Award Year: 2017
Big Creek Elementary's mission is to instill a love of learning through a supportive, rigorous, and empowering environment.
- Black/African American: 3%
- White: 36%
- Hispanic: 5%
- Asian: 54%
- Two or more races: 2%
- ELL: 6%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 6%
Big Creek Elementary School, located in Forsyth County, Georgia, is home to 800 K-5th grade students. Since opening its doors in 1939, the focus has been academic excellence and developing the whole child. Our mission is to instill a love of learning through a supportive, rigorous, and empowering environment. Although academics is a top priority, we also want our students to love learning.
Teachers use a variety of resources to increase student engagement and passion for learning. To support our students as they strive to meet these high expectations, teachers personalize instruction to meet the needs of all learners. Teachers constantly plan and implement 21st Century, research based lessons while incorporating technology and student choice to instill a deep love of learning.
Big Creek also believes acknowledging students' passions and interests will spark a level of engagement that leads to student success. While academics are seen as an integral part of education, Big Creek also provides social, physical, and emotional experiences. Teacher led after-school enrichment clubs are provided on a regular basis. Students enroll in clubs based upon their interest and interact with peers across all grade levels. A few favorite clubs include Cooking, Mad Scientist, Chess, Robotics, Art, Coding, and Running.
Keeping the balance between a rigorous, supportive, and empowering environment inspires our students to reach their potential. Big Creek maintains high academic achievement through the support of our entire community, including the partnership of our district, parents, staff, and students.