Spring Creek Independent School District
The district consists of a single campus, Spring Creek Elementary School, that serves students in grades pre-kindergarten through six. To boost enrollment, Spring Creek also accepts transfer students from outside of the district.
The first Spring Creek School building was built in 1900, one year prior to the organization of Hutchinson County, on the Harvey Ranch. In its first year, there were a total of seven school-aged students, six males and one female, and six under school age for a total of 13. In 1901, the Hutchinson County Commissioners Court divided the county into four school districts, Spring Creek being named district #4. The school moved to several different locations until the 1930s, when a red brick school building was constructed. On March 8, 1938, the school was dedicated in a ceremony attended by approximately 500 people. The Spring Creek Independent School District was formed in 1949.
On September 22, 2001, Spring Creek celebrated its 100th anniversary and held an all-school reunion as well as an official historical marker dedication.
Since 1937, Spring Creek School has had 6 principal/superintendents. They are:
- James W. Dillard (1937-1946)
- L.E. Dyer (1946-1980)
- Gene Weeks (1980-1987)
- Susan Perez (1987-1991)
- Peter Cameron (1991-1995)
- Bret Madsen (1995-2012)
- Mandy Poer (2012–Present)
As of the 2007-2008 school year, the Spring Creek Independent School District had a total enrollment of 85 students.
- Whites: 69 (81.2%)
- Hispanics: 12 (14.1%)
- African Americans: 4 (4.7%)
- Socio-Economic Groups
- Economic Disadvantaged: 41 (48.2%)
- Limited English Proficient: 3 (3.5%)
- Students w/Disciplinary Placements (2006–07): 0 (0.0%)
- "At-Risk": 40 (47.1%)
- Historic District Enrollment Figures by school year
Spring Creek Elementary School offers a Gifted and Talented Program, a Learning Lab where students can receive assistance on individual curriculum objectives, and a strong technology program. Spanish is taught to every Spring Creek ISD student, starting at 4. There is also a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program as well as an active Parent-Teacher Association (P.T.A.).
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