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Oklahoma City, OK
Students enrolled: 414
After care: No

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11700 Thornridge Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73120

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(405) 587-6500
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September 24, 2015
Administration: The principal is approachable, and will listen to your concerns, but will typically give you lip service unless the situation is quite bad. She will claim that she does not "take requests" regarding teachers, but if you are adamant and persistent, and have a strong reason for your preference, she may accommodate you. There is no gifted program, so if your child is bright and tests gifted, they do nothing. Teachers: Some are wonderful, esp'lly in the lower grades, but you must be diligent and talk to several other parents to determine who the best, or least bad are (some are bad to the point of incompetence). Once you find out who you want, request her. Parents: The parents of the peers of our kids are very active in the school, volunteer a lot, dominate the PTA, etc. However, I think we were lucky, as the parents of the kids in other grades seem less active. They tend to be cliquish, but it's likely that way at any school. Kids: This is a public school, but the area is more affluent than most in OKC so there is a solid core of middle class kids, but there's also a fair number of poor and working class kids from unstable homes. The latter groups bog down the pace of instruction--e.g., if a teacher who has 2-3 kids in class where english is poorly spoken in a home, there is only one parent, and education is not emphasized, then she has to slow down to accommodate them. This may all sound elitist, but it's reality--studies show there is a direct correlation between family income and the kids' performance in school. But this is likely the case at nearly all of the public schools in OKC. My kids have never mentioned any bullying to me over the several years they attended, so I don't think it's much of a problem, if at all. Facilities: No gym, and no tornado shelter, both of which are inexcusable. The cafeteria is multi-use, but it's insufficient. On the plus side, the playground is good sized, especially compared to its "competitors," Wilson elementary and Nichols Hills elementary. Bottom line: If you are a conscientious, motivated parent, you can navigate your kids through Quail Creek and have them leave with a fairly solid foundation for middle school, but there will likely be a pitfall along the way, (E.g., one teacher failed to show up for several weeks without notifying the principal). 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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August 15, 2014
Quail Creek is the best school. From the first time I entered the doors last year, I was impressed. All the teachers are incredibly friendly and helpful, which is greatly appreciated. I also like the diversity of this school, which I consider to be a big plus. All the parents seem willing to help with PTA, class parties or fundraisers. The teachers always go the extra mile with the kids and are awesome at communication (a big plus for me!). I am so so thankful for this wonderful school & would definitely recommend it to other parents!

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2014
Quail Creek is a wonderful school! My daughter is currently in pre-k in Mrs. Doolins class and I have to say she is a great teacher. All the different activities and educational things the principal and PTA offer at this school is amazing. My daughter was writing her first and last name within the first month of starting at quail creek, without any prior schooling. I was amazed. Cannot wait until my 3 year old will attend this school. Very satisfied parents!!

- submitted by a parent

December 22, 2013
During my 3rd grade year before I moved to Florida. A teacher literally told my mom to "go back where she came from" infront of the principle during a parent teacher confrence and no action was taken. That alone should tell you about the integrity of the school and if you know of these things and want your child there I feel sorry for you.

- submitted by a community member

September 19, 2013
Very Disapponited in the quality of teaching in the 4th grade. This has been going on for some time.. I hope and pray this gets corrected..

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2013
This school has discriminated against us and my child, the worst school, shame on you. I wish there was a zero star. If your religion is not Christianity, don' tell them.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2010
I love QCE..my grandson has attended QC for 5 years and the attention he has received is unbelievable. Dr. Matthews and the teachers are among, if not the best in elementary education. Parent involvement is huge. Every teacher has shown genuine interest in my grandson's success. And as for individual attention, ratings are off the charts. We have loved and respected everyone at QC and will miss them next year.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
October 20, 2009
Quail Creek goes over and above to provide the best education for our children.

- submitted by a parent

November 07, 2007
I have three children enrolled at QC this year, and have been involved with this school for five consecutive years. The principal is superb! She promptly addresses every concern; the secretary/office administrator knows every child by name; the faculty treats each child as their own. The special education program is by far the best. I never dreamed that my children's learning needs would be so thoroughly addressed and that they would ever perform academically as well as they do. With the personal concern, commitment and genuine love of so many of the QC teachers for my children, they have soared academically! But they have also grown-up and matured in a healthy, safe environment, among adults whom they know truly love them. What more could a parent want for their young children than that?

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 01, 2007
We have 3 children at QC this year. We are very pleased to be part of this lovely community of families in this school. Our Principal is wonderful and attentive to the needs of each child. The Speech teacher is the best, and the IEP program is personalized to each child. Most all of the teachers are very good. The outdoor buildings are dreadful, but soon to be replaced. The only dilemma is middle and high school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 31, 2007
I have one son currently atteding this school and one son who has moved on to Middle School. Both of my children began at Quail Creek in Pre-K. This has been the best learning environment that money could not buy. My children have thrived and their lives and knowledge are foever enriched because of this school. I truly could not have asked for more as a parent. We proudly tell everyone that we attend and have attended Quail Creek. Thank you Quail Creek.

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2007
They involve parents great when they are needed for volunteer help. Discipline policy needs work severely.

- submitted by a parent

May 24, 2006
My son went to Quail Creek for 2 years. He absolutely loved it. The classrooms were relatively small with wonderful kids and friendly teachers. The teachers were patient and helpful - full of creative juices. He learned a lot and still talks about it four years later.

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August 26, 2004
I have two chidren at Quail Creek. This school is top notch as far as our family is concerned. The teachers work very hard with all of the children; and give them a lot of individual attention. We proudly say we love this school. Keep it up Quail Creek!

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2004
I see an enormous amount of effort and input by parents at QC. However, the class size is much larger than I would like. My daughter's 3rd grade class had 25.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2003
I have a daughter that has been with this school now K-4th grade. Every year I am amazed at how much involvement there is by the parents as well as the teachers. Everyone seems to put 110% into these children. In every way. I couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
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Quail Creek Elementary School
11700 Thornridge Road, Oklahoma City, OK  73120
(405) 587-6500
Last modified Quail Creek Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Quail Creek Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top