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2800 Vly Creek Trl
Mckinney, TX 75070

(469) 302-4800
(469) 302-4801
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November 19, 2014
I have to agree that the PTA has become lazy. Boosterthon raised $40,000 and $20,000 went directly to Boosterthon. So HALF the money I pledged for my kids went out the window! I will NEVER pledge again! $20,000 of our hard earned money went to Boosterthon because the PTA didn't want to put the time and effort into a decent fundraiser where we would KEEP most of the money. Shame on you VC PTA! By the way, the free carnival was totally lame. Can you imagine what we could have done with an extra $20,000???

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2014
Wow, I'm shocked by the negative PTA comment on 9/23. Valley Creek participated in Boosterthon for the first time this year, in place of CHARGING for the Fall Carnival - NOT in place of the carnival, which was awesome and FREE! The students loved the Boosterthon, which many McKinney schools participate in - as do my nieces in Highland Park. It encourages leadership, integrity and physical activity. I'm flabbergasted. Our PTA is thriving with more members than we've had in a long time. We pay for all field trips, class shirts for every student, scholarships, supplies for the classroom and so much more! Valley Creek is the place to be!!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2014
PTA HAS REALLY GONE DOWNHILL! This year, they were too lazy to have a school carnival as a fundraiser. Instead, they used our kids and had them beg for money to raise funds. I am shocked MISD let our students be taken out of class and waste time raising money for the PTA. Shameful!

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2014
Excellent school. Both of my kids are thriving at Valley Creek. The massive amount of parental involvement has a lot to do with the amount and quality of extracurricular events/activities, but it has little to do with the quality of the teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2012
This school is the best! I don't know how they did it but neither of my boys ever were bullied! In fact they learned to treat all equally and respectfully. There could not have been a better school to have started education with. My sons gained confidence and education that has allowed them to thrive throughout their entire education and they are now in college making excellent choices (never any drugs or alcohol) as well as thriving educationally. I sincerely believe that the care, respect and high quality of education contributed highly to my sons success! Thank you Valley Creek.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2012
My child recently completed his 4th year at Valley Creek and his experience has been very good. Not perfect, but very good. He ranks above 90% of 3rd grade students in TX in math, reading and science (not part of the gifted program) - he is in regular classes. Valley Creek is an academically aggressive public elementary school - with high expectations for teachers and students. This is a very close community with extremely high parent involvement - we all know each other and we all help each other. Almost a step back in time - with a large number of families walking/biking/riding golf carts to school and playing after school on the playground. The administration team at Valley Creek works closely with parent groups to ensure extra school activities are funded despite budget cuts - we haven't skipped a beat! The school maintains an open door policy - with parents welcome any time. However, security procedures are in place to keep the campus safe - and class disruption to a minimum. As far as public elementary school - it doesn't get any better. It is a nurturing, happy school - but also requires academic excellence. It's a really great, happy place - certainly unique.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2012
Hmmm!...... Doesn't sound like the Valley Creek we know.We just had our 4th Valley Creek student finish 3rd grade and have never experienced anything like described below. I'm fairly certain the Superintendent didn't make a remark about 1 bad seed. I think you'll find hundreds of "fruiful" students and parents that would agree with me that have had the pleasure of having the Valley Creek staff as teachers. Evidenced by 5 pages of complimentary remarks here in this thread as opposed to 1 disgruntled parent. One who can't even follow the terms of use for this website. Maybe that apple doesn't fall far from the tree?

