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460 Carmel Avenue
Marina, CA 93933

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(831) 392-3520
(831) 384-6952
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August 22, 2013
Crumpton tiene un tama o ideal y est claro que el director y los profesores se esfuerzan porque todo funcione bien y los ni os est n bien atendidos. Todo est limpio, ordenado y hay un deseo de mejora constante.

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August 12, 2012
This school should have been shut down when they closed a Marina elementary school. There is zero leadership and in the 6 years my oldest grandson attended he had ONE great teacher. They allow classrooms to be run by abusive, inadequate substitutes for months at a time and there is no continuity. The teacher my youngest grandson had last year was a nightmare- played favorites and created a sense of horrible self esteem to those she didn't care for- which was more than half the class. She had a "seat of shame" and these were second graders. We shared with the school a professional psychiatric evaluation which found that the child she was attempting to label with learning disabilities was in fact suffering from "deep seated anxiety" caused by the TEACHER. Yet she is back and now has the Kindergarten class. Personal information about students is freely shared with other parents and even people on the contact list just picking up a child. This was repeatedly reported and empty promises led to the youngest being pulled out and moved to a better school. Other parents have complained yet it is ignored because mediocrity is the standard at this horrible school. It should be closed down.

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December 14, 2010
I attended the Holiday Concert this evening to see the children sing. I did not see the children due to numerous parents standing in the front and middle aisle. I am disgusted with the behavior of a number of parents at JCCrumpton. Between standing in front of others, talking during the concert and walking around it was a terrible situation. The children sat on the floor in the middle of a group of parents struggling to find a seat. Someone stepped on my granddaughter s hand and she was crying when I could get to her. This is a repeat of the spring concert last year, when the parents trampled some of the kindergarteners to get pictures of their own. The principal and staff did nothing to control the crowd.

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January 26, 2010
I do not have major complaints about the education. I do think they can assign more homework. My child is in 4th grade. The teachers and staff, however, are great! That is why we love JC Crumpton.

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October 11, 2009
Crumpton is al about the kids and work hard with what they are given. The students, parents and teachers have great rapport with each other and are working toward the same goals. Getting a great education for the children. We have a great staff, especially our Principal and secretary. If you must attend this school get ready to be very happy there.

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August 14, 2009
Both of my children attend J.C Crumpton, they feel safe and get along with everyone. The staff is fabulous! I'm very glad to see that it's still the same from when I attended at J.C Crumpton. I would highly recommend J.C Crumpton to anyone who is new to the area with children in elementary school.

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September 13, 2008
Two of my children have attended Crumpton since kindergarten thru 5th and one is still attending for 2 more years. The quality of their education has been outstanding. Teachers are dedicated and work many hours to prepare their lessons. This is one school who still attends science camp, who celebrate Multicultural day and have a wonderful Promotion Ceremony for their 5th graders. The parent involvment in the school is very low but the small amount of parents who are involved seem to bring many great things to the school. Some examples are the educational field trips, and assmeblies. Marina City has many programs. If your looking for sports Crumpton does not offer these but the city does and at a low price.

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May 22, 2008
My child has been at JC Crumpont for his first year of public school and has enjoyed everyday. His teacher has been wonderful. My child has been showing progresss since day one.

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August 30, 2007
My child is very happy at J.C. Crumpton. The school atmosphere is very welcoming to parents and students. The teachers and support staff really try to reach out to everyone. My child is doing very well and loves to come to school in the a.m. The new after school program is excellent. My daughter comes home everday with her homework complete. And...the 5th grade students are being offered instrumental music for the first time. Three cheers for Crumpton.

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July 12, 2007
I love Crumpton. The principal teachers and staff work together to create a great school. My son has been treated with the greatest of respect and kindness even though at times he can be a little challenging. The school secretary is to notch. She always greets everyone with a smile that encourages me as a parent to enter the school office. The principal knows all the students and is highly visible and accessible to parents.

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June 06, 2007
Crumpton has high quality teachers and a well run academic schedule. A music program has been added which the kids really enjoy. The principal is great and well liked.

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June 05, 2007
I love Crumpton Elementary. It is a hidden secret in Marina California. The teachers are highly skilled in the art of reaching all types of learners. The principal is always around throughout the day. We have more than 22 languages in our school. I love the diversity and the respect that everyone shows one another.

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May 31, 2007
JC Crumpton has exceeded my expectations! We are a military family and I was very skeptical having my kids in the California School system, but Crumpton has been a true blessing to my twin boys. Their teachers have been great and quickly noticed their reading abilities and their eagerness to learn. They were extremely patient and kind and built up their self esteem daily. Dr. White has done a tremendous job of being visible and willing to take on many tasks. She took on the music program and has a very caring attitude of the children at Crumpton. From what I can tell, she has really turned the school around and has gotten many programs installed due to her willingness to make it a better place to learn. Parent involvement seems to be low (I volunteer 1 day a week), but I can 't say for sure. I am very happy!

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May 30, 2007
J.C Crumpton is a terrific school. The school community is a hard working groups of parents and teachers. The teachers are highly skilled and very experienced. The principal is always willing to listen and is very interested in growing to be the best possible elementary school in Marina.

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May 14, 2007
We are extremely disappointed with the current method of teaching being taught at this school. The current teachers are not patient and understanding which creates a low self esteem for the child. There is a lack of parent involvement.

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April 13, 2005
We have been very dissapointed by the performance of this school. The morale level seems very low and in my son's class room, the teaching style is very negative.

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March 11, 2005
Overall, I think the school lacks parent involvement and the administration is extremely apathetic. I was overwhelmingly happy with my childs teacher, but have decided to move my child to another school due to the lack of supervision of playgrounds and the lack of care & support form other parents and the school's principal.

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February 21, 2005
Unfortunately Crumpton has very low standards and moved away from Marina. If any parent is truly concerned about their child's education, move out of the area or place your child in a private school. I am sorry to sound so negative but the expectations at this school have dropped significantly. If you still believe in the public shool system, do yourself a favor and get out of Marina.

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March 11, 2004
Ms. Despard is a great principal she has no tolerance for bullies or anything that would endanger her pupils. It's a great school they learn alot the teachers are great it's like one big family it is the first school that my child enjoys going to everyday!

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August 28, 2003
J.C. Crumpton Elementary has been an outstanding school for both of my children. Teachers are exemplary in all areas. Each teacher is very hands-on, taking the time to evaluate their students, get the parents involved, and work one-on-one if needed. The principal is a wonderful source of information and school spirit. This school has a 'no tolerance' policy for bullying, and thus is an extremely safe environment for my children. This school strives for excellence.

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J. C. Crumpton Elementary School
460 Carmel Avenue, Marina, CA  93933
(831) 392-3520
Last modified J. C. Crumpton Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
J. C. Crumpton Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top