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2000 Glenwood Drive
Melbourne, FL 32935

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(321) 259-3233
(321) 259-3844
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October 13, 2014
If you have a child with a disability.....DO NOT send him/her to this school, I cannot elaborate here why, but all I can do to warn other parents is this, children with disabilities tend not to be able to express thyemselves or when someone is HURTING them, cruel and unusual punishment is not new here with certain staff.

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2014
A principal that passes out Mountain Dew on the morning of FCAT and is unapologetic, an Administrator that violates testing rules by visiting classes during FCAT testing, a leader who is unresponsive to calls, emails and letters reporting bullying and harassment of students.. It's a wonder staff hasn't fled to seek other opportunities. I found the teachers -as a whole- to be hard working and dedicated but handcuffed by a bureaucrat who should have been retired (not voluntarily) years ago. The Assistant Principle was accommodating and is well liked by students and staff. He appears level headed, responsive and more than capable. In his hands, this school could begin the rebuilding process. The Department of Ed needs to conduct a site visit and post their assessment for parents to review.

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April 28, 2014
Creel has been a great environment for our 4yr old daughter who was recently diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. We were never able to leave her in a daycare or preschool prior to Creel.

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December 01, 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.

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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.

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January 18, 2011
great school but the 6th graders act too grown up. Otherwise well school. Teachers are friendly.

- submitted by a community member

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

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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++

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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

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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 a teacher

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!

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May 02, 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.

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March 03, 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.

- submitted by a community member

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

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.

- submitted by a community member

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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Dr. W.J. Creel Elementary School
2000 Glenwood Drive, Melbourne, FL  32935
(321) 259-3233
Last modified Dr. W.J. Creel Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dr. W.J. Creel Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top