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PK-12
Private
Windermere, FL
Students enrolled: 117
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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Po Box 1159
Windermere, FL 34787

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(407) 877-7412
(407) 877-7657
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August 21, 2014
Possibly the worst school ever. They need to be shut down. Horrible learning enviroment, teachers without degrees, principle that does not know how to run a scool.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2014
The quality of an education is not based on the location or the look and style of a brick and mortar building but the proven academic track record and results. The Stanford Achievement Test (SAT) scores for Crenshaw students speak for themselves. It is used to measure academic knowledge and conducted methodically on an annual basis by The Crenshaw School to ensure that students are provided a quality education and are reaching their full academic potential. As the saying goes, "the proof is in the pudding." Simply inquire as to the school's overall standardized scores - that has the greatest standing and substance. The proof is our eldest daughter's SAT scores in applying to some of the top universities in the country. The Crenshaw School has exceeded our academic expectations. Simply look at some the universities that graduates from Crenshaw have or are attending. There is no other school that is up to the challenge for our family in our high expectations.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2014
Crenshaw was a life saver for my 3rd grader. She struggled in a traditional classroom with too many kids. At Crenshaw she received so much one on one attention and truly thrived! I am very thankful that we decided to move her to private school! Thanks Crenshaw!

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2014
My child has had a great experience in middle school at this small school. Teachers and principal communicate well and resolve issues. My child has improved so much academically and become an independent learner.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2014
This is a small wonderful school where everyone knows everyone. It is a wonderful environment for kids to feel safe, happy and do well in school.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2014
Love this school. The teachers are wonderful. My kids are very happy and are doing great at this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2014
My child was traumatized at this school. Don't let them take your money! lots of cruelty from the staff.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2014
Great school. I have been going here since Kindergarten! The teachers care about each one of their students. The ratio of students to teachers is amazing!

- submitted by a student
May 05, 2014
As a current parent at Crenshaw. I cannot recommend this school. I'm transferring my kids. Not a good school.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2014
I m currently a student at Crenshaw and there s a few things people need to know before enrolling at this school. Crenshaw is in a church facility with about 4 rooms and a chapel. I feel like I m inside a small box in here, it feels very claustrophobic. The chapel is big but it s filled with the church chairs attached to the floor so they teach us in barbeque tables and chairs. There are no real classrooms and everything is online and mobile. Everyone keeps bumping into each other all the time, this place is so small and I have to wait 20 minutes every day just to get my lunch because it s so crowded in here. Most of the teachers are parents volunteers. No sports, no extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a community member
June 02, 2011
I have had 2 children attend Crenshaw School, one for 5 yrs and the other for 6 yrs. Both loved going there. Due to financial hardship my daughter entered Olympic High School as a freshman with 4 high school credits. Even though taking all honor courses including geometry and chemistry she rec'd straight A at Olympia in addition to starting on the JV volleyball team, the JV basketball and making the varsity water polo team. At this time as a sophomore she is ranked #1 in unweighted grades in her class of 856 students and 55 in weighted scores. I credit this to the background and learning skills she rec'd at Crenshaw. My son followed her path this year except he rec'd one B and that was in Fresh orientation, teacher did not like it because he did so well coming from a private school. He would spend most of the time helping other students that were having trouble with other classes so he would get low marks for attentiveness. I, as a parent and even though I hate to admit it, my children are not super brilliant. They are smart kids who have had an exceptional background in attending Crenshaw. I would also like to note that Orange Co had my son pegged for special ed.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2010
It's an outstanding mix of demanding standards with flexible approach to meeting those standards. My 7th grader is taking 10th grade math - but the public schools would have her in 6th grade because of late-in-the-year birthday.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2010
Crenshaw school is a customizable school - it is adaptable for your special, unique needs. Our oldest son finished out his sophomore year after a medical issue required him to return home from boarding school. Crenshaw worked with us and designed a program that allowed him to complete that year at his own pace with individual teacher/mentors in a homeschool/hybrid arrangement. After spending junior year at a local private school, he decided to return to Crenshaw and graduate with the friends he'd met there surrounded by the faculty and administration that were supportive and encouraging during his difficult time. This year he'll be graduating from University of Florida with a double major and plans to go on to graduate or law school. Thank you Brenda Crenshaw, staff and students for making a positive difference in his life and ours! We love this school and highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2010
I've been at Crenshaw for 8 years, and as a student, I can proudly say that I love it. The environment is amazing. No bullies, no 'streetfights,' and I learn so much! At any other school, I would be a grade or two behind, but with Crenshaw, my needs have been tended to and I'm allowed to reach my full potential. Why? Because at Crenshaw, they let me float. And guess what? No silly cliques. Everyone at Crenshaw is friends with each other. I will always know Crenshaw as my second home. Even if my opinion as a student doesn't count, I recommend the school to anyone and everyone!

