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2100 Copper Ridge Drive
Richardson, TX 75080

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September 12, 2013
My husband talks about our school and says "It's just like Mayberry." We might be dating ourselves with that comment as some reading are thinking, "Where's that?" If you remember your TV Land trivia, Mayberry is the town where everyone is friendly, the community is a force, where money and materials don't seem to matter much. That is our school. Our teachers are gifted, love their jobs, and are, hopefully, well cared for. The PTA presence is strong and supported by the school and district, and it seems to get stronger each day. What I have found as a mom of four (which means I am involved in lots of athletics/organizations/places where I interact with lots of parents), is that everyone here pretty much has the same mission: Raise up respectful, kind, loving, happy kids in addition to providing them with a quality public education. Parents don't care what brand of jeans you're wearing, and there isn't a mom here who has a spray tan or drives an H2 that blocks the stroller ramp. If you come to our community, you are going to be welcomed and loved. We want you here. Our kids love it here--so much so that when they have kids, they move back here to raise their kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
We moved from a more northern suburb to be in RISD. I previously taught at JJ Pearce (the high school that Canyon Creek feeds into) and knew it was a great school. There were several things I did not like about the other school including that they had 4 kindergarten classes and they had a policy of not working on higher level materials with kids that were ready to do more. This was the reason for our move. Canyon Creek has 1 or 2 kindergarten classes depending on the year. It is easy to get to know the other families because of the tight knit community. I feel like I know everyone at the school. The community is wonderful. The mothers organize pre-K pladates so that the kids can get to know each other before school even starts. So, my child that is entering kindergarten will know a ton of friends on the first day. I appreciate that the staff absolutely goes above and beyond to provide my very academic child with daily challenges and more difficult coursework. This was a huge frustration at our previous school. There are a few other excellent RISD elementary schools, but we picked this one because it is smaller. You can get plugged in more quickly at a smaller school.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2013
This school is small, and every parent and teacher knows my child. Everyone in the neighborhood is very involved, and you can really count on teacher support to make sure you child is being challenged.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2010
My foster son thrived in this environment. He developed by leaps and bounds after coming to me with deficits in math and reading, he jumped almost 2 grades in 10 months.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2009
The principal, teachers, staff and parents are devoted to the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
The parents and staff make this an excellent school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
I love the parent involvement. We have great teachers also!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
Canyon Creek Elementary has very good teachers and staff who truly care about the welfare of the students as well as the academics.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
The parents, students, teachers and staff really care about their school. Everyone takes ownership in the learning of the students at Canyon Creek. They say it takes a village to raise a child and I am glad Canyon Creek is part of my 'village.'

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2009
I love the student/teacher ratio. Also, we love the way all the families stay so involved and close.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2009
I have worked for Canyon Creek Elem. since 2006 and have developed some fantastic relationships between the teachers, students, and parents. It is like an extended family to be sure!

- submitted by a community member
October 08, 2009
The teachers are amazing!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
We have an small children and moved into this neighborhood because of the school! It is a Leave It To Beaver neighborhood. The children walk and ride their bikes to school and the school is exemplary. The staff - all amazing! We love it!

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
Canyon Creek Elementary is an ideal school for any child. We love the teachers, principal, parents, and children. Everyone pulls together to give our students the best education possible!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
CCE is the reason we moved to this neighborhood. It truly is a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
The awesome teachers and an outstanding PTA! The support the school offers the students and their families, giving back to the community, and having the highest educational standards. Encouraging our kids to be the best they can be!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
The administration and teachers value the support and input of the parents in the community. This allows the community to pour into the school and produces a win/win for the kids. The teachers seem to really enjoy working at the school and that is evident with how they treat our kids. The school is the heart of our neighborhood and with so much interaction between parents and teachers, the neighbors get to know and support each other. Great School, Great Neighborhood, Growing Great Kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
The school is fantastic. Our kids transfered to CCE from a big private school and we think CCE is way better than the private school our kids attended. The principal is wonderful. The teachers are wonderful. The parents are heavily involved in the school. It is just a great atmosphere to be in. The curriculum is challenging for the kids...much more than what our kids were receiving from private school. I can't say enough about CCE. It's a wonderful place!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
The staff, children and parents really make this school a loving community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
Caynon Creek is a great school. The teachers are wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
It is small, student centered, family oriented, and feels like a private school. My children have been there since starting the pre-K program which is awesome and is far better than any other pre-K program out there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
Best teachers, best principal, best parents!!!! Public school that almost feels like a private school! We just started there this year and already love it!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
It has the most helpful teacher and staff. They work everyday to go out of their way to make sure every child get the best education available.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
My kids have been in private schools up to this year and I expected a big difference moving to public. Canyon Creek has actually been even better than public schools. They have addressed our needs immediatly and the fabulous commuinity has been an added bonus. Michele

