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Crown Point, IN
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1500 South Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307

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(219) 663-4885
(219) 662-5661
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April 08, 2015
Great school with great teachers and programs!! The athletic programs are also very well renowned.

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2015
I didn't make it to the graduation ceremony and my experience in picking up my diploma from the office was a horrible one thanks to the school principal at the time (early '70's). I was told by the office attendant that the principal had to present me with my diploma. He handed it to me and instead of a "congratulations!" I got a "That takes care of that comment" from him. Very nice! Had I been older and more mature, I would have had a lot of comebacks for this ignorant man.

- submitted by a parent

December 03, 2014
Crown Point High School is an outstanding public school. It is staffed by great teachers, administrators, and support staff. The school has been the recipient of many awards in state and nationally, including Best High Schools by US News and World Report; America's Most Challenging High Schools by The Washington Post; and Exemplary Grade "A" and Four Star school by Indiana Department of Education. The school is also accredited by AdvancedED Worlwide, an institution advancing excellence in education around the world. Crown Point High School consistently produces many ACT and SAT scholars and a large proportion of the student body are admitted to colleges and universities, both local and national. For example, my own daughter and five of her closest friends have been admitted to the University of Southern California (Resident Honors Program), Indiana University, Ball State University, Northwestern, and Tulane. Their success, as well as many, many others, can be attributed to knowledgeable and caring teachers, challenging classes, the latest in innovative programs, a supportive community, and a positive, hard working, goal oriented student body.

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2014
I only attended this school for one year, and I must say, I enjoyed my time here. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because there's barely any diversity, and there are even some racist & stereotypical students that make rude comments that can allow minorities to feel uncomfortable. But those ignorant students weren't my main concern. My main focus was to get an education, and my outstanding teachers made that possible. Not only were there great teachers, but the school itself was just a beautiful place to come to everyday. Personally, I like being able to go to a school that's not raggedy. The place was always clean and had an updated look. Also the lunch was great and worth paying for. The supplies for making sandwiches (bread, lettuce, tomato) were ALWAYS fresh. I'm glad I had the chance to attend this school.

- submitted by a student

December 22, 2013
Being a graduate from CPHS may make this post seem biased, or that my opinions are clouded, but believe me when I say CPHS, overall, is an excellent school. Academically speaking, it's brilliant. The teachers are personable, but professional, and exude sincerity in their attempt to teach. Socially speaking, the student body, although not entirely diverse in ethnicity, are diverse in personality, family income level, and interests. It's easy to find friends at this school whom you share similarities and interests. I was a little shocked when I saw a comment saying the student here are horrible, mean, rude, judgmental and materialistic, because you'll find students like that in any school. You'll find people like that in the life, daily. It's a bit naive to think all of the students fit that accusation. Having graduated and gone to college, I can say that some of the nicest people I've met went to CPHS, and aren't in the least, mean, rude, judgmental or materialistic. Overall, CPHS is an excellent school, and it prepared me for college past my expectations, and made me feel safe, liked, and accepted while attending the school.

- submitted by a student

October 15, 2013
Disappointed that the school advertised it was in the top 2000 ranked for 2013 in US News and World Report. It isn't. Even the DailyBeast took down the misprint. Crown Point's information is listed along with every other public high school in the US so that US News could show their methodology and we could compare this high school to those that did make the top 2000.

- submitted by a community member

May 21, 2013
This is the best school ever!! The teachers really care and the environment is great. Of course there is always going to be the snobby kids and occasional bullying but it is nothing compared to the other high schools in this area, I couldn't ask for a better school!

- submitted by a student

November 03, 2012
Our family moved from Gary to Crown Point this summer and we could not be happier for the great education this school has provided for our child. We loved Gary and lived there all of our lives but we were tired of failing schools and dangerous surroundings and wanted much better for our children. We did not want to move further from our jobs and the South Shore, but enough was enough. The offerings at CPHS are fantastic! There are so many clubs and activities for the kids and family to enjoy and the people here really do care about their schools. The only downside is that administration does not seem very accessible when needed. However, no place is perfect. Overall, this is a great investment for our children's future. Who says that you can no longer find great schools in great middle class communities? We found it and we will encourage some friends and family to consider this area if they plan to move! Keep up the good work CP!

