Owl Creek School
2016-2017 SCHOOL STATISTICS
Designated in 2013
Re-Designated in 2016, 2019
Community Size - Suburban
School Enrollment - 968
Grade Levels - Pre-K through 6th
School Calendar - Continuous
Calendar Free & Reduced Lunch - 65%
English Learners - 25%
Students with Disabilities - 20%
African American - 18%
Asian - 4%
Caucasian - 47%
Filipino - 1%
Hispanic - 20%
Native American - 1%
Pacific Islander - 1%
Other - 0%
Two or More - 8%
School Characteristics and Replicable Practices
At Owl Creek School, our mission is to SOAR by inspiring leadership, maintaining high expectations, embracing diversity, developing good character, and creating lasting relationships. Professional Learning Communities are an integral component within each team meeting weekly to plan relevant curricular activities, align and review formative assessments, and develop intervention or enrichment opportunities. 2018-2019 SCHOOL STATISTICS Designated in 2013 Re-Designated in 2016, 2019 Community Size - Suburban School Enrollment - 968 Grade Levels - Pre-K through 6th School Calendar - Continuous Learning Calendar Free & Reduced Lunch - 65% English Learners - 25% Students with Disabilities - 20% OWL CREEK SCHOOL ARKANSAS Fayetteville Public Schools 375 N. Rupple Rd. Fayetteville, AR 72762 Tel 479-718-0200 Principal - Brandon Craft https://district.fayar.net/o/ocs ***our website does not have a www. 2018-2019 School Demographics • African American - 18% • Asian - 4% • Caucasian - 47% • Filipino - 1% • Hispanic - 20% • Native American - 1% • Pacific Islander - 1% • Other - 0% • Two or More - 8% Flexible block scheduling allows teachers to individualize instruction for students and provides increased opportunities for targeted small group opportunities.
Owl Creek's advisory classes meet daily in small group student communities to develop social skills, increase collaborative opportunities, promoting individuality, and providing individual support, accountability, and advocacy. Supporting the social and emotional growth for all students, our advisory SEL curriculum incorporates the Jesse Lewis Choose Love program, counselor based guidance lessons, and opportunities for students to express and process issues of value to them. SOARing high, the Owl Creek community pledges to Support and Encourage Others, be Outstanding Leaders, Always be Safe, and be Respectful and Responsible. Our PBIS programming provides clear expectations, positive student recognition, accountability, and individual student support.
Supporting the physical and mental health of our students, our free breakfast program offers all students the opportunity to start their day with the nutritional energy to tackle the day.
The school houses a wellness clinic on site to meet the needs of our families. Owl Creek also partners with local organizations to meet the needs of students transitioning from international refugee camps.
As the third most diverse school in Arkansas, we offer a World Cultures Week that provides opportunities for students, and their families, to share information about their culture and heritage. Students and families representing 40 countries from around the world share food, dance, music, and fellowship in our annual culminating activity.
The Response to Intervention System at Owl Creek provides structured opportunities for stakeholders to meet to analyze student performance and develop support plans for students' academic and behavioral needs. This process allows teachers to strengthen relationships with students through their depth of knowledge relevant to each student.
Owl Creek School has partnered with the University of Arkansas to offer programs for students such as: Bi-Literacy education in dual languages, International Student Support for World Cultures Week, Behavior Incentive Programs and teacher candidate internship opportunities.
The school also partners with our neighborhood Boys and Girls Club. On average 200 students a day leave our school to attend after school programs at the club. The school provides snacks for the students and coordinates tutoring opportunities with Boys and Girls Club staff. The principal of Owl Creek School also serves on the board of directors for the club.