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PK-5
Public
Orlando, FL
Students enrolled: 853
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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1245 Avalon Park South Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32828

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(407) 207-7428
(407) 207-7723
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October 29, 2014
In response to the post from 10/28...Castle Creek Elementary School is rated an A school based on the state of Florida guidelines. The school received 542 points, 17 points over the A requirement which is 525 points. The school increased 80 points from 2013 to 2014 based on FCAT results. Yes, we are an A school and we are very proud of that title. The staff, students and community worked very hard to achieve that goal.

- submitted by a teacher
October 28, 2014
This is bull rap. The parents are calling it an A school but if you look at their test scores you can see that their D school. If you want your child to gain more knowledge go to one of the neighboring schools!

- submitted by a community member
October 02, 2014
I've been reading the other parent comments left on this site regarding Castle Creek and I saw that many people mentioned how horrible the administration is. I couldn't be more surprised. My child just moved from a private school and we have been extremely pleased, not only the awesome teacher's involvement, but also administration's involvement in every aspect of the school. My child was immediately assessed and moved to the appropriate program for his level. I get voicemails, emails and texts from the principal at least once or twice a week with updates on what is happening at the school. I get immediate feedback on my child's progress or any issues that come up. The dropping off and picking up of the children is very well thought out and safe. My child is thriving at this school and I am so upset with myself for being so worried about changing him to public school. Completely unnecessary.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2014
This A-rated school has some of the most committed teachers and administrators I've seen since my elementary school 30 some odd years ago. They make every effort to help the students succeed offering tutoring all year after school and special tutoring months before FCAT testing. Having moved from Boston, this school is by far superior in every way. Our daughter went from being an average student to an honor student in one quarter, finally having had a proper evaluation and observation before meeting with us (2 teachers, school psychologist, councilor, and asst principle) and giving her a 504 for her ADHD that enabled her to thrive. Her teachers have also made their classes peanut-free for us, which we were originally told wouldn't happen and that she would have to sit separately from the other kids at lunch, which did not happen. It was a huge lesson in "don't believe everything you hear". Our only real negative would be with the after school program (not part of but at school) and their lack of attentiveness regarding homework (a selling point they make) after repeated requests and bad handling of year-long bullying (also after many requests) despite their claims otherwise

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2014
I have never been so welcomed in a school. The entire office staff, including administration have always been friendly and seem to have the kids best interest in mind. I have attended their SAC and PTA meetings with VERY little other parents present.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2014
The teachers and students worked so hard this past year...the school is now rated as an "A" school! THe leadership of Mr. Daubs is awesome. He leads everyone to success.

- submitted by a parent
December 24, 2013
We are on our third child through this school. Since the administration change last year this school has gone down hill. Teachers are still wonderful, but administrative staff, specifically the principal is horrible. This is obviously in his mind a stepping stone to somewhere else. School has fallen dramatically from an "A" school to a "C" school under the current principals guidance. Good teachers have begun to leave the school due to his changes. This is sad for us as we have had a long standing relationship with this school having had 2 children already move through here. Hopefully the school will replace him and earn back it's old excellent name and reputation.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2013
My husband and I are both well-educated (he has two college degrees and I have a doctorate) so we hold our childrens' education to very high standards. My daughter is now in second grade at Castle Creek (been there since K) and we love it! We have found all of her teachers to be caring yet strict when need be. She is excelling in all subjects based on the Florida percentiles. Unfortunately, this school has some major barriers that hinder their overall test scores and make Castle Creek appear like a poor-performing school (like zoning for students that do not speak ANY English, for example). We feel very blessed to be Castle Creek Dragons!

