improve and Mrs. Krenek kept my son challenged. I've been very pleased with their other teachers as well. Second Creek's PTO alone deserves bonus points added to Second Creek's score. They help bring everyone together to form a welcoming community. Great students, teachers, parents, administration, and PTO......Second Creek is second to none!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2013

I have nothing but bad things to say about second creek, its the worst school we have been to so far. Teacher parent relationships are nonexistent . There is a reason that this school is rated a big fat F!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2012

Second Creek is a great school with a great staff. We moved our child to Second Creek from an elementary school in another district because we felt as if she was not academically challenged. She was placed in Ms. Kasza's 1st grade class and our problem was solved! Ms. Kasza saved 1st grade for us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2012

I couldn't be prouder to have my daughter attend Second Creek! I can't say enough good things about the administration, the teachers, and the staff - they all seem to really care about the students and their education. The PTO is phenomenal in getting the parents and community as a whole involved through their events, even getting me to attend events before my kids were in school. I work with six school districts and most of the schools in those districts, and am yet to see a school more complete than Second Creek. So proud that it's my community school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2012

Second Creek is a GREAT school!! My two children attend here and have for the last two years after moving from another area school district. The difference in academics, expectations, and administration of the school is night and day! Second Creek is amazing. I was disappointed to see they only received 4 out of 10 from the 'Great Schools' ratings. My experience, and that of my children has been 9 out of 10! Great teachers and support and Mrs. Sims and Mr. Carter are WONDERFUL!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2012

I have two kids who attend Second Creek and we have had a great experience. The best part has been the teachers. They have all been excellent, caring, and committed to each kids individual success. They blend the right amount of fun and discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2011

I Have 2 daughters attending second creek. They have both had great teachers and great educations. The PTO is awesome and hosts lots of fun events. I would highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

my child has learned so much at this school I would rate it 8 out of 10
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

Academics are good... no emphasis on upper-level music... no orch, choir, or band offered of any significance. Music helps self-esteem & attendance & test scores
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2008

I'm the mom of a 1st grader, and honestly, the principal at second creek elementry is one of the worse I've ever met, she is rude and condesending, she is not a people friendly person, and I feel very uncomfortable visiting my son at school after meeting her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

We love this school, my son has attended Second Creek for the last 3 years. Since going to this school his ADHD has not been an issue. He has been on the honor roll every semester for two of those years. The staff has all been great. Mr Felton and Mrs Simms are fantastic. Mrs Rodivin and Mr Mogensen are some of the best teachers I have ever seen. Special thanks to Nancy in office staff too she has always been a great asset. I will be sad when my son finishes 6th grade this year and moves on........
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2008

My children (2nd and 5th grades) feel absolutely at home at Second Creek... and like it as much as their previous Texas elementary from last year - Alexander Elementary in Katy ISD - one of the top ten elementaries in all of Texas! My kids' teachers are very very very strong and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
38%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
45%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant83%

Reading

All Students84%
Female96%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant84%

Writing

All Students56%
Female71%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students73%
Female67%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Reading

All Students70%
Female72%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%

Writing

All Students54%
Female58%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students59%
Female59%
Male60%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%

Reading

All Students63%
Female63%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Science

All Students36%
Female29%
Male45%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Free lunch eligible24%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English37%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant36%

Writing

All Students50%
Female55%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 44% 56%
Hispanic 41% 32%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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