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64 Sparrow Drive
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

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April 08, 2014
We all have different experiences with this school, I have tried to forget some incidents at this school but in my opinion, the district should have more attention in the form of education there, there is a lack of attention and consideration by the directives, the information is unclear, educational assistance is limited, and the options are very confusing. I do not recommend this school to anybody, if you have the opportunity to help your child with other educational options is better to look for an alternative middle school, this school needs much improvement and understand that middle school is a difficult stage and changes, which children and parents need more help in understanding what "seems obvious to everyone" but maybe, does not apply to all cases.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2013
We are new to the school this year and after a little bit of a bumpy start I find the teachers and staff to be very approachable and helpful. They have started a program for children with Asperger's syndrome to help them learn the skills that they will need to become successful adults. This is a blessing because it is difficult to have a child who is extremely intelligent but cannot make friends or is so disorganized that it is detrimental to learning. They are helping my child to learn how to read expressions appropriately, how to make friends by learning the skills of two way conversation, how to not hurt others feelings with their blunt but honest thoughts (their brain has no filter). These are all skills that most people learn without thinking about it. I am grateful for any help they can share with us.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
What a difference a year makes. Crestwood has gone from an A school for over 10 years, now to a B, and in reality it is a C. It's only been a week since school started, but my child hasn't had one night of homework, compared to last year when all the good teachers (who have now left or retired) bombarded him with homework - which I consider a good thing. Thankfully we are moving out of the area so my 2 smaller children will not have to attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2013
My child attends Crestwood and I have experienced good and bad within the school. Some Teachers like Ms La Flocke, Ms Jerado,, Mrs Finean, Ms Tanebaum are just wonderful and very caring towards their students. My Child had a good 7th grade year. Although one of her Teachers seem to preach more than teach. Her 6th year was very upsetting to her because she was blamed for something she did not do. I honestly felt it was a race issue and my child is white. It was unfair what happened to her especially when the person who did cause the problem took responsibility and was not given the punishment my child received. I felt like I had no rights and neither did my child. I have learned a very good lesson from this situation. My child has gone through all of her classes with Teachers commending her on her manners and behavior. Except for this one Teacher who made her afraid to go to school thinking she would be blamed again for something she did not do.. This Teacher will have to live with that! Otherwise, Crestwood is a good school and my child is learning. The big problem is some of the students behavior in class. They distract teaching and the class.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2012
I am a mother with two children attending Crestwood Middle School. My son is an 8th grader and in his third year at Crestwood, He has thrived in all areas, particularly academically as an honor student. My daughter just began her 6th grade year and is thrilled to be attending Crestwood with her brother. She already loves school and is off to a great start in all of her classes as well. Crestwood has a great Principal/leader in Dr. Nance, excellent teachers and staff for both of my children, and wonderful community involvement and support.. I am both proud and pleased that my children are receiving such a top-notch education from Crestwood We feel fortunate as a family that my children are attending this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2012
Mr.Gorman was the nicest and greatest 8 th grade math teacher ever!'he actually teaches u the material so that it is implanted in ur brain, not literally!and he is very funny and he treats u like family!hey mr.Gorman this is sydney rallo from 1st hour in 2011-2012

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2012
My daughter attended this school from 2002-2005 and it was horrible. Kids would be sitting on cars, making out . . . Just 8 years later and it has been a complete turn-around - for the better! My son now attends and is in AP/Honors classes. He LOVES his teachers, has maintained honor roll even though he didn't come from a gifted school, and we couldn't be happier! They are implementing FLVS classes, have a new building in the back, eliminating the portables, and Dr. Nance is doing a great job putting the children first. We were offered another middle school for our son and are so glad that he chose to remain with his friends and go to Crestwood. It truly deserves its A rating.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2012
The administration at this school has demonstrated regardless of any mouth piece they have in place to say otherwise, that the entire program here is all smoke and mirrors. It is astounding to me the there is derogatory comments about Mr. Towne right on this site yet he continues to work there, now under going anger management for behavior at the school. This school is not honest with the community, my child attended when there were cameras in the girls bathroom. The cameras did move and have a power source yet the principal said they were not working cameras. When parents wanted to see, touch and examine the cameras they were escorted off the property and threatened with trespassing. The administration here has been know to call parents and reprimand them how how they will or will not speak to staff members yet all kinds of offensives against the students too numerous to count happen daily. Ms. Nance should not be employeed at a school. It seems she is more of a teacher advocate then a student advocate, not what anyone in PBC wants for students! Get out already!

