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PK-12
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Ruston, LA
Students enrolled: 574
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2400 Cedar Creek Drive
Ruston, LA 71270

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(318) 255-7707
(318) 251-2846
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September 25, 2013
At Cedar Creek, so many steps are in place to make certain the Middle School experience is a positive one. (1) There is something for everyone to participate in, and faculty and staff encourage school participation. Cheer squads and dancelines welcome girls in 7th/8th grade to participate. All boys are invited to play football grades 6-8. Student Council, Honor Society, and more await the student looking for a place to fit in. (2) All new students are welcomed each year at a school orientation by friends that will shadow them the first few weeks of school and answer any questions they may have. (3) Teachers truly care about their students and make themselves available 24/7 should a parent have a question. (4) Incentive programs are in place for all students with good grades and great study habits(turning in homework) to be rewarded on school-sponsored celebration field trips - Green & Gold Day! (5) Character building through Rachel's Challenge and looking toward the future with aptitude groups discussing future professions are just those extra touches that make Middle School at Cedar Creek some of the best years!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
It is not possible to put into words how I feel about Cedar Creek School. I was fortunate, enough, to attend Cedar Creek from my first day of kindergarten until my last day of high school. The education that I received was invaluable. The school helped prepare me for my college years. Cedar Creek was more than a school to me. It was another home. The students, staff, and faculty were extended family. I graduated from Cedar Creek 25 years, ago, and it is still a place that I consider home. I am still in contact with my Cedar Creek family and friends. The opportunities that I received from Cedar Creek were immense, but the love and mentoring was even greater. I am proud to be an alumni of Cedar Creek School. Creek Pride!

- submitted by a community member
September 25, 2013
Reason #350 that I love Cedar Creek - The role model for our children that heads the school!!! The school principal doesn't just sit in his office all day. He is part of the school environment in everyway. You can see him daily as he helps with carline, and he watches each child arrive and leave the school. He is present at almost all athletic events, school events, and works side-by-side with his faculty to constantly strive to improve the school in all areas. He participates in parent work days to make the school more beautiful, and he can been seen by his students and the CC family setting up event tents, carrying tables, pushing a lawn mower. There is nothing he wouldn't do for Cedar Creek. He believes in the school that he leads, and he shows our children on a daily basis how to lead with a servant's heart. His office is always open, and he welcomes a phone call or email. His decidation of more than 20+ years to Cedar Creek is just another reason this school shines in North Louisiana.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
It is hard to put into words how outstanding Cedar Creek has been for my child. The staff is second to none. They really push your child to achieve the most they can. They have every extra curricular activity you could want to be involved in and are very competitive at all of them. Cedar Creek is the best thing that has ever happened to my child, send your child here and will be the greatest thing that has happened to them also. I love this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
As an alumna of Cedar Creek and a parent of a recent alumna, I am glad that CC has been part of my life since 1973. Of course, any discussion of a school should begin with academics. The instruction that I received prepared me well for college, and my excellent teachers inspired me to become an educator myself. While I do feel that there have been some inconsistencies in math instruction in recent years, overall I think that my daughter's education has prepared her well for college too. Next, I would consider extra-curricular activities. CC offers something for almost everyone. While I was a student, I enjoyed working on the publications (newspaper & yearbook) and serving on the student council. I learned invaluable skills (how to meet a deadline, how to be a leader) that are crucial to my life today. My daughter was able to participate in varsity athletics, spirit groups, and clubs. I appreciate the former and current faculty, staff, and administrators of Cedar Creek School. As a student, I felt that they truly cared about me and wanted me to succeed. As the parent of a CC student, I appreciated the time they invested in helping my child to grow to her potential. Super omnia!

- submitted by a community member
September 01, 2013
Do not send your child here. The administrators attempt to completely control the students' lives. If you're not PERFECT, you're not accepted. The other students at the school will not talk to your child unless they are mean and cruel. This has become the normal thing to do at this school. Your child will only receive the proper preparation and attention if you have a ton of money and you visit the school and complain about things regularly. If a child's parents are not 110% involved with the school, they will be treated like dirt. Also, the coaches are EXTREMELY rude. They only give attention to the athletes that are the best, and they don't try to work with the ones that aren't. They will tell you to your face that you aren't good. I witnessed a coach call a student fat. Some of my coaches have told me that I suck and that they are glad I'm not on their team again this year. If your child isn't a cheerleader or football player, he or she will not be included in anything. The other students will not invite them to do anything. A big problem at Cedar Creek is that the staff will try to control your child's life on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. I'm glad that I'm done.

