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Dr. W.J. Creel Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 946 students

 

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13 reviews of this school


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Posted December 1, 2013

My daughter is in the 2nd grade and she absolutely loves this school. Fom kindergarden to now the teachers are amazing and the staff is always nice, helpful and friendly. I would never put her anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2012

My daughters attend Creel Elementary. I could not ask for a better place to send my daughters. The teachers teach at all levels whether your child is above or below grade level. All staff is kind and respectful to students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2011

great school but the 6th graders act too grown up. Otherwise well school. Teachers are friendly.


Posted April 27, 2010

We transferred from out of state and my son attends Creel - 3rd Grade class. He has some special needs but nothing holding him back. I truly feel staff here have gone above and beyond for each and every student. They do have special needs classes and therapy pool - many other children come to Creel for services. It is one of the top in the area, and I admit I had concerns about the open planning too, but it really works! My son's teacher has a varied classroom of ages and stages and yet no-one is left behind, no-one is left unchallenged and each work together as a team and yet individuality is noticed. They do have a gifted program, extra activities and all in all I am very pleased with this school. It is indeed an A+ school in every way (not just what has been
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2007

My daughter is an out-of-district student at Creel. I chose Creel because I was impressed with it when my two college-age children attended. The teachers are wonderful: they work with the kids as a class,in small groups or individually. Creel teachers asses the child's academic needs and place each child accordingly - even if that means going to a higher grade class for reading or math. Our daughter has a slight LD - the teachers and administration helped us to asses the problem, and offer her help according to her learning style. Additionally, I have been very pleased with the music and art department - great teachers! The PE program has improved in the past 8 years. I also believe the recess policy has improved. I understand that recess or PE occurs daily. If the older classes still do it, they take periodic 'speed ball' breaks which helps concentration. A++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2006

I have two boys that have attended Creel. I have and am very pleased with this school the teachers and the staff. I have been a volunteer w/i the classroom and participated in the PTA and an officer. The school offers so many programs to supportt every type of situation and child with learning. If you are looking for a A++ school Creel is it.T Keels
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2005

So far so good. Im a new resident to fl. My kids seem to be doing well. Much different here than in n.Y.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted June 10, 2004

Dr.W.J.Creel is an Excellent school. My 1st impression of this school when I started looking into schools in my area was a good one. When I called on them to see if they would accept an Out of Area application they were very welcoming. 1st impression will either make or break it. Dr.W.J. Creel made it! The front office staff is warm and welcoming. The teacher staff so far has been a joy to be teaching my child. My child will be going into 2nd grade in 2004-2005 and I am looking forward to another wonderful year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2004

Overall, I have not been pleased with the communication process this year, 2004. The lunch monitors are too strict on these children. If one person gets in trouble then that one person needs to be addressed and not the whole class. The whole class should not have to lose recess over one child doing wrong. As a witness, I feel this is wrong. Kids need recess, even if it's only 5 minutes. I'm sure we remember being a kid once. There have been articles to prove that recess is really important, especially among males. My number one concern are the children and so should everyone else's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2004

In addition to approximately 1,000 basic students, Dr. W. J. Creel serves more than 100 physically handicapped and youngsters. These youngsters have serious health issues and are absent more frequently than the general population. So the stats are not accurate for this school.


Posted August 22, 2003

I have 3 children attending. The teachers go out of their way to make the children comfortable. They have awesome programs for all levels of learning. My thanks go out to all the teachers for their hard work an I highly recommend creel to all parents. The open classrooms is the smartest thing they ever did!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2003

We have 2 children in Dr. W.J Creel. One in K and one in fifth grade. The K-1 program of 2 teaching levels is a wonderful experience for the children because not only is the child recieving kindergarten teaching but also is recieving a 1st grade level of teaching. The fifth grade teachers work as a team and not just indiviual teacher if a student has a problem all the teachers address the problem.


Posted June 18, 2003

When we toured the school after moving to Melbourne, I was convinced that the 'open' concept wouldn't work for either of my children. I talked with the assistant principal about my concerns, and she convinced me to give it a try. I am so glad I listened to her! Creel is an excellent school -- the teachers and administration all go way beyond the call of duty, are very caring, and are always there to help. The calibre of teachers is excellent, and the learning style is far superior to conventional schools, as the students are taught on an individual level, each being allowed to learn at his/her own pace. I would highly recommend Creel to anyone!!


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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 58% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
54%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 42%
Black 16% 23%
Hispanic 15% 29%
Two or more races 11% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%58%61%
Master's degree 36%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. Kathryn A Eward
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