Edina School of the Month: Creek Valley Elementary School

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Friday, September 25th, 2015 at 11:20am.

This month we’re shining the spotlight on another elementary school in the Edina Public School District, Creek Valley Elementary, serving 613 students, in grades K through 5. Creek Valley employs 36 full-time teachers, giving the school about a 16:1 student-teacher ratio.

Rankings and Test Scores

School ratings site SchoolDigger.com awards Creek Valley with its highest award, five out of five stars, ranking it 33rd of 820 elementary schools in Minnesota. GreatSchools.org gives Creek Valley nine stars out of a possible 10.

For three consecutive years, Creek Valley Elementary School’s 5th graders have beaten the district’s average on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments Series III exams (MCAIII) exams. In 2015, nearly 85 percent of these students met or exceeded the math exams, whilethe district’s average was 80.7 percent and the state’s only 59.7.

These 5th graders did well on the reading section as well, with 89.2 percent meeting or exceeding the standard. The district overall had 87.3 doing the same while the state’s score was 66.7. Finally, the students’ science scores bested both the district’s and the state’s as well. It’s safe to say that Creek Valley 5th graders are ready for middle school.    

Student Services and Activities

Creek Valley Elementary offers the following services:

  • English as a second language
  • Gifted/talented program
  • Health services
  • Social Worker
  • Success Center

The school also offers fun activities for students, such as band, orchestra, a math Olympiad, LEGO League robotics team and book clubs.

You’ll find Creek Valley Elementary School at 6401 Gleason Avenue S. in Edina. Reach the school by phone at (952) 848-3200 or visit it on the web here.

 

Image courtesy of Edina Public Schools 

 

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