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2013
The teachers at this school seem to be highly invested in the children's progress. The administration is exceedingly business - like and they seem out of place in an elementary school setting. there is a of institutionalizeing at the school. Both the Principal and The AP are from a high school and a middle school and I don't think they realize these are elementary children they are dealing with - it is a pretty sad kind of place from what I have seen. The school also dropped from an A to a C this year. They got one of the "bumps" from the school district so they are technically a B, but they really earned a C. I wonder if it has to do with the new administration since last year was the first year for the new administration. I guess I would say the teachers are great and supportive, but the guys at the top are probably better with older kids and not the little people.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Castle Creek is a great school! My son goes to Castle Creek for 2 years and he loves it. The teachers are great and we love the new principal, he is very helpful. We love the school because the staff treat the kids like kids not like soldiers. My son was at Stone Lakes before and not any single day of school he was happy but went we moved to Castle Creek everything changed, my son got excellent grades and now he is happy and he loves the school. Overall, I think this is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2013
I am not very impressed with Castle Creek as some of the teachers there are not fair or patient to children of ethnic decent. If your child is of ETHNIC DECENT, please be involved in your child's school life so that there is not a window of opportunity for your child to be maltreated simply because of the color of their skin.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2013
This is a very wonderful school. The staff is very friendly and professional. We moved to Orlando last year and they made me and my children feel very welcome and at home. Mr. Daubs is relatively new and he took charge of that school and turned it into a small little family. My children are no longer going to be there because we moved to another school zone but we will miss it terribly. If we could stay there, trust me we would. Teachers are caring and make learning fun. Keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2013
This is a very clean school, with excellent teachers. My child is receiving a quality education, they encourage kids to read and the AR points are very effective in motivate them. The pick up and drop off of the students is great and safe. My child loved and I am very satisfied with the school and most of the staff!

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2012
Sadly we had to leave Castle Creek b/c we moved 5 minuted down the road into a new school zone. Had I known what horrid schools are out there I would have never moved. We miss Castle Creek SOO MUCH and loved all the teachers we came in contact with. There was not one person that wasn't friendly and caring and the school was always kept up and clean and the hallways were cheerful with art and welcoming things that went with the season or the celebration. Now I am at a school that rates better for the FCAT testing but the school stinks and the parents that "run the school" make it horrible to even entre. Thinking about selling our house b/c of this school zone. If you are lucky enough to be at CCE DO NOT move. I miss the office staff as well. They always had a smile and a welcome when I came to help.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2011
I moved to the Orlando area several months ago and my children were zoned for Castle Creek. Beautiful and well kept school. My only beef was with the registrar there. She is very rude and very unprofessional. I left several messages for her but she never returned my calls. I had to leave work and wait in the office until she decided to attend to me. The person working in the office was very kind and tried to attend to my questions and needs, but I really needed to speak to the registrar. After I waited for a while she finally came to the front very rude and looked like she was angry because she had to come and do her job. Sorry but this what Orange County and our tax money pay you for. Other then that experience and hurdle my children started school and are fine and the teachers are terrific. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this school a 5 all because of this one person.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2011
We have been at the Castle for 2 years now and love it! Both of my children have had excellent teachers. The "new" principal works very hard for the school and is very approachable and personable. They strongly encourage parent involvement but only a small amount are truly involved. I wish I'd see more parents getting involved because that would lead to even greater success but that is on the parents not on the school. The PTA this year is awesome and has organized many activities for the families and community to come together and to get involved! Parents and teachers alike should really join and support their school's PTA because it all goes back to the betterment of the school and therefore our children's future.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2011
This school is great the teachers are very nice and the school is beautiful and clean.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2011
I think Castle Creek is a great school. You are going to have personality conflicts in any school, but I do feel all the teacher's have the school's best interests at heart. The PTA does as fo a lot of $, but all that money is going back into the school so it is kind of like an investement in my child. If we want that to change, we need to take more of an active role in the PTA ourselves! Overall, I am very satisfied with the school.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2010
There was a principal change early 09-10. With new leadership I was hoping for a change of culture. So far, I haven't seen it. Parents are welcome to participate in school programs as long as they bring their check books. Leadership roles in PTA are delegated to staff. Parents must be hyper-vigilant to make sure their children are taught to a higher standard. This school (and district) spends most of it's effort to meet MINIMUM requirements. The office staff is very efficient, and some teachers are fabulous. They sacrificed the Math Specialist to keep the Music and Art teacher. Be prepared to be inundated with Hispanic culture regardless of your race. The nicest thing I can say it that when I advocate for MY child, they respond.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2010
My child went to school at Castle Creek for 3 days and I pulled her out. The teacher had an extremely poor attitude. Quite a few incidents happened in those 3 days and my husband and I choose to find her a better environment to learn in. Sad no one has posted in over 1 1/2 years.

