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K-6
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Hesperia, CA
Students enrolled: 727
Before care: No
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17160 Krystal Drive
Hesperia, CA 92345

(760) 244-4411
(760) 244-7713
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August 09, 2014
Krystal is by far the best school in the area. I am not just talking test scores, but also in regards to the quality of the staff and the level of leadership being top notch. Mr. Kirk is right out there, directing traffic (a hot topic from what I just read in previous comments) in the hot sun, in the rain, in the snow. He cares about the children and honestly that alone makes me feel like the communication policy is more of a zero gravity type policy. I feel like I can come in and talk to the Principal and/ or my child's teacher on a real level. On a personal level, even. My son has had difficulty keeping up with the rest of his class while reading since we started at Krystal. I have been so impressed with the way they have handled this situation and am always impressed by the constant communication I've had with all of his teachers so far. Mrs. Avalos, Mrs. Noland, and Mrs. Smith were all so incredible and I felt like I was in the loop at all times. I couldn't ask for anything more. I am very happy we are part of the program at Krystal Elementary and would recommend this school to anyone who was serious about their child's education being one of quality and discipline.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2014
Excellent school! The parent involvement is like no other school up here. Teachers and office staff are absolutely amazing. Tons of after school activities and the principal loves his school and students.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
It's such a pleasure having my two children attend such a fabulous school. We love everything about Krystal. The teachers and staff make the school an enjoyable and educational experience. My children look forward to school every day.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2014
We have two sons attending Krystal. Mr. Kirk and the staff are professional, involved and really care about the success and safety of our students. Parents who make the decision to drive through to drop off their children should understand that it will take a little longer to ensure the children's safely (those children who are walking across the crosswalk). The teachers are caring, genuine and from our experience, really love working with children. Parents who get involved with their children's education help not only aid their children's success, but also that of the school.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2013
The schools drop off and pick up are poorly planned and lead to aggressive drivers. The principle lacks the knowledge to be able to keep the flow of traffic moving thereby making the experience a long and trying one. Academics appear to be average but the drop off and pick up are so atrocious that the school warranted a average rating.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2013
This is a great school. Teacher's and staff are helpful, caring and genuine. I couldn't imagine taking my son out of Kyrstal. He and I both would be heartbroken.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Krystal what can I say but truely a great school for my kids they have learn alot fromthe teachers. When other kids ask what school they go to and they say Krystal there like wow that school looks nice. Im happy that my kids go and learn and there a part of Kyrstal great school.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2013
Krystal is great!!! I love this school! My son has been going to this school since kinder. The teachers are wonderful, the staff and Mr Kirk is an awesome principal. Mr Kirk is involved with the kids a lot and that makes it fun for the kids. Few things I Don't Agree with such as candy bar fundraising. Last year my son was promised an ice cream party for selling 3 boxes of candy bars and for doing so he got to eat a Popsicle in the cold. This year he didn't sell candy bars so he was Not allowed to attend the BMX assembly but another student got to go because it was against their religion to sell candy bars so my son pretty much got punished because I simply just wouldn't allow him to sell this year. Be Advised Parents!!!! Parking lot is a Total Nightmare!! I don't understand why parents cant use the bus zone after the buses are gone when there are only 2 buses at this school and have some pickups and drop offs here to help traffic flow. My son has learned a lot here and loves it!! Also I do agree with the comment about the PTA kids winning things but my son understands the importance of learning which is a win in itself rather than myself doing things for him to win.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
Krystal is a wonderful school. I have loved it there and so has my child. In regards to the comments about the PTA -- I think that the PTA is amazing, the current president has done a remarkable job -- stepping up mid-year when there was no president. The PTA team that is there now are saints in my opinion for all they have put up with. I have a lot of respect for those parents that put their kids first and dedicate so much time to making the kids have the best year that they can with PTA fundraisers, etc. They truly go above and beyond. I am excited to join them next year as I have hesitated at times with previous leadership. I am only saying this since it was mentioned a few times below. Mr. Kirk is awesome as are most of the teachers. I love that they teach morals as well as academics, and any time there is any issue/problems they get back with you and take care of it right away.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2013
I was told bye everyone and bye many reviews that this is the best school around. My child is in kindergarten here but im a little concerned... 33 kids to one teacher and no aid? Where does the one on one time come in when your chasing 30 something 5 years at once???? I'm not so sure anymore rather or not this is the best school? I like that it has a late start since my child is not a morning person. This school is only a few blooks away so Im gonna try next year for a month or so.. since the hours work best with my job, but also in hopes of a better teacher and that a few kids leave the school. but this whole year as soon as a child leaves - up pops another one to fill the space. No wonder their test scores are slowly dropping.. look at the enrollment as every year it keeps climbling!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2013
I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH about how amazing this school is! **Mr. Kirk is amazing. He is devoted to this school. When you pick up your kids, go to a school activity, ANYTHING, he is there, having fun and working hard. **My Kindergarten son has had learning issues since birth. Krystal has been right there helping him and encouraging him and taking the extra time he needs to learn. My son feels loved and valued. My older two sons also attend here and they just love school! They are challenged, and have fun every day. **EVERY SINGLE teacher here is incredible. They are all smiling and happy and love teaching! There is not a jaded burnt out teacher to be seen for miles. Not only that, but they all work together as a team and are all friends, which you can clearly see. I love to see what is a true example of one unit leading a school. **Parent participation is astounding! Every party/field trip/performance/award ceremony has hundreds of parents in attendance. This is why the PTA "problems" (we're all aware of them) do not bother me. I may not be in the PTA, but I participate as much as any PTA member. Krystal is simply put, THE BEST school in Hesperia, nay, The High Desert!

