School Details

Creekside High School

100 Knights Lane, Saint Johns, FL 32259
(904) 547-7300
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1883 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

83%
72%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • St. Johns County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
75%
55%
79%
73%
64%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
92%
89%
84%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2012
  • St. Johns County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
85%
66%
95%
91%
68%
93%
88%
64%
86%
85%
65%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • St. Johns County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Creekside High School is a public high school. The principal of Creekside High School is MR. RANDY JOHNSON. 1,883 children attend Creekside High School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Creekside High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 49% of the 1,883 students here get reduced lunch prices. Bartram Trail High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 81% 80%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 7%
Asian 3% 3%
Multiracial 1% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 23%
Limited English proficiency 3% 0.7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Creekside was a decent enough school. I attended all four years and did learn a lot from certain departments (e.g. English History) but one department in particular Mathematics needs a lot of work. With the exception of Mr. Johnson most of the math teachers at Creekside have little to no knowledge about the subjects that they teach. It amazes me that a woman like Lydia Wiles is allowed to continue to teach with the amount of students that consistently receive low scores on not only standardized tests but they tests that are given in class. For most people living in the Julington Creek area it is almost impossible to transfer to another school; and you don't have to. Creekside is a good school just needs some work in certain areas like guidance and mathematics

  • (7 months ago)

    Creekside is an aesthetically pleasing school to be at; I have found this to be true through my last two years of attending. I have also found this school to be in every way placed on a pedestal for its greatness and superiority over other St. Johns schools. Unfortunately I do not rate CHS a 5 star school like most parent-submitted reviews. My reasoning lies behind what I believe to be a lack of staff "involvement." Involvement means more than preparing for the next district test. The purpose of public education is to provide knowledge for the learners future whether they decide to pursue a path involving it or not. I do understand that when teachers teach around 120- 150 students a day in a matter of 7 hours making sure every student understands the topic is near impossible. But I feel some teachers at this school do not care for the students actual understanding but rather that their students will just remember the information for the quarterly district exams. I suppose that's a lot to expect from a limited staff that must teach 1800+ kids but I was hoping for a greater quality from something that's been glorified to me since elementary school.

  • (10 months ago)

    I may not be a genus but the comment that rave about the school look fabricated by the Administration. The truth is the academic are good if you are looking to be taught to the test. Teachers are so concerned about the standardized test scores that their pay is based off of that they lose sight of actually engaging students. The Administration doesn't care about the students especially the Principal who is more concerned about dress code than anything else.

  • (1 year ago)

    A GREAT school! Creekside is ranked 155 in the nation by Newsweek's 2013 America's Best High Schools list and 155 by The Washington Post's Most Challenging High Schools list. This is no small feat as there are 30 000+ public high schools in the U.S.. Principal Randy Johnson is doing an excellent job despite the rapidly growing student population...everybody wants to go to Creekside. Students always are smiling and polite. Deans Helmly and Highsmith handle a myriad of jobs and are always a steadfast presence for the students. The administrative staff is responsive caring and there are many excellent teachers. There is also a great TV news show featured daily on the school's excellent website and there is a large number of parents who volunteer another reason why this school is so great.

  • (1 year ago)

    Most of the students are drug addicts. The teachers and counselors are great but the principal deans and assistant principals only care about stats not their students. There is also favoritism as long as you're part of the football team you can do whatever you want and never get in trouble.

  • (2 years ago)

    AMAZING SCHOOL!! On Newsweek's Best High Schools in America list this high school doesn't disappoint. It is an academic and athletic powerhouse with the brightest and most well-mannered students and teachers. The administration is totally supportive and responsive. School spirit is %100. AMAZING SCHOOL!

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. Principal R. Johnson is doing an outstanding job. The school offers a vast curriculum. The students seem to get along really well. They offer AP and Honors classes and the teachers are readily available for tutoring if students need it. The teachers try to make all the class subjects interesting. We moved here from another state but it did not take long for our children to make friends.

  • (4 years ago)

    Just an all around fantastic school! The teachers are great the kids are friendly the administration is wonderfully responsive and shows real concern for the students. I can honestly say that we have zero complaints.

  • (5 years ago)

    Creekside HS is an A+ school for our child. We are new to the state and the staff kids and teachers have made strides to make us feel welcome and go that extra mile. Ms. Dowling and Ms. Godfrey are outstanding teachers and Dean Highsmith is a good role model for the kids. I chose this community for the 10 schools and I got 10 schools and a whole lot more!

  • (5 years ago)

    Awesome school! I'm proud to be attending CHS.

  • (5 years ago)

    CHS is a first year school with only 9th and 10th grade students plus a few in the 11th grade. I give it for out of five stars because I have seen the school come together. I am sure that soon they will be rated as one of the best schools in this area. The school is brand new the administration staff is superb headed up by Mr. Paul Abatinozzi as principal. He has a great staff of teachers. My daughter is a 9th grader and loves the school and her teachers. They have a wonderful music program headed up by Mr. Rick Fowler. For a first year band they were super.

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