Creekside High School (Fairburn, Georgia)
|Creekside High School|
7405 Herndon Road
|Motto||"Unity, Safety and Achievement"|
|School district||Fulton County School System|
|Principal||Frankie H. Pollock Jr.|
|Color(s)||Burgundy and gold|
|Athletics||Athletic Director: Mekia Troy, Football Coach: Maurice Dixon, Boys' Basketball: Greg Freeman, Girls' Basketball: Rontashala Williams, Track Coach: Jeffery "Scott" Vaughan|
|Athletics conference||Region 5-6A|
|Mascot||Semi the Seminole|
|Website||Creekside High School|
The school opened in the fall of 1990 as a result of the merger of Campbell High School in Fairburn, and Palmetto High School in Palmetto. The merger happened as a result of a consolidation plan to reduce the costs of the school system, comply with new state laws mandating minimum attendance numbers for government-funded schools, and upgrade the course offerings of all schools in the county.
Creekside offers Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, and Wrestling.
In its first year of existence, Creekside won the 4 × 400 m relay, and Octavius Terry won the 300m IH at the GHSA Boys' State Track Meet. Octavius Terry was also named Most Outstanding Performer for the meet. In 1995, the varsity boys' basketball made a Final 4 appearance in the state playoffs. In 2001, the varsity football team made it to the Georgia Dome for a semi-finals appearance in the state playoffs. In 2001-2002, the girls' varsity basketball had an appearance in the state playoffs' Final 4. The 2002 varsity boys' basketball team played for the 4A State Championship title against local rival Westlake High School. To open the 2002-2003 season, the varsity boys' basketball team was ranked #1 in the state. In 2012-2013, the varsity boys basketball team made an appearance in the state playoffs, advancing all the way to the Elite Eight. In 2014, the Creekside football team suffered the loss of one of their defensive stars and used that to fuel an undefeated season which resulted in winning the Class AAAAA football State Title, defeating Tucker High School in dominating fashion.In 2017 the Seminole football team suffered their worst season, which resulted in an overall 0-10. The following 2018 year the Seminole football team returned in a crushing fashion ending their season 7-3 with their region being 7-1. This ultimately helped the Seminoles regain a region title which was last earned in 2014.
Creekside's marching band is the S.O.S. Express and the dance team is the Golden Essence.
- Eric Berry - NFL player, Kansas City Chiefs, safety
- Evan Berry - All-American college football player for the University of Tennessee
- Kevin Murphy - professional basketball player for the Cedevita Zagreb
- Nivea - singer
- Pastor Troy - rapper
- Octavius Terry - NCAA Champion hurdler, U.S. Olympic Trial Contestant
- Joshua Holsey - NFL player, Washington Redskins, cornerback
- "Creekside High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 27, 2018.