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2013
I don't know anything about the problems mentioned about the PTA, but I do know that my child came to Krystal with reading difficulties and is now reading well. I am very grateful to the teachers for helping my child feel good about school and be successful. Krystal is not just a school for the top students, as stated by other reviewers, but a school wIth a caring principal and teachers who give their all to helping students who struggle as well as students who are doing well. Hats off to the best school in the High Desert!

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2013
Krystal is an amazing school. Mr. Kirk and most of the teachers truly love the kids. As for the PTA there are a lot rumors around the school that are very negative. Maybe people should put the amount of unpaid volunteer hours that our PTA does. They have to hold it all together. They should be applauded for sticking it out through all of the negativity unlike those who quit half way through the year because things didn't go just the way they wanted it too then go out in the parking lot and gossip and tear apart these women who do an amazing job to make sure our children have great experiences in school. To the women in our PTA thank you for all you do.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2013
This school has done a remarkable job. This is because of the principal, staff, and of course the PTA. I work, so I cannot always volunteer, but I admire those ladies who are dedicated to helping the school all the time. I know my kids field trips and everything they have had has been because of the parents who help and make it happen. I feel for them, they are constantly being scrutinized, and mostly by parents who have no idea what it takes to keep a PTA going. It's hard, and for them to stick through it, means lot in my book. I'm thankful they are there making sure my kids have everything, while I cannot. Maybe if more parents just simply attended meetings and provided constructive criticism instead of parking lot banter, and actually putting in time to help, instead of adding to the negativity, things could be more positive with the PTA. This of course is just my opinion and previous experience with parent volunteering. I would highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2013
my kids have been coming here since the school has open. The first year was awesome the staff the teachers the principle the parent volunteers and even the pta. i love that the teachers are so involve with these kids they care so much about there education but now the only thing that is disappointing is the P.T.A majority act like they own the school walk around all snobby they are what brings this school down most parents i have spoken to also agree something needs to be done about them i signed up to join p.t.a and seen how these people talk about others and act and i no longer want to be part of a group who thinks they are better then other parents at this school. and i just think its funny how when there are contest like gingerbread house, science fair, talent show etc its always the p.t.a kids or teachers kids that always win and not the kids who actually did these projects on there own with out the parent doing it all i thought it was a kids project not a project to see how talented the parents are. but this is just my opinion.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2013
This is our first year at Krystal, it is everything we had hoped it would be!! We have dealt with some teachers and staff from Oxford and Lime street, they have always been fantastic one of the reasons why we transfered our kids here. We are very pleased with the education our children are getting and the values they are teaching them- WE ARE KRYSTAL!!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2013
We have been at Krystal since their doors first opened. I have no complaints about this school other than parking lot issues. Then again, what school doesn't have problems with inpatient parents wanting to pick up there kids and leave a.s.a.p. Wonderful principal, teachers and staff. Sad to say one of my kids will no longer be attending here, since he will be promoted to middle school. I have a kindergartner that will continue though. We have some great clubs, but I would like to see some more added. For example chess club would be great. Definitely would recommend this school to others. One of the best elementary schools in Hesperia. Though we live on the other side of town, well worth the drive. The gas is at $4.09 a gallon, but a great education is worth it.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2012
Absolute BEST School in the High Desert. I feel privileged to have my girls in this school. Great staff and teachers and Mr. Kirk is a great guy and leader of the school! My girls love it here and have absolutely NO complaints..Have 2 younger girls that I look forward to being at such a great school! We do need some stop signs on Ranchero and Farmdale.Fast and Dangerous..need city to do something! WE ARE KRYSTAL!!