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2012
Im a seventh grader in crestwood and im not sure i like it. I'm treated differently because im extremely small and i get bullied all the time and the teachers around me dont do anything about it! the classes are somewhat hard, somewhat easy, saying that im in all gifte. the only thing i highly disapprove of is the lunch seating. i understand the idea the principal was thinking to make it an organized way out, but i know no one at my table so i'm very lonely. kids also pick on me the most there, and throw juice cartons and emty things at me. all in all, it's a great school academically, but some students here are downright rude and need some consequences;

- submitted by a community member
January 23, 2012
I'm an educator here at Crestwood and have been for the past 11 years. We have a family here that cares about kids and wants them to do well. The problems I have with education come from the county and state level, not our principal. I'm impressed enough with our teachers, my own children come here rather than attending the middle school by our house. For the negative reviews, I would say to consider the source. People are very willing to complain, but not to compliment.

- submitted by a teacher
November 09, 2011
I thought of relocating but this school among others in palm beach have everything so private I can not see if this is a good school or what it looks like and edline is to private how is anyone supposed to see where to place there children. Only if you are living there, but not fare to those having to relocate for work. I don't know where to place my kids!

- submitted by a community member
July 28, 2011
My daughter has gone here one year. Teachers were always available to talk to and she was happy. I have never had a serious issue. A couple of time grades were reported wrong on Edline. I e-mailed the teacher, my daughter showed the teacher her paper and the grade was changed. So, I would recommend to keep up with your chlid's grades on Edline. Each teacher has over 130 kids, so mistakes can be made, teachers are only human. Crestwood was again an A, so the previous person did not get it right.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2011
I was a 6th grader here and it was horrible. i was on the trailblazer team and some of my teachers were HORRIBLE ! Mrs.Baker was really nice but sometimes raised her voice but only when kids were being disrespectful.Mr Inzerillo was nice but he reitired and we got Mr Thornton the WORST TEACHER EVER! I had and A in history but since Mr.Thornton came i had a D ! People would make fun of me right near him and he would say NOTHING . Mr.Jenness I think is kind of bipolar sometimes he's fun and cool but other times he's a jerk! Ms. Romero was nice but kinda strict and sassy. Mrs. Ward was really nice though. Anyways i wouldnt recommend Crestwod to many students because the bullying rate is high and some of the teachers are just jerks. and the food is DISGUSTINGG ! the taco meat iis tan and looks like it could make a person sick so i wouldnt reccommend toeat it.

- submitted by a community member
June 16, 2011
I feel this school is terrible. My child has been bullied several times involved in altercations starting in the classroom where are the teachers they don"t seem to care. Then resulting in altercations outside where are the teachers, and staff. This school is discusting and very dissapointing. Iagree they are rude and liars that want to seem as if thier school is A rated wonderful, but for the children that go there it is not safe and not a good leaning expierance. I wish for my child to go somewhere else anywhere but crestwood, WOULD NOT RECOMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2011
I have to agree with the last two posts, Crestwood was a A school for a very long time. My oldest daughter went there is 2003 to 2006, and I could not say enough good things about it at that time. I now have my last child in this school, this has been the worst year for her, the teachers don't care about the students. The students pay the price for bad teachers. Mrs Bakers, Mr Jenns, Who I beileve are the Trailblasers team, are the worst. I now also heard that they are busing kids in from Belle Glade. Good bye to the A school, I think they are now a B, but I only see it going down from there. I really wish I could change my daughters school, we are now thinking about homeschooling her. Just to get her out of that school.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2011
Very poor school. The teachers and staff are liers, all about the money they get from the goverment, they dont care about the children.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2011
okay , well to start with all the kids and teachers call it "cwood" all the kids think they are ghetto . the teachers are rude i was there for 6th and half of 7th , this school is very herific . the girls are very rude and they start drama because of jelousy , most of the boys try to get in troble because it makes them cooler to everyone around them and the staff isnt good ethier . DO NOT GO TO CREST WOOD MIDDLE!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 10, 2010
The teachers are wonderful!!! Really care about the students!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 09, 2010
We have teachers that want to help kids be better than they think that they can be!! We have been an A rated school in Palm Beach County for 10 years which puts on the bottom for upgrades in buildings, supplies, and technology. If we were an F school we would have already had a new building and AC system that today rarely works. We have limited and old computers even though the county says that they are encouraging us to ready the students for the 21st century. We are over-comers and continue to find success on standardized testing even amongst any trial or tribulation that may come our way!!

- submitted by a teacher
May 18, 2010
Bad and troubled kids are being bused in from Belle Glade and other areas, this is not why I moved here... Some teachers are great and some not. If your kid is in advanced classes, the students and teachers are better. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2010
My daughter goes to this school and its very wonderful! shes learning all kinds of matireal and the teachers are great! (exept a 7th grade civics teacher named Mr.Towne, the students say hes extremely mean and unfair and makes very rude remarks) other then that ,wonderful school:)

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 21, 2009
Considerd One Of the BEST if not THE BEST Middle School in PBC. Crestwood is a cluster school which means we meet the needs of both ESE and Gifted students as well as our other 6th, 7th & 8th graders. On a regular basis we have approx. 550 students on the A and A/B honor roll. We are an A rated school with the top scores in FCAT and other testing fields. The reason this is happening is because we LOVE our students and strive to help them succeed. We are proud to be a Crestwood Eagle!

