• Boulder Creek provides a safe and inclusive learning environment that develops skills for a successful future.

Phone: 480-507-1404


Degrees and Certifications:

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


Boulder Creek Elementary Grading Philosophies

  • We believe all students can and will show growth by perorming 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 received 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 completed 2 interventions. The highest score will be recorded.
    • Unfinished class work may become homework.
    • Daily reading as home is expected.

    Boulder Creek Elementary "Culture for Learning" 

    Developed 7/27/2021

    • We begin ALL lessons with our "I can" statement, which refernces 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 litearcy and character eduction 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.



Upcoming Boulder Creek Events

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Elementary School Day Start & End Times

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:10am–2:55pm

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

    Half Days: 8:10am–11:55am

  •  PreSchool

      M,T,TH,F    8:00 - 10:30

                      11:15 - 1:15

    No school on Wednesday



    M-T-TH-F   8:40 -3:25

    Wed          8:40-2:25


  • 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


    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

School Council

Name Member Title
Mr. Jim Leeper Principal
Mrs. Suzann Sponseller Staff Member
Ms. Clarice Nape Community Rep - Wal-Mart
Mrs. Candice Horrocks Parent
Mrs. Angela Barnard Staff Member
Mrs. Holli Martinez Parent
Last Modified on April 24, 2023