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Creekside Elementary

Public | K-5 | 569 students

 
 

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Posted April 8, 2014

We are fairly new to this school. I was very excited for my child to start because of the great reviews. I am not thrilled to be honest. I do like the activities that this school has and I do like that the Principal doesn't just sit behind the desk, she gets to know the students. I cannot say the same for my child's teachers. There is confusion about directions and no one really seems to know what is going on in the classroom. Other school districts around the country are suffering from budget cutbacks and are down to one teacher for Kinder and First Grade. When I heard that the Kinder and first grade classes had assistants, I was excited because these classrooms would probably be more organized and the communication would be better having TWO people in the classroom. This has not been the case. I feel as though I have to chase after the teachers/staff for answers. At other schools, a weekly email is sent home each week. Perhaps this would work and communication can improve. Yes, the teachers have done this with one teacher making time to do this. I am not impressed, doesn't seem like everyone is on the same page and have not been very welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2013

My children attended this school for four years. I will say the staff works very hard to accomplish everything the state requires plus creating a fun atmosphere for the children. We never had difficulty working out issues with the staff; they are very open to making accommodations when possible. The cafeteria staff is also very warm and friendly. They are willing to work with you if you have special dietary requirements. We are very sad that we must move, due to the military. The area we now live in is greatly below the quality education that Creekside provided.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2013

This is our first year at Creekside and so far so good! The staff is wonderful and my child is doing wonderfully. Can't ask for a better school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2012

My child is a Kindergartner at Creekside and I have nothing but great things to say about the campus and faculty! We are a military family and they really take into consideration the constant changes our child will endure relocating often and we appreciate this very much. The school spirit and community involvement make this one of the best schools in Craven County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2011

Wonderful School. Both my Children attended and have go onto do well in middle School. Teachers are wonderful. Facility 2 years new and well maintained. We are military. Best elementary school by far in New Bern. As of Aug 2011, the location shown on the Google map is incorrect. The address is correct, but the map location is way off. School is located at the corner of Old Airport Rd and Landscape Drive. Closest Communities are Carolina Colours and Evans Mill. Taberna is about 1 mile to the north.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

My kids are receiving a great education and the school provides a great environment. We
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

As a PTO member I can assure you, we get no input on your child's teacher. We are simply there because we believe in the school and want to help it grow and be better. I would also encourage you to go straight to Mrs. Abbey Whitford the next time you hear someone on the staff openly talking negatively about another member of the Creekside Family. As principal, she will not stand for this one minute. I encourage you to come back to a PTO meeting and see what we are really all about. I spend a minimum of 45 minutes a day in the school every day before I head to my office. I do this, not only to help my child's teacher but also to stay involved with the school and see first hand what is happening. I encourage all parents to do the same. Jami Turner, PTO VP
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

I have read some of the post we are military and moved here last year and have seen a drastic change over the year. I will say that if you are from out of state the services the kids recieve compared to other states is terrible. I have attend a couple PTO meetings but, have made the choice not to be involved. I do not know any of the board members but, must say I don't see a who's who among parents or in crowd at the school. What has bothered me in the school is the staff members who feel they can openly talk badly about other staff members, parents including members of the PTO and children. I try not to believe rumors but, have heard that many people on the PTO are there because they get inputs on their child's teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2010

Terrible, I went to this school and was a student there for only half a year, but they didn't help me too well, the other kids always teased me or called me names, I have ADHD, so this school isn't meant for kids with ADHD like me at all, it isn't the right kind of school for us.


Posted March 17, 2010

Wow! You really shouldn't feel that way. There is no 'in crowd' go to a PTO meetings or the teacher to get involved. I am not on the PTO board but, we are all members. They will make you feel warm and welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

I have a 2nd grader and a Kindergartener attending Creekside. We have absolutely loved this school. As a military family moving into NC, we found a home specifically zoned for Creekside. The teachers and principals are outstanding! The facilities are clean and conducive to learning. Technology plays a big role in my daughter's learning environment as well. The principal and counseling office gear programs and sessions specifically geared to help meet the needs of military families by providing workshops and additional check-ins for students with deployed parents. GREAT school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2010

The children attending Creekside are very fortunate to have such a great facility and to be educated by a highly competent and caring staff. Our nine year old loves being there. I enjoy my volunteer time at Creekside. To the parent who does not feel comfortable as a volunteer I would ask you to talk to any of the PTO officers. Especially if you have not been involved this year. The officers and volunteers represent all areas of the school district. If there is an 'in crowd' this year it has developed because of the time these people spend together supporting the teachers and the kids. Give it another try and talk to Peggy Delano (PTO president). I think that you may feel differently. Oh, by the way, I promise that I am not a member of the PTO. The jobs too tough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2010

Creekside is a school of excellent. My son has attended 2 of the 3 years since the doors open. It is a very safe school. Majority of the staff are great with the kids. Education is great.My son is enjoying this year 09-10. Has a great teacher. His grades and AR goals have never been better.The one thing I see that I feel is a problem is there is a somewhat lack of communication with parents unless you are in the 'incroud', and the ones who can afford high amounts in the PTO fundraising. Before coming to NC I have always volunteered at my son's elementary school, enjoyed it alot. Coming here I volunteer but it is not as much as I would like because when I am there it feels uncomfortable because I am not in the 'incrowd', or in the 'who's who'. The best in Craven County!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

My son loves this school! It is the newest school in the district. This is our second year out of the 3 years since the school has been opened.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

We have had an amazing three years at Creekside Elementary. The Teachers are wonderful, the staff is friendly and the administration is superb! I hope the next school my children attend will be as special as their time at Creekside! Creekside Crocs Rock!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

I must respectfully disagree with the other two posters. During our time at Creekside, we found the teachers to be very gossipy and immature. (One even talked about my son's medical history and level of medication with other teachers who did not need to know about his condition.) If you are part of the in-crowd, Creekside is great. If your not loaded with money or politically connected, you may not have as great an experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2008

Wonderful school. For a public school it feels more like a private education. The school opened it's door in 2007-08 the first year opening went very smooth. The principals are wonderful. The test scores were best in the county. The teachers are the best! The kids get a wonderful education which is fun at the same time. We had two school shows. The PTO and teacher's are always looking for volunteers. You can even come eat lunch with your child everyday if you would like. The school sponsored events are fun.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

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>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students60%
Female66%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students70%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female59%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students61%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Academically giftedn/a
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 Students59%
Female52%
Male66%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students58%
Female54%
Male61%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities29%
Non-disabled students64%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
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 Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students77%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students61%
Female73%
Male52%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students68%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Academically gifted90%

Science

All Students63%
Female61%
Male64%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students71%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 52%
Black 10% 26%
Hispanic 9% 14%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 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 24%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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2790 Landscape Drive
New Bern, NC 28562
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