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Crescent Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $165,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,460.

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3 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 February 27, 2014

I love this school! My daughter was struggling a lot academically before coming to Crescent. She has been attending Crescent for 4 years now and she is now one of the highest students in her class. Her teachers have always had her best interest and make my daughter feel like family. The front office staff has been very friendly and helpful throughout the years. They are always available to help with any concerns of mine. I've had the opportunity to have my daughter in the PEP Program and in regular classes and I can honestly say I have only had positive experiences. Needless to say I am very pleased with Crescent so far. I also know that they were received a Distinguished School Award!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2014

I've figured out one of the major problems with this school, "they're too comfortable with their jobs!" Most of the teachers and staff have worked at this particular school way too long. It seems as though everyone is robotic (like a Stepford school). Change is good and I think change is exactly what this school needs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2013

The front office staff at this school is a joke! No people skills, every time I go into the office, I stand there while they all chat and after about 5mins they MIGHT "say can I help you?", most of the time I have to just interrupt them. The morning drop off is a mess, parents just cut in front of you. Pick up they at least have staff directing traffic but they need to do the same for the am. This is my child's second year at Crescent and so far her teachers have been okay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2013

The 2013 school year is underway and I am pleased with the results I am seeing with my 3rd grader and 5th grader. Both my children have commented on how much they like their teachers. However, I would like to see more of a diverse (African American) teaching staff as well as facility members.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

All I can say is thank goodness our transfer to a different school went through! I'm sure there are worst schools in the area but Crescent isn't far behind. The kids are mean, they cuss, bully and are out of control. The only thing that gets done to try to control it are the teachers screaming and yelling. We complained about our kids being bullied and the child lied so the whole situation was brushed under the rug. Both of my kids' grades dropped (our first year moving there). One of my kids were moved from class to class, 3 different teachers in a year then a sub about the last 5 weeks. So make that 4 teachers. It was suggested I try to get my kids in the PEP program. For what? To have paret volunteers teaching my kids?? My suggestion, do your homework and get on a waiting list for a transfer!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2013

Horrible, horrible! Rudest teachers, principal, and office staff. There is no education for my child. The parent volunteers are used as some kind of sick substitute for the teacher. So my child is going to school to be taught by parent volunteers? How does that work? Later my child told me his teacher made fun of him by calling him another child's name! Absolutely heartbreaking. For the sake of your child, explore your options. The school district should give this school a major upgrade with some improvement for the poor kids and parents stuck going there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

It is a wonderful, diverse, full-of-love place to work, learn and be a community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Crescent Elementary is undeniably the best school ever. Whenever I interact with any employee, they are all smiling. In this day and age, with our troubled economy, to have a workplace where people are happy to be there, is huge! More importantly, I know the teachers truly love the children and want for them to achieve the height of their potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2008

My child is in Kindergarten and is doing 1st grade work. The teachers there care about each child and how they excel. This is a wonderful school and I am so happy my child gets to be a part of a school where rhe teachers care about him and every student individually. My child loves this school and every day is excited to attend to see what the next day will bring to him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2008

Teachers are great, admin is awlful. Poor choice for new principal and not concerned for parents request or concerns. The district needs to fix the principal problem asap.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

Crescent is a beautiful new school full of energized teachers. The new principal is less then desirable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

Last years principal brought the school down and the new principal will bring it down even more. Mr. Marshall was a terrible choice for principal. Not a coincidence that he was chosen by the past principal. While at Rod High, he brought the school scores down terrible. His leadership and integrity was lacking. I am not looking forward to the direction this school is heading.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

The principal has really brought the school down. She has no contact with parents nor the students. There is no incentive nor school spirit. Most of the teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

I also do not think that the principal is very good. She is not easily accessible to speak with. The teachers there are wonderful, especially the PE teacher, Mrs. L, and the art teacher Mrs. Loveall. Bottom line, put in a true educator and the schools test scores will improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2007

I have two children at Crescent Elementary and we have had a great experience. I have to say that my children are at Crescent, but they are in the Partnership for Educational Progress program (PEP) and it's awesome! Parents must work in class at least three hours a week for each child enrolled -up to so many hours ;-). So, on most days there is one teacher and 3-4 parent helpers and PEP offers smaller class sizes. Crescent has a fantastic art program with full time art and music teachers. And a PTA with wonderful parents trying to make a difference in the lives of all the families attending Crescent and the surrounding community. Just remember what you put into your child's education is what you will get out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2006

I think that this school is definately trying but due to alot of behavior problems and lack of parental support the school continues to struggle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2006

This is a good school. The traffic situation when school lets out, is unorganized and at times very frustrating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2005

Teachers are so great, staff is responsive and overall, great school. The only problem with the school is the drop off/pick up of your child. Traffic is a major problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2004

The teachers and staff are the best, they are so easy to talk to especially the lady that works at the school library (Mrs. T).
—Submitted by a parent


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

832

Change from
2012 to 2013

-3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

832

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-3

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students62%
Females73%
Males53%
African American63%
Asian64%
Filipino63%
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability44%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state68%

Math

All Students66%
Females67%
Males65%
African American67%
Asian73%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner61%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students45%
Females43%
Males46%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students57%
Females58%
Males56%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Females80%
Males82%
African American78%
Asian64%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner57%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate76%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students82%
Females82%
Males82%
African American83%
Asian73%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate93%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students57%
Females66%
Males49%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Filipino60%
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students64%
Females61%
Males68%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students57%
Females55%
Males59%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 32%
White 19%
Black 17%
Two or more races 10%
Asian 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/AN/A
English language learners 20%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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