- submitted by a community member
June 30, 2013
Cedar Creek is an amazing school. As parents of a graduate and a current high school student we have been very pleased with the academic challenges and the expectations of the faculty and administration. The teachers expect the students to do their best, and accept nothing less. Success is the norm at Cedar Creek, not the exception, as it is in many schools. From Pre-K through High School, CCS develops students with a competitive academic spirit, not just an athletic one. The students perform to the best of their ability in the classroom and on the field because they want to...it's what everyone does! At a very young age, our children talked about where they would go to college - they never considered NOT going - and recent graduating classes have proved that CCS prepares its student to go WHEREVER they choose. Cedar Creek graduates are competitive regionally as well as nationally for college admissions and scholarships. Cedar Creek is not perfect, no school will ever be, but it is definitely the best school available to students in north LA.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2013
Cedar Creek was a choice our family made for our child after carefully considering all schools in the region. It was by far academically superior to any other in the region. Obviously, they are a college-preparatory institution, with students being accepted to top schools all over the nation. It also is a welcoming and safe environment, with lots of extracurricular opportunities -- and not just sports. Arts, academic clubs, etc., abound. My son, who is in the elementary school, has blended in well and feels welcome. He s also thriving academically. We live about 30 minutes away, and it's more than worth the drive.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2012
I am currently a student at Cedar Creek and honestly it is an academically sucessful school. I admit you may be treated like an intruder if you talk to some of the more popular children. But if you talk to one of the more excluded kids, then you'll be welcomed. I actually have friends who are in the grade above me and the opposite gender and they're pretty cool. You'll always find a group to fit in here. I mean I'm Canadian and Asian , I found people I get along with. But if you decide to send your child here, you won't worry as the teachers will guide your child rhrough every lesson. Although some of the parents are downright nasty if they don't like you. Also if you didn't graduate from Cedar Creek, they may not look too kindly on you. But my parents didn't (probably a good thing) and about half of the parents didn't. Anyway, Cedar Creek is an amazing academic school that you should consider sending your child(ren) to.

- submitted by a community member
August 24, 2011
I attended Cedar Creek from k-12th grade. The academic program is good in most areas, but the math department was absolutely pitiful the entire time I went there. I struggled a lot with mathematics and never seemed to get the help I needed, and it certainly shows to this day. That statement can be backed up by the number of math teachers fired while I was attending. The school is also VERY "clicky" with certain groups of popular people who can do no wrong, and others who are treated more like outcasts. (maybe it has something to do with how much money your parents donate to the school every year after paying tuition hmm). There is also a HEAVY parent involvement (especially concerning the more popular kids) and in many cases it's down right obnoxious. Some of these parents might as well quit their day jobs and just hang out on the school campus 24/7. I'll conclude by saying that even after 13 years at Cedar Creek and knowing virtually everyone on the campus at the time, I never really felt like the staff welcomed me or treated me in the same manner as other students..education was fair, but unless your social status is high, I will NOT guarantee a welcoming environment.

- submitted by a community member
June 13, 2011
This school is not a very good school in both academics AND sports. It seems that, as mentioned in other reviews, education comes second while social status comes first. My daughter is treated like trash because of our personal religious beliefs. I do not recommend this school at all- your children are more likely to get a better education and high school experience at the nearby Ruston High School.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2011
Small town school with shallow minded parents. Children in this school can be very brutal toward other students especially if you are new comer to this school. This school is not a christian school but be aware if you dont attend church regulary. The other parents and their children will considar your children as devil if you dont. If you didnt graduated from this school (thank God I didnt) you are pretty much ignored from everyone. Academic standards are very poor at this school also. My sons public school from out of states were so much better comparing to this school. Im so glad I changed my kids school from this one.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2010
Cedar Creek is a very small school, and I have been fairly pleased with their academics. The school is wayyyyyy behind regarding technology. I almost feel like I am at my elementary school of the 1970's. The greatest hinderence to learning at Cedar Creek is the involvement of parents in the daily social structure of the school. There are many, if not the majority, of parents that are graduates of Cedar Creek. For some reason, these people can not move on from their days of football player, cheerleader,or homecoming queen. It is really sad to see adults allow their children to emotional hurting other child just to ensure their child is in the "POPULAR" group. I have am amazed at some of the outright mean children my children have been exposed too. The school is very small town political and learning seems to be second in line to popularity.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 23, 2010
One of the best academically in the nation.....check the ACT scores. No discipline problems. Much parental involvement. Inclusive sports programs. Lots of extracurricular. If Cedar Creek isn't a great school then one does not exist.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2009
Cedar Creek has one of the best educational programs in the whole state! Not only does it have a great teaching staff, it has an amazing learning environment! My daughter graduated LA Tech with a 3.7 GPA all because of the preperation Cedar Creek offered to her for college! If you want to give your child the best education they can get, Cedar Creek is the school to choose! In USA today in 2004 Cedar Creek was ranked 4th in the Nation for the highest ACT scores having four merit scholars in only one graduatin class of about fifty! Cedar Creek is an amazing school and I highly recommend it!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2009
I also teach in the public school system, but I send my daughter to Cedar Creek. Our daughter has been at CC since Pr-K; she is now in junior high. I am constantly amazed at how much she has learned CC is an outstanding school. As a teacher myself, I can vouch that the teachers at CC know their content area, and they have wonderful diverse personal experiences to add to the classroom. Parental involvement is high at CC, which only adds to thier success. In fact, parents are required to be involved. The curriculum is challenging and forces children to work hard; they are ready for college when they graduate. There are a wide variety of extra-curricular activities and clubs. Every student has a place' in which to fit in. For many reasons, this is an excellent school. Teachers, parent involvement, curriculum, college prep., activities, diversity and high standards make

