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Creekside Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 926 students

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Posted May 10, 2014

My child has attended Creekside for 3 years now. I am pleased with the level of instruction and her teachers are always available immediately by phone or email. They have an awesome school librarian who is creative in her teaching approaches. The school nurses office is very responsive and caring. I am overall very satisfied with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

Creekside is a good school. There is room for improvement. I think the Administration and Teachers do the best they can with the large number of students. We look forward to a new year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

My daughter is in Kindergarten and I'm very happy with the school thus far. They have more than one option for before/after care, access to several activites through both the school and the city, and very good teachers that share responsibility for the children across that grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

I love Creekside. My daughter began Kindergarten there in the middle of the year. She has learned so much more there than where we had been previously. Her teacher has great communication with me and is always available, returning phone calls, email and notes right away. I am amazed at how quickly my daughter has learned to read. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2011

This school was such a disappointment to my husband and I. We had such high expectations when the school first open in our neighborhood, that we decided to enroll our son there instead of keeping him enrolled in the private school he had gone to in pre-K4 and K5. His 1st grade and 2nd grade year was ok but nothing to write home about, but last year I was so excited that he was going to have the 3rd grade teacher who had been voted teacher of the year in the past. My excitement soon turned into a nightmare, his teacher did not communicate any upcoming test to us ahead of time, we had no pre study notes come home and when I asked about this we were told the kids had gone over everything in class. Well that may work for college students but when you have a class with over 20 kids and other things to teach doing the day, most kids will not retain the info presented early in the day and be able to test on it the following day. We tried to have meetings with his third grade teacher, but nothing ever changed and after meeting with her on several occasion we decided to take our son out of Creekside. Now our son goes to school happy and does not wonder why his teacher hates him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2011

Both of children havegood teachers but they do not have any support. The classes are crowded and have many children with discpline problems and nothing is done when problems arise. I have heard of many issues from other parents pertaining to bullying and nothing being done about the situations. The librarian is one of the best in any school my children have attended. She is probably the main reason I have given thisschool 3 stars. This school could be better if they had better leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2011

I wish I could give Creekside a higher rating, but we are not at all satisfied. I love my childs Kindergarten teacher. Having over 25 kids in her class with NO help, she does the best she can. Mrs. Bowers-Rountree, the principal, is very hard to get in touch with. Email, stop in, call... she will never get back in touch with you & if she does, she will say, "I didn't get your email, it must have went to spam". I've heard this from other parents too. This year my childs Kindergarten class was shown Michael Jacksons, "Thriller" video in music. No, I'm not kidding. This was completely ridiculous to show a group of 5yr olds. My child was scared for several days after this, as were SEVERAL students from the class. The music teacher did not get into any trouble for this either. My child reads on a 2nd - 3rd grade reading level & is also advanced in other subjects. There is no gifted program, except 15 mins. of AR reading a week. They are suppose to just sit & read while the rest of the class catches up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2011

Creekside Elementary is a great school for any child to attend. Mrs. Thompsons is a great 1st grade teacher who is very evolved with her students. My son has learned so much this school year from her and I'm very impressed with her teaching methods.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2010

My child has attended Creekside for five years now. We have found the teachers and staff to be friendly and understanding. They are always trying to build the confidence of each child. Alot of focus is put on reading for entertainment. The Librarian is the best I have ever seen and her enthusiasm is extremely contagious.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

I love this school! My daughter came from a christian academy and I worried that she would get bored and not seek higher potential. Was I wrong! This school and the teachers are about reach high standards and goal. My daughter is excited about education and that is always a plus
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

This is a school that gives great strides to ALL the children.First the teachers encourage and support each child. The Ouality of the teachers and All staff members care about every aspect of learning. Excitement in the school library is a every day thing. Would like you to meet Mrs Richardson. Always thing how to improve on something that goes beyond most schools. Come meet our principal.Always ready to assist you. The outstanding ability to lead. Our coach, what could I say the kids love him and he loves them as well.I feel left out when I see what the children are learning. Way beyond what I could emagine form the standard of learning when I was in the fourth grade. I say hats off to a system that just seems to work. Suffolk administration be proud of this school. I am so happy to tell others my granddaughter goes to Creekside. GO GATORS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2010

My son is in his second year at Creekside. His first year was awesome. The teacher he had last year communicated with me on a regular basis. I really appreciated that. This year is totally different. The communication with this year's teacher is hit and miss. I would send in notes or even email her and I do not get a response. I am not a very happy parent !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2010

I have been very disappointed with the school. My child tested 3 grade levels higher then her given grade, but was not allow to participate in classes that met her level. She has been required to sit quietly while the rest of the class catches up. There are no accerated classes offered of the children that are more advanced than the majority. The no child left behind must mean that the 'more advanced children' are kept behind. For a child in first grade that is tested in reading and scores on a fourth and fifth grade level and nothing is done something is wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Creekside is awesome. Love It Love the Staff. My children so miss going to Creekside. We relocated to Portsmouth due to Military housing. What a mistake (switching schools of course). My heart bleeds intensely. Mrs. Stitt, Mr. Outlaw, and Mrs. Davis were fantastic!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2009

This is our first year at Creekside and my child has had a wonderful experience. The teacher has been extremley supportive and available to us for any questions through the entire year. The school has lots of parent support. We hope to have another fun and academically successful year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

I have been so disappointed by this school system. The Gifted/Qwest program is not up to standard. My child was in Challenge in another state and he was given a complete day of Challenge one day a week and the other 4 days he was in Accelerated classes. Here, he is being asked to sit quietly and wait for the other kids to catch up, which, most of the time, takes days, and the QWEST program is only 2 hours a week (if there's nothing else going on) and no accelerated classes. My child should not be punished for studying and learning the material the teacher gives him in ample time, but should be encouraged and be offered classes that do not bore him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2009

I have had the opportunity to work on several committees with the principal at Creekside. She has a great personality and a passion for improving the educational experience of all children. She is a fair person who does not show prejudices towards anyone. The teacher who has a complaint about the principal may have their own personal issues/concerns about her.


Posted February 21, 2009

I also work at Creekside Elementary and find that the leadership is fair and impartial. It saddens me to read that this was not the experience of all staff members. I have not witnessed inappropriate behavior on the part of either administrator. The teachers care about their students and the community. Many amazing staff members!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 19, 2009

I have some major concerns with the level of professionalism that exists at Creekside. Administration does not maintain a neutral approach to their relationships with staff members. Their personal friendships with some staff effect their ability to act as professional leaders to all staff members. Diversity, mentoring, and communication between staff members are not supported by administration.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 3, 2009

I have two sons attending this school and they have loved it here. Overall, this is a good school and my husband and I have been happy with the quality of the education received...my son's teachers have been fantastic...good communication and they have worked hard to challenge each of them. The gifted program and resource classes are also very good. Communication with administration can be hit or miss. If you are an involved parent, your child will thrive here.
—Submitted by a parent


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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: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

178 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 71% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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52%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

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n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students70%
Female students76%
Male students62%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial83%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

Math

All Students65%
Female students72%
Male students56%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial82%
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

Science

All Students87%
Female students90%
Male students83%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students83%
Female students84%
Male students82%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracial79%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students83%
Female students83%
Male students84%
Black students83%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial71%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students73%
Female students86%
Male students64%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial67%
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

English: Writing

All Students52%
Female students63%
Male students43%
Black students43%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial58%
White students66%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English52%

Math

All Students72%
Female students73%
Male students71%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial82%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Science

All Students83%
Female students84%
Male students83%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial92%
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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1000 Bennetts Creek Park Road
Suffolk, VA 23435
Phone: (757) 923-4251

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