There is very little creativity allowed in most courses before the university level and even there, conformity is often pushed onto students.
I skipped most of my high-school classes except for the ones which involved English and History. Even in some of those, I used to just bring my own books, sit at the back of the class and read. Sometimes teachers would get upset because I was not paying attention and I would have to tell them that what they were teaching was simply putting me to sleep and that is why I brought my own reading material.
In university was a little different because there were a great variety of courses to chose from and I could find some which interested me but even with those, sometimes getting professors with no passion/energy would make me drop the course.
In terms of creativity, I loved my Creative Writing English Course - I was literally able to do what I wanted with my writing and that was fun! It gave me enough faith in education to keep searching for courses which I would be willing to attend.
The education system tries to conform too much. It teaches facts which many students just do not care about. In my opinion, I went to university to learn how to think and not necessarily to know that in 1812 the British/Canadian forces marched on Washington and burned down the White House (which was not called the White House than because it was not yet white). I think I somewhat achieved that goal but it was thanks to some professors which allowed me to be who I am and guided me on my path.
There is much improvement which needs to be done to education to attract the interest of students and to stop expecting them to be like a herd of sheep feeding on the same patch of grass.