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 28, 2009
i love this school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the teachers are so nice and fun!!!!!!! the kids are so well behaved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if u are looking for a school to put your child in cedar creek is a wonderful choice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating February 21, 2009
After moving here from Illinois a few years ago, I was challenged with finding the right school for my daughter. After about 3 misses, I let my child visit Cedar Creek for a day. After her day was over, she insisted this was the school for her. She started Cedar Creek in third grade; however, now that she is approaching sixth, we are looking again. Although I applaud the academic programs, the school is clicky and is not inclusive to 'other races.' As for the activities, I have never felt included. They claim to want to diversify the student body, but they don't do much to make you feel included. Since Junior High is very important for the development of one's self-esteem, I have to do something else for my child so she doesn't feel excluded.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2008
Cedar Creek offers an outstanding education that prepares students for college and beyond. The athletics program excels in teaching team-work, etc, it actually bonds the school together as family. Cedar Creek offers the best in the area and state!

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2008
I think CC offers an outstanding education. The academics, athletics and extracurricular activities are top notch. While all schools have issues, CC has a family atmosphere and open administrators who will work with you. Take a look at the school's achivements.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2008
Cedar Creek School Is one of the best in Ruston. Although 6th Grade is 'Jonor High' They do not do any thing with the 7th and 8th graders

- submitted by a student
August 12, 2007
Cedar Creek has it all. The best college preparation available. Teachers and Coaches who care. And the level of expectation is absolutely the highest. If you start your child early enough at Cedar Creek you will be amazed at how far ahead they will be. Our kids tend to have older friends due to their advanced intellectual development.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2007
As an Alumnus of this school I have to admit that it prepared me extremely well for college. I received scholarships to go to several division 1 schools (academic scholarships, not athletic) and have found that what I was learning during my freshman and sophomore years at CC is what you learn during your freshman and sophomore years in college, the only problem I have is that the AP program has been watered down into a shell of its former self with the absence of Gaye Ingram from the helm.

- submitted by a community member
April 12, 2007
Cedar Creek School started out as a very good school that had a much higher level of academics from the surrounding schools. I went to Cedar Creek for 7 years before I transferred to another school and I was astonished by how poor my educational background was in math as well as english. The AP program at Cedar Creek was once a strong program that everyone wanted to be in but those who became a part of it were mostly scorned as nerds and the former head of the department allowed it to dilapidate and most of the students didn't really achieve the potential that they could have met. The Athletics at Cedar Creek is fair there teams are highly competitive but some of the coaching staff don't inspire their players to be better men and women.

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March 13, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
September 11, 2006
To respond to the statement below that a cedar creek education doesn't differ from a public school education. I went to a public school from kindergarten through 8th grade. I transfered to Cedar Creek where I received a much better education. I had a roomate from a public school in Ruston, at college. She had never written a research paper before and was behind in all of our first year classes at college. Cedar Creek has a wonderful education system with teachers who care about their students.

- submitted by a former student
August 06, 2006
This school has begun its deterioration. What used to be a stellar school with great programs has become a clicky school that doesn't allow growth or students, but controls every idea of the student. What used to be a gold mind of great minds that came from one positively great program has now been lost. If you'd like your child to be a clicky automaton, go ahead. But for growth and allowing great thoughts, other places are doing that better.

- submitted by a former student
May 25, 2006
Academic program is very good at Cedar Creek, if anything, taken a bit too seriously at the early elementary level. Parental environment is strongly encouraged, but not conducive to families with 2 working parents. Assumes all families have an at-home mom and nearby grandparents. Examples: Grandparents Day and Mothers day tea scheduled during middle of the week and middle of the day. My child's grandparents live too far for them to attend, so my child was crushed. Very little understanding for varied home environments. Very focused on reading and math skills, as well as formalized testing. There is no comparison to the education received at Cedar Creek vs. public schools in Louisiana.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
By far the best school in Northern Louisiana. We have three children attending and they have are receiving a top notch education. We can't say enough good things about this school. From the teachers to the coaches to the Principal and staff...you can't go wrong. If your child plays sports...Cedar Creek is a must!

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2006
'This school has been a big disappointment. Our child is ADD. Before we had her tested, we were given only criticism and her teachers never recommended that she be tested. Fortunately, we got her tested, put her in a school environment in which she is now thriving. The outstanding music program which was in place when I was a student here has deteriorated as well as the track program that was in place in the early 80s. The caliber of the junior high teachers has been poor. We have had good experience with most of the elementary teachers.

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June 23, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
October 14, 2004
One of the greatest school in Louisiana.

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February 04, 2004
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August 19, 2003
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Cedar Creek School
2400 Cedar Creek Drive, Ruston, LA  71270
(318) 255-7707
Last modified Cedar Creek School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Cedar Creek School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top