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Los Angeles, CA
Students enrolled: 376
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1661 South Crescent Heights
Los Angeles, CA 90035

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(323) 931-2761
(323) 939-7560
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May 06, 2014
Every week I read to first and second graders at this school, The teachers I have observed are hard working and dedicated. The school provides a wonderful environment for kids to learn and grow.

- submitted by a community member
October 09, 2013
The staff at Crescent Heights is very dedicated to the nurturing and success of the students. The increasing score on their overall report card reflects their interest and dedication. Keep up the good work Crescent Heights!

- submitted by a community member
March 31, 2013
I Love this school. My child started from Kinder and is currently in fifth grade. I have been through a few principles. However Mr.Lowery has and continue to be the Best. Our principle has taken this school in a very positive direction. Parent involvement is up and kids are learning. It goes back to a very old sane It takes a village to raise a child Great Job teacher & Staff

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2013
I have been at Crescent Heights since 2005 my son culminated from there and now I have my 2 daughters that attend Crescent Heights. one is in kindergarten and the other is in 5th grade. I must say that ever since Mr. Lowry is the Principal, things have changed so much to make it an excellent school. Mr Lowry is very approachable and knows mostly all the kids by name and not to mention the parents.My kids and I feel very welcomed at this school. Academically my kids are doing very good thanks to the excellent teachers they have. Ms. Simms is amazing at first she can be very intimidating but once you get to know her she is a sweetheart, my daughter cried for about 3 weeks when she first started kindergarten and now she loves her teacher, she even wants to invite her over to our home,and not to mention Ms. Anderson she is an amazing teacher, my daughter feels so comfortable in her class and loves her so much. My daughter has learn so much with this teachers that she is advanced in math. I am so thankful to have found this school. I would recommend this school to anyone :)

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2012
I am soo impressed with Ms. Jones who teaches Kindergarten.She has such patience with her students.My son loves her and looks forward to school everyday.She is soft spoken but yet firm.I think its very important that my son get started on a positive note with a teacher who shows that school is a place where he can feel confident in learning .I think she has to offer what parents would want for their little ones.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2012
Im very fortunate to have my kids attend Crescent Heights El. My daughter has excelled and I credit the teacher(Ms Owens,Mr.Linley and now Ms.Dunlap) their positive attitude and skill are the reason i believe my daughter is advanced.I have also notice the principal bring positive changes to the school.I've seen how involved and dedicated he is to the school which leads me to believe the future is bright for Crescent Heights. With all do respect STOP bashing our teachers instead meet with them and find a way to better our kids academically. It STARTS at home

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2012
Crescent Heights is continuing to help our children thrive academically, socially and personally. My kids and I have been a part of the Crescent Heights family for 4 years now and we continue to see a strong team of passionate teachers, dedicated parents and committed staff on campus. Every year my kids are challenged and encouraged to excel. The teachers welcome parent involvement and encourage open dialog. The new Principal is on a positive mission to continue inspiring students and teachers. He has also introduced a Morning Laps program that the children absolutely love! It motivates parents, students and teachers to arrive early and exercise together before the morning bell. This year is off to another great start! Ps... Everyone (should) know that the first day of school is always a little hectic. My kids had both Kinder teachers and they are excellent! I talk with them often and I'm amazed at how they help mold those little tots into future scholars!

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2012
Crescent Heights is a great school, even though its going trough some changes right now we have commited teachers, staff and Parents. In order to make a school Great, There needs to be communication, I am very pleased to have my child in this school, but most important my son Loves his school and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2012
I am shocked and very disappointed to find parents belittling teachers. I am not saying that things are perfect. However have you done your part as a parent? I have you offer you support? Are did you get on this site and complain. Crescent Height is really a good school. My child is currently in the 5th grade and son has attended Crescent height from kindergarten to present. What I have found is it continues to take a village to raise a child. I feel that the Principal, Teacher, Staff and Parent are very committed to making our children successful. Mrs.Jones, Mrs.Blanco, Mrs. Lee & Mrs. Proctor are excellent Teachers. I have had the pleasure of working with all of them and they all strive to give our children a good education. Before judging a book by it cover. Join in and help. Again I am a proud parent of a child that attends Crescent Height SJM.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2012
Today was the first day of school and I am not pleased. My daughter is in kindergarten and both teachers need to retire. Last year there was a third class with an amazing teacher full of warmth and energy and a desire to reach every child. School is supposed to be fun and welcoming and you will not get that here in kindergarten. The new principal seems overwhelmed and I hope he can bring the school around. Getting fresh blood and energy in kindergarten will be a great start. I am looking for private schools right now.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2011
I understand your concerns, but Mrs. Banks needs to go. I don't care about your experience but I care about mine. Mrs. Banks is a space out teacher that doesn't need to be there. Doesn't smile, holler and yell at kids and just a disgrace to the school. The school is going down competely away.It needs some help.

