Two of my children attended Pates Creek and I have to say, it was like getting a private school education without having to pay for all the extras. They are both still in gifted and advanced classed at Dutchtown Middle and High school, both of these also live up to what Pates Creek has in a school.
I love this school and so do my daughter. Day 1 every person at Pates Creek have been pleasant to work with. The teachers are aware of their students and note changes in class work right away to assure students success.
I feel so lucky to be in this school district! Great principles, great teachers, great staff! Such a wonderful atmosphere ALL THE TIME! My girls attend Pate's Creek and my youngest has learning difficulties, the administration has been so proactive in addressing her issues and I am so thankful for all of them!
The principal is excellent. They offer several extra-cirriculum activities. The school is always clean. The children learn so much in all subjects. I was impressed what was brought home for homework. Some schools focus only on Math and Reading. This school offers fun activities outside of class . They go over and beyond on activities. This is a great school for learning. Their sage (gifted) is challenging not just a coloring course. The office staff is okay. My only 2 complaint is some of their staff is not that friendly such as Asst Principal, Counselor, and few others. Please pack your child's lunch because the lunches are horrible.
My daughter recently graduated from Pates Creek Elm. and let me say they have a wonderful group of teachers as well as Admin. staff. Throughout her 6 years there I actually got involed more and more every year. Ms Flournoy and staff.....Words can not express how much I appreciate the learning opportunities given to my daughter. Thank you!
We moved our daughter to Pate's Creek in January of 2009 from a local private school. Although we were nervous, it has turned out to be one of the best decisions we have made. My daughter has an exceptional kindergarten teacher and we've found that everyone at Pate's Creek is extremely helpful and focused on the needs of the children. I am an educator in a nearby system so I had many options for where to place my child. Our decision to move to PCE was based on negative experiences at a private school up the road where children were expected to fit in a 'box' and were scolded when they were different or required attention beyond what ws typical. Pate's Creek has been a wonderful experience and I recommend it to anyone over the other local public and private schools in the area.
This school is a very good representation of what America actually looks like. Not only is it diverse, it is a school directed by one of the most sincere 'child advocates' Ms. Flournoy. She is fair and methodical in her approach to most any situation. She is a problem-solver and keeps the needs of the child at the center of any conflict. Furthermore, her staff is as focused on education as she is.
My daughter went to Pates Creek for two years. I was really impressed with the interaction between the students and the Principal, Ms. Flournoy. She is fair, caring and attentive to the needs of the students and the Parents and that is a true sign of someone who really cares about the quality of education your child receives. I hope that Ms. Flournoy, her staff and the students continue to have many more successful years!