Shoal Creek Elementary School, built in 1998, serves 635 students from kindergarten through fifth grade, including 36 students in special day classes, 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. Although Shoal Creek is still a relatively new school, we have attained the distinction of being identified as a California Distinguished School in 2002.
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.”
There are 22 certificated, regular education teachers, three special day class teachers and a resource specialist, literacy specialist and speech and language specialist employed on site. There is one part-time preschool teacher, three impact teachers and one English Language Learner instructional aide. Our itinerant staff includes a resource specialist, speech specialist, an adapted physical education teacher, occupational therapist, school psychologist, and band director. There are 38 classified personnel including office staff, custodians, library media assistant, computer resource assistant, physical education instructional assistant, music artist in residence, special education instructional assistants, student services aides and specialists, noon duty supervisors, food services supervisors and extended student services supervisors.