Our School

Welcome to the Internet home of the Queen Creek Elementary School Eagles. We’re happy you’re here! Your involvement in our school and in the education of our students helps them to continue to reach their goals and soar to great heights. You will feel our pride in excellence and our excitement for learning as you browse the pages of our website.

About Us

Queen Creek is located about 50 miles southeast of Phoenix, Arizona. Our town is one of the fastest growing towns in the state of Arizona; yet drawing on its rich, rural roots, it maintains its strength as a well-planned, family-oriented community. In keeping with that tradition, our Pre-K–6th graders at Queen Creek Elementary School have a strong sense of family values and excellence as well as a sense of vision for a successful future. They know that it takes hard work to succeed—and our Eagles are not afraid of hard work! They strive for excellence in all they do, and we are proud of them.

Our Mission Statement

At QCE our mission statement is: Soaring to success...where everyone matters!

Our Vision

At Queen Creek Elementary School, we are committed to providing a positive environment that promotes self-worth for all students and their individual differences. Students are challenged by high expectations and quality curriculum. A collaborative partnership with parents, community members, and staff contributes to the future success of the students.

Our Core Values

We commit to providing these core values at Queen Creek Elementary School:

  • A safe and positive school environment for all students and staff.
  • A school community that recognizes the value and importance of each individual.
  • Open communication among students, staff, and parents.
  • A welcoming atmosphere for all students, staff, and parents.
  • The tools and skills to prepare our students for the 21st century.
  • Instruction that develops citizenship and positive character traits.
  • High expectations for all students in both academic and character achievement.
  • Current and effective educational methods in our instruction.
  • Opportunities of enrichment within and outside the core curriculum.
  • A staff that is adequately prepared to teach a diverse population.

Student Data Is Vital

Data Collection at QCE

Formative: We give a five-question assessment to our students after they have learned a new standard. The purpose of this assessment is to help give both the student and the teacher an idea of how close the student is to meeting mastery. We use it to guide our instruction and ensure that we provide reteach/enrich at the student’s individual need. First through fifth-grade students participate in formatives.

Benchmark Testing: This assessment is a culmination of all of the standards taught throughout the quarter. There are five questions per standard. For our third through fifth-graders, we make sure to model the process and procedures after AzM2 so we can best prepare them for the end of the year exam. In the areas of writing, math, and ELA, this practice is for second through fifth-graders. Kindergarten and first-grade students take a writing benchmark.

DIBELS: This is a very short regular assessment of early reading and literacy skills. Our goal is early identification of children who have difficulty with these skills, so we can provide the best support in their learning journey. If you would like to know more about DIBELS, please visit the Dynamic Measurement Group website page, What are DIBELS?