About Shoal Creek Elementary School
Shoal Creek Elementary School, built in 1998, serves approximately 500 students from kindergarten through fifth grade, from a rich diversity of cultural, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds. Additionally, 40 preschool children attend the parent participation program on campus. The pristine campus is located on top of a commanding bluff in the residential community of Carmel Mountain Ranch.
The expertise of the staff, the dedication of the parents and the enthusiasm of the students have formed a professional learning community where all partners collaborate together toward the common goal of doing what is best for children and their learning. The community spirit is embodied in our vision statement that proclaims, “You are entering a community where learning is the focus, creativity is encouraged, each individual is valued and success is ensured.”
The parents of Shoal Creek are an invaluable resource in supporting school programs. Volunteers help in the classroom and with school-wide events throughout the year. In addition, the P.T.A. supports a variety of activities and programs throughout the school year, including school assemblies, the monthly newsletter and weekly bulletin, a harvest festival, parent/child events and guest readers. Also they have assisted with community service drives. Shoal Creek has established an Educational Foundation to raise funds for the betterment of education at the site. Foundation events include Parents’ Night Out, monthly "Dinner Out" events, and Otter Café.
During our 23rd year of service, we find that one of our greatest assets is our strong parent/student/staff relationship that maximizes student achievement. This is the embodiment of what a professional learning community can produce. The staff continues to seek research-based strategies that support student learning through ongoing training. Our Student Council and the community are active with service projects for our school, as well as projects that benefit the outside community.