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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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Leadership at this school is effective:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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This school effectively deals with bullying:
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Develops character: Strongly agree


- a teacher
One of the many programs we offer is called "Character Counts," which recognizes many character traits desired in students and features them on our WCMS News, a bulletin board, and rewards them. This inspires others to strive toward these ideals - I think it is a great program!



- a teacher
I currently teach at Crestwood Middle School and have been on staff for 20 years. I have seen so much growth in that time; we have added new programs incorporating technology and fostering critical thinking, such as our STEM program. Crestwood's Fine Arts Department has much to offer, as well. Our Handbells, Chorus, Band, and Art Department give students the opportunity to express themselves, and participate in many events, often winning awards for their efforts. We have a great sports program where both boys and girls have opportunities to practice their skills and stay fit. Students have many clubs and activities to choose from after school, as well, with an activity bus to transport them home. Our Fashion Team, Step-Team, Cheerleading, and NJHS are just some of what Crestwood has to offer. Our American Sign Language Club gives students an opportunity to understand and empathize with students with disabilities, and having been a member myself, I highly recommend it! Our staff is caring and truly wants the best for our students; my experiences here for the past twenty years have made Crestwood Middle School my "home away from home."


Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree


- a teacher
Crestwood has an anti-bullying campaign called, "No Place for Hate," sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League. Students create posters and participate in activities to foster tolerance and unity, such as "Pink Shirt Day." We have awesome counselors who work with individual students and mentor student mediators, who meet with students in groups. We take a proactive approach to bullying to ensure our students feel safe.

Supports LD students: Strongly agree


- a teacher
Our ESE staff is excellent! We provide opportunities for ALL students to experience success. Even our mainstream teachers have taken classes to teaching Differentiated Instruction, knowing that students learn in different ways. We provide alternative ways to assess students and to allow them to demonstrate mastery using methods that show their individual strengths.

Effective school leaders: Strongly agree


- a teacher
Our administration is compassionate but firm. They give students opportunities to be heard and try to ensure that students feel valued. They are supportive of everyone connected to Crestwood; the students, the staff, the parents, and the community.


Teacher effectiveness: Strongly disagree


- a teacher
The teachers at Crestwood Middle stay current on the latest teaching methods and strategies. We have many inservice opportunities to collaborate and share best practices.

Teacher effectiveness: Agree


- a parent
Overall the teachers are working hard to help the students. Every teacher my child has come across has had the interest of the students first.

Amount of homework: Agree


- a parent
Some parents have complained about the amount of homework. I understand it is a big change from elementary school, where homework is not completed for a grade. However, this is the time to teach our children what hard work is. It is a good transition to the demands of high school.




- a parent
My child has had some great teachers that have taught him academics and how to be part of a community. At this difficult teenage time, it is imperative to have other adults in a child's life that will reinforce and model the lessons we, as parents, have shown him.

Develops character: Strongly agree


- a parent
This school always gives student the opportunity to tell a teacher or administrator if something has happened. They started a campaign for THINK, which encourages students to ask themselves if something is True, Helpful, Imperative, Necessary and/or Kind. They work on fostering community members not just students.

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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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