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About This School

Bannon Creek Elementary School is a public elementary school in Sacramento. The principal of Bannon Creek Elementary School is Linda Wilkinson, who can be contacted at lwilkinson@natomas.k12.ca.us. 591 children attend Bannon Creek Elementary School and identify as Hispanic, Multiracial, and Filipino. 25% of the Bannon Creek Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 76% of the 591 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bannon Creek Elementary School is 16:1. Merryhill School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 47% 28%
Multiracial 4% %
Filipino 3% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 26% 25%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 12285%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 22%
Asian 10% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 0.9%
Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Unspecified 1% 3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 55%
Limited English proficiency 25% 17%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    The principle Mr. Singh seems to be very involved and on top of any issues which is great. My son's teacher Mrs. Larson is great and seems compassionate about education and the students. Overall great school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love my sons school! I was worried about my son starting Kindergarten this year since he is one of the younger ones in his class but Mrs. Geis is by far a wonderful teacher and has years of experience. She is very organized and thorough. My son loves going to school each day. The afterschool program on site is excellent too for us working parents. I love the fact that they pick up my son from his classroom and escort him to the daycare center on campus. Kudos to Bannon Creek!

  • (4 years ago)

    My kids have had some wonderful caring teachers at this school. It would be nice to see a few more school and family activities. The Start program was too chaotic for my kids. The principal seems a bit cold and any friendly behavior seems fake. I've also seen her treat staff very poorly. Don't think she knew parents were around to see that.

  • (5 years ago)

    Both my girls have attended here and they have great teachers! Principal is a little wacky but in a good way. Start program is awesome and staff is good.

  • (5 years ago)

    My G/son is now attending kindergarten right now I have no complaints. He's doing great and his teacher Mrs Burnes is doing a wonderful job. soooo patient!

  • (5 years ago)

    If I knew before what I have experienced and know about Bannon Creek Elementary school now; I would have never enrolled my child. I have watched this normally engaged energetic school loving A student go to an unmotivated or school inspired C average performer. We will not be returning to BC next year.

  • (5 years ago)

    I feel Parental Voluntering is over rated in school pass the 3rd rade. At this point teachers should have control and interest in the class and want children to be more independent from their parents in school thought. Bannon Creek makes too much of an issue of parental volunteers. Teachers do your jobs thats what you are paid for. Not everyone has the availability to give 'time' during the day. You will find most of your parents single parents have to work.

  • (5 years ago)

    After two years of parochial school then two years of homeschool my son started at Bannon Creek last year in Mrs. Wells' 4th grade class. We could not have asked for a more wonderful teacher. She helped with his transition and was very communicative. This year my son is in Ms. Gerardo's 5th grade GATE class. She is wonderful as well. Excellent communication. It is clear she cares very much for the needs of her students. Ms. Wilkinson the principal is the most involved principal I have ever met. I hear her greeting children by name as they get to school in the mornings. We're very pleased with the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child is in the GATE program this year at Bannon Creek having spent her first year in a 'regular' classroom. So far having experienced both classroom settings I am thoroughly unimpressed. There is very little parent involvement and we've had two years in a row of sub-par teaching. Going beyond the curiculum at this age the teachers have a real opportunity to stand out as a good role model for the children - I haven't seen that so far. The only saving grace is the Principal who is a lovely woman who genuinely cares for all the students. If they got rid of some of the tenured teachers who clearly don't like their job anymore and replaced them with people like Ms. Wilkinson it would be a better school. This school has a long way to go. We're involved but it feels like an uphill battle. It's mediocre at best.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child went thru 3 years of the GATE program. It was very challenging for her and she excelled. Excellent teacher/parent communication when your child begins to struggle kept us apprised of any problems. The field trips are plentiful and out of the normal. Great Program for gifted children.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter is in 4th grade and is in Mrs Wells class.She is very co-operative and a nice person to approach.She has a smile on her face everytime.[My daughter] is very comfortable and looks forward going to school.Bannon creek is a very nice school.Children are very safe and taken care of very well.I appreciate and thank the Principal staff and Mrs Wells for all the help and support.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am now looking into moving my child from bannon creek. there are too many students in the class and the teachers do not have time to help them all my child went from a A student and now having major issues. I had no idea she was having problems until I got her report card her teacher did not follow up with me as a parent. I have nothing good to sat about this school

  • (7 years ago)

    I really am grateful for the fact that all three of my boys that attend this schhol are treated as an individual and not treated as one. I also enjoy the ladies in the front office are very friendly. The only thing I would like to change is the morning drop off situation. It is a mess espically for those parents who are trying to get to work. I appreciate the teachers standing out directing traffic and honestly I dont think there is anything you could about it that is just what comes when you have over 500 people going the same place at the same time...Thank you staff... Shanden Cervantes proud bannon creek parent

  • (8 years ago)

    The GATE program offered is wonderful!

  • (8 years ago)

    Great special ed program. We really miss it there. The teachers are very caring and accommodating to the student and family.

  • (8 years ago)

    At Bannon Creek each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name.

  • (8 years ago)

    Parent Involvement? What is that? I would not send my children to this school. We have an intra-district pass to another school. The children are not pushed to learn basic reading and math skills. Those that need extra help are not given the opportunity. Teachers are in a rush to go home at the end of the day. MAJOR parking lot problems. Access to student pick up area is a nightmare and is an accident waiting to happen. There is no strong support to get this remedied. Just awful!

  • (8 years ago)

    Bannon Creek is an excellent school with a dedicated staff and strong academic programs. It is among the best schools in the district. One area of weakness is in parent involvement. While there is a small group of committed parents who make things happen the vast majority of parents are not invovled in PTA or other aspects of school life.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school itself has a community fell to it. Parental involvment is good from the GATE program parents but typically it is only a few parents doing it all. It would be nice if there was more parental involvement. PTA good really use some help. I have been very pleased with the self contained GATE classes in all areas I think the teachers are doing their best. I can not commment on other class rooms.

  • (9 years ago)

    Bannon Creek is a very rigorous elementary school. The students are held to the highest academic standards I have ever seen. My children get way more homework than kids at any other school I know.

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