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Creekside Elementary School3
Posted August 19, 2014
- a parent
For the most part this is a good school. There are some teachers there that really engage the students in learning and excited about education. I am sadden by the removal of some programs that I feel were benificial to the students and a lot more focus on technology. Technology is important, but so are hands on classes,like drama. The front office staff is very friendly and the assistant principal is very pro active and communicates well with students and parents. There is a huge gap between the parents and the principal. He appears to be concerned about your situation or concerns, but never follows up with you and almost dismisses you. You feel like he is not genuine to parents or his amazing staff.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.