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2012
Amazing school! The absolute best, hands down. I am so grateful my daughter was able to get in and we could not be happier. The staff, principal and teachers are amazing. Mr. Kirk greets us every single day and takes the time to talk with me whenever possible. My daughter's teacher is very caring, knowledgable, has experience and just loves her job. We feel like we are part of the Krystal family. They are always so kind, helpful and work so well with the children. My daughter loves going to school, is mastering the standards and has lots of friends. I also have to add that the students are adorable in their uniforms and it makes mornings so much easier. My family could not be happier and we are looking to many more years at Krystal with both of our children : )

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2012
Great school with an amazing staff that truly cares for the children. My children love it there.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2012
We love Krystal. I love seeing how involved the principal is with the school. The teachers are great, and I love knowing my son is getting the best education I can offer him @ Krystal. They have fantastic communication between teacher's and parents. I e-mailed my son's teacher and within 5 minutes she responded. I am looking forward in seeing my son grow and learn at Krystal, as I know he is in the best school!!

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2012
The principal is always very rude! The office staff all have attitudes and are also rude, some teachers are ok and there are a few teachers that are good. PTA ladies are stuck up and think that they are better then the other parents. The parking lot is a nightmare the whole pick up drop off procedure is a joke!! Large class sizes... I was not happy! Planning to move my children out of there! I do not recommend this school to anyone

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2012
Krystal is an awesome school!! It has the best teachers, kids, PTA, staff, and principal EVER! All three of my children attended Krystal up until November 2011 when we moved away. We greatly miss Krystal, our friends, and our teachers! The teachers at Krystal care about our children and stay apart of their lives, even when they move away. We will forever LOVE Krystal and be grateful for the time spent at this school. It gave my children the gift of learning and always brought the fun factor with it. Not all schools are like Krystal. Quite frankly, it is rare to find a school that feels like your home away from home for parent and child. I highly recommend this school to anyone who wants the BEST for their child. You will be happy and your child will thrive. Join the PTA and make life long friends. You'll enjoy the team work that goes along with Krystal and how everyone acts as a village to help one another raise wonderful little people. It is worth a commute too! We drove 30 minutes to and from school daily. It's worth it! Keep the fun in learning......go to Krystal! You won't regret it! We are KRYSTAL.........forever..........even though we are miles apart!!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2012
I truly appreciate all aspects of Krystal. I have 2 children who have been attending Krystal since the doors opened. One in Kindergarten and the other in first grade. This school is an amazing place. I have been extremely happy with Administration, Teachers, and Mr. Kirk's leadership. The parent involvement truly shows in this school. Every year it gets better and better. I am so grateful to be able to watch this amazing school grow. Thank you to the entire Staff of Krystal it is you who make this such a great school and to go above and beyond with our children's education and well as safety.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2011
My three children have been attending this school since the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, and I have never been happier! All three of my kids are high achievers, and yet this is the first school in which they've been truly pushed and challenged. Their teachers care about how they're doing, as well as how they're performing in relation to their potential. Mr. Kirk is a fantastic administrator who is involved and cares about his staff and students. I feel very blessed to be able to give this opportunity to my kids!

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2011
This school is awesome for test scores; however, I have many complaints as well. Yes, they have some great teachers and great kids, however, how they got them is a different issue. They were all taken from Lime Street and other schools. They were told to go to this new school because that's where all the smart kids and best teachers are going. My friend's enrolled their children at this school; however, their son has behavior problems/learning problems...they were told that maybe Lime Street can better fit your child's needs with the classes they have. That is not right. All schools are supposed to be on the same team. Not throwing out these kids to other schools because you don't want to deal with them.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2011
An absolutely amazing school! The principal, teachers and parents are all involved in making each student succeed. This school pushes our students to achieve all that they can in a positive learning environment. I am truly blessed and proud to be a Krystal Comet parent!