- submitted by a teacher
November 09, 2009
This school is a great school with a great program for your child. Crestwood teaches your child[ren] everything they need to know to get ready for high school and the teachers are very good teachers. My child loves the school and is involved in extra-curricular activities. Crestwood has great programs for honors and gifted students. Personally this is one of the best middle schools in Palm Beach.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2009
police officers on campus all day, dirty walls, rude staff

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May 04, 2009
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March 16, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 07, 2009
It's too bad more people are not aware of this site, there would be a great deal of positive feedback about this wonderful school! Crestwood has an amazing hands-on principal that is there for both the students and parents. Her door is always open! This year the school revitalized the PTO and had increased parent/teacher involvement. This school received the highest FCAT writing score in all of Palm Beach County and has been an A school for the past 8 years. They have programs for both Gifted and ESE students and offer numerous activities to all Crestwood students. The teachers care about the students. No school will ever be considered 'Perfect', but this school is making it's way there!

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October 07, 2008
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September 29, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating May 07, 2008
Well i have many diffrent comments about the school. And what the parents are saying is not true what so ever. They dont make you pay for the planner. And when u pay for a planner it is because your child has lost it. Teachers dont give attitueds they try to help...And they listen so bad things dont happen in crestwood....It can get very boring i have to admit but they encourge you to work your hardest and when a student fails thay have a program called pass and this is when a student gets and f thay make your child come in an hour earlyer and retake what he/she was failing...And it helps alot and i want to add i have been in crestwood since 6th grade and i do enjoy being there i am in 8th grade and i am going to miss this school...

- submitted by a student
March 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2008
This school is okay. Im in th 8th grade and ive been there since 6th grade.The school gets boreing but has a lot of extra activities.

- submitted by a student
February 04, 2008
Worst school my child has attened to date. They don't post homework on line. They make you buy a planner that the teachers don't use. Very unsatisfactory progress with children with disabilities. Teacher communication is very poor, they do not respond or when they do they have an attitude. Find a different school!

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2007
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August 23, 2007
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July 14, 2007
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June 25, 2007
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- submitted by a student
March 28, 2006
As a mom of two and a aunt of two that went to Crestwood, I would have given great reveiws 2 or 3 years ago but, in the last 2 years the school to me has taken a big drop in there program. I have not been happy with there safety programs, and as another mom had comented you usually don't find out or here from a teacher until your child is in great trouble.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2006
I was told the overall school was an a+ school.I haven't been very impressed with them at all.I have sent notes to the school for teachers to contact me, to no avail. The only time they will call is when things get out of control.I wouldnt be this upset if there were more parent teacher phone calls.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2005
This school has many great teachers, but they are lost amidst the phoney hype and red tape. 'Problems' are swept under the rug. Children who need more attention are regarded as 'blemishes' and transferred out or left behind to fail. Only children who are actually getting an F as a grade are offered any help - by then it's usually too late. I am disappointed in this school and it doesn't deserve an A rating. Credit is given for things which have no bearing on education - but it sure makes there scores look better.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2005
Good school, my son was in the gifted program and got a lot of hands-on teaching and left with a strong sense of self. There are multiple clubs, sports, etc. They could do with a bit more arts programs but overall I was satisfied with the extracurricular oppurtunities.

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August 13, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2005
Most of the teachers are this school were very good..the principle on the other hand leaves alot to be desired.

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April 30, 2005
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April 15, 2005
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- submitted by a student
March 31, 2005
I think this school is great. The principle is very involved daily with the kids, and the teachers are very enthusiastic with the kids. My daughter and son have done great in the school, and other kids I know that attend or have attended.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2005
I think this school was very good. I had a great experience there. My teachers were the best and I had the oppurtunity to have them for all three years of middle school. The only thing I did not like was the fact that they do not provide an art class.

- submitted by a former student
June 04, 2004
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- submitted by a student
April 30, 2004
Crestwood Middle school is an awesome school. My kids have great education there. The teachers are outstanding. Ms. Garcia is an excellent principle at Crestwood Middle School.

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November 12, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
Im a student a Crestwood Middle school, This school gives a great educational program and all the teachers really do become your friend.... I would recomend this school to anyone who is wondering.

- submitted by a community member
August 04, 2003
my son went to crestwood for three years and he got a great education at this school. we highly recommend this school for anyone looking for a middle school to send thier child to.

- submitted by a parent
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Crestwood Community Middle School
64 Sparrow Drive, Royal Palm Beach, FL  33411
(561) 753-5000
Last modified Crestwood Community Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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