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Welcome to Silver Creek Elementary

Silver Creek Elementary opened its doors for the first time in August 2006.  When the school opened, we set a goal of achieving excellence, both in and out of the classroom.  Our school motto is "SOARing  to Excellence" and our school mascot is Einstein the Eagle.   We currently educate over 600 students annually.

100% of the teachers at Silver Creek are Highly Qualified Teachers, per the No Child Left Behind legislation and 88% of the teachers at Silver Creek have a masters degree or more than one degree in education.  The faculty at Silver Creek is committed to providing a high quality, rigorous, meaningful, and exciting education to all students.

We celebrate and recognize students for academic achievement and growth, positive behavior and improvement, effort, and positive character traits and SOARING behavior.  Silver Creek Elementary consistently scores at achievement levels higher than the district and state average on PARCC/CMAS Reading, Writing, Math and Science.  The percentage of Silver Creek students scoring proficient or advanced on PARCC/CMAS Reading, Writing, Math, and Science increases or remains steady every year.

In the fall of 2016, Silver Creek was Accredited with Distinction (from Colorado Department of Education) for our Academic Excellence.  This award was followed up in the spring of 2017, Silver Creek earned the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award (from Colorado Department of Education) for our Academic Growth on both CMAS and PARCC. Both of these are the results of our students, staff, community and all stakeholders working extremely well together and fostering a caring and learning environment. 

The following fall of 2017, Silver Creek once again earned the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award for our Academic Growth.  Our students, staff and community continue to strive for excellence and take daily pride in helping our school reach new heights. 

Most recently,  the fall of 2018, Silver Creek earned the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award for our Academic Growth.  This was our 3rd year in a row that the students and staff earned the Governor's Award. This award was followed up with the John Irwin School of Excellence Award for showing exceptional academic achievement over time.  Earning both of these awards are products of students, staff and community focusing on the achievement of all students. 

Silver Creek Provides

  • Technology-based instruction using SmartBoards, iPads, projectors, document cameras, Chromebooks, clickers, Netbooks, Writers, and Kindles to help our students become 21st Century Learners and thinkers.
  • PE, Music, Art and Tech classes to all students (K-5th).
  • Differentiated instruction depending on student needs and interests.
  • An Imagination Station and Learning Lofts for G.T. and Advanced Learners
  • Jr. Great Books reading groups for G.T. and Advanced Learners.
  • A school-wide Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) to help students work toward meeting or exceeding behavior goals.
  • ESL students support in and out of the classroom as they acquire English Language skills.
  • Opportunities for students to learn, grow, and become positive citizens of the community and world.
  • A host of extra curricular activities available to our students which extend learning beyond the classroom.
  • Yearly opportunities for students to be identified as G.T.

School Meals

Monthly meal calendars in a downloadable and print friendly format and extensive nutrition information for each meal can be found on the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District website. Check the Adams 12 school meals page for more information. Effective December 1, 2014, Nutrition Services will waive the convenience fee to our parents using the PayForIt system (our on-line payment system)  This will include all on-line payments made for Nutrition Services/BASE.  Families may be eligible for free or reduced price meals , to apply quickly and easily please go to


Address15101 Fillmore Street
Thornton, CO
Office Phone720-972-3940
Fax Number720-972-3999
Office Hours7:15am - 3:30pm
School Hours7:35am - 2:30pm
Early Release
7:35am - 1:15pm

Upcoming Events

Skate City

Skate City

Date & Time: Wed, 10/16/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Skate City all school skate party froom 6-8pm

10/16/2019 - 6:00pm
Oct 16

1st grade to Dinosaur Ridge

1st grade to Dinosaur Ridge

Date & Time: Thu, 10/17/2019 - 8:45am to 2:00pm

1st grade to Dinosaur Ridge @ 8:45-2

10/17/2019 - 8:45am
Oct 17

Student Leadership Club

Student Leadership Club

Date & Time: Fri, 10/18/2019 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm

Student Leadership Club

10/18/2019 - 2:30pm
Oct 18