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Creekside Elementary

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Posted August 27, 2013

Creekside has a lot of great teachers. My kids have had a good experience there. I appreciate the diversity and the PTA is excellent. For whatever reason Creekside is on its 4th principal since it opened. I think this has kept Creeksidevfrom excelling in some areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

Best school ever. People are nice. It's a nice place. Love it more than any other school.


Posted May 31, 2012

Front office has wonderful people working; Teachers are great and understanding and they do their Best. My son has been in AIG program sice the Mid 2nd grade, this year he is graduating 5th grade, very please with their program; we will miss all of them dearly : (
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2011

The school is good, not great. Homework is redundant each week, so the kids get bored. My children rarely finish lunch, because of there just isn't enough time. They've learned, but not as much as I would like for them to learn; we work with them at home just to keep their interest and skills progressing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2009

Our child is in Kindergarten at Creekside and has had a wonderful experience there. His teacher and TA are excellent and the classroom is fun, under control, and educational. The students are well-behaved and nice. The administration is responsive and friendly, and the extra classes (music, art, library) are great. We even like the Durham Public Schools after-school program. We considered private schools, but are really glad that we went with Creekside instead and recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Creekside is great. Our daughter loves it there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Creekside has wonderful diversity of families that all share a common goal: quality education for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

Creekside has a wonderful staff, and a great diversity of students. The Creekside PTA is a strong organization which helps bring important events to the school like the international night, science fair, etc.. Overall, my kids have had a great learning experience at Creekside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

In the education field, genuinely caring for children is a requirement. And the teachers at Creekside have kind hearts that allow them to go the extra mile to help our students learn and grow. And I cannot forget the students! They are a wonderful group of children who desire to become better and better everyday. Even our students with various challenges and obstacles have that strong desire to succeed---in spite of setbacks. Go Creekside Eagles!!! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

It is all about the children. The pride that we have for our school under any kind of adversity. The children that are eager to learn and have a thirst for knowledge, participation and commitment to do their very best.


Posted October 20, 2009

i love the people at creekside - teachers, parents, kids, administrators. they are diverse and friendly. like an extended family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

teachers are wonderful and the administration team is the best in the entire district. parents support the school ijn many ways
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 12, 2009

My kindergartener is engaged in her class every day. Her teacher and teacher's assistant have helped her ease into a totally new environment with very few hiccups.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

My daughter is a third grader at Creekside and she has been in love with the school since Kindergarten. Very comfortable learning environment and the faculty and staff are so supportive and encouraging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

Wonderful principal and staff!! Great attitudes among everyone that I come across. My child has had the best teachers, and has improved greatly academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

Creekside is a fantastic school that truly focuses on the best for the kids. The administration and staff recognize that they can't be perfect, but they go the extra mile to make things as perfect for the kids educational experiences as possible. The diversity is amazing and the care of the teachers & staff for the students is better than you will ever find any where.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

My son loves Creekside. I can't believe how much he has learned in just a few weeks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Creekside is a great place to send your child to be educated. There are many caring teachers that really want to teach and not just collect a check.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

It's very organized, clean, and educationally disciplined
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Miss Erdely and Mr. Williford are the best teachers ever!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 47% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students50%
Female58%
Male42%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students54%
Limited English proficiency14%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students43%
Female50%
Male37%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students48%
Limited English proficiency17%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students50%
Female44%
Male56%
Black27%
Asian75%
Hispanic29%
Multiracial90%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities50%
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiency19%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students42%
Female42%
Male43%
Black25%
Asian67%
Hispanic11%
Multiracial80%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiency19%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Academically gifted78%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students48%
Female49%
Male47%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students51%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically gifted90%

Reading

All Students49%
Female47%
Male50%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically gifted88%

Science

All Students42%
Female41%
Male44%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Academically gifted90%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 35% 52%
Hispanic 28% 14%
Black 26% 26%
Asian 5% 3%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Cindy Daniels
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  • (919) 560-2355

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5321 Ephesus Church Road
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