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April 08, 2010
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March 27, 2010
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November 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2009
Castle Creek is an excellent school. My daughter is there since the school opened in August 2006. The teachers are awesome they always give the extra mile for your child. They support them, encourage them and teach them. I 'm always being so gratefully for Castle Creek teachers in special two off them that helped my daughter to be successful and an excellent student. Ms. Angela Zambrano second grade teacher THANKS!!! for all your Love, Patience, Kindness, Guidance, Help and HARD, HARD WORK with my daughter. Thanks for helping her and teaching her how to learn to speaking, reading and writing in English. When we came here to Florida in 2006 my daughter didn t know how to speak or understand English neither I. Thanks to Ms. Zambrano she passes her second grade successfully as AB Honor roll student. For me as a mother was a long year with many obstacles

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2009
I have two children attending this year. Our oldest is in her 3rd year and I am very pleased with the teachers she has had! They have all been great for her and have continually challenged her. I would like to see more parents become involved in PTA and help make Castle Creek an even better school. With all of the recent budget cuts, parents need to realize that the entire staff is being stretched very thin. Nevertheless, all of them continue to put the children's needs above everything else! Thanks to the entire staff for 3 great years of education!

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2009
This school has helped my child blossom to a great student. She now loves to read. She become more interested in science because of the school's effort to motivate kids to do science projects every month. My child is priveledge to come here.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2008
After completing our second year in operation, I continue to think that Castle Creek is a great place for my children to be educated. The key is parent involvement - as much as you are able to be involved in your child's education, the better. It's easy to blame the teachers or Dr. Taylor for issues that may arise with your child - but we all need to take a long hard look at ourselves as parents and how much we are influencing our children's behavior and how much we are involved at the school before pointing fingers elsewhere. I have been lucky enough to be able to be involved at the school - through PTA, and SAC and in my children's classrooms - and I have no doubt that my opinions are heard and that the staff and administrators are available to me when I need them.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2008
This school is making fifth grade the new junior high grade. The kids change classes for every subject in fifth grade and some of the teachers are not very approachable. The Principal and staff are not very caring. I'm glad my child is leaving this school after this year.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2007
Not the greatest school. Poor leadership and the leadership is unapproachable. Poor communication between some of the teachers and parents.

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September 25, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2007
My two children (ages 9 and 6) both had wonderful years. The teachers and staff were caring and committed. The principal was prompt and responsive to the few questions and concerns we had. My son has an IEP, and the staff was organized and proactive in helping him find the best solutions to his issues, as well as compassionate and understanding. The security was much better than the previous school my son attended, with a locked front-door policy during the day (everyone has to enter or exit through the front office). We are very pleased with this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2007
Beautiful school and has been very organized for their first year of being open. Would recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2007
I have two of my kids attending to this school is a great school brand new the pick up and drop off of the students is great anf safe....but the way they used to discipline the kids is very wrong....

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2007
No patience with students, irrational punishments, they yell at the kids and the language they use is very inappropriate. Nice building.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2007
I'm very disappointed with this school, teachers and staff don't have patience with the children or the right psychologic approach when interacting with the students, some of the teachers and staff are inappropriate in their language and yell at the kids. Some of the teachers are not approachable, you have to set an appointment every time, even just for a simple question.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2007
For a brand new school, I am pleased with the quality education my child is receiving. I am looking forward to the next few years!

- submitted by a parent
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Castle Creek Elementary School
1245 Avalon Park South Boulevard, Orlando, FL  32828
(407) 207-7428
Last modified Castle Creek Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Castle Creek Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top