Creekside High School (Fairburn, Georgia)

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Creekside High School
7405 Herndon Road
Fairburn, Georgia
United States
Coordinates 33°33′23″N 84°37′35″W / 33.556368°N 84.626337°W / 33.556368; -84.626337Coordinates: 33°33′23″N 84°37′35″W / 33.556368°N 84.626337°W / 33.556368; -84.626337
Motto "Unity, Safety and Achievement"
Established 1990
School district Fulton County School System
Principal Ronald Maxwell
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,635 (2014-15)[1]
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

Creekside High School is a public high school serving grades nine through twelve. It is located in Fairburn, Georgia, United States. It is a part of the Fulton County School System.

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 County, 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.

Marching band[edit]

Creekside's marching band is the S.O.S. Express and the dance team is the Golden Essence.

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Creekside High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 10, 2017.