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Crestview High School

Public | 9-12 | 1990 students

 

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Posted November 26, 2013

My daughter went to Crestview High school and i can say its a great school. They have the CHOICE program and this year they just added cosmetology, they several other options too. There athletics are great. Academics are Amazing, all the teachers care and if they have a failing grade they will notify you if you let them know that you want them too. The principal is great too. The ESE program is wonderful. It does have crowded hallways but my Daughter could get from on end of the school to the other and be to class on time! Discipline is very high too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2012

I am a Freshman at Crestview High School and entering this school from the local middle school was a shock! The students at CHS are out of control and fights happen all the time, right in the middle of the halls! The school is unsanitary and old and many of the bathrooms are so repulsive I do not even want to use them. The school is definitely overcrowded and class sizes are very large. On a positive note, most of the teachers and staff are very helpful and informative, but some are clearly only at the school for their paycheck. The principal is helpful, the staff in the office try to help, but they often do not know the answers to your questions. Overall, Crestview is a great school from an academic standpoint, but something needs to be done about the fights, vandalized desks and lockers, corrupt students, and sanitation.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2011

It's is the worse school that my son attended. He received very little help from his teachers and the guidance councilor is rude and got annoyed when ask for advice or help. This school may be good for children that are advanced but not for any student that needs extra attention or below average! Don't be fooled by the "A+" school.... It's not, only on paper!!! I felt as though the school is more concern about the fcat scores than what the children are really processing and learning,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2010

Ok school. There is a certain science teacher in 9th grade that brings it down. Certain teachers needs to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2010

The school has rounded education. The staff is amazing and i truly believe that the students are taught at top notch levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2009

Crestview High School is an outstanding school. Crestview High School offers students a wide range of opportunities, while providing them a small school 'family' feel. The teachers, administrators and staff at Crestview High are dedicated to helping their students become the productive members of an informed society. As does every school in Okaloosa county, Crestview High provides parents the opportunity to remain active in their child's academic life. Every teacher is open to parent calls, emails, and conferences. They provide the education to students that parents should seek, while giving assistance to any parent who wants to remain an active member of his child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

I only get calls about my child having detention for being tardy and not any for failing grades and not even to let me know if my ESE student will be able to participate in his Graduation...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2009

The classes at Crestview High School are overall in a great range and most of the staff is good with the students, but many of the students are horrible. The hallways are overcrowded, rendering you immobile against the walls of students blocking your path. Fights are nearly daily, and some of the kids don't even care about the school at all, in fact, I sat behind a kid who fell asleep during FCAT. The guidance counselors do a great job, and regardless of what the other reviews say, they do answer your calls. The Embry-Riddle and Choice Programs are really great, although the Aerospace classroom could be expanded a bit... Overall, the school, the school's programs, and the school's teachers are great, but many of the students there should be sent to a separate school miles away. I've been to six different schools, and I would highly reccomend Crestview High's classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 6, 2009

Crestview High School has great atmosphere, personality, and heart! The staff are open and accessible to all parents, always ready to problem-solve for any student. CHS is on the cutting edge of education, seriously committed to educating America's future citizens to the best of their ability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

Im very disapponted in Crestview High School it used to be a good school now it just seems more like a prison for students there the staff never seem to find time to answer the phones there but they can afford to spend your tax dollars on answering machines and you will be lucky if they call you back if you want anything done you have to show up in person then the principal don't listen to you he only listens to the teachers side of everything
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2008

I am a freshman at CHS and the school does have crowded hallways, but overall the school is a great place for career building, Because it offers many choices from the CHOICE program's including automotive technichian courses to aviation classes and every thing in between. Most of the techeers that i have are great on their subjects but some need improving. i qould consider going to Crestview High School 'home of the Dawgs!!!'
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2008

This school has a few things they need to work on such as the teaching skills and the load of work also the way material is being taught.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2007

I am a student at crestview high... The new leadership at crestview is much better... And limited funding? They have repainted the entire school, bought a new scoreboard, and currently building on the school. The extracurricular activities are excellent. Its just lazy students who give the school a bad name. Its not as big as niceville but i guarantee we have better teachers and staff that actually help students... Go bulldogs!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2007

I recently moved from Crestview as a senior and couldn't miss it more. This school has more oppurtunitys then any of the over all 14 school's I have attended. The only problem I ever had with the school was limited funding and the over exageration of some programs and the underexageration of others. I am now about to graduate in another location and cannot believe how much these students and parents take Crestview High for granet. The parents need to stop complaining and make things happen and the students need to take advantage of what Crestview High School offers them. After all they could be somewhere else and I better then most know, the grass is not greener on the other side. Thank You
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 6, 2007

School needs better leadership and teachers that care about the students. Maybe they have too many students or they just don't care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2006

Crestview might be OK if you have a happy healthy normal child but if your child is not the norm, good luck. The leadership provides very little assistance. This says little for their caring and concern for the children there. If your child is has no learning or psychological problems, send them to Crestview. Otherwise, don't bother.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2006

Although FCAT would seem to indicate that Crestview is a great school, there are many detracting factors. Communication could definitely be improved, even on the internet. Not enough guidance counselors and trying to personally contact one requires patience and perserverance. I know there are dedicated and caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2006

This School is wonderful, sure the hallways are crowded but it is worth it. to go to the wonderful classes and get such a great education. principal leadership is very high and so is teacher quality. they have plenty of extracurricular activites maybe not alot of parent involvement. Safety and discipline is over all good - good as it can get with a school so big, so the overall quality is very high for a school at this size.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2006

School is entirely overcrowded. Kids can not walk down the hall and expect to get to class on time. Principal leadership needs to be better. Not enough counselors for students. However, the CHOICE program does make this school attractive and benefits all enrolled students. If unfamiliar with CHOICE, read about it at the County's School website.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2006

This school has a great staff of teachers. They have great programs to help the student in areas that they are having difficulty. If it hadn't been for the preformance progam/ instutite program, my would would probably not be graduating on time this year. They have really helped him progress in his classes. You can really tell from the atmosphere when walking through the doors and being helped to the fullest from the staff there that it is the school to be at.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

521 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

469 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

477 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
86%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

479 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

532 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 67%
Black 16%
Hispanic 7%
Two or more races 7%
Asian 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 89%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%57%61%
Master's degree 39%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%1%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

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  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. BOB JONES
Fax number
  • (850) 689-7332

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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1250 North Ferdon Boulevard
Crestview, FL 32536
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Phone: (850) 689-7177

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