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Forest Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 850 students

 
 

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Posted August 17, 2013

My kids have gone here for 4 years now and love it. Teachers and staff are great! Amazing PTA! All around good school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

I have lived here since 1998 I worked here My son attended here. negative rating was based on emotion. The staff is very down to earth and committed.School is built in the middle of a golf community, with pool, HOA, and gated parts. Of course it is going to be clickque'ish and the staff,leadership, PTA, grandparents, Junior Acheivement, military,patriotic, diverse groups (Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native Americans,Africians, Caribean, Jamacian, Inu Indians others were all invited to present their Heritage. I remember this was done evey year and Hallways would have pictures and timelines of families and "who they were", They had parents volunteer reading with students so their skill levels would become better. I do not know who this lady met but to look someone iin the eye, you have to raise your head and do so. Excellent Special Education : inclusion to Life Skills with trained staff for extreme handicapped to small learning disabilities classroom or seperate setting. PT, OT, Speech, Positive Reinforcement Training for ED kids.Dyslexia. Structured curriculum goals-decreased homework. activities,girl scouts,boy scouts, chess club, music, journalism,student councils, IT etc.


Posted November 20, 2010

We moved here from out of state in 2005 and hoped that as a Round rock school this would be a good school. We were dissapointed with the Principal who did not seem interested in moving the school ahead.The PTA was very clique'ish and did not want certain "types"(skin,color,race) of people in their board or even to volunteer. They would not even look you in the eye and treat you like you were not there. This was minor in comparison to the very poor academic standards and parents who thought 1 page of homework everyday was too much!! We did love one teacher very much! The whole staff did nothing about verbal bullying and even did not care about a parent mistreating my kid either! They may be an exemplary school today but I do not want to be with this set of people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

The academics are good but the student population is very sheltered, a little to sheltered for my child's taste. The parental community is very over-reactionary to any child that is different and does not fit the 'cookie-cutter' mold. The new administration at this school completely cater to this attitude with particular parents as well. In addition, my son went through a bullying incident there. We sought a therapist for the emotional trauma it caused my son. She wrote a letter to the principal (who I am not at all impressed with) telling them they needed to move the bully. However, the administration did not respond to her letter. They were of no help to my son until we asked that he switch classrooms. I personally cannot stand this school, its administration and all of the over-bearing, over-protective parents in it. I wish we had never moved to this community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

FC used to be a great school - but with totally new administration, and with much of what made it great following the old administration to a new school - I can't rate this school more than simply average. PTA is involved, but not welcoming to new parents also trying to get involved. Very cliquish and 'high school girls' - esque. Heard from many parents that trying to volunteer beyond the classroom level is just not worth it, nor really wanted beyond being assigned 'busy work'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2007

We moved to this area 2 years ago and both the kids and I just love this school. The teachers are excellent and very nice. I am happy that we are lucky we have such a great place for our kids. Top quality education. If they are not rated exemplary, they should be. Parents here rock also in volunteerism
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

I love this school. My son is in the 3rd grade and he loves it. The principal there is very nice and is very sociable no matter who you are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2007

We came to this school from out of state, and it's been nothing short of excellent. The teachers, staff and attending children are so pleasant and the entire environment is enriching. I have two children in the school - and one other will be in a few years. We specifically will stay in this neighborhood just for the school. It's a quality school, with a quality program. Top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Parents are very involved so the children get the best education possible. Teacher tenure and overall experience is also high. This is comforting as a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2004

I have been with Forest Creek Elem. since the day the doors opened. It's a wonderful school that cares about the education of the children (the school ranks high on it's test scores). Both of my children have had excellent teachers in the 9 years we've been at Forest Creek. Lots of parent volunteerism make this school excellent. My last child will be leaving F.C. at the end of this schoolyear. We will miss it.
—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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

135 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

134 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

146 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

146 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

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

All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
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

All Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
Black or African American67%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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%
Female99%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female97%
Male99%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education75%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students92%
Female93%
Male92%
Black or African American86%
Asian89%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education63%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
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

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
82%
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 Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education67%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female77%
Male82%
Black or African American50%
Asian88%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education56%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
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 Students91%
Female88%
Male95%
Black or African American88%
Asian89%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education33%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female75%
Male90%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education60%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female90%
Male87%
Black or African American75%
Asian89%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education67%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
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 Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education40%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education83%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
Black or African American80%
Asian80%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education31%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 29%
Hispanic 24% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Black 6% 13%
Two or more races 6% 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) 5%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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3805 Forest Creek Drive
Round Rock, TX 78664
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Phone: (512) 464-5350

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