I really Love Ash Creek Elementary School first off because my son was welcome there with open arms. I love most of the staff there because most of the time they greet you with a smile. If you have any questions or need help and if the staff have time they are always willing to help you. Conferences are great but any other time you want to check up on your student if the teacher has time they return your calls and emails as quickly as they can. I want to give special Thanks to Barbara Welander former principal for helping us decide to come to the school. Kevin Swann the secretary for always being very helpful. Michelle Doring for letting me observe her bilengual class I really enjoy her and the class. Mary Winter for welcoming my son with open arms last year and for allowing me to observe her class as well. I would also like to Thank Ms. Fjelland for being such a positive teacher and wanting my son to come back and learn everyday. I'm really looking forward to volunteering and having a great school year. Thank you Ash Creek!
Ash Creek Elementary School is a public elementary school in Independence. 430 children attend Ash Creek Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 59% of the 430 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ash Creek Elementary School is 19:1. Monmouth Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||2%||2%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.7%||%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||59%||56%|
The Education Board needs to do some investigating at ACIS. There are a few good teachers but the bad ones ruin it for the rest. Debbie Bach (6th grade) Ms. Pinkerton Ms. Fuller and Ms. Martin all are outstanding teachers who understand the kids relate to them and motivate them. Kevin Swan was also a lifesaver for the kids. The district should have left the 5th graders with elementary teachers who are compassionate. Get a clue Central School District and do some exit surveys and protect the children. Parents beware. Believe your child before the administration at this school.
My daughter has had a great experience at Ash Creek so far and I have been very impressed both with her teachers and the rest of the school. The building is beautiful the principal has been especially helpful and I think most parents would agree with me that Ash Creek is a wonderful school. Definitely check this school out.
I have had 2 students go thru this school. One of those has special needs. The school was terrible at educating themselves and the teachers about autism. The principal is very traditional as well as many of the teachers. It is very cold feeling-a child with no behavior no special needs will get thru this school without too many problems but if you are at all out of the box...go somewhere else- we did and we love where we are now what a difference! Run from this school. I will add that the high school has been great with our older son and the head of special ed for the district is great.
My son just finished his two years here. I am so glad that it's over. I agree with the other review that they seem to focus on the negative. This school needs help getting their priorities straight. Students are the reason they are all there right?
Ash Creek I.S. seems to have a good system for assisting children with academics. However I have found as a proactive and involved parent that I only get calls that contain negative information about my child. In fact I have never had a problem with either of my kids but since she started 5th grade here she can't seem to please her teacher no matter what I offer up to help. I think the teachers should focus on the good and strong qualities of the children and praise them for their positive achievements and a little less critism of their weaknesses. I am always open to discussing a valid concern. But truly it has gone overboard to the point where my child has even been corrected for being injured. I'd like to see the principal at Ash Creek take a more reasonable look at the staff and teachers and make improvements.