My daughter is out of Big Creek this year. This school has excellent teachers. My daughter enjoyed going to school. Staff and teachers are very dedicated and they love what they do and work hard at it. Mrs. Drone is awesome. On imorovement side, PTA is too much focus on celebrating B'days and gifts,
... Read more etc. They have very good intetions, but I believe PTA got carried away. This school is extermly poor in area of promoting math, science and technology. Teachers lack the energy and depth in science and math. After school programs need complete overhaul. They need improvement in all areas. Luch meals is worst than junk food. However, teaching staff is excellent and they are doing their best within the scope of their reach. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/19/13
The teachers are awesome. Ratio of teacher to student is small. It's a blue ribbon school. Excellent method of teaching. Wonderful staff. Great location. Excellent school activities and after school program.
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Posted by a parent on 09/18/13
I am so glad that we are now out of this school. I found the admin to be focused only on one thing- scores. Although my child did very well in school, they did not enjoy being there. They felt intimidated by some, but not all, of the teachers they had. One teacher did not cooperate with parents at all
... Read more when it came to using the Parent Portal. They would not post grades until the end of the grading period. The purpose of Parent Portal is to be able to monitor your child's grades, throughout the period, in order to assist them, if needed. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/05/13
Both of my children attend Big Creek and I couldn't be more pleased with the education they are receiving. Sure, it's not a brand new school like some other schools in the district, but its teachers are among the best, the most dedicated, and genuinely care about "their" kids. The parents are very
... Read more involved and keep a finger on the pulse of what's happening at their school so it is very difficult for any poor experience to fall through the cracks, which is great. The PTA is an award-winning PTA, has lots of volunteers, and does a LOT for the school. One of my kids is in Horizons (gifted program) and I am grateful that he is getting special attention and education. Overall, if you have the opportunity to get into this school, you should jump at the chance. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/22/11
The school is academically very advanced. However, as a Forsyth County School, the school is starting so early than other counties. Kids are waking up very sleepy, and even no enough time for breakfast or to being awake. They are going to school very tired. Further, the school has an unspoken policy
... Read more like other Forsyth Schools that If your kids have a ADHD or OCD, and their grades are not so bad, they are not giving any extra help (EIP,Learning lab, speech therapy or ESOL), and waiting your kids'grades are to be less than average even you have a 2 doctor's note. So it is like doctors waiting patient to be dead and after that trying to diagnose.But school is academically vert very good. Usually mothers are not working and their involment is more than other schools . Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/24/11
I have 2 children who are in this top-rated school and we just LOVE Big Creek Elementary School. The teachers are truly dedicated to the children and work so hard with the children to ensure that they are developing academically and socially. The strong parents' involvement makes this school unique
... Read more as well. Big Creek Elementary School is so successful because it has an excellent leadership team in place. Both the Principal and Vice Principal are always available to meet with me whenever I have any concerns or questions (of course, I do make advance appts with them). The teacher in charge of the Horizon program at this school is AMAZING! She manages to motivate my son into expanding his reading list - something that I have been very unsuccessful in. My son has always refused to read any other books apart from Magic Treehouse, and so I am deeply grateful and thankful to Big Creek Horizon teacher for her help. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/19/11
Big Creek Elementary is one of the highest rated school in Georgia, thanks to hard work and dedication of the teachers and administrators. At the same time, Big Creek does need to get kids involved in more technology, math, science competitions. We are very proactive when it comes to celebration,
... Read more rewards, sports, literaure, language, and charities. That's great. Same kind of resolve needs towards math, science, engineering, and technology. We lacks the focus on engineering and science, and that is evident in Big Creek Elementary. We are on bottom in education in USA, which means we, Big Creek stake-holders are on bottom too. Without new shift in our attitude we will hurt our kids whom we love most. GA is under-represented in top colleges, top-postions in big firms, and top inventors in USA. There is some cause & effect relationship here. This is not a random situation. We, elementary school parents and educators have only 7 to 11 years left to do justice to our college-bound kids. GA needs a revolution in education to qulify our kids in global competition, and it needs to start at elementary level. Yes, I am proud that my kid goes to Big Creek Elementary. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/19/11
If your child fits the 'Big Creek Box' you will be very happy with the school. They are a high achieving school and the teachers are committed to ensuring that those children do well. However, if you have a child who you suspect may have any kind of learning issue, I would not recommend this school
... Read more at all. They seem to have an unspoken policy of letting a child fail before they are given any help....and then the 'help' is questionable at best. Having been with the school through the change of adminstration, many parents had hoped that a 'new broom would sweep clean.' That doesn't seem to have been the case. Having a child who fits the 'box' and one who doesn't, I find the negatives involving the one child to outweigh the positives that Big Creek offers the other child. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/15/10
Big Creek has an excellent staff dedicated to our children! Great PTA and parent involvement! Warm friendly happy atmosphere! My children love it!
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Posted by a parent on 10/14/09
We have a wondefrul PTA with a lot of Parent involment- Great Teachers - Many Awards
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* In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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Cumming schools — Big Creek Elementary School is located at 1994 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming GA 30041. 1994 Peachtree Pkwy is in the 30041 ZIP code in Cumming, GA The school district for Big Creek Elementary School is the Forsyth County Schools. Big Creek Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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