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School leader Ken Faulk
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Utah Avenue
Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA 93437

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4 stars
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March 25, 2014
My children spent three years at Crestview and loved each year!!! The Crestview Staff work as a team and help to create a positive learning environment for the children. The principal, Dr. Ken Faulk, is always available and does a fantastic job as a leader and as a principal. The PTA does a phenomenal job of hosting activities that are fun and contributes funds for programs such as Razzle Bam Boom, Zoo to You, Art, and Band. We miss our Crestview Family!!

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2014
We absolutely love Crestview! The teachers are wonderful and do a great job working together. My son is in kindergarten and every single kindergarten teacher knows him an welcomes him when they see him. The principal is amazing! He is very involved with the students and is always available to help whoever needs it - a teacher, a students, parents. He isn't just a guy in the office. The PTA is very active, and parents are very involved. Everyone really works as a team here, and we have loved it. It is a wonderful little community that we are happy to be apart of.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2013
My son attended Crestview last year and we left. It was too competitive and there are only a handful of good teachers. If you get one of them, you are doing great there but if you get a teacher that is there on their tenure, you are not. Sad, cute school.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2013
Do not be fooled by the high test scores, they are simply a result of students that transfer in from schools in states with higher academic standards. As this school is on a military base, frequent influx of children from higher achiving schools helps the facade and portrays the school as high achieving when in reality this is actually average compared to most. The principal is unhelpful if you are experiencing any issues. My sons attended this school and I was unhappy with the overall level of teaching and had to remove my children.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2013
My daughter has been attending Crestview Elementary for three years now and has loved it. The students are almost always happy and even excited to go to school and my daughter has loved all of her teachers so far. The teachers are great with the kids and put extra effort in to making sure that the kids are successful and motivated. The environment is loving and well structured and leaves both the students and their parents feeling safe and secure. Our family just loves Crestview!

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2013
I cannot speak highly enough about Crestview Elementary. In particular the teachers and Principal, Dr Faulk. We moved to the US from The United Kingdom (we are British) last year. My daughter was terrified at the prospect of attending not only a new school but in a new country where she knew nobody. Her teacher (Mrs Mitchell) was outstanding and instrumental in ensuring a smooth transition from the British school system. Similarly the Principal, Dr Faulk went out of his way to approach us every day and find out how we were and check everything was ok. My daughter is thriving in this school and has now been placed on the GATE program. I would recommend this school to anyone and I am thankful my daughter has the opportunity to attend such an amazing school.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2013
The office staff, principle, and teacher feel like family! They take the time to get to know their students. The PTA is wonderful and works so hard to provide every great opportunity for the children. We love Crestview!

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
We love Crestview Elementary! The teachers, principal, and staff are amazing! The PTA works hard to provide all of the students with extra curricular activities that would have otherwise been cut due to budget cuts. My children are always eager to go to school because they are so proud to be Crestview Cougars!

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
This school tries very hard to work with every dollar they have... PTA is wonderful, they work tirelessly to make sure the kids have fun events, extra activities; like dances, Harry Potter Club, Band, etc. to name a few. The Principal welcomes everyone, every morning without fail. The kids are eager to learn!

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2013
Crestview's test scores look very good, but I think it should be noted that this school has a limited number of second language learners and special education students compared to other schools in this district. The principal is notorious for quickly transferring children that have special needs out of his school; it is assumed by many that this is simply so that these children do not negatively affect the test scores of his school. If you have children with special needs, do not waste time dealing with this principal. You will waste your child's precious time. As a parent with children who did not have special needs, I found that my child with above average abilities was also NOT challenged. Because he did not present as a behavior challenge either, he was left to languish. For all of the fuss over their high test scores, one has to ask, how could they NOT be a distinguished school with minimal special education students, minimal second language learners, plugged in parents (as bases usually have), and students that transfer in from schools in states with higher academic standards. This school is actually average compared to most.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2012
We loved this school and miss it! The academic criteria is by far one of the best in this county. They encourage children to be the best they can be and are dedicated in seeing children succeed. I loved seeing the Principle out every morning saying good morning to the students and parents. To me, this showed he really cared about the students. In addition I loved the organization this school has and the PTA is outstanding! My son came home everyday happy and excited about returning the next day:)

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2012
My children and I love this school. Most of the students are kids of military parents who move frequently. The teacher's and staff are very welcoming to students who transfer in the middle of the school year as well as students who are new to the school. The PTA is very involved in the school. They hold lots of fun events for the students as well as raising money for needed items the school district and state can't afford. Parents are very involved with the school. The school has a great community. Parents walk their children to school and kids ride their bikes. We will miss this school when we have to move for our next assignment. My children have enjoyed attending Crestview.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2011
I think that this school is great as far as test scores but that seems like that is their only focus, If you have a child with PDD, ADD or ADHD I strongly suggest that you go to another school they did not accomaodate my son and his needs and are quick to blame parents.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2010
My children attended Crestview for 3 years, I had a child in every grade except 1st and I have very high expectations. I was never once disappointed! Crestview is a fantastic school and my children received a super education. The principal and staff are intelligent, caring and hard-working. Everyone is fully engaged and keeps in mind the special needs of the military family. School spirit is top-notch. Best of all, children learn, learn, learn. The focus on reading is very impressive. After leaving the district and moving to a new state, i am once again impressed with the education my children received. They are doing well in a new military school and Crestview prepared them and delivered. They are right on target with their peers from other locations. Thanks Cougars!

