About Kelly Creek Elementary

  • Kelly Creek Elementary

    Be Safe - Be Responsible - Be Respectful

    Kelly Creek 
    Motto: Every Student Matters, Every Moment Counts!
    Grades: K-5
    Mascot:  Cougars
    School Colors:  Royal Blue and Kelly Green

    Kelly Creek School Improvement Plan

    Registration Information

    Mission Statement
    Believing the education of children is important, we:

    • Promote high academics
    • Respect individuality
    • Integrate instruction
    • Develop lifelong learners
    • Encourage respect and responsibility

    Kelly Creek Elementary is dedicated to providing a quality, nurturing learning environment for
    the 540 kindergarten through fifth grade students we serve. Our goal is to facilitate the optimum
    social and academic growth of every student. We define growth as continuous improvement in
    the acquisition of knowledge, problem solving, creativity, character, and self-esteem. We are
    committed to implementing educational programs aligned with Oregon Standards that ensure
    competency in skills which have an impact on the quality of students’ lives and their ability to
    participate fully in society. To maximize learning, we are dedicated to creating a safe,
    structured learning environment with high expectations for success, strong instructional
    leadership, frequent monitoring of student progress, effective research-based interventions, and
    meaningful home-school relations.


    Our focus is student learning, and we use a variety of instructional methodologies and programs
    to positively impact student performance. District and State standards are taught to all students
    on a daily basis with accommodations and modifications, as necessary, to meet individual
    needs. Student performance drives decision-making for all instructional programs and practices.

    Specific goals include:

    • Providing a safe, respectful, and responsible learning environment
    • Improving student achievement in math, reading, and writing
    • Ensuring all students are proficient readers by the end of third grade
    • Integrating technology into all curricular areas
    • Communicating early and often with parents regarding student progress and needs
    • Providing multiple opportunities for parents to be involved in our school
    • Educating students on the importance of being good stewards of the earth and its resources

    A unique feature of Kelly Creek is our commitment to recycling and energy conservation. We
    were recognized again this year as an Oregon Premier Green School and have the honor of
    being Oregon’s longest running Premier Green School.

    Kelly Creek School is a unique facility designed to provide maximum learning opportunities, with common learning environments, and a welcoming atmosphere.  This is the 15th year of our commitment to recycling and energy conservation.  Our efforts were recognized in 2008 as the recipient of the Ford Motor Company’s Educate to Escape prize for our recycling and sustainability efforts.  We were also recognized as a finalist for Walmart’s “Earth Day Every Day School Challenge.”

    School Report Card

    The Oregon Department of Education annually produces school report cards. For more information, view the District and School Report Cards page.

    Oregon Green Schools






    School Song

Contact Us

  • Principal:
    Sam Maranto

    To contact other staff members, access the Staff Directory

    School Address:
    2400 SE Baker Way
    Gresham, Oregon 97080
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    Phone: 503-663-7483

    School Hours

    8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    Wednesdays 8:30 - 11:00 AM
    (Wednesday breakdown is 8:30-8:50 Live Lessons, 8:50-11:00 Independent Work)

    Office Hours
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM