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6-8
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Louisville, KY
Students enrolled: 1,398

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303 Gatehouse Ln
Louisville, KY 40243

(502) 485-8235
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July 20, 2014
About 7 years ago Crosby was the best middle school, now it's turning into the worst. I know that the majority of schools have fights but Crosby has way too many. Since Crosby starting letting kids from bad areas, the school started becoming horrible. The punishments for students aren't enough and encourages kids to do trouble. I think Crosby needs to stop letting in kids from bad areas because they are the reasons that Crosby might close in the near future. There also needs to be more disciplinary actions because there is too much bullying, which could lead to suicide. My last compliant is that there needs to be more drug and suicide prevention because there aren't many actions to help prevent these kids from doing drugs or committing suicide. Some of the staff that is in charge of consequences and bullying, punishes the victims of bullying rather than the aggressors. Crosby has way too many bad kids that care only about being bad to gain attention, which makes the learning environment hazardous for other students. I hope that next year, my experience at Crosby will be better.

- submitted by a community member
September 29, 2013
Do NOT send your kids to Crosby if they have an IEP or qualify for ECE services, unless they qualify due to an obvious disability. Kids with ADHD or other "hidden" disabilities will NOT get the supports they need. Crosby has standard accommodations for everything. For example, my son does not do well on tests. Crosby's answer: give the student extra time to complete. More time does not help when the main problem is reading comprehension. What was really needed was to provide an area with an aide where my son could read each question aloud, then restate it in his own words to confirm that he understood the question before putting pen to paper. We even had one teacher who just gave him extra points to level the playing field. What?!! Crosby's overall test scores do not tell the whole story. If your child is extremely compliant and can produce the highest quality of work with little or no help from the teachers, then Crosby may work for you. Just don't expect them to welcome you (as a parent) with open arms. They do not like it when parents get in their way.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2013
My school is nice, but it's really dirty there and it's full of mean kids and crazy kids. I learned a lot more in my other school, and I wish there was no dress code, our uniforms are extremely uncomfortable, they said uniforms improved our performances, but I don't see any change. Plus they are ugly and the teachers can be lazy.

- submitted by a community member
August 19, 2012
I hate crosby! Its full of mean, crazy kids who pick on everyone! I hate it! There is a ton of bullies! I used to go to a catholic school and boy it was a lot harder, i learned a lot more at my old school!

- submitted by a community member
July 14, 2012
i am an alumni of Crosby, and i can honestly say, out of all of the middle schools in JCPS, this is the best. We surpass the district in academics, sports, and a good environment. the academics are challenging, the teachers are wonderful, and the students are taught how not only to be great students, but great young Men and Women. I am so happy and blessed to have been able to go to Crosby. GO COUGARS!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
May 19, 2012
Crosby Middle School is a wonderful school, it gives students a chance to express themselves in a number of ways from sports to art to future educators! I was forced to switch schools, and this upset me. I never realized how strict and orderly Crosby really was! There was only a single bullying problem, which was addressed as soon as it appeared, and the teachers are very supportive. They make you strive to reach goals, and they never stop asking for your best. The principle walks around everyday going into every class, and checking up on everything, as well as his three assistant principles who are each assigned a grade. Crosby has a VERY high population, but somehow each teacher on your team of 150+ students knows your name, and something special about you. I couldn't have asked for better 7th grade teachers, this may sound odd, but 7th grade is a hard year! There are lots of changes, and let's face it, 13 year olds smell funky! But somehow they put up with our back talking, and still love us. I miss my wonderful school, Crosby. I highly recommend this school. --- Former Student

- submitted by a community member
December 04, 2011
I transferred to Crosby for 7th grade. I came from one of the larger catholic private schools, St. Agnes. There is TONS of bullying at this school. The academic curriculum at Crosby compared to my old school is a joke. I never have to study for tests and I get an A. Parent's are not involved at all. The classes are huge and I feel like the teacher's don't even notice me. All they care about are the CATS scores. I hate it here. At my old school we were all one, big, family. Here, it's every man for themselves. Most of the stuff I have learned during 7th grade I learned in 6th grade at my old school. Any parent who loves their child and cares about their education and future WILL NOT send them here.

- submitted by a community member
August 09, 2011
This school is good, but there is a lot of bullying. If the kids tell our assiantant principles they will handle it until then the problem is still going to be unresolved. The school is too small for all the kids that are there. When you walk in this hallway by the lunchroom when the bell first rings there is going to be alot of people and sometimes you are late for class and the teachers don't let you explain why. Crosby is very strict, they have a lot of rules you need to follow. But the school is GOOD. So are the teachers. Crosby has teams and one team is the outcast and the teachers are like no its not and we know it is and the very best team gets more field trips. I know because i was on the outcast team last year. It was horrible! We were suppose to have 6 field trips and we only had 2. I hope this review was helpful to you, Former CMS student

- submitted by a community member
August 04, 2011
This school is great! I love it! BEST SCHOOL EVER! COME HERE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL!

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 30, 2010
I hate croby it has unfair teachers, mean kids and they say there is no bullying o but is that a lie. The bathrooms are dirty and i can't stand that school

- submitted by a student
March 27, 2010
I agree but please stop looking at the stupid test scores....I work at a school...my kids went to Crosby. Look at the school and teachers and what it does for your child. People are so hung up on these stupid test scores....some kids don't test well. Me for one and I am a college graduate with a BS. .Parents need to sit back again and take into consideration where our priorities lie. It's not in test scores....it is in teaching our children .....

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 26, 2010
Crosby is the best school ever. lots of people will try and tell you that some schools (coughnoecoughmeyzeekcough) are better but they're really not. Crosby doesn't get to choose almost any of the students that go there like noe and meyzeek, and crosby's test scores are higher. The teachers are great and Mr Lattimore (principal) was recently in i believe the top 3 principals in the nation. That really says something about the school and it's leadership. great academics and great sports teams- both basketball teams went undefeated in jcps play. the boys were the state runners up. Crosby ROCKS and i wish everyone could go there!! IT'S THE BEST

- submitted by a student
November 12, 2009
This was the worst school I ever went to. It was old, dirty,crowded,mean kids. The worst school I've ever ever ever been to.

- submitted by a student
August 20, 2009
I am in my third year at crosby and for the most part i relly liked it i felt that the dress is a bit to strict in some areas and that some of the teachers need to improve on their teaching skills but overall it's a good school.

- submitted by a student
no rating June 20, 2009
Crosby may have a strict dress code and be overcrowded, but Crosby is the best school ever. The school is built to have about 800 kids in it but it had close to 1400 this year, making it either the biggest or second biggest school in JCPS. However, this summer they are making crosby bigger and accepting less students. They are estimating about 1000-1100 students next year, so it will be a lot less crowded. Also, the bell system works so on every bell either 2 grades or 1 grade leaves class. This makes it a lot less crowded than it would be. Also, my language arts teacher has taught at private schools and even Trinity High School, and she said that the quality of students and teachers at Crosby surpass any school she has ever heard of. The band and orchestra are phenomenal. The principal rocks. Go Cougars!

- submitted by a student
May 04, 2009
My daughter has adjusted beutifully to middle school at Crosby. I am very impressed with all the programs and the quality of the staff.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 25, 2009
This is a really good school. I went their last year andI enjoyed ever ear that I went their. I made a lot of friends and even family members their. CROSBY is the BEST

- submitted by a student
March 03, 2009
I am going to Crosby this year and I really like it. The music program is awesome. I am in Orchestra this year and I was a beginner and I learned how to play the violin in less than 2 months. Also Mr. Lattimore is a great person and he is a great leader.

- submitted by a student
February 21, 2009
i love crosby the teachers and staff really care about us

- submitted by a student
January 07, 2009
I go to Crosby now and i think it is the best school ever. Although there is a strict dress code. you have to wear a belt everyday or you get sent to or (opportunity room). I think they make the dress code strict for a reason though. There are some fights some times but the teachers and principal and teachers take care of it. If you are in the fight, you get an automatic 5 day suspension and if u stand around and watch it or cheer it on, you alson get consequences

- submitted by a student
January 06, 2009
There may be some fights, but the teachers know what they're doing!

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December 11, 2008
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November 03, 2008
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September 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 04, 2008
I go to crosby now. Honestly I love it :) It is definately crowded. BUt the teachers and staff do as much as they can to help students whatever problems they have. and if you have a student that needs extra assistance there isnt a lot of people to go around. but i love crosby and would love to do it all over again!

- submitted by a student
August 08, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 01, 2008
I love crosby Midlle school i think that the teachers are great but there are a couple of things that they need to change for example there strict dress codes.it takes away the expression of children.but i would recomend crosby to other parents and students has a great education

- submitted by a student
April 15, 2008
I am unhappy with Crosby. The focus at Crosby is on rules, not students. There is so much 'herd the cattle' mentality here it is ridiculous. I have been less than impressed with the quality of teaching. I have an advanced program student who would love to have some enthusiastic and interesting teaching, but everything he seems to be learning is very rote and prescribed. My child has definitely lost the passion they had for school before they attended Crosby. Almost all my dealings with the administration have been less than adequate. No one seems to care too much about anything except dress code and control.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2008
There are excellent music programs, excellent teachers & staff, a magnificent principal... This is truly one of the best schools around!

