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Crestwood High School

Public | PK, 9-12 & ungraded | 1260 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 7, 2014

I recently graduated from Crestwood High School and I loved it. Everyone acted like one huge family. The drama program is outstanding as are the sports and education. It is possible for students to graduate high school with one whole year of college credit. The principal is outstanding and really wants the best for the students. I've read through a few other reviews and it was stated that the teachers are "horrible and don't care for their students." This is incorrect. Sure there are a few teachers who aren't the best but every school has a few. Most of the teachers will go above and beyond for their students success. On a higher note, the students that attend this school all have bright futures and will do great things in their lives. This is a great school and I highly recommend it.


Posted March 5, 2014

I attended this school for close to the whole 4 years from 9th grade up until the beginning of my senior year. To be honest with you I did not enjoy coming to school. There would be fights between students at least every other day. Some of the teachers I had were not being supportive with students. There are 2 teachers specifically who would embarass certain students infront of the rest of the class. The classes were crowded..it was hard to learn and to pay attention especially when you cannot get one on one time with the teachers. It really was miserable. Fast forward to the beginning of my senior year I ended up switching schools to an alternative school which was the best decision. I actually enjoyed and looked forward to going to school and the learning experience was one on one there was 2 teachers there to help you. I am a 2010 graduate so I'm not sure how much Crestwood has changed but in my experience and having to change schools senior year tells you something.


Posted October 30, 2013

I loved going to Crestwood. While there were some teachers that left a lot to be desired, most of them really cared and wanted their students to succeed. There are many activities for students to get involved in, from arts, to sports, to volunteer opportunities.


Posted November 3, 2010

I used to go to Crestwood and hated it. The teachers don't care, the students are out of control, and the classes are overcrowded. I had to switch schools because I couldn't focus on my work. Between the loud classrooms and constant bullying by other students, it's impossible to focus at Crestwood. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone, and would never send my children there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2010

A small school that provides a good education with great music, drama, and sport programs still provided to the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

This school is overcrowded and falling apart. The special education services are awful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2007

The teaching is great but the school is over crowded.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2007

Hello I want Crestwood teachers to know the open house was excellent and to know that the teachers do care about their students. This is my childs first year at Crestwood High. The Coaches and Teachers showed great concerns and showed that the student will learn from their teachings. Thanks to all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2006

Both of my son's go to Crestwood, They are from a Catholic School. Crestwood has a lot to offer in academic's. The teachers find the time to help those that need it. Mr Maloney is a valuable asset in the athlectic dept as well as Assist. Prinipal. It is a wonderful school and has a lot to offer. Mr. Baker is doing a great job and relates well with the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

Crestwood Hight School is a superior school and has gotten even better with the new administration both in the high school as well as the Board office. Zero tolerance is the motto, the kids are learning, the staff actually care about the kids, everyone is alot happier . The dress code is enforce more so than other schools and the career focus as increased. I have one in school there and another headed there next September. I know alot of people from several other districts and I know that my son is learning far more than others -including in the privat schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2005

ANNAPOLIS SWIMMING KICKS BUTT!!!!! oue team so kicked your butts at leauge and in every meet we've ever gone against each other in!!!!!!! prepare to lose again next year!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 12, 2005

I find Crestwood Highschool to be a great school. The teachers are great, parent involvement is good. I have had 2 Senior's at that school, and one that would be next year except that we are moving, I can only hope that the new school is as fine as Crestwood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

The start of this year brought on better rules at crestwood high. the dress code is a lot more strict than it was last year, which was needed. the attention given to our teens when it comes to career pathways is outstanding.I woudl definitely recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 31, 2004

Crestwood High School is a good school. You can see the involvement of the staff and students when you enter the building. Teachers,staff and administration are involved in all extracurricular activities. The student population is an excellent size to offer a wide variety of activities for students to choose from, yet small enough that the staff and admin can get to know the students. This school has an ethnically diverse student population and the admin and staff do an excellent job of maintaining a healthy atmosphere so that all students feel safe and comfortable. The teachers take the time to offer extra help when needed. My child has never needed to ask twice when extra help is needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2004

This school does not have strict rules. The dress code is horrible. There are girls running around wearing barely anything. What is this showing children? In a workplace you can not dress in a tasteless fashion like Crestwood lets its students get away with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2004

Crestwood High is one of the best schools in the metro Detroit area. The faculty helps the students in every way possible. My son attended Crestwood and just recently graduated with a 3.4 overall G.P.A. He never did that well until his teachers helped his development. The rules are strict, so fights rarely occur. The school emphasizes safety for all the students. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 26% in 2014.

337 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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26%
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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 29% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

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2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
21%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 38% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MME test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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ACT participation

97%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

92%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Michigan high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 69%
African-American 7% 18%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Multiracial N/A 2%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. John Tafelski
Fax number
  • (313) 792-0205

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Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
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