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    Welcome to the webpage for Creekside Elementary School, a part of the Franklin Community Schools, where We Are Family is more than just our motto, it is the way we work for our students every day!
     
    Creekside Elementary School serves approximately 500 students preschool through fourth grade. The Indiana Department of Education has awarded Creekside with an 'A' school letter grade four school years out of the past six. Construction was finished on Creekside in the summer of 1998 and we opened our doors to students that fall. Creekside is a school that serves all students' needs, including general education classrooms, special education programming, high ability/gifted and talented education, Response to Intervention programming in literacy and math, ELL (English Language Learners), speech and communication programming, physical and occupational therapies, music, art, physical education, library class and media center services, STEM instruction, a sensory room, full day kindergarten, and developmental preschool. We are a two-time Indiana Gold Star Counseling school and a national ASCA RAMP Award winner because of the school counseling services we provide our students. We support our military families and students and have received Purple Star designation from the IDOE. Creekside is also home to a Globals-reaching Destination Imagination team and a state champion Science Bowl team as well as other incredible student clubs and academic teams! 
     
    Creekside is a great place for kids because of our talented and dedicated teachers and staff. I hope you will stop in or give us a call if you'd like more information about our excellent school.

    Dr. Mark B. Heiden, Principal
    heidenm@franklinschools.org
    317-346-8800
    Twitter: @mbheiden
     
    Dr. Heiden is the 2018 IASP Indiana Elementary School Principal of the Year and a 2019 NAESP National Distinguished Principal.