Five years ago I went off the first rating on this site and I was extremely nervous. Having just moved to Saint John's County I didn't know what to expect. I can honestly say this school is highly underrated. The teachers are very passionate and the administrative staff is very caring. The school has an amazing drama production that they put on every year. This year they showcased Annie, and students from the district were bussed in to watch the performance. In addition, there s also puppetry and First Tee (golf). There is a great deal of support from families and the community. Every quarter the school host a breakfast awards ceremony for a/b and straight A honor roll. Lastly, Crookshank is a Stephen Covey model school. I really liked how they integrated his 7 habits into the curriculum. My first grader understood what being proactive meant in terms of her assignments and time management. She would refer to her ability to synergize (habit#6) with her classmates and solve problems. It s truly a gem of a school.
I volunteer at this school in the art room, and the kids are great. The school itself is secure and the students learn.
This school is much better than the grades indicate. The school has very caring teachers and staff.
I found this school to be too involved with 'we have to get all this done' to be involved with the proper care and guidence of my grandchild.
My son will be attending Crookshank and he is in the first grade. He also attended this school for kindergarten. He seems to be doing fine, but I am very consernced about the 'D' average rating Crookshank received. I hope that this year something is changed to make this school gain a higher rating.
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