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Creekside Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 449 students

 

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Posted June 4, 2014

I am very pleased with this school. You really can not ask for a more compassionate staff. Everyone has been so welcoming to my children from the Principal, office, and teachers!!! They genuinely care for the safety, and have showed an exceptional care of learning for all children. The teachers and principals show their support for the children and create a safe and exceptional learning environment for all the children. They even showed up to my sons soccer games. That means a lot not only to the kids but e as a parent because they go above and beyond! My son is in 5th grade and has enjoyed this school year at Creekside!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

My child attended first grade and is ready to move onto second. In the beginning it was rough because my child was moved to another class because her current teacher was reassigned to kindergarten in response to the increase in students that year. Her new teacher was undergoing some credential meetings/classes so she had quite a lot of subs that year. The teacher, herself, seemed overwhelmed with 21 students & very impatient while all other other first grade teachers seemed confident& happy! With that being said, the school as a whole seems great! It's definitely secure, no denying that & well laid out. They have art, music & p.e. classes as well a duel language program! The extra activities to involve parents & guardians are pleasant; & the principal himself is very nice & professional. Communication between the parents & school is pretty average with varied ways to keep up with school events. Although the flyers need to be better & Spanish versions are below average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2013

Teachers are great. VP is wonderful. Don't care for principle but can't like everyone. PTA is active.


Posted February 18, 2010

I'm the parent of a special education student which attends Creekside Elementary and I am very pleased with the school in regards to how my child is educated and unique needs met. We have an excellent line of communication via face-to-face during school pick-up, as well as via email her kindergarten teacher, specials teachers, and speech therapist. Just this week we requested an impromptu meeting with her speech teacher to get information on the program my child is in and techniques they are using. I was especially impressed with how the therapist was also acting as a 'social-skills' coach for my daughter in addition to her speech program. The educators are very accessible, and I feel like they are our partners in educating my child. I'm especially impressed with her kindergarten teacher, who a great professional background, patience and understanding for effectively teaching and 'managing' a kindergarten class with inclusion students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2010

My kids go to this school and I find all the teachers that I have come in contact with very perfessional and caring. I get outraged when I read negative statements in a forum like this. The person usually doesn't tell the whole story...The communication at Creekside is very good, no it's not perfect but it never is at any school. Resently there was concern from another parent about bullying, there will always be some sort of this on every grade level. But to demand that a zero talerance be implimented is unacceptable. Not Kindergarten thru 2nd. These kids (Kindergarten) are just learning to communicate and get use to having to share, sit in their seats and being away from 'mom'. Classes were planned for bullying, LISD came to inform, help with it, mostly teachers and a few parents showed. Was there really one? Where were all these parents? Makes
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2009

My daughter goes to this school. There is a huge lack of communication with the parents and teachers. There is none. The front office is unfriendly and unhelpful. This school needs to be tuned upside down and shaken a few times before they try to move forward. There is not much involvement with other parents and they need to step up their security measures, policy and procedures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I am very impressed with the policies of the school to encourage physical activities as early as Kindergarten (P.E. and other related classes) every week, as well as the 'no junk food' policy. My daughter's class is small compared to other schools and I truly believe this helps the teachers as well as the students to learn more willingly within a smaller group. I am also fond of the younger, more energetic teachers for Kindergartners. They tend to have the same energy and more tolerable of their active selves. I believe attitude truly counts in both the teachers as well as the children. So thank you for everything & kudos to Ms. Sellers - my daughter enjoys her very much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2005

I have been disappointed in the communication between teachers and parents at Creekside Elementary school. Often I feel that I haven't been given the 'full picture' and the proper efforts to convey teacher's expectations, etc... have not been made. I am also disappointed that Creekside is not equipped to house their own children whose parents opt for D1 for their children. And, I have been disappointed in what I am finding out about their special education department. I was also disappointed when the Spanish classes were taken out of the curriculum; the time to teach our children another language is when they are very young. On a brighter note, I have been very happy to see my children responding so well to their Drama classes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2005

The school was very nice. It's got a lot of spirit and is proud of it's students. The academic programs were adequate. The music and art programs could be better. Not too much parent involvement which is a little disappointing. Overall though, we did have a good experience at the school. The teacher our son had was just awesome and I would recommend this elementary school for people in the Lewisville area. Our son also attended Rockbrook and even though that is a newer school, I prefer Creekside.
—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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students91%
Female88%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
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 Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education63%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education75%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Black or African American73%
Asian88%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education60%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female92%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female88%
Male97%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education90%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%
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 Students87%
Female94%
Male79%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education57%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingual88%

Math

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education63%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingual63%
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 Students79%
Female88%
Male70%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education60%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual57%

Math

All Students82%
Female87%
Male76%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingual71%

Writing

All Students82%
Female82%
Male83%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingual79%
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 Students91%
Female86%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asian86%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education60%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female96%
Male89%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education60%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female82%
Male85%
Black or African American63%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education40%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
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 "Recognized".

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
Hispanic 46% 52%
White 27% 29%
Black 15% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 7% 4%
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) 26%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 10%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • ROD MCGINNIS
Fax number
  • (972) 350-9027

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901 Valley View Drive
Lewisville, TX 75067
Phone: (469) 713-5953

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