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2012
I have 2 children, and we just finished our 4th year at Valley Creek. My son just completed 3rd grade with one of the teachers mentioned below, and WOW!!! I cannot disagree more!!! I seriously can't imagine a more caring and supportive staff than what we have here...these teachers totally go above & beyond for their students! The teacher in question has been one of his absolute FAVORITE teachers ever...to the point that he was upset to be out sick because he didn't want to miss her class! I am truly sorry this family didn't share the same experience, and I can only imagine it is because they didn't put in the time & effort required to succeed. Perhaps if they'd spent all those finger-pointing sessions in teacher conferences instead, they might have had better results! I wish them the best of luck in their new location, because they won't find more dedicated teachers than the ones they're leaving behind!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
We have a great community of parents who support our school in unbelievable ways: with time, money, volunteering, and enthusiastic support of our teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
The teachers are the BEST! They work very hard every day!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
Incredible teachers, parents, staff... it is like a private school in the public sector!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
Valley Creek has the best teachers, parents and students. We truly care about each and every student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
Valley Creek Elementary has being a Blue Ribbon school for 17 years!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
Valley Creek has been a great experience for my daughter. It has a warm and loving atmosphere. The teachers are creative in finding fun ways for the kids to learn. Mom

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
Love this school! The best in McKinney and even rated top in the state. VC has more parental involvement than any other school..... the teachers are great and everyone that works at Valley Creek or attends it, is very proud of it!

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
My son is a new 3rd grader in Valley Creek Elementary. He is new to the neighborhood and to the state. I have to say that this is, by far, the most interactive and interesing schools my son has been in. Because I am a travel nurse, we have had to make many changes in schools each year; sometimes more than once a year. My son wakes up in the morning and can't wait to get to school! He loves his teacher, activities, form of learning, classmates, ect.. I have made a request for a perm. position at my job so that my son can remain at this school! I can't say enough about Valley Creek Elementary. It's an awesome school. I wish I were back in school, just so I could attend there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 22, 2009
Love this school. The teachers are nothing short of fantastic! They have a new employee there that works in the office and she has changed the whole atmosphere of the office for the better! So friendly! I would highly recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2008
This is the best school I could imagine for my kids. With so many stay home moms, the number of volunteer hours each month is unbelievable. This means more time for the teachers to focus on the kids. It also means most families are very involved and it feels like a big family. Teachers are warm, loving, and truly care about the kids. It's the best!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2007
This school is nothing short of fantastic. Parent involvment is very high, test scores are very high, extracurricular activities are superb.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2007
This is a school that is served mainly but not exclusively to a upper middle class neighborhood. I do agree that the extracurricular activities are good however it does not resemble a private school as far as curriculm or uniforms go. They have the same issues that many public schools have and no one is exempt from dealing with bullies, bullies parents or a lack o f leadership just because this is a high profile, highly rated school.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2006
This is a National Blue Ribbon school. It is also a neighborhood school meaning that if your children attend, you probably live within walking distance of the school. There are no school buses so you either walk or drive your child. The setting is beautiful - set in the middle of a small wooded area. Parental involment is high. Quality of a private school - except for class size (about 22 kids per teacher).

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2006
There are nothing but great things to say about Valley Creek. From the dedicated teaching staff, to the unbelievable parent involvement, to the school's unique setting, Valley Creek is a great place for your child to begin their education. Recommend without hesitation.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2006
This is a great school, great experience

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
Academic programs are outstanding. Valley Creek has been fortunate to have had excellent administrative leadership as well as passionate faculty. Parental involvement & community support is superior, from academic volunteers, PTA and the 'Cougar Dads' program.

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August 23, 2005
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July 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2005
Tons of parent involvement, excellent academic programs and many extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2004
This is our second year at Valley Creek. We love it! The teachers and staff are wonderful. Before attending VC we considered sending our children to private schools, after finishing our first year we realize this school holds such high standard for their students it is much like a private school. Art Club, Science Club, Elementary Strings, Choir are just a few of the activities that are offered and are attend on a weekly basis through the entire school year. If you are considering moving to the Eldorado area of McKinney, you can not go wrong by sending your child(ren) to Valley Creek(A Blue Ribbon School).

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
This is our 7th year at Valley Creek. Having a child continue to middle school this year, VC played a huge part in preparing our child for academic and social success at the secondary level. We love it!

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Valley Creek Elementary School
2800 Vly Creek Trl, Mckinney, TX  75070
(469) 302-4800
Last modified Valley Creek Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Valley Creek Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top