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2010
Crestview Elementary was a fantastic school for both of our children during our three years on Vandenberg AFB. The school has very limited resources, as do all California schools, but it makes up for it with the great teachers and staff and their willingness to provide for the kids. The PTA is top notch and works very hard to raise funds which provide programs such as art, music, assemblies, and other types of programs that our children deserve to experience as a part of their education. The PTA does everything they can to make up for the lack of funds that California can't seem to afford thier schools. The principal is very kind and cares for every child. He's a great role model and the kids adore him. Crestview consistently scores high on State Testing and has the best attendance in the District. Go Cougars!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Every teacher has my child's best interst at heart. They work as a team to enrich the lives of each child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
Crestview is a fantastic school! The entire school is so positive. The principal, Dr. Falke, is tuned in and concerned about the kids, and they feel it, I have never seen more smiling kids. The teachers are amazing (we love to Mrs. Mitchell). They accomplish so much with the limited resources CA allows their students. The PTA and parents are highly involved and raise tons of money to help fill CAs gaps in funding. If you want your child to get great education AND enjoy it, Crestview is for you!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 05, 2010
Crestview is an exceptional school. I have my daughter at crestview as her 'school of choice'. She is happy, excelling, and loves school. It's true that some of the extra curricular activities that you may find in other states is lacking, however that has nothing to do with the choices that this school has made. They are at the mercy of the state and its finanial nightmare. The teachers go above and beyond to provide a well rounded experience for students. The PTA is astounding! So much money is raised to afford programs that the state is no longer providing. Music, dance, art and the school has a great PE program-I am thrilled that my daughter will start off her academic career on such a positive track! Great job Crestview teachers, staff and principal.

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no rating September 11, 2008
The teacher's have been wonderful. The school district in general has not been good. Poor planning has caused the school to shift kids and teachers around pretty consistantly. I've had great teacher experiences there.

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- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2007
Crestview's new principal, Dr Faulk is exceptional. The PTA is fabulous. Parent involvement seems to be high at Crestview. I am not aware of any music or art classes which is disappointing. The Lompoc Unified School District lunch program is very disappointing if you are at all concerned with nutrition. Some variation would be nice. Overall, I think Crestview rates as superior to the surrounding schools, adequate when compared nationally. In other words, stay on base unless you plan to go to private school and pack a lunch.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2006
My daughter did so well at Crestview in 3rd grade she was tested for the GATE program, she was one of the top readers all year and walked away from 3rd grade with all As and Bs. I attribute alot to her teacher as she worked the children hard, she expected alot from them, and for my daughter that was just what she needed, she delivered well! I like Crestivew very much and will miss it when we go!

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2006
Crestview Elementary has wonderful teachers and excellent parental involvement. The PTA is very active and offers a lot of programs for the kids and their families and really supports the teachers. What Crestview lacks is a phys ed program, art and music. We've had two great years at Crestview (kg and 1st grade)

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2006
I do not feel this school accomodates children with add/adhd. After many meetings with teachers and the principal, it is my strong opinion that they just don't want to deal with add children. They focus more on what the parent should do to improve the child's behavior and performance as opposed to finding a solution at school. More 'advice' on parenting has been given to me by this school than any other time in my life.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2006
Being a military family, of course we move alot. I am very pleased with the staff at Crestview. There is a lot of parent and teacher involvement. All of the staff I've ever delt with is extremely caring and comitted. My biggest complaint/concern is the numerous funding problems. I'm also less than impressed with the district. I find it very concerning that there is no funding to hire a music teacher, an art teacher, and a gym teacher. All of these subjects are taught by the individual classroom teachers. Also, there is a hard time getting the funding to go on feild trips and other extra-cuuricular activities. Overall it is a good school that's problems lie out of the schools hands (and in the districts).

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2005
For the most part Crestview is a good school. My son attended 4th and 5th grade there. His 5th grade teacher was awesome. Wish I could say the same for the principal. As with most other public schools in California the art and music programs are virtually missing. Music class consists of a traveling music bus that come once a week. As for safety, I think Crestview excels.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2005
Crestview is a great school for my children. My son was failing before he came here and within a two year period they had him on track again. The teachers do make the school here, and we have had some great teachers for both of our children. The academic programs are above average. They do have a lack of music, art, and sports teachers here due to lack of money from the state of California. They do have extracarricular activites, none of these are sports, they are all things like homework club, math club, computer club...stuff like that. Parents are highly encouraged to be involved and there is a lot of parent participation. I would totally recommend this school to people who are moving to Vandenberg AFB.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2005
I have had good luck with the school. Many wonderful teachers and a nice atmosphere. The complaints that I have are with all California schools, lack of funding for the arts/music and PE. But the teachers try their best to incorporate this into their busy curriculum.

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Crestview Elementary School
Utah Avenue, Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA  93437
(805) 742-2050
Last modified Crestview Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Crestview Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews.