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Crestview College Preparatory High School

Charter | 7-12 | 272 students

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $98,700. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $800.

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted July 3, 2014

A+ school! Teachers and staff all care about students and helping them achieve their academic goals. I would reccomend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 3, 2014

I enjoy going to crestview because teachers are always open to help, and the principal is open to new suggestions to make the cummunity better.


Posted June 24, 2014

Crestview is a really good school. All the teachers make sure the students understand what they're teaching. I like how its small and everybody knows each other unlike bigger schools.


Posted June 24, 2014

ccp was school that has great teachers and they care about their students and what goes on in the classroom. This school is excellent and i would sent any student to crestview


Posted April 30, 2014

I have been a teacher at Crestview for almost four years and it has been the most positive teaching experience that I have had in my twenty plus years of teaching. Our staff emphasizes our school s core values of Community, Integrity, and Principle on a daily basis through instruction and daily interactions with the students. In addition to the core values, we emphasize and provide the students with the necessary tools to succeed academically and in life. I have never worked with a more dedicated staff that genuinely cares about their students and their student s success. Crestview has smaller class sizes which enables the teachers to get to know all of their students and their student s strengths and weaknesses. If a student is struggling, we are able to give them one-on-one teaching and tutoring(before and after school). For those students who are more advanced, we are able to provide more rigorous and challenging opportunities through dual enrollment for college credit. But like any school, we have our challenges and we realize there is always room for growth and accept all of these challenges head on so we can improve. I extremely proud to be part of Crestview.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2014

Having taught in both traditional and non-traditional school environments, I can say that the program at Crestview College Preparatory is definitely unique. The program is very goal-oriented and the possibility exists for students to tailor their school experience to their individual needs. Students who are craving a rigorous pace can find it here, and extra help or instructional time is available for students who may need it. Another thing that is unique about the Crestview Program is the ability to go from middle school (7th and 8th) through high school in the same school program. Students who are struggling in traditional environments and students who are on a faster track and want to get ahead can BOTH benefit from the smaller class sizes. If one had to sum up Crestview College Prep in one word, that word would be opportunity.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 28, 2014

CCP is dedicated to the academic achievement of those students who struggle with a traditional scholastic setting. From the Administration on down, helping students realize their potential and focus on long term educational goals is the lifeblood of what occurs on a daily basis. Working with the non-traditional student, Crestview's dedication to parents, the community and the individual, creates a well rounded student capable of facing the difficult challenges of the world around them, making them a superior choice when searching for an alternative education environment to the large campus monoliths where students can feel more like a number than a person. Crestview's individual attention to each student fosters a learning environment where students can excel to heights not achieved before. Crestview is a home where students are know by their name, not their number and there is a true belief by all stakeholders that every student can be a success story.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 2, 2014

This is a great school! i would definately reccomend this school. The school leader is amazing, she actually cares about all her students and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

I have taught at Crestview for 3 years. This school is unique. I have substitute taught at many charter schools in this area, and I can tell you that this school does so much more for our students than many other schools. I can tell you that the teachers and staff spend countless hours on campus for our students: we spend much time helping our students in whatever way is needed. Sometimes we help academically, sometimes athletically, sometimes socially. Do we have students that need extra guidance and help? Yes! Do we have students that are brilliant and looking for a place to thrive? Yes! Do we have students that want a place to belong and be a part of a family where they can show progress, and feel good about succeeding in something? Yes! Do we help to foster a sense of responsibility, integrity, community and a love for learning? Yes! Some of our students come in with some really rough edges... and we love watching them graduate smooth and polished. Many times this takes much patience and love, and sometimes it requires firm discipline. We try to find what will have a student be the best they can be in any situation they find themselves in in life.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 30, 2014

Personally i like that, the teachers take time to work with you and understand you. They're always there if you need help with anything. The students get along with eachother because this school is small and you get an opportunity to make great friends.


Posted January 30, 2014

I came to this school from "normal" high schools who did not believe I would graduate. They gave me no hope for my future and treated me as if I was just a burden to them. I came to this school and quickly realized that it was not a normal high school, it was better than that. Teachers here are very helpful and understand that students have other real life problems, unlike regular high schools that could really care less about their students' problems, here at Crestview the teachers try and work with them in order for the students to achieve the highest success. Now that I have been here at this school for two years I am not on track to graduate with my class and even better, I am retaking classes that I had trouble with in my other schools; I would have never been able to do this at any other school. I am so happy that I made the right choice of coming to this school. I am thankful to all the teachers and staff, especially the principal, for helping me get to this point and believing in me. I am proud to be a Crestview Knight.


Posted January 6, 2014

if you think having a principal that says what your child has to say means nothing to her then i think this school reALLY IS NOT THE SCHOOLD FOR SOME CHILDREN BECAUSE SHE DID THAT TO US
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2014

This school is going to be a great fit for your child if... S/he: thrives in a small environment respects authority functions in an individual-oriented environment is comfortable in a multicultural school Crestview is led by a wonderful administrator and a staff of dedicated, unique educators who tailor their teaching styles to their students. Tough when necessary, relaxed when appropriate. This is not a 'one size fits all' school. Your child will not get lost in the crowd.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2013

Crestview College Prepatory is a great school to consider if your having a hard time adjusting to the regular high school. The school is smaller so it makes it easier too get to know the teacher, the teacher actualle gets to know the student as well. The theachers go above and beyond to assist a student if he's struggling with something. All they wanna do is push you to success,


Posted July 11, 2013

Crestview College Preparatory is an excellent school. They have helped me out a lot. I dont think i would have ever graduated if it weren't for them. When I needed help they would set everything aside just to help me. I would recommend this school to anyone that wants to be successful in life, and have an awesome high school experience.


Posted July 11, 2013

i've been here for 4 years since my first year of freshman year. i started out being unpopular and with no friends. I now have confidence and have tons of friends and i graduated with a scholarship and being the President of the National Honor Society. I loved volleyball and it really honestly doesn't need improvement.


Posted July 9, 2013

Crestview College prep is a great school with an excellent staff and learning environment. Definitley a wonderful school!


Posted July 8, 2013

By far one of the best schools ive ever attended. The teachers and staff actually treat you nice and make you feel very welcomened. It makes you want to attend school. Im definetly recommending this school to my little siblings.


Posted June 1, 2013

The school leader is only interested in keep the student numbers up. Students get away with anything and everything. Many students wonder the halls all day and never go to class. Many of the students have been kicked out numerous times and are then allowed back. Many students are caught with drugs and are allowed to return to school the next day.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 4, 2012

The School leader and staff do not take the time to get to know the students. Students never in class.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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41%

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39%

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42%

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32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

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63%

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59%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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58%

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Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 80% 43%
White 14% 42%
Black 4% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation Paradise Valley Community Coll
Glendale Community College
Arizona State University
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:20 pm
School Leader's name
  • Kristin Schaefer
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (602) 765-8471

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • College prep
  • College preparatory
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Service learning
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • National Honor Society
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Paradise Valley Community Coll
Glendale Community College
Arizona State University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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2616 East Greenway
Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Phone: (602) 765-8470

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