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Cresthaven Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 405 students

 

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2012:
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Posted December 3, 2013

My daughter is enjoying her year at Cresthaven, and I am enjoying watching her have a even deeper passion for learning. Ms. Murray is such a wonderful teacher and I see that she really has a passion to want her kids to exceed she really has a love and passion for teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

My daughter had a wonderful experience at Cresthaven. The teachers are great. My son starts this year, and is looking forward to it, as am I.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2012

I am not sure what this parent is talking about and would love to sit down and see where the communication broke down. All the teachers I know (I don't know all of them but I know a lot) are exceptional. I have never heard of any child being pulled out of the school (my child has been a student there for the past 3 years) and the school is near capacity. I am on the PTA board and feel like the staff is doing an excellent job. If only the parents were more involved with the PTA and their children's education instead of being so passive and then complaining that things aren't done the way THEY would want to...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2012

This school leaves a lot to be desired. Don't let the beautiful new building kid you. The teachers are terrible, the administration doesn't know the right hand from the left. Many families in this otherwise nice neighborhood pull their kids out of there - and now I have done so too. Funny thing is, this school has had this reputation for 30 years. Shame on Montgomery County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2012

I said to thank with all the teachers and the Principal of the Cresthaven .You are so so good and so so nice My students grow up from this school,now they are going well at middle school and high school.
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Posted January 10, 2012

Splitting up this school with Roscoe Nix was a terrible decision. I live in the Cresthaven neighborhood, but two of my four elementary kids are bussed to Roscoe Nix. It dosen't make any sense. Worst schools I have ever dealt with. Now I know why so many kids in my neighborhood go to private schools. My family will be moving ASAP based on the school experience alone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

This school is amazing. The teachers and principal really care. They have created a positive social and learning environment. Great job!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2014.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2014.

147 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

172 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2014.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

154 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 47% 12%
Black 34% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 6%
White 6% 42%
Two or more races 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

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  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist

Gifted & talented

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  • Gifted / high performing
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  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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1234 Cresthaven Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20903
Phone: (301) 431-7622

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