About Us

History: One of the oldest locations for a school in Washington Township, the site on which Crooked Creek currently stands has been home to a school building since 1837. The present incarnation was opened for the 1985-86 school year. The name of the school is derived from the creek which borders the southeast corner of the site as a tributary to Lake Sullivan and White River. Many large trees are scattered in this area as well as an open grassy meadow with wildflowers and butterfly gardens. The SerVaas log cabin was added to the grounds in 2003, and a rain garden and native prairie plantings soon after.

School No. 7 in Washington Township

School #7 in Washington Township, Marion County, ca 1891

Slogan:    Wildcats CAN!
Colors: Green and White

Crooked Creek Strengths
• Safe and nurturing learning environment
• Park-like setting
• Dynamic pursuit of excellence
• Integrated technology
• Diversity of students and families
• Outdoor laboratory site
• National Blue Ribbon School (2006)
• Indiana Four-Star School  ( 2001-2011)
• Global focus with emphasis on Economics

School Song: Oh, Crooked Creek, composed by teachers Bob McLeaish, Sharon Johnston, and Myron El, along with Jim Smeehuysen

Crooked Creek, Oh, Crooked Creek

We all come each day

With hopes and dreams, plans and schemes,

Learning every way.

Crooked Creek, Oh, Crooked Creek

Is our community school.

Parents, teachers, friends, and greeters

SerVaas Cabin at Crooked Creek

SerVaas Cabin at Crooked Creek

We all make it cool.

It’s fun to be at CCES, it’s fun to be at CCES.

We can work and play, have fun everyday,

No matter what people say –    CROOKED CREEK!