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Sue Creech Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 827 students

 

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Posted March 2, 2013

Great school, the teachers truly care, the children enjoy going there and learn with enthusiasm and great motivation. I am extremely pleased with my child's progress at this school and would recommend it to any parent in Katy ISD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2012

Hi. I go to Creech and I love it! All the teachers are really nice! They have really nice equipment at recess. I love the ice cream on Fridays.The teachers teach really good! The vice principal and the principal are nice too! CREECH ROCKS!!!!!


Posted November 1, 2011

Just removed my child and placed her in private school. Best decision I ever made. Finally she's in a place filled with concerned, professional and competent teachers and administrators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2010

It's a good school. My son loves it a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Creech is a 'perfect 10'! It is a wonderful learning community encouraging all students to be true lifelong learners. ;>
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

We love Creech, both of my children have attended, my youngest from K-5 and we have never once been disappointed. The teachers and staff are wonderful and they keep the parents very well informed. They have a great security system in place so I never would have to worry about strangers wondering the halls or endangering our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2008

Creech is a fabulous school! We have been very pleased with the challenging curriculum and pleasantness of teachers and staff. I cannot say enough good things about this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

Amazing school, we couldn't be happier. The principal is wonderful and very hands-on. She knows everyone of the children at the school and all of the parents. At the school, the staff is very friendly and helpful. I believe they truly care about the students; having a program for new students to get to know other students and taking action if they believe that a child is being bullied. My daughter needed dyslexia tutoring and her two teachers rearranged their schedules to accommodate her needs. The counselor is amazing and is so kind. They may be strict but I believe children need clear instructions and they are defiantly taught how to act. The high expectations keeps this school in order and with high scores. We love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

I think this school is great! We moved from Overseas in 2005 and this is my kids' first public school, having attended private schools all their lives. We were a bit apprehensive initially at the size of the school, but we soon got over that when we saw the quality of education. The teachers are wonderful and the principal hands-on and parents very involved. I know most parents do not like the discipline, but I believe that kids need to be disciplined from early on to avoid disasters later in life. Our first child will be moving on to Junior High and will surely miss the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2007

We were very fortunate that Exley was built so we would not have to go to Creech anymore. The principal and assistant principal hassle the parents every time they visit, as if they were terrorists. Many parents have referred to them as the Creech Crabs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2007

We moved to the Katy area from another state because of the schools. Creech has not disappointed us! The teachers and staff are great and the parents are very involved in both the school and their kids education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2007

Creech is a great school. I am speaking from both a parent a a teaching point of view. I teach at one of the feeder schools and the students are well prepared. As with all campuses there are issues, however the administration is awesome and is willing to work with the parents. Especially the Principal herself, a wonderful lady! On the whole my kids have had some great teachers, and if there are problems the teachers are willing to discuss them. The PTA is very involved and the overall feeling is good. They are strict, and I may not agree with all the rules, but no one is ever please 100% of the time. I can place my kids in pretty much any school in KISD because I work in the district and this is where they go, I think that says it all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2006

I have been more than impressed with the level of education given at this school. There is outstanding parental involvement and care is taken to educate children at whatever level they are working at.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2006

Being part of Katy Independent School District, Sue Creech enjoys A+ curriculum. We are impressed by the level of expectations our children are required to meet. We have a fifth grader who is in E-classes, which are meant to prepare him for AP courses in high school. That was something! A fifth grader being prepared for AP courses! We think this speaks volumes about the school. We also like the opportunities that are available for our chidren to join. Our daughter in 4th grade is a member of the Katy Elementary Honor Choir, a districtwide choir whose membership is obtained through audition. Year round, there are many activities in the school which supplement student learning. International Festival, Pajama Night, Sock Hop, 100th day of school, Reading Breakfast, Lunch with the Principal...there seems to be an activity every week! Parent involvement is superb. PTA is 100% membership schoolwide.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

We were only at Creech for 1 year and I am so thankful for that. I found the teacher quality to be very good but the admin. to be awful. Information was never clear and their stance on many issues was totally absurd. I directly relate this to the principal, whos' closed-door, hands-off policy directly effected the handeling of many important issues that arrose.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2005

My son has attended Creech for three years (K through 2) and I couldn't be happier with his progress. He loved each teacher and therefore worked extra hard to excel. The principal has set high standards for both the teachers and the students. I would highly recommend this school and this district for anyone moving to the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2005

Fabulous school! Principal genuinely cares about the kids, has top notched programming paid for mostly through PTA funds...parent involvement is very high. I have two kids there now for two years and we have had great teachers who met my kids needs, even above and beyond what I had expected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2005

My children attend this school. My experience with my child's teacher was not pleasant. The disciplinary measures are too strict for elementary children. Their idea of teaching a child consequences is not effective and way over-board.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2004

Creech Elementary is a really great school and I would bring my children back to this school in a heart beat.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

138 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

138 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

134 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

186 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

187 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

186 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female97%
Male92%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education89%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
Black or African American78%
Asian96%
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education89%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American82%
Asian96%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education80%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian96%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asian94%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education55%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asian95%
Hispanic96%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education86%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education86%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education80%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education82%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students97%
Female95%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian96%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Black or African American71%
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education56%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female79%
Male90%
Black or African American57%
Asian96%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education60%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 44% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 22% 4%
Hispanic 21% 52%
Black 8% 13%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 23%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School basics

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  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • ELENA THRUN
Fax number
  • (281) 644-1605

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5905 South Mason Road
Katy, TX 77450
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Phone: (281) 237-6900

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