- submitted by a parent

July 16, 2011
I came to CPHS from a tiny private school where I was friends with everybody, to this huge school with 2500 other kids. Although it was intimidating and hard at first, I've grown to love it. A lot of reviews have reprimanded CPHS for many of the students' materialistic views and low moral standards, but the reality is that anyone can find friends who are not like that. Anyone can find a niche where their talents and interests can develop and they will be valued, if only they try. Teachers here care about our success and will go the extra mile to help. There's no denying that there are always those students who seem "fake" and materialistic, but there's so much more to CPHS than that group. I'll be a senior this fall, and when I graduate, I'll be forever grateful to Crown Point HS for the opportunities for growth and preparation for my future that it has given through friends, teachers and the positive atmosphere.

- submitted by a student

February 22, 2011
Well I am currently a sophomore, and after going to the CPSC for the last three years I have realized that I do not like it at all. So, by my desicion I decided to go live back with my dad. After giving Crown Point a try I still couldnt not stand it. Do not get me wrong the school academically is great. . BUT the students there are HORRIBLE. Very mean, very rude, very JUGEMENTAL. I was NEVER one to not fit it. but even still being there for three years I still did not fit in anywhere. And i really couldnt understand why. I mean i am very well liked and everyone was shocked when i came back and told them the reason i decided to return. I mean I am a good kid. I am very respectful, never hurt or be rude to anyone. I didnt smell or anything lol. And i wore nice appropriate clothing. I would not recomend brigningyour children here. Its like a mini California with fake tans, nice cars, and expensive things. And those students often frown upon the students who dont have those sort of things. and i think it is really sad, that alot of these kids judge by material. So its a good thing bad thing. Great education...no social life and low self esteem.

- submitted by a student

June 08, 2010
I LOVE IT!!! BEST SCHOOL EVER!!! The students, spirit, teachers, and activites are the best!

- submitted by a student

May 10, 2010
I am a freshman at CPHS right now and I want to know what is up with all the bad reviews? Sure you have the students that are really mean and annoying but you get that with any high school you send your kids to. Personally, I really like it here at CPHS. The classes are fun (most of them anyways.) I am also involved in the music department and I agree that they neglect those of us that like music and such. I am in the marching band (Royal Regiment). It's a blast. If you were considering not sending your kids here, think twice. I believe that they will enjoy it. The teachers are great and your son/daughter will be sure to agree with that.

- submitted by a student

April 16, 2010
Five years ago my wife and I moved our family in to the Crown Point School system and were very happy. Over the last few years we have become very upset over what is allowed to happen in the schools, not from an education stand point but more from a moral stand point. If I had it to do all over again I would not have made the move to CP schools. I can't move again and my wife and I have seriously considered home schooling our 3 kids. If you do not care what your kids are subject to and you are only concerned with education the CP is for you. If you want your kids to have moral standards then think twice before sending your kids to CP schools, specifically the high school.

- submitted by a parent
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September 17, 2009
They have the best education a child can receive and also an excellent sports and clubs

- submitted by a parent

July 25, 2009
It is an awesome school!! I go there and I have to say that I'm happy I don't attend any other school! The education plus the school's atmosphere is wonderful and the teachers here are very welcoming too. Any kid would be lucky to attend this school and be apart of this experience as a bulldog. I am truly proud to say that I and always will be an honorary bulldog.

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 03, 2009
I graduated from the old Crown Point High School. I had my shared of good teachers and bad teachers. I think that's normal for every school. I have heard so many bad things from parents and from students since the new school has been up. I personally think that the school is too big now. The teacher's are probably getting flustered and can't help the way they use due to the increase in children. I know that I was disapointed (and I'm not the only one) when I heard they were putting so much money into the sports area of the school. CP was origionally know for it's music and arts. I think that they should have left well enought alone. They should have put more money into music and arts and education development rather than the sports stuff.

