Phone: 480-507-1404


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Mr. Jim Leeper, Principal

 Hello Boulder Creek community,

 It is my pleasure to be the principal of Boulder Creek!  Before arriving at Boulder Creek in 2020, I was principal of Meridian Elementary in Gilbert Public Schools for 6 years.  Prior to Meridian, I worked in the Mesa school district for 20 years as a teacher, dean of students, and assistant principal. 

I grew up in Mesa, attended ASU and took my first job in education teaching junior high PE.  I coached track for 13 years, freshman tennis for 7 years and high school cross country for 2 seasons.  I’m married and live in Gilbert with my wife and children.  In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, mountain biking and seeing the Arizona scenery.

Boulder Creek has a dedicated staff who work diligently to ensure students are receiving the best learning opportunities.  We have an active PTSO that supports our school vision.  We have a community that helps foster our school vision through volunteering and classroom support.

Our vision statement is “Every Student Matters, Every Moment Counts.”  Our staff genuinely cares for our students, and expects students’ best efforts every day.  Go Bulldogs!



 Jim Leeper

Principal, Boulder Creek Elementary


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      School Hours

      • Elementary

        M,T,TH,F    8:10am - 2:55pm

        Wednesday Early Release  8:10am - 1:55pm

        Half Days 8:10am - 11:55am



        M,T,TH,F    8:00 - 10:30

                          11:15 - 1:15

        No school on Wednesday



        M, T, TH, F   8:40 -3:25

        Wednesday  8:40-2:25


      Lunch Hours

      • Lunch Schedule -REGULAR SCHOOL DAY

         GRADE              LUNCH ROOM         PLAY            


            K                    11:55-12:15             12:15-12:35

            1                     12:15-12:35            12:35-12:55

            2                     12:35-12:55            12:55-1:15

            3                     1:00-1:20                1:20-1:40

            4                     12:25-12:45            12:45-1:05

            5                     12:45-1:05               1:05-1:25

            6                     12:05-12:25            12:25-12:50

        LUNCH SCHEDULE-Half Day

        GRADE        lUNCH ROOM                 PLAY               

            K                     10:20-10:35             10:35-10:50

            1                     10:40-10:55             10:55-11:10

            2                     11:00-11:15             11:15-11:30

            3                     11:20-11:35             11:35-11:50

            4                     10:50-11:05             11:05-11:20

            5                     11:10-11:25             11:25-11:40

            6                     10:30-10:45              10:45-11:00

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      • We believe all students can and will show growth by performing at his/her personal best:

        Developed 7/27/2021

        • All assigned work is important and must be turned in. Students who turn in late work (up to a week) may receive up to 80% credit.
        • If a student does not master an assessment he/she will have an opportunity to retake the assessment within one week, however must first complete 2 interventions. The highest score will be recorded.
        • Unfinished classwork may become homework.
        • Daily reading at home is expected.

        Boulder Creek Elementary "Culture for Learning" 

        Developed 7/27/2021

        • We begin ALL lessons with our "I can" statement, which references a Standard.
        • We design lessons to include the 5 Standards in Domain 3.
        • We value Data Team meetings to collaborate on Priority Standards and Student Work
        • We celebrate academic accomplishments. students (3rd-6th) will record progress in AR, ELA and Math
        • We value the "Culture for Learning" in our classrooms, and share weekly updates with families.
        • We promote literacy and character education with all students.
        • We utilize "Walk to Learn" to reinforce skills and enrich learning for all students.
        • We include math's "Daily Routines" in Kindergarten - 2nd grades.



      Site Council

      Name Member Title
      Mr. Jim Leeper Principal
      Ms. Clarice Nape Community Rep - Wal-Mart
      Mrs. Holli Martinez Parent
      Ms. Stacey Gess Teacher
      • Boulder Creek provides a safe and inclusive learning environment that develops skills for a successful future.

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