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
Creekside High School is a public high school in Fruit Cove. The principal of Creekside High School is MR. RANDY JOHNSON. 1,883 students go to 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 have subsidized lunches. Bartram Trail High School is one of the nearest high schools.
- Ceramics sculpture
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Video film production
- Cross country
- Field hockey
- P.E. classes
- Ultimate Frisbee
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Awesome school! I'm proud to be attending CHS.
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.