About This School
A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.
Willow Creek Elementary School had an API growth score of 678 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Willow Creek Elementary School's 2012 base score was 742 and the school did not meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Willow Creek Elementary School had 16 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Willow Creek Elementary School Reviews
My two children attended this school for six years and I can't imagine how Willow Creek School could have done anything better. The teachers are caring and know how to teach across the range of student abilities. Personally, I think Kary Karges (K-3) deserves a national teacher's award. The principal, Ron Ferrando, has consistently brought in grant funding for music and lots of other extras that the students enjoyed. My kids were so happy there; it felt like family, AND they got a terrific education. The staff were readily available whenever I wanted to discuss concerns about my kids, and that helped them with their learning and their social skills. I felt like the kids at this school were respected by the staff and their peers for their individual strengths, and that Willow Creek School provided a good environment for learning.