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2011
Krystal Rocks!!! I could not be more happier with my son attending here. Mr. Kirk and all the teachers are awesome. I have never seen a staff that truely cares and puts the students first like they do. My son is only in kindergarten and the fact that he can read and do math beyond state standard is beyond all my exceptations i had for him for his first year of school.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2011
We love KRYSTAL!!! My kids have been attending Krystal for 2 years now and have completely excelled at this school. What a great staff and the teachers are AWESOME! PTA is so fantastic and does so many great things to raise money for Krystal kids. The standards are set high, but that is a great thing because it challenges our kids to be and do better. My daughter came to this school with Reading difficulties and I felt so discouraged because at her old school there was not enough concern or help to fix the problem. So by changing schools and moving to Krystal, my daughter has not only conquered her Reading difficulties, she loves to read now! That in itself is more than a mother could wish for....SUCCESS!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2011
I feel truley blessed to have enrolled my children in this school. I have 3 children, my oldest is in her last year of school here. I wish they had 7th & 8th grade for them to continue on at this school. The teachers are wonderful, as well as the Staff. The parents are really involved and care about what happens to their kids here. They keep you very up to date with whats going on with the students whether that be by phone &/or email. They have the highest test scores in the WHOLE district! Which we are very PROUD of. I also like that they wear uniforms. No fights in the morning what they are going to wear. I can't image having my kids at any other school.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2011
What an amazing school, we've been there from the beginning! I am proud and blessed that my children attend Krystal! The pricipal is actually involved in the everyday activities, knows the kids and knows what's going on in the school. He even keeps the parents updated via telephone or email. All of the teachers that I have had the privilege of knowing are so wonderful. They truly care about their students and push them to be successful. They not only have high expectations of their students, but they strive to be the best teachers for their students. If you're looking for a school where your kids can skate by and just do the minimum, Krystal is NOT the school for you. BUT, if you want you're kids to be involved in a school who cares about your kids, is passionate about teaching, strives for excellence and pushes them to be their best, then Krystal is all of that and more! Our test scores prove that the staff, parents and students are doing a lot of things right! WE ARE....KRYSTAL!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2011
WE LOVE KRYSTAL!!!! The staff is amazing and we are truly blessed to be a part of the Krystal family. I have confidence in the teachers and their ability to teach my children. As matter of fact all of my children have had many of Krystal's teachers. They are loving, caring and do what is best for their students. I'm only too sad that my daughter is completing her elementary career and will be moving on to jr high. WE ARE KRYSTAL!!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2011
This school is rigid and uptight. The teachers are very defensive and NOT open to any constructive criticism at all, the response is that if your child is not doing well, then the parents are not doing their job in helping to educate their children. The school is also very punitive. If I forget to sign something that is to be taken back to the teacher then my CHILD gets detention. I truly had high hopes for this school and my child who until this school year had nothing but straight A's is completely devastated by their teachers inability to take the time to explain things when they get them incorrect and had to watch their grades plummet. Enroll your child at your own risk and at the risk of your childs self esteem and individuality. GRADE F

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2010
Great principal, teachers, and staff. We have been very happy with overall experience and could not ask for a better learning experience for our son!

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2010
Great School! Principal is very involved with students and daily activities! Very safe and clean! Love that they keep their website so up to date and the teachers are very easy to get in touch with!

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2010
Our family loves this school! The Principal and staff are friendly and involved. The environment is safe and comfortable for the kids. The attitudes in our children went from having to go to school, to wanting to go to school. They put so much more effort into their school work and have a whole new respect for school. We are truely pleased and highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2010
Second year at Krystal, the staff and teachers are great, my kids love the place. It took the first year for some adjustments, but I love that the principal and staff are open to parents constructive suggestions. Great environment too, in the school and on the playground.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2010
The teachers and staff are wonderful. This school has more parent volunteers than anywhere else and the PTA is awesome.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2010
I love being a teacher at Krystal Elementary School. The staff and students are wonderful.

- submitted by a teacher
August 05, 2010
Great School and awesome faculty very hands on and follow up with the students. very very safe zone

- submitted by a parent
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Krystal School Of Science, Math & Technology
17160 Krystal Drive, Hesperia, CA  92345
(760) 244-4411
Last modified Krystal School Of Science, Math & Technology is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Krystal School Of Science, Math & Technology Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top