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Crestview Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 522 students

 

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Posted July 19, 2012

I have been going to Crestview for 1 year. I am now going to 6th grade. All i can say is Ms.Allen and Ms.Reid were very very good teachers. They pushed you very hard to succed.The staff was very suckish. Crestview is a very very very very poor school. I <3 U MS.ALLEN AND MS.REID THANKS 4 ALL UR HARD WORK MAKING ME THE BEST I CAN BE!!!! -Christele Voltaire <3


Posted April 18, 2011

Crestview elementary is a good school there are no bulling at the school i been here since kindergarten-5th grade.The staff and the asst. principal ms.oliver is a very good we always get differents prinicipals each year and they are wonderful principal like Ms.Montilla and the people in the office is very helpful to u.Overall the school is a good school.


Posted August 23, 2007

Crestview Elementary school is a great school with outstanding professionals who care about the children. We have a new principal and she has made herself very visible as she get to know the students and parents. Ms Baglos is a people person and her leadership is welcome as we initiate some positive changes this year. Parent involvement is a challenge but we are looking forward to improvement and parents taking a active role in their child(ren)education. PTA Parent/Volunteer @ Crestview Elem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2007

The school is a good school, they have great teachers. The gifted program is good, I think Mrs.Hess is very good with the gifted. I know that Mrs.Dana Lopes is an excellent teacher. I wish she could teach all the children. I sorry DR.Mahji is leaving she is really a great principal. I know that she will make sure who ever take her place is just as great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

This school has been very influential in my child's academic learning. The principal, Dr. Mejia, is the best that anyone could ever ask for. Unfortunately, this is her last year and I hope her replacement can stand in those big shoes. The only complaints that I have are, they need an auditorium/gymnasium and they need smaller class sizes, 12-16 per class. Overall, its the best in North Miami Dade county!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2004

My daughter has attended this school for the past 3 years. The Principal & Assistant Principal are of different ethnic backgrounds. I feel that is important to mention because today, we need diversity. The magnet program there is pretty good and if you want your child to learn how to speak and write properly, then this is the school for you. Unfortunately, this school does not have any extra activites, such as soccer, football, piano, gymnastics or cheerleading. However, I believe they have a girlscout troop there one day a week. The classes there are about 20-25 kids a class. You can always bet that your child has a writing assignment for homework. If you go there and you hear a lady screaming, 'Read Read, Read.. because reading makes you smarter' then you have just met the Principal.
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Posted September 9, 2003

THIS IS A GOOD SCHOOL WHICH WOULD BE BETTER IF THE PARENTS WOULD GET MORE INVOLVED IN HELPING THE KIDS. MY KIDS HAVE DONE EXCELLENTLY THERE. THEY SCORE VERY WELL ON F-CAT AND OTHER TEST. THE ONLY COMPLAINT THAT I HAVE IS THAT I WISH THEY WOULD DO MORE EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES. BUT, I UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN YOU HAVE SO MANY PROBLEMS WITH THE SCORES, THAT FIELD TRIPS ARE THE LAST THING ON YOUR MINE.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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

Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
33%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 81% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 94% 23%
Hispanic 5% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
White N/A 42%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%58%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Sabrina J Montilla
Fax number
  • (305) 628-3198

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2201 NW 187th St
Opa-Locka, FL 33056
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