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Creekside Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1131 students

 

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Posted September 27, 2013

The only reason why you guys are hearing that people are getting C's and D's in Creekside but A's and B's in Silversands, is because Creekside is set up for more advanced students, while Silversands is for more average students.


Posted July 11, 2013

I moved to FL two years ago and started 6th grade at creekside. Right from the start they welcomed me warmly. I'm now going into 8th grade and haven't had any problems with the school. I like all of my teachers and I have had a wonderful time there. Sure some of the kids are bad but there's not many. The school is clean and well kept. I'm going to be taking two high school classes next year and I feel that they have prepared me for high school. I'm proud to say I got to creekside!


Posted April 18, 2013

It was disappointing to witness very inappropriate and unethical behavior by one of the Creekside middle school reading teacher. Being a parent I expect teachers to be professional 24/7 and set a great role model for our children. Instead, her actions called in question about her abilities to educate young children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2012

It sounds good... but the reports sound bad... :( im about to move to port orange and go to this school creekside middle school. i am not sure if i should believe the reports? im not really sure. i will be going into 6th grade! i hope it is great! i want a awsome report card... please let me know if this school is great! ty!


Posted November 29, 2009

This school isn't as great as it's know to be. Silver Sands is much better to my opinion. I had C's and D's there and I've always had A's and B's, I switched to Silver Sands and now I have all A's and one B again. Just because Silver Sands has some bad kids doesn't mean the whole school is, and also most of the IB students at Creek are from Silver Sands. Spruce Creek has a few bad kids, does that make them the worst? No, they are the best. All schools have bad kids so don't target Silver Sands. Some teachers at Creekside were awesome others okay. When i was attending creekside they tend to the rich only and let them pass with many things, at Silver Sands they tend to all students. So don't bring down Silver Sands please and thank you.


Posted May 17, 2009

We just moved here from the Northeast, Although this school offers good programs in Dance, chorus, Band, it has cut the Reqading Enrichment program. The Math curriculum in below grade leve, my daughter learned what she was taught in grades 4-5 in Maryland. Some teachers are dedicated, however, others need to retire or update there teaching methods. It was a real didisappointmnet compared to our home statre- I suppose for Florida, it is a better school, unfortunatel, they rank low in the nation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2009

It is a great school there is not that much trpuble going on there!! also teachers are great my daughter loved hers!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2008

This is one of the best schools i`ve ever been 2. I am a seventh grade student. Go Mrs. Gullo and Mr. Colby!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2008

I think this is a great middle school...I come from NY and one of my biggest concerns moving to Florida was the schools. I am extremely pleased with the Port Orange schools, especially Creekside Middle. My son is finishing up 7th grade and he has had a great experience here. My experience with the principal has been a very positive one as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2008

My daugher goes there, and she loves the school and thyinks its awesome. It's very safe and has great academics
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2007

I would have rated this school slightly above average last year with the previous principal. The new principal leaves a lot to be desired. It is extremely difficult to communicate with the teachers. The only info I receive is midterms and report cards. Fortunately my son is a good student. I would highly recommend band. It has been a great experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

Overall experience for the past 2 years have been postive for both me and my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

This school is absolutely discusting.The teachers and staff are horrible and the students are violent.My daughter comes home and cries every day because she has too much work and her teachers are unfair.I would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2007

I now go to a different middle school. But I must say that Creekside was my favorite it was a lot more fun and the teachers taught better. It is a lot cleaner. Plus it has better food, and teachers. It was the best school ever, no school could out do Creekside. =]
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 22, 2006

My daughter is now in her second year at Creekside Middle School. She is a struggling student, and with the class sizes being so large, I feel that it has been very difficult for her to receive a more individualized instuction. Both last year and this year she has only had a couple of teachers who seem willing to work her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2006

Florida schools are often deficient in extracurricular areas such as art, or sports. Creekside, however, is a very good middle school. The teaching staff , counselors, and principals are caring as well as competent. The fact that it's relatively new and clean is a plus. The workload is challenging but not overwhelming. There really are very few negatives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Creekside is a fantastic school! My son is in his third and final year there and we consider his education at Creekside the best around. The teachers are wonderful, the curriculum is well-rounded and thorough. Their Gifted Program is top-quality, and their Gifted Program teachers do a wonderful job of keeping the students focused and interested in their work. Extracurricular activities abound at Creekside, and are highly encouraged by the teachers and staff. Their PTSA is top-notch, and they do a great job of coordinating fundraising activities in support of many PTSA-sponsored events and much-needed school equipment and supplies that otherwise aren't included in the school budget. The school's principal, Ms. Drawdy, is well-liked and respected by parents and students, as well as her staff. She does a great job for Creekside! I highly recommend Creekside Middle School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2006

We have 2 children that have attended Creekside Middle School. A senior, who has recently been accepted to all the colleges that he applied to and a 7th grader. We feel that Creekside helps prepare them to succeed in High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

A wonderful principal,teachers not very caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2005

This school is absolutly wonderful! I interned with Mr. Ingoldsby and his students. He is a brillant teacher and has great students. The staff is warm and welcoming as well as helpful in everyway possible. The campus is beautiful and very well kept. Creekside's students really seem to love their school and their teachers. The principal is caring and outstanding! I couldn't say one bad thing about this school!
—Submitted by a staff


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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 53% in 2014.

348 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

350 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 56% in 2014.

420 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

424 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 47% in 2014.

363 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

361 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

364 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

361 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
91%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 78% in 2012.

412 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 82%
Black 6%
Asian 4%
Hispanic 4%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 61%56%61%
Master's degree 36%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. JOHN CASH
Fax number
  • (386) 506-0002

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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6801 Airport Road
Port Orange, FL 32128
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Phone: (386) 304-5500

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