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2008
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January 09, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
January 06, 2008
crosby rocks and highly recomended

- submitted by a community member
December 18, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 21, 2007
The staff at Crosby are good, caring people, but if you have a student with any behavioral or academic issues (i.e. ADHD), then you need something else. The school is overcrowded because so many parents want their kids to attend Crosby. Consequently, the teachers don't have time for kids with learning difficulties. They did try to help, but were not able to. I agree with an earlier review that stated if your child is not organized, then forget Crosby. For those who think it is the best school in Jefferson County because of grades/test scores...consider this...of course the school is going to look great. When you take nothing but the best students whose parents have to work hard to get them in...you will have nothing but the best grades/test scores. :) A concerned parent of a former Crosby student

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2007
I am a graduate of Crosby and I just want to say that this school is really not what it's all cracked up to be. The teachers teach to the test and honestly do not care about the students. If your child is unorganized or needs special attention, I would advise you not to go to Crosby. It's so easy to get lost in the huge class sizes and there are so many strict, ridiculous rules, your child child will be miserable.

- submitted by a former student
October 18, 2007
This school rocks!! It is the best!!! Extra curriculars are of wide variety and are phenominal and the teachers are excellent, too.

- submitted by a student
October 09, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 06, 2007
Our daughter graduated from here and now our son attends. Mr. Lattimore is an excellent principal and a fine man.

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September 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 20, 2007
the principal is nice this is the school to be in

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2007
My son goes to Crosby,and I feel it is a pretty good school. When we transfered here from Houston, Texas he fell in with some kids who were not ' the greatest kids'. His grades were slumping, his attitude was changing, and he wasn't showing us all of his homework. The teachers reconized what was going on and set up a parent/teacher meeting immediately. To make a long story short, he went from D's and C's to making the A/B honor roll. I can firmly say, these people know what they are doing!

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2007
I am a parent of a 7th grader at Crosby. My child has gone down hill since she started there last year.I have found the teachers are unorganized and the staff is indifferent about parental concerns. The school does not have adequate books for students. If your child is not highly organized and very motivated to do well this school is the pits. I hope this will be a better year for us. Concerned Crosby Mom

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2007
My daughter attended school at Crosby.It was very disappointed for us. The school is very overcrowded. If your child has a learning disability forget this school. The staff will not help you. The teacher are usually hiding and do not return phone call or email. Send you child somewhere else.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
May 20, 2006
Crosby is one of the best schools in Jefferson County. It was named one of the Schools to Watch in 2005-2006 school year. Now ever teacher around the Country comes to see Crosby and how teachers teach the students, to try to make their school better

- submitted by a student
November 23, 2005
Crosby Middle School is the best middle school in Louisville. Kirk Lattimore, the principal, is an incredible and brilliant man. He is extremely involved in the school and with the students. He is well respected at Crosby as well as throughout Jefferson County Public Schools. The teachers at the school are caring, highly qualified, and motivating to the students.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2005
I absolutely LOVe Crosby! Mr. Lattimore, the principal is great. He is highly respected. The music program is one of the best in the state for middle schools. Crosby also has many extra-curricular type activities. Crosby is also one of only two schools in the state to have a Visual Basic (computer programming) classes. From what I have seen, parents are really involved in the school. I would recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a student
August 16, 2005
I hated this school. it was extremley ghetto, the teachers were mean and nasty and the food in the cafeteria looked and tasted discusting. i now go to South Oldham high school and I would have to say that it is 10 times better.

- submitted by a student
May 24, 2005
This school is a great one. I love attending it and my parents love me attending it too. I have been there 2 years and the teachers are welcoming and understanding. Also, the music program is wonderful. I am in band, but I have friends in all of the classes, such as Chorus, Orchestra, and Piano Lab. I applied to another school, but because it was a random selection I did not get in but if I were to have to apply to a middle school again I would only want to go to Crosby.

- submitted by a student
February 13, 2005
There are lots of academic programs, tutoring programs, extracurricular activities and great teachers. There is a great music program and my child has greatly inproved. The parents are highly involved. I know that the school could definetly be cleaner, but that is the greatest fault it has. The teachers are understanding and there are hardly ever fights. I have only seen 2 in the 2 years that I have attented. There is also great discipline. Mr. Lattimore does a great job letting the students know who is boss, and the rules, expectations and consequences are laid out very clearly and are very strictly followed. There is detention, boot camp, and saturday school, not to mention the oppurtunity room (O.R.) There are uniforms, which I do not agree with, but they establish authority. If I had to choose again, i would definitley choose crosby again, out of the whole district.

- submitted by a student
January 21, 2005
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Crosby Middle School
303 Gatehouse Ln, Louisville, KY  40243
(502) 485-8235
Last modified Crosby Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Crosby Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 52 reviews. Top