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Rock Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 918 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 18, 2013

Rock Creek Elementary, Maple Valley, Washington This is a great school! I have been a high school teacher for many years and currently have a daughter attending Rock Creek. I have also worked with public school staffs all over the country. Rock Creek has one of the most dedicated group of teachers and administrators I have ever encountered. I would not even consider allowing my daughter to attend another school. Actually, my opinion wouldn't matter that much because my daughter loves the school even more than I do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

We have had two children attend and found Rock Creek to be okay. Its a great community, they are very warm and friendly, but communication from specific teachers has been sometimes slow or unresponsive. I'm sure that depends on the teacher, but it is still inconsistent. This may have to do with it being one of the largest elementary schools in the state and in a facility that is jam-packed because of levy failures. Overall, I have found staff to be trying their best, but coming up short in that area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2013

Rock Creek is a wonderful school. The teachers, administration, and staff are warm and supportive. The parents are highly involved, and the kids are thriving both academically and socially. Best school in Maple Valley and the south King County area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

As a mom of 2 who attend and attended Rock Creek. I can honestly say this School is wonderful. The math program is great. The teachers offer additional help often and keep the parent in the loop at all times. My oldest is a math wiz but my youngest was having a hard time. The teachers gave her the individual help and encouragement needed and she is now confident and eager to work on math. What more can a parent ask for. Go Rock Creek!!! Many of us thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2010

Dear parent that posted a comment on March 11, 2010, With all do respect, I am appalled by your comments regarding Rock Creek's math curriculum and completely disagree. Rock Creek is an excellent school overall and any parent that has a child attending this school should be honored. It may not be clear to you that they are making the grade, but the reality is that they are as evidenced by their test scores and achievement award. I'm not sure what you mean by 'getting our children prepared to compete in math and science'. Math and science are an art form. Art is not taught for competition, it's taught to acquire the necessary skills, love and appreciation for math and science so that it stays with you for a lifetime. Please consider how you can help the school and your child(ren) rather than providing negative comments and doing nothing constructive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

Wow, I am surprised by the previous comment. I wouldn't think anyone would be disappointed by the math curriculum and the teaching of it. My children have done great and if you check the test scores for this school they are also great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

This a very good school in the grammar, writing programs. However the math curriculum is far from adequate. As a former program manager for colleges and universities I can say that the major deficit is in 'delivery' and 'assessment'. Teachers, mainly in math do not have the adequate knowledge to teach the subject. Their math rubric does not fit the curriculum. Clearly, they are not making the grade here, or will they ever change? If they want to get our children prepared to compete in math and science...they need to get their act together!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2009

Great Teachers, great program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2009

Special ed for both of my kids (who have high functioning autism) has been awesome. Staff look at the individual student and proactively include me in IEP creation. Communication from home-school is great. Integrated before/after school is also excellent. Helped me transition back to work full time...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2007

This is a great school. Everyone on the staff seems very dedicated and caring. The curriculum standards are high. There are programs in place to help struggling learners. The school's before and after school enrichment classes are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2006

This is a great school and a great place to raise kids. It has both academic excellence and a dedicated, experienced staff. The community activities enhance the school community and provide a wide range of services along with other community organizations.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income65%
Not low income78%
Special education50%
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female91%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income72%
Not low income91%
Special education33%
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income77%
Not low income91%
Special education61%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female99%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income87%
Not low income96%
Special education83%
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female90%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income65%
Not low income84%
Special education67%
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income57%
Not low income85%
Special education40%
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income65%
Not low income90%
Special education67%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income74%
Not low income90%
Special education67%
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 60%
Hispanic 7% 20%
Two or more races 6% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 7%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 218%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 76%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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25700 Maple Valley Hwy SE
Maple Valley, WA 98038
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