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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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