Principal's Message

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Dear Students, Parents and Community Members,


Welcome to Castle Creek Elementary School, where all children Imagine, Believe and Achieve, and where we “Live Green” every day. We are the “Home of the Dragons,” and the 2015-2016 #1 Green School in the State of Florida, and a Five Star School. All students and staff work toward saving our environment and supporting healthy living habits through recycling, saving energy, re-purposing items before they are put in the trash, eating healthy foods, exercising every day, learning to grow organic foods in our gardens, community service, and protecting our wildlife, to mention only a few of our Green School strands.

Our students are held to a high standard of learning in their classrooms through the Florida State Standards, and with additional support through tutoring and the Saturday “Casey’s Club,” and a total of 14 organizations that promote fun and learning.  We are very proud of our Robotics Team, as they were named and awarded the “Up and Coming New Team” for 2017.  Our National Elementary Honor Society was established in spring 2016 and is very active.  Our Chess Club, Mathletes and Battle of the Books teams are all competitive and work throughout the year.

Castle Creek is known for our outstanding Fine Arts program through the full-time organizations of “Casey’s Chorus,” “Dragon Drummers,” “Dragon Dancers,” “Drama Dragons,” and “Casey’s Artists and Art Interns.”  The school productions are always outstanding, and are so well-attended that we have moved our productions to our feeder high school, East River High.  We celebrate our students monthly through Accelerated Reader, “On-A-Roll” Most-Improved Students, and “Terrific Kids” Character Awards.

Our parent organization include the SAC and PTA, and unique to Castle Creek, “Casey’s Family Academy” which meets 6 times throughout the year. As you see, our staff is very involved and is working hard to ensure that every child is learning and achieving. I invite you to be a part of our Dragon family through your involvement as an ADDitions Volunteer or through one of our many organizations. Please feel free to contact me if you need additional information or have a suggestion for us. We love our parents, and enjoy hearing from you. Castle Creek is an exciting place to be, and a great place to learn.


Dr. Monica pkp Johnson

Dr. Monica pkp Johnson


School Hours
8:45 AM - 3:00 PM (M, T, TH, F)
8:45 AM - 2:00 PM (W)


Recent News

From an Orange County Public Schools FB post on Friday, March 20th at 6:11PM:

The last few weeks have been challenging for us all. OCPS students will begin distance learning on Monday, March 30, and you can view the district’s plan on the front page of

Learning times will be flexible to accommodate a variety of situations and will not follow a traditional bell schedule. Parents, if you have more than one child in OCPS, they will all be able to share one device for online learning, they do not need their own. For example, if a middle or high school child has a district issued device, your elementary-aged child can use the same one.

In the meantime, if you want educational activities for your child before March 30, we have included suggestions in the distance learning plan.

If you need to physically go to your child’s school for any reason, please call the front office to set up an appointment.

We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we move forward with this new approach to learning.

Las últimas semanas han sido un reto para todos nosotros. Los estudiantes de OCPS comenzarán la educación a distancia el lunes 30 de marzo, puede ver el plan del distrito en la página principal de

Los horarios de aprendizaje serán flexibles para acomodar una variedad de situaciones y no seguirá un horario de campana escolar tradicional. Padres, si tienen más de un hijo en OCPS, todos podrán compartir un dispositivo para el aprendizaje en línea, no necesitan usar el propio. Por ejemplo, si un niño de intermedia o secundaria tiene un dispositivo provisto por el distrito, su hijo de primaria puede usar el mismo.

Mientras tanto, si desea actividades educativas para su hijo antes del 30 de marzo, hemos incluido sugerencias en el plan de aprendizaje a distancia.

Si necesita ir físicamente a la escuela de su hijo por algún motivo, llame a la oficina principal de la escuela para programar una cita.

Apreciamos su flexibilidad y comprensión a medida que avanzamos con este nuevo enfoque de aprendizaje.