Shoal Creek Otters will be engaged, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect and resilience in all areas of life.

Mission for Shoal Creek Elementary School

Recognizing the unique qualities of each child, Shoal Creek Elementary School is dedicated to the education of all students. Every child will have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to develop a positive self worth, make informed choices, function effectively in a diverse society, and become self-sufficient, independent learners. We will encourage active involvement, cooperation, and communication between the school, child, family, and community. As a school of character we will teach and model trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. At Shoal Creek we are committed to all students learning.

Kindness Certified School

Shoal Creek is now a Kindness Certified School after participating in the Great Kindness Challenge!

School Affirmations

  • Work hard.
  • Be kind.
  • Treat others the way you want to be treated.
  • If there is a problem, we look for a solution. 
  • If there is a better way, we find it.
  • If a teammate needs help, we give it.
  • If we need help, we ask.

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The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator/ 504 Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840,

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