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 Please call the office first thing in the morning, if your student will be absent or late. 503-492-6700


 

About Clear Creek Middle School

Mascot: Wildcat
Colors: Purple, Teal, and Black
Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Regular Class Hours: 9:05 AM - 3:35 PM
Wednesday Class Hours: 10:05 AM - 3:35 PM 


Mission Statement
Through a constant emphasis of the “4R’s,” we will provide a superior academic, physical, and social/emotional education that supports all students towards being happy and healthy life-long learners, productive citizens, and caring adults.
 

Motto
At Clear Creek, the “4R’s” are what matter the most.  These words and their definitions are regularly reviewed and are posted in every classroom and throughout the school.

  • Respect:  Treat people, including their space, things, and beliefs as you want to be treated.
  • Responsibility: Take ownership of all your actions, decisions, and thoughts - right or wrong.
  • Relationships:   Conduct positive interactions with all people at all times.
  • Results:  Do better today than you did yesterday and success will come.


Philosophy
Clear Creek’s Mission Statement exhibits the commitment to providing a superior and well-rounded education that addresses the whole child to build a foundation for future success in school and the workplace. We work hard to create educational experiences for our students characterized by quality work and relevant learning through rigorous teaching and learning. Our goal is that each student will experience expected academic gains in all classes while constantly working to promote trust and safety through practicing the 4R’s.  We believe that, regardless of academic ability, those who learn and practice the meaning of the 4R’s tend to be more successful than those who do not are.  Core and elective courses, SUN School offerings, and other co-curricular activities provide opportunities for growth.  We strive to maintain respectful partnerships with parents and the community through service and communication.  High expectations for all, including students, staff, and parents make Clear Creek Middle School a great place.

School Improvement Goals

  1. Increase student achievement (performance & growth) as measured by state tests,  common assessments, grades, work sample, promotion, behavior, and attendance data.
  2. Increase meaningful community engagement and partnerships in the school as measured through CCPA activities, SUN data and programs, Parent Nights, and outreach efforts.

School History
Clear Creek Middle School was opened in September of 1993. Our school is located in Gresham, Oregon. If you were to visit Clear Creek, we would be proud to show you a facility that was designed with middle school students in mind. From well-planned instrumental and vocal music classrooms to classroom pod areas to a centralized media center and advanced computer labs and technology area, you will see spaces that are well used and cared for by students and staff. In 2011, Clear Creek became the first school in Oregon to be recognized as an AVID National Demonstration site.
 

School Structure
Although we are no longer able to offer the teaming and looping structure due to staffing reductions and declining student enrollment, the staff continues to hold the values of relationships and positive interactions with students and families to support the academic, behavioral, social, emotional, and physical development during the middle school experience.  6th grade students will experience a structure similar to the teaming model as their classes will be in close proximity and provide support in a smaller setting as they acclimate to middle school.  Similarly, the 8th grade students will be grouped into a smaller setting to prepare for the transition to high school.

Programs, Core and Elective Classes
Clear Creek Middle School is home to a staff and student body that strives for excellence. Adults and students work together to create a positive, caring learning community.  We are not only proud of the building, but also of the programs we offer to the students attending Clear Creek.  Along with those core area subjects, students who attend Clear Creek will at some time during their middle school years have the opportunity to take classes in vocal music, instrumental music, Science/Technology/Engineering/Art/Math (STEAM), art, AVID, and additional electives as the staffing and scheduling allow. All students have daily physical education or health classes. Students who are below grade level in math and/or reading also receive targeted instruction through Response to Intervention (RtI) courses.  Special Education classes provide specially designed instruction for students on IEPs, and a highly successful English Language Development staff meets the needs of English Language Learners (ELL) and provides support to core teachers for monitored ELL students.
 
Clear Creek is also designated by Multnomah County as a charter SUN School (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods). Through this program a variety of after school activities for students is available, as well as offerings to support parents and families. The classes provide academic support, STEM opportunities, athletics, and special interest classes to promote positive experiences and social interactions with peers, the community, and the environment.  On average, approximately 60% of the student body participates in SUN co-curricular activities throughout the year before and after school. Students attending the after school activities receive an evening meal, and are transported home after 5:30 when the session ends. Additional programs are offered during winter, spring, and summer breaks. In 2016, SUN will be managed by El Programa Hispano, and will offer new culturally specific services to students and families, while continuing to provide after school programming for all students and families.
 
At Clear Creek Middle School, we are all dedicated to helping students succeed academically while supporting their social, emotional, and physical development. We are proud of the student body and the successes they have shown and will continue to work for every student finding individual success.  The staff’s commitment to preparing students for post-secondary success is an institutional core value.


 

School Report Card

The Oregon Department of Education annually produces school report cards. To view Clear Creek Middle School’s Report Card, along with a message from Superintendent Schlachter, click here.


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