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3570 Charlie Smith Sr Hwy
St. Marys, GA 31558

(912) 673-6995
(912) 882-4839
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May 06, 2014
Great little school with nice staff. My son is in Kindergarten and loves his teacher. She calls and emails about his progress and welcomes my input. I've never been ask to get involved much with the school, so i don't other then that, i love this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2012
My girls have been going to this school for 3 years and this past year has been the worst. The school is very unorganized. Teachers show favoritism and hold grudges towards students. After some very unprofessional and inappropriate comments made by a teacher, my daughter came home afraid to go back to school. Several parents made complaints and the principle did nothing to the teacher, not even time off while doing an "investigation". I don't think it was even reported to the school board until my wife called them. If a child had made the same comment, he/she would have been suspended no questions asked. Child pick-up on rainy days can be very confusing as it is left to the individual teachers to make the decision if they will ride or walk home instead of the school making best decision for all students. We have found MANY other parents that are very unhappy with this school and are moving their kids somewhere else. I think we will be doing the same!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
We have attended Crooked River Elementary for 1 full year, with children in different grades. There is little to no homework assigned and very few projects. The combination of Silent Lunch, Silent Hallways, and time taken from the one 15 minute recess/day dicipline strategy showes little respect for the student body. The philosophy of disciplining the entire lunch room/class to improve the behavior of a specific student has proved itself unaffective, though it continues to be practiced at CRES. The sour faces and lack of love for children appears to be norm rather than the exception. The PTO colapsed a while back and a 2nd attempt is being made to get it started again this year. Frustration among the parents is high, few have found areas that welcome parent volunteers. It is hard to believe that the generous military community next to the school is constantly is shut out.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 11, 2010
We moved here in April of 2007 as a military family. My oldest was in 1st and my daughter in kindergarten. They adjsuted very well with the help of the teachers for the last 4 weeks of school. The following year they thrived and achieved straight A's all year round. The teachers are willing to communicate and listen and help. My children both had Mrs. Klein for 2nd and 3rd grades (she moved up to teacher 3rd) and she is by far the most wonderful teacher we have had :) We are preparing to move to San Diego and I am going to miss this school terribly. The only downside is if you live in base housing there are no buses. All children are biker/walkers/car riders and it gets very hectic on rainy days/cold winter days trying to get them from school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2009
I love this school. I have been here only two years and find myself working with some of the finest teachers around. Our principal is visionary and consistently strives for excellence in all areas. Earlier this year we adopted the phrase, 'Do whatever it takes to help our students achieve!' We work hard and we have fun! Go Dolphins!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 11, 2008
My two daughters both went to this school. We have since transfered but miss it dearly. The principal Dr. Sapp is top notch and the teachers went above and beyond with both of my children to meet their educational needs. They really are some of the best teachers out there in my opinion and my children have been to many due to military transfers. I have nothing but praise for this school and its staff.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2008
I loved this school. We have since transferred due to the military, and I am finding out not all schools are created equally. My daughter had the best kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Thrasher. She set a wonderful foundation of learning. The principle, Dr. Sapp, is wonderful. She is such a kind, caring and easy person to talk to. The staff is very friendly and they know the children by their first names. I really miss this school. If your child is placed at Crooked River Elem. thank your lucky stars! Mrs. Garcia

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July 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2008
I love this school. My son came here around Valentines day. He was so behind. Now it is May and he has caught up and have improved so much.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2006
My husband and I are starting all over by adopting and raising my four grandchildren. I have twin girls in third grade and a girl in first and next year a son in Kindergarten. I could not be happier with the energy and their knowledge that the school administration and teachers have taken in their efforts to assist in this transition for the children. This school is by far much better than the Florida schools they came from last year. I have found the concerns of the teachers for special assistance off the chart when it comes to their help with the children's academic and social skills. There is nothing more comforting than having the parent and teacher be in tune working together with the children s needs as a priority.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2006
Being in the military, our family has moved around quite a bit and our children have been in a lot of different schools all over the country. Crooked River is by far the best we've seen. Both of our children have absolutely thrived in this school, both academically and socially. I wouldn't want my child in school anywhere else.

- submitted by a teacher
February 21, 2006
My child has been in this school for one year now, after transferring from another school in the system. I could not be more satisfied with the quality of education that he has received so far, as his grades have quickly gone from B's and C's to A's and B's. I would also add that this is without a doubt the most well-trained, most professional staff that I have ever had the experience of working with as a parent. If you get the opportunity to choose where to send your child to school, this is the place where they need to be!

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2004
My son went to school here third, fourth, and fifth grades. Overall the school was okay. The teachers were not allowed to bringing out the best in their students. They are expected to teach to the letter of the set lesson plans, at a set pace. If your child falls behind or is bored by the pace little is done to help your student.

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Crooked River Elementary School
3570 Charlie Smith Sr Hwy, St. Marys, GA  31558
(912) 673-6995
Last modified Crooked River Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Crooked River Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top