Principal’s MessageThe Norwood Creek Staff and we take great pride in the education that we offer our students. We set high expectations for every child and provide the support and enrichment each child needs to reach those expectations. We present a rich curriculum that educates the whole child.
Norwood Creek’s school motto is, ‘Leaders for Life.’ As such, we believe that all children must be given access to a comprehensive core of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will foster a love for learning, develop respect for self and other, and provide the basis for a lifetime of learning and leadership. Our focus ensures that all our students receive the best education possible. We want to also commend the on-going teamwork and dedication of our teachers, students, parents, and community.
It is my hope that our school’s ever-evolving web page will provide you with the information you are seeking. If, after your visit however, you have additional questions or would like to speak with me in person, you may reach me at (408) 270-6727.
Nanette Donohue, Principal
School Mission StatementNorwood Creek cultivates an innovative community of learners who engage creatively with passion and purpose to achieve academic and person success.
The Norwood Creek School community is committed to academic excellence. We believe that all children can learn in a supportive
environment and that the teacher’s role is to facilitate learning. We believe that learning should be joyful and that questions are as
important as answers. We believe in preparing students to learn in the ever-changing 21st century. We believe in the necessity of
involving students in decision-making and shared responsibility for making the classroom a good place to be and to learn. We
believe that the school must be a safe haven where the dignity of every person is respected. We believe that students need to learn
to give to others and to their community, and that parents and the larger community must be involved in educating our children.
These beliefs form from the basis of the school’s goals, of which we have three:
- To engage all students in powerful, meaningful 21st century learning experiences and a rich thinking curriculum.
- To develop every child’s social, ethical, emotional, physical, and intellectual potential.
- To involve parents in their children’s education.
Community & School Profile
Evergreen School District, located in the city of San Jose, is comprised of fifteen elementary schools and three middle schools. Once a small farming city, San Jose became a magnet for suburban newcomers between the 1960s and the 1990s, and is now the third largest city in California. The city is located in Silicon Valley, at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay Area, and is home to more than 973,000 residents. Norwood Creek Elementary School is located in the northeastern quadrant of the district’s borders. In the 2015-16 school year, the school served 665 students in grades K-6 on a traditional calendar schedule. The school provides a family-oriented, nurturing, and safe place for students to learn, grow, and develop intellectually. Teachers, staff, and administrators continue to act on the principle that students come first.