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Crystal Lake, IL
Students enrolled: 612

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1100 Alexandra Boulevard
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

(815) 356-2720
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April 23, 2014
we love this school and the community around the school! We are getting ready to send our son to Kindergarten, we have a 1st grader and 2nd grader there now and have learned in leaps and bounds!

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2012
Very impressed with Woodscreek school and the staff. Every teacher my children have had has been wonderful. My kids are challenged with their academics and the teaching style makes learning fun. Communication from teacher to parent is good. Only thing I would add is maybe another conference in Feb or March. As a parent I feel very welcome at the school. There is plenty to get involved within the classrooms and the school in general.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 15, 2009
This is our first year at Woods Creek and we are so impressed. Both the Principal and Asst. Principal are very involved and do a fantastic job running the school. One or both of them are outside with the students at the end of every day--they are so personable and friendly with everyone!! My daughter's teacher is also terrific--always quick to respond if I have a question and a lot of communication so I know what is going on in class. She uses a lot of positive reinforcement--which has done wonders on my daughter's confidence and love of school. I would highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2009
I love this school. My children have had wonderful experiences here. I have never hesitated to call or e-mail a teacher with concerns or questions. The principal and vice principal are easy to approach too. As far as volunteering with the classroom, not much opportunity in kindergarten but lots in 1-5. Parents come in to read with children and talk about their books, some teachers need clerical help, editing, and book publishing. If you are looking for volunteer opportunities, the TAP room is always accepting volunteers and there are so many PTO activities to help with. I have always made a huge effort to talk with the teachers and to be involved which makes me feel more comfortable about Woods Creek.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2009
Very disappointed in the leadership and some of the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2008
This is our first year at Woodscreek and so far I am a little disappointed. While they seem to be a great school academically, I feel parental involvement in the classroom is only encouraged if you 'know' the teacher. Other than a report card, there doesn't seem to be much real communication with respect to how my child is doing. I am hoping this is just our experience with this 1 teacher and next year proves to be a much better year.

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January 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2007
We were concerned that changing from a small (180students) private school to a large (800+) public school would be at best, traumatic for our 10 year old. Nothing could be further from the truth, and we credit the entire staff at Woods Creek for this fabulous outcome! He enjoys school and is doing well. Staff, other parents & Extended Time personnel. These are truly quality people.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2007
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September 05, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2007
This is a shining example of what a great school should be. The teachers and administration are very active in developing all the skills necessary. Mrs. Rubin is the best teacher I have ever encountered!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2006
Principal is very involved in school. Teachers are very committed to their students. We have had great experiences from K on up.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
High quality academic programs. Light on sports activities. Very high-level of parental involvement. Multi-age (MAC) for grades 1/2 and 4/5 provide a different learning experience than the traditional elementary program (also offered). The Principal is a huge proponent of MAC classes. The risk with MAC is that your child will have the same teacher for 2 years in a row. If you get a 'dud' you have her for 2 years.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2006
Great school. Teachers are the best in Crystal Lake. This is a neighborhood school so your kids will go to school with their neighborhood friends.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2006
All in all, Woodscreek offers everything academically, including fine arts and physical education, that you could want. However, I don't find anything outstanding about the school. I think the leadership is very autocratic and no one will speak up to or against the leaders.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2005
We moved to Crystal Lake for the quality of the public schools. Moved again so our child would go to Woodscreek. Mrs. Les and what she is doing should be used as a model for other elementary schools.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2005
This is our first year at the school and we love it. Mrs. Grubbs is an excellent teacher. Looking forward to the years to come.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2005
We love Woodscreek - Mrs. Les is a one of the best at her profession...the staff is great!

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Woods Creek Elementary School
1100 Alexandra Boulevard, Crystal Lake, IL  60014
(815) 356-2720
Last modified Woods Creek Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Woods Creek Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top