School History & Demographics
Copper Creek Elementary School was built in 1953 and additions were added in 1958 and again in 1963. It is located on a nine acre site in a rural area of Russell County. In the summer of 2010 a third renovation project was completed adding new windows, heating and cooling units, ceilings lowered, asbestos removable and new tile placed in each of the classrooms.
Copper Creek Elementary School houses Pre-K and Kindergarten with an enrollment of 119 students for the 2017-2018 school year. Copper Creek Elementary is a Title I Target Assisted School.
All teachers at Copper Creek Elementary are certified in the areas in which they are teaching. All aides and support staff are also highly qualified as well. There are 57% of all teachers at Copper Creek with advanced degrees which include a Reading Specialist, Math Specialist, Master of Education PK-6, and two administrators with MS Administration and Supervision K-12. Student teacher ratio is 17:1. The average age classroom teachers is 42 and average years of teaching experience is 11 years.
Copper Creek Elementary School teachers, parents and volunteers continue to work together for the betterment of the school. Funds raised each year have provided financial assistance to the school in needed areas such as playground equipment, audio-visual equipment, books for our library and other school improvements. The school does have an active Volunteer Program and community support to assist teachers and staff on a regular basis.
Copper Creek Elementary School teachers have participated each year in the Russell County Schools Business Partnership Program. Teachers write mini-grants to supplement the school’s general fund for supplies for teachers and students in the classrooms. Many of the teachers have written other mini grants to provide materials for the classroom as well. Presently, Copper Creek Elementary houses seven classrooms: three Pre-K classes, four Kindergarten classes, a fully equipped Computer Lab, Library, one multi- purpose classroom for Speech and PALS Remediation, Cafeteria, and two offices.