- submitted by a teacher
September 12, 2011
After reading the comments bashing the 3rd grade teachers, I was very shocked. My child had Ms.Dunlap for 3years and I never experienced any of those problems. I thought she Was excellent. I was able to communicate with her through notes and conferences without a problem. That parent should have expressed their concerns in another way instead of bashing the teachers. Ms. Banks used music in class to motivate students and it also helped keep them focusssed. My son had her for first grade and she was also an excellent teacher. All teachers have various teaching styles and parents need to be open and receptive to that. When parents have concerns, they should address the teachers right away.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2011
i am shocked to find parents berating teachers on this web site. as a parent of 3 children, they have had different styles and types of teachers (mrs.banks being one) and as a parent i learn to work with their teachers to allow my children to become better people rather than put up un-helpfull babble on this web site. keep up the good work mrs.banks

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2011
Third grade was the worse grade for my son thus far. His teacher, Mrs. Dunlap missed numerous days of instruction causing the students to be taught by many different substitute teachers during the course of the 2010-2011 school year. At first, I was understanding with the numerous absences however these absences seemed to grow more and more during the course of the school year. I couldn t even schedule a parent/teacher conference timely due to her absences and unavailability. She never stayed after class once classes were dismissed. I never expressed a main concern with the teacher or the principle. Then, I receive my sons 2011 STAR results where he scored basic (below the state target for all students) in English Language. How can this be? Especially with Crescent Heights being an English Language/Social Justice Magnet School?

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2011
I total love this school. I have and continue to support Crescent Height. The staff is great and most of the teacher is awesome. Ms. Jones K, Mrs. Blanco, Mrs.Lee to excellent

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2011
i haven't been involved in this school...as i would like to be but as i have talked with my grandkids..they like the school very much and i feel that the k teacher my grandson has is perfect for him..she is very patient and always answers our questions..the office staff have been very helpful to me when i get a chance to pick up the grandkids..and the principal is fabulous..

- submitted by a community member
November 07, 2010
The teachers are dedicated and creative. Last school year, the students and staff achieved an 802 API. Having taught for over 10 years; I think this is especially remarkable for a Title I school. I just started teaching at Crescent Heights this year and I am amazed at the environment the staff has created to nurture and teach our children (as well as welcoming and supporting me). Teachers seriously embrace that this is a Language Arts & Social Justice magnet school. The kids get the standards --and just as important, we learn about being good humans, tap into our caring, and stand for the best of what we can be. My students know I'm not perfect, but I am working hard to make this a great year for them.

- submitted by a teacher
June 07, 2010
I am very pleased with son teacher in third grade , Ms. Jones is a great teacher.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2010
very pleased with the education that my child has received at this school. teachers are great and pta very involved. principal is caring and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
We love the fact that we have a neighborhood school that cares! Who wants to pay for private when you don't have to. The sense of community is priceless.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Great staff and the kids that go there love it. I know one little boy can't wait to go to school each day.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
We love Crescent Heights because our son loves going to school. I could list the things that I like or don't like, but the bottom line is that my son loves it and he's learning. That should speak louder than any opinion I might have. (Although I really like it as well and know that in a couple of years this will be the school that everyone's trying to get into.)