- submitted by a student

April 15, 2009
I can understand why kids don't like Crown Point High School. As a parent, there is a rule book, that is supposed to be followed, and many of the teachers send the kids home with signature pages and contracts for the student and the parents to sign. Somewhere in the middle of the year those 'contracts' and forgotten about. Not only that, parents receive no respect from the teachers. We are treated like trash. No wonder kids want to drop out, if I am being treated this badly, how are my kids being treated? My advice to everyone, enroll your kids somewhere else. Stay away from Crown Point High School.

- submitted by a parent

December 18, 2008
No kid really likes their school, but I absolutey cannot stand Crown Point High School. There are far too many students, which was very very distracting for me. Just something about that school couldn't keep me in it for over 4 hours. I'm really not a 'bad' kid, I don't rebel agaisnt my parents , and I get good grades, but something about the high school just makes me want to walk out at any given moment. Don't get me wrong, most of the staff there are very caring and actually have respect for us students, maybe it's just the ridiculous, unruly, drama-causing students that I don't like. Crown Point High School has to have the most hateful students I have ever seen.

- submitted by a student

December 11, 2008
Crown Point was an amazing school for me, I loved ever day, the teachers made class enjoyable and I loved being part of the music department. CPHS prepared me for college very well. The AP classes and their teachers are amazing and really connect and become friends with their students. I loved CPHS and wish I could go back sometimes just because of the teachers and the friendships I had with them.

- submitted by a student

May 01, 2008
well of corse i'm going to say that i hate my school, but when it comes down to it cphs is a pretty amazing school to attend...first of all it's HUGE! and getting bigger, plus for the most part the teachers are wonderful (there are some that i would be fine not seeing everyday) :D like every other school the food isn't the best and the gym sometimes has a weird smell coming from it, but cphs is known for their athletics oh and their french fries! most of the students are ready to learn when they show up for school everyday, and the others are ready to go by at least 10! but seriously i guess it isn't that bad considering some of the others i could be forced to go to instead!

- submitted by a student

February 08, 2008
My daughter is a freshmen at crown point and she loves it. The atmosphere is very welcoming, and you will always find a good friend. Also, the teachers are very dedicated to ther work. They are not the type that are there just to get a paycheck. They care about there job and about the students that go to crown point

- submitted by a parent

November 27, 2007
I love being a student at crown point high school. There are so many opportunities at CPHS. This school also will prepare me for college and my future. everything about CPHS is great.

- submitted by a student

April 30, 2006
As a current student at CPHS, I feel that the school offers very challenging academics and will greatly prepare me for college. However, I feel that the school, specifically the administration, neglect the music department and alienate the students involved in that department.

- submitted by a student

November 27, 2004
this is an excellent school it is very hard to get good grades but yes it is worth it the high standards really excell the students and the new facility is amazing new books and avalibility to the students is great overall its a great school a+.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2004
My husband and I have two children (9th and 10th grade) at CPHS. We have been so pleased with the care and attention they have received from their teachers and support staff. They are involved in the music program, and participate in the marching,concert and pep bands. They also participate in Japanese club and have enjoyed numerous field trips after school and on the weekends. Their classes are challenging and they have very good reviews of each of their teachers. Many learning opportunities are hand-on and help them to develop applied knowledge skills. Parents are always welcome to visit the school and may contact teachers via email or in person to get regular updates on their child's progress as well as attend the various events that are sponsored throughout the year. Parents are encouraged to join various booster groups, and that is a great way to meet other parents who are involved and concerned with their children. I have seen my children grow in confidence and skill and they comment regularly on the resources that are available to them on campus. I regularly visit schools in other communities with my job, and have yet to see an equal match to Crown Point High School. The atmosphere is one of learning, respect, and encouraging each student to find their strengths to prepare for the challenges they will face after graduation. They are eager to go to school and I believe that is the best testimony of all.

- submitted by a parent

December 11, 2003
As an Alumni from this school, I agree that Crown Point is a hard school to get good grades. It is a really good College Prep School.

- submitted by a student

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Crown Point High School
1500 South Main Street, Crown Point, IN  46307
(219) 663-4885
Last modified Crown Point High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Crown Point High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top