School Details

Creekside Middle School

19722 Center Street, Castro Valley, CA 94546
(510) 247-0665
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 787 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Castro Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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86%
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52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Castro Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
69%
50%
77%
76%
57%
26%
41%
31%
80%
88%
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71%
52%
82%
78%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Castro Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Creekside Middle School is a public middle school in Castro Valley. The principal of Creekside Middle School is Walt Lewis, whose e-mail is wlewis@cv.k12.ca.us. 787 students go to Creekside Middle School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Creekside Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 20% of the 787 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Creekside Middle School is 21:1. Canyon Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 37% 43%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 7%
Filipino 3% 4%
Asian 24% 25%
Hispanic 22% 17%
Unspecified 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 9024%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 18%
Limited English proficiency 5% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Both my kids are at Creekside and LOVE it. I'm very impressed with the school the education teachers administration and the Principal - Mr. Lewis. He is always in front of the school at drop off and pick up very approachable and friendly. My kids also really appreciate and admire him. My kids say there is zero bullying and that the school is very proactive and takes a bold stance on this issue. I have the opportunity to volunteer on campus occasionally and couldn't be happier with my children's choice of middle schools. )

  • (7 months ago)

    I agree with the opinions of the parents regarding the current principal. It's unfortunate how the principal refuses to see the obvious even when it's brought to his attention. As stated by one parent below no interest.. I plan to bring this to the district's attention..

  • (1 year ago)

    Unfortunately have to agree with last opinion. New administration obviously sees no interest in advanced instruction and even that minimal level that existed from the past now is brought to the end. While teachers are very good and enthusiastic they are probably bonded by unions on one side and by administration on the other. As a result mediocrity will rein. It's a pity...

  • (1 year ago)

    School quality is declining under new principal (now in second year.) Availability of advanced instruction is negligible and parents are obstructed from contributing meaningfully.

  • (2 years ago)

    Really good middle school. My daughter had a rocky first year but the teachers and counselor were supportive and available and things are going well this year. Especially like the availabilty of advanced classes. There is good coordination with the high school as well. My older daughter had an easy transition and we feel that she has received an excellent education in the Castro Valley school system.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter just graduated from Creekside (Class of 2012). She loved it! All her teachers were very nurturing and supportive. I also loved that I was always able to reach the staff in a timely manner. The counselors were very helpful in guiding my daughter not only with school matters but personal as well. Last but definitely not least Ms. Goldman (Vice Principal) ensures the safety of the campus with her strong leadership in working with students and parents in an efficient manner.

  • (2 years ago)

    BEST. SCHOOL. EVER!!!!!! It really changed my life. The staff has people tthat will stay in your hearts forever and the campus is beautiful. Nobody would ever regret attending CREEKSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL!

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter just finished her first year at Creekside. She had not had such a great year beforehand at her elementary school but CS was so much better. Many students come together from different schools and she made friends enjoyed her teachers did well in classes and gained much from the clubs and activities. I have to mention the fabulous counselors who mediate the many middle school relationships and teacher-student communication as well as being there any time my daughter needed someone to talk to. We will miss the principal as she retired at the end of the school year but look forward to getting to know the new one. Looking forward to two more great years as a Wildcat family!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school! It's a really good school 4 extracurricular activities too! ) Thank You Creekside! Wildcats are so aws!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school with wonderful people. The kids are very nice so you have no trouble for making friends. The staff and principal are also very nice. I recommend this school to everyone. Go Wildcats!

  • (5 years ago)

    Caring staff. A great community of kids parents and teachers

  • (6 years ago)

    I love creekside best school i have ever been to great teachers

  • (7 years ago)

    this is a really good school i love it

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is an awsome place for kids to go to. They are very well structered organized and on task. You should bring your child here if you want a success in life....

  • (7 years ago)

    The administration and teachers are on top of their game. They are connected and dedicated to the students.

  • (8 years ago)

    Castro Valley schools offer many excellent choices of which you can't really go wrong provided you are an involved parent. My son is currently an 8th grader at Creekside Middle school and has thoroughly enjoyed his experience with all his teachers. Granted there may be 1 or 2 that he didn't consider his favorite still he is the first to concede valuable lessons were learned. He's been provided with a warm nurturing and formal environment by his teachers where excellence is expected and help is at hand for those who want to excel.

  • (9 years ago)

    Quality of academic programs -good Availability of music art sports and other extracurricular activities -qaverage Level of parent involvement -min

  • (9 years ago)

    This is an eccelent school. The extracurricular activities are great as are the staff and teachers. They offer a wide range of classes to fufill your childs need. They have a great counciling group. They are also very accademically advanced.

  • (9 years ago)

    Creekside Is a wonderful envoirment for young growing minds. It several extracurrircular activities and that is not including it's huge vairety of sports. It is school for all people.

  • (9 years ago)

    All of the Castro Valley Schools have incrediable parent involement. Our little community has strong bonds our schools are the foundation. The programs and opportunities are boundless. Now with Measure B passing we will have many important upgrades in our future.

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