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
The attitude of this school is amazing. They are helping to instill a strong sense of self esteem and self worth of all the students by helping them seek their place in the world and in their communities.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2010
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- submitted by a student
February 03, 2010
This is a great school that is really on the move. The teaching staff is solid and passionate. My biggest complaint is that they allowed one of their finest to move into an out of the classroom position. He is doing well there but I wish my son could have him in the third grade like my daughter did. I'm proud of this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2009
The teachers and administration take time with each student individually, and they support the students' academic and social development. I'm very pleased with the involvement and attention that was shown to my daughter both in the classroom and outside.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2008
My son just started kindergarten and has done very well and really enjoys it. Thanks to his teacher. His teacher is new and is very compassionate, understanding &competent. While the teachers and priciples are overall very enthusiastic, nice & caring, the office staff are the complete opposite, extremely poor attitudes! The school it's self is unorganized & there are few to no extracuricular activities. Although parent envolvment has gotten better, it's still lacking. Regarding saftey: before school, during recess, and after school is complete madness. I as a parent have had to break up fights and stop kids from leaving the school yard. &I don't have enough space to talk about restroom safety...While test scores have improved, the overall program has a ways to go. But I'm still pulling for us! With a little more effort from all, I know we could be awsome!

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2007
The teachers are great! My children have had awesome teachers. However, I am somewhat disappointed in the school. For being a magnet and a CA distinguished school there aren't any extracurricular activities. I feel that my kids have missed out a lot. Other schools have poetry classes, dance class, music, and well lead physical education program with real coaches. The supervision at during recess and lunch is very poor. It's like a zoo! I've visited several schools around the area. The principal and assistant principal are always on the yard, lunch area, and in front of the school during dismissal. There are other safety issues that concern me as well. As for the staff they aren't very friendly. Hispanic parents feel intimidated by them.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2007
My daughter has been a student since the 2nd half of kindergarten. The 1st grade teacher had years of experience, but problems with discipline in her class. 2nd grade my daughter excelled like a rocket and was placed in an advance class with 3rd graders. 4th grade she was not push to her limit as she should have, but this year, her last, her teacher has pushed her past limit, which is wonderful. It is preparing her for middle school. She's been placed in the 'gifted' program and is really excelling the way she should. I owe it all to Mrs. Proctor. Only hope that your child lands in her class. She is tough on the kids, but only because she gets to know them individually and pushes them to there limit. My daughter use to come home crying and complaining, but not now. Go Mrs. Proctor!

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2006
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July 21, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2006
I am a mother of three, and all of my children have attended Crescent Heights since kindergarten. (My son just graduated 5th grade this year). Since 3 years ago, I have nothing but great things to say about this school. The staff and teachers are very knowledgeable, young at heart, and energetic. They really challenge the students whether or not they are in the gifted program. They encourage the children to take responsibility and initiative to make a difference in their community/society and their education. 2 of my 3 children are in gifted and talented programs, and 2 of my 3 children won AEMP essay contest awards. I don't believe that this is an accident :). The teachers and staff really care about the success of each child!

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
School has made tremendous academic improvement since 1999. Teachers use the district/state approved curriculum and uses different strategies within the curriculum to reach all students. The teachers go the extra mile to help students and parents. It is a social justice magnet school and they teach student to respect themselves and others. My experience has been a good one.

- submitted by a teacher
April 13, 2006
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April 07, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
no rating March 24, 2006
The school is recently refurbished with bright multicultural paintings and murals around the school. Its academic rankings are improving and it is racially diverse.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
September 11, 2005
Improving (slowly); just became a magnet and they're feeling their way around. Still clinging to things like Open Court rather than using more innovative techniques. Eventually will be a good school....

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2005
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March 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2004
Unfurtunality our experience at this school have been very disappointed. They are very disorganize when an activities comes up. Some of the kids don't have good discipline and they get out of it easily. I don't have any complains about the teachers, they are great teachers! But the atmosphere at the school is what degrades it. I think the principal don t have the enough experience working as a teem nor directing it.

- submitted by a parent
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Crescent Heights Boulevard Elementary School
1661 South Crescent Heights, Los Angeles, CA  90035
(323) 931-2761
Last modified Crescent Heights Boulevard Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Crescent Heights Boulevard Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top