School Details

Shoal Creek Elementary School

11775 Shoal Creek Drive, San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 613-9080
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 635 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

82%
82%
56%
88%
86%
65%

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
  • Poway Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
73%
46%
78%
87%
66%

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
  • Poway Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
88%
65%
91%
88%
72%

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
  • Poway Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
86%
60%
85%
85%
65%
70%
81%
57%

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
  • Poway Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Shoal Creek Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Diego. The principal of Shoal Creek Elementary School is Libby Keller, whose e-mail is ekeller@powayusd.com. 635 children attend Shoal Creek Elementary School and identify as Unspecified; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 16% of the Shoal Creek Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 11% of the 635 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Shoal Creek Elementary School is 19:1. Los Penasquitos Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 7% 6%
Multiracial 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 52% 55%
Filipino 4% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian 21% 17%
Hispanic 13% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% %
Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 34490%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 11%
Limited English proficiency 16% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Our daughters have been going to Shoal Creek for 3 years now. It is a really great school. I feel that the teachers push my kids enough not too much and that they are given an excellent foundation to be successful in their lives. Both my kids love school and are in tears every summer when school is over. The teachers we've had have been professional warm loving and attend promptly to any issues there might be. Principal is very easy to approach and yet professional. Couldn't ask for better school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is fantastic! The fall festival was great! Strong School spirit. The Family Art Night was wonderful. The principle is approachable kind warm and professional. The front office is wonderful. There is a high involvement in the community with this school and each event makes you wish to fund them more. High quality education for my two children . Engaging teachers and wonderful communication to parents make this school great. Should also mention the ESS program is top quality also!

  • (4 years ago)

    My kids love school! They love Shoal Creek. My daughters teacher is the best. Her classroom is so inviting and a fun place to be. I can not say enough about this school! The only bad thing about it is the parking but it is like that at every school in the district!

  • (4 years ago)

    Shoal Creek is an outstanding school. All 3 of my kids have been going to Shoal Creek since Kinder. My oldest promoted to middle school last year. The teacher's are all top notch teachers. They all want your student to do well and to succeed. The curriculum is fun and enjoyable. The 5th grade teachers helped my son be ready for middle school. The staff is always smiling and helpful. The principal has is always there to talk and help. I feel welcome. There is no experience like elementary school and I feel that my kids will have memories that they will never forget! And most of all they will have a wonderful foundation for the years to come!

  • (4 years ago)

    We moved in to our new house and to our dismay the elementary school down the street from our house was full. We were forced to have our son go to Shoal Creek. At first we were very upset but there was nothing we could do. What started out as a negative turned into the greatest thing ever! My son loves it there. The school is wonderful. The staff is very professional. The noticed my son had a speech impairment and immediately he was taking speech. The concern for my son was overwhelming. His speech has improved over the past years his problem has been corrected. At Shoal Creek they go the extra mile to insure that each child receives everything they need to succeed. We don't want to go to our neighborhood school any more!

  • (4 years ago)

    Worst school ever beware! My child has attended this school and it has been a living hell from the beginning. I would highly recommend you find a better school. I'm shocked at some of the recognition this school receives. The discipline methods used by the teachers especially for the 5th graders are extremely unfair. They will make your child hate school and want to give up all together. This school does not know the meaning of compassion mercy and love. They are brutally strict and will punish your child for the smallest of things making him/her feel like a failure. I have pleaded with them to reward good behavior instead of forever punishing. But they dont listen. They give 5 to 6 hours of homework PER NIGHT so your child will be robbed of their youth. My child isn't able to have any fun in life. I have complained repeatedly but nothing has changed. My daughter says this school is like going to jail. The teachers act like military drill sgts and will talk down to your child like he/she is very stupid. Your child will be left feeling helpless and worthless. Don't be fooled because your child and his/her happiness should be first and foremost.

  • (4 years ago)

    Good school overall. Too much focus on test scores and stats. Improvement is needed in the implementation of technology to teach to communicate and to inspire. Many teachers don t act like we pay their salary benefits and retirement. It definitely has a big government feel to it.

  • (5 years ago)

    There is tremendous parent involvement on every level. This is encouraged by the teachers and staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    I consider my children to be so fortunate to be in attendance at Shoal Creek. There is a wonderful diversity amongst the students. The parental support is amazing. Teachers are experienced and earnest in their efforts to teach the children. Technology is available being taught to the children. The office staff is efficient caring and helpful. The principal truly cares about the well-being of the student and the school

  • (5 years ago)

    The community and parents really come together to help raise funds for the school so that it is able to have a P.E. assistant Computer technician and music assistant on staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    The curriculum is great and the teachers are amazing. Both of my kids went there and loved it!

  • (5 years ago)

    All my three kids went there(the youngest graduating this year) they had a wonderful time and enjoyed going to school everyday.

  • (5 years ago)

    the staff and teachers make sure every kid gets included enriched and loved as an individual

  • (5 years ago)

    The academics are very well presented. The kids are encouraged to go beyond the basic. The amount of parent involvement is outstanding. A great place to learn!

  • (5 years ago)

    Awesome teachers fantastic students unbelievalbe education! Shoal Creek Rocks!.....best in San Diego! The relationship between teachers and parents is amazing!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son loves going to this school - Shoal Creek has supportive teachers and staff and great kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school has excellent teachers that help students develop great skills while having fun.

  • (5 years ago)

    Shoal Creek is the best elementary school that my children have attended. No other school has had as many caring teachers who all go out of their way to help children become the best they can be. There are many progarms supported by the PTA and the Foundation. It seems there may be a parent that was unhappy about something and is trying to bring down the ratings but don't be fooled This school is top notch in every way. The only problem is the traffic but it is simply a matter of the way the school is located. There is only one way in and out of the school. Seems like a city/district planning problem to me. It is certainly not the fault of the principal teachers or volunteers. Keep up the good work Shoal Creek.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent Principal! Uses available resources in an excellent manner!

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff is outstanding they put the children's safety and education first!

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Overall score

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