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
Canyon Creek Elementary has the feel of a small town school. Small classes with fantastic teachers and faculty. Very intimate.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
Two of my young grandchildren attend Canyon Creek Elementary in Richardson, Texas. I have been quite impressed with the curriculum and the degree of enthusiasm with which the students and teachers approach education and learning in general. When I have lunch with my grandchildren, the process is very orderly and the children are well-behaved. The school field trips, after school activities, and various evening programs, are innovative, educational, and an enjoyable experience for the students and their families. The classrooms are kept neat and clean, the hallways are decorated with creative and interesting classwork and the outside grounds are always impeccable. The school staff and students appear enthusiastic, happy, and caring towards one-another. Problems that may arise in the classroom are handled in an extremely fair manner for all concerned. I have noticed that a sizable parental volunteer effort exists, with an impressive cooperation among those involved. My grandchildren look forward to school each day and when sick, they 'fight against' having to stay home. I would say Canyon Creek is an exceptional school in all areas and a definite credit to the Richardson school district.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 07, 2009
Teachers that know and care about our kids and a principle and staff that keep it running under all circumstances. Kids that are smart, fun, and happy and parents that love the school and support it immensely! It's a public school that is small and private and continues to give to other communities that are far less fortunate. The students think of fund raisers across the board to help those in need....including dogs!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
It's exemplary! And it's right on our street. And we love the neighborhood....

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
CCE is great school because of the staff. I have never seen teachers and staff so committed to the children in their school. They truly take extra special care of each one. The classes are small and the parents are very involved. Awesome environment for our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
The teachers and staff are wonderful! The children are precious and the parents are so eager to get involved. The campus is also nestled in a cozy little neighborhood and is surrounded by soccer/baseball fields, playgrounds, tennis courts, a community swimming pool and a pavillion. Kids gather around the school to mingle and play. It's a small school where everyone knows each other and the class sizes are small. It's just a wonderful school!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
It has been a great school for my grandsons, in academics plus the caring teachers at the school. Love it, and love to come there and play on the playground with the boys!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 07, 2009
The sense of community - Canyon Creek is a family. We don't just go to school activities together, our children are together out of school in scouts, soccer leagues, YMCA, we look out for each other's kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
It is an amazing school!! Wonderful teachers and Principal who care so much for the children.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2009
Great teachers, great student-to-teacher ratio, small private school enviroment in a regular public school

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
They are so caring and accepting. They are a truly family oriented school like no other!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
Canyon Creek is a hidden treasure in a quiet suburban neighborhood. Our school has an amazing staff. Each and every person truly cares about the education and emotional development and wellbeing of each student. The teachers are dedicated to motivating each child to reach their potential. The families who attend the school are also amazing, everyone works together for the benefit of all students and families. I wouldn't dream of being any place else! CCE is a blessing!

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2009
It's warm and inviting to the kids and parents, both. My nephews love going to school here. The teachers and principal have a great reputation.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 01, 2009
Canyon Creek Elementary IS the best school! Everyone employed at the school is friendly, and is genuinely concerned that my children get the best education possible. The parents of the students are very involved and all watch out for each others kids. There are great CCE community events and gatherings throughout the year that bring the school together. Bottom line, Canyon Creek Elementary is tops!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Canyon Creek Elementary is an Exemplary school in a Recognized school district in Texas. Both the teachers and parents work very hard to provide an excellent education for the children.

- submitted by a community member
September 16, 2009
This is an excellent school, with a great caring staff and wonderful volunteers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2008
This is the best school enviroment that I have been blessed to be apart of. The teachers are great, the school is a safe and encouraging atmosphere for kids to participate in.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2006
Excellent parent and neighborhood support. The close knit neighborhood treasures and supports this school. Many of the parents attended the school as kids! The teachers genuinely love to be here, and the parents go all out supporting after school activities, most of all the spectacular annual talent show. The recent Presidential Blue Ribbon award is well deserved!

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
July 11, 2005
Canyon Creek Elementary School is first class from its exemplary principal to its kindergarten students to the parents. There is always respect of each student and a wonderful learning atmosphere throughout the entire school. There is no other school, private or public, I'd rather have my children attend. And when they 'graduate' from Canyon Creek they will be ahead of students due to the excellent teachers they have had and will be better people for the things they have learned from the teachers and classmates of Canyon Creek. Principal Nikki Hamilton is class all the way and she leads by example. Her fine example trickles down throughout the entire school. I can't recommend Canyon Creek enough. Terry H. Parker

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January 07, 2005
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October 23, 2004
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Canyon Creek Elementary School
2100 Copper Ridge Drive, Richardson, TX  75080
(469) 593-6500
Last modified Canyon Creek Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Canyon Creek Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top