- submitted by a student
February 11, 2010
We love the school our kids are happy and the teachers are great. The school is like a family and makes sure all the kids are doing well. Our SAT scores are some of the best and our kids have the ability to float to higher grades if they are particulaly good at something. Its a great school and a great education and even better all the kids are happy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 10, 2010
I have two children attending Crenshaw. I have found the teachers excellent and feel that they have a sincere desire to make my children successful. My children would be heartbroken if they did not attend Crenshaw. There life would not be complete. I have never in the 3 years that they have attended Crenshaw ever say that they did not feel like going.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2010
My children have been here for 4 years now and have done an outstanding job. The SATs only confirm that for me even more. The school encountered financial issues due to the economy but with the great support of the parents, it is turning around. All students take SATs every year and it validates their strong academics. Come see for yourself.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 02, 2010
I was highly disappointed with Crenshaw and removed my children from this school. For two years, I was kidding myself that they were in good hands, being a private and independent school with a close-knit curriculum. To my horror, upon enlisting them with a private tutor, my children were two years behind the national academic average set by the state of Florida. This is a fluffy school where your child will not be enriched and I have since moved them to Lake Highland. The difference is phenomenol. I have had 2 years experience with is this school and it is nothing but sheer business.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2009
I have three children enrolled at the Crenshaw School. Each year I think they can't possibly have a better teacher than they did this year and each year just gets better and better! My children love going to school and I think that's the best compliment of all. Great school and great staff!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2009
Crenshaw makes a difference. Just like Cheers...it's a place where 'everyone knows your name'! There is a reason why the school founder and owner Brenda Crenshaw still talks to her famous students/alumnai such as Justin Timberlake, Mandy Moore and Lance Bass. Lance is even on the school's advisory board. Oh and the reason, because each student gets personalized attention. Every teacher knows every student through out the school. The kids moral and emotional well-being is monitored along with strong academics. I tried the big, famcy school with all the glitz but the education and personalized attention just wasn't there. The fancy schools give you attention when they want you to sign a HUGE LEGAL CONTRACT which is all in their favor but after enrollment, just not there. Crenshaw produces students who are achievers! Just check their scores!

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2009
My daughter is just finishing up her 3rd grade year at the Crenshaw school. The school has such a great music and dance program. If your child is a born performer, this school can take care of your needs!! Excellent teachers. Thank you to The Crenshaw teachers!! They are the best.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2008
Both of my children love going to this school. The academics are great and the school makes learning fun!

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2008
My chld is in Pre-K at The Crenshaw School and has had a fantastic year. He is learning and is excelling...and loves his teachers! The environment is fun and challenging for him. He enjoys learning and looks forward to going to school every day.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2008
We love this school! My daughter has been here for 2 years and loves every moment. The teachers are fantastic- enthusiastic and kind. Our class are all way above average and most are doing work a grade above where they should be. I am a parent and I love being part of Crenshaw. Brenda Crenshaw is a wonderful leader and with her family (they all help at the school) are all about caring for the kids and making sure everyone is happy I have nothing but good things to say about this wonderful school,teachers and other families we have met that are part of Crenshaw

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2007
Great staff, great teachers, excellent curriculum! My children look forward to going to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 05, 2007
We love The Crenshaw School! I absolutely fell in love with all the kind teachers at this school. The music program for elementary school is beyond my expectations. Small class size fits my daughter very much. She enjoys going to school everyday.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2007
This school is great! Every school has their share of unsatisfied parents, it's normal. But the education and concern each of the Crenshaw staff has showed is very commendable. My kids and I look forward to another school year with this school!

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2007
As a parent, security for my children and academic excellence is important when looking for a school. The Crenshaw School is an example of this. The low teacher/student ratio has given my kids a chance to concentrate on school work and be given full attention when developing their skills. The teachers are very concerned with the children's academic and personal growth. The staff is great! This is an excellent school! It shows as to the fast growth of the school itself. Great job!

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2007
We strongly believe in the school's academic strength. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I have my children attending the school and I am very satisfied with how they promote the importance of academics, discipline, and camaraderie. Our children will be successful in life by not only what they learn in school but how we reinforce moral values and the importance of education from our own home. Great staff, great parent support, great teachers, and we are very proud of the students.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2006
The Crenshaw School is a complete joke. I would not advise any parent to waste their money or subject their child to its ridiculous environment. My children both attended and I was extremely disappointed. The teachers are caring, but the curriculum is extremely below 'extraordinary'. There are many dedicated parents that keep the school running, and if it were not for their volunteer work, Crenshaw would have shut down long ago. Brenda Crenshaw (owner)has one goal in mind- Financial Success. The woman also has no sense of compassion for the children, and the discipline policies are overemphasized. Children are not praised for good conduct or achievement, they are belittled and punished for acting like the Kids they are.h

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2006
This school did not provide any education for my child. They are made to trace all day. There is no activities for children, no sports clubs. My childs teacher was the worst part, she was not warm, undertstanding and academic levels were not upto par. I since took my child out and he is flourishing in gifted programs within three weeks of starting the new school at a public school. I was very disappointed. Save your money, time and patience. There is no parent involvement at this schoo.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
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The Crenshaw School
Po Box 1159, Windermere, FL  34787
(407) 877-7412
Last modified The Crenshaw School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
The Crenshaw School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top