This is my son's first year at Crescent and it is a WONDERFUL school. The kids get breakfast to start their day and the teachers are so friendly and stay on top of communication with parents. My son came home the other day talking about how they are using computers and LCD screens as learning tools. This is GREAT! I personally got to meet the principal of the school who has an "open door policy" and loves parents to come and keep in contact with the schoo and the teachers. They also offered to take my son for Saturday School for free to get extra help on his homework or if he is behind. What school does that? This is a GREAT school and I highly recommend it for parents.
this year is my childrens first yr @ this school & with the experience so far,it is not a good school,they expelled my daughter for her behavior,they claim they sent 14 letters home & i never recieved them come to find out my daughter was signing my signature,but @ what point was the principal ever going too call me,should have known i wasnt just signing & never making any comments,also another thing i dont like is the school charge for everything,$25 per child for a gym uniform,$5 for a locker,$5 for a journal etc everything has a price on it,one of my daughters has scoliosis & had a doctors note saying she cant lift the text books &she need a 2nd set of text books some for home &some for class,the school couldnt offer that 2 my daughter saying they didnt have enough books,still sent my daughter home daily with her rolling book bag that felt like bricks was in it,i must say that that is horrible that crescent didnt care about my daughters disability,when she just had a spinal fusion posterior surgery aug,8,2010.
I am very please with Crescent Academy. My daughter has gone there since kindergarten, and still there as a second grader. The teacher there Ms. Flangin, Ms. Quinnlan and Ms. Chadwick excellent Elementary school teachers. My daughter is very structured and always willing to learn something new. However, there is always areas in improving in finding after school activities for the younger children verses the older children.
I am delighted at my student's progress at Ccrescent Academy. MEAP scores jumped from 300's last year to mostly 500's on the Oct. MEAP. He is in a friendly, nourishing environment where the teachers make the effort to educate! In some districts, African American students are segregated into 'special education' classes are expelled at disproportionately higher rates than other students. Bravo to Crescent Academy.
I am pleased with Crescent, I am glad to see that they are again offering Saturday classes, so far the bus serv ice has been running very well. I hope they will have a high school my the time my son completed middle school.
My daughter has done very well at Crescent. What made me change from Detroit Public Schools (DPS) to Crescent was the transportation. If my daughter (who is 7) would've attended DPS, she would have to walk to school, pass a huge field, because DPS stated that she has to live a mile away from the school. Her grades are excellent, and I have see the increased interest in reading and other topics they have discussed in school at home. They also have a great lunch program. Only downside I can think of is the 'fundraising'. The school charges the children for everything (i.e. $1 to dress down, $3 for movie day, always $$$ to attend an school event).
Crescent Academy of Southfield Michigan is an excellent school for children that are used to a structured learning environment. The classes are small and the teachers are very knowledgeable about the subject area they teach. The Principal is very professional and helpful. After having to deal with Detroit Public Schools, I was thankful to find a school like Crescent. Keep up the good work!
I am a new parent of Crescent Academy. My son is just started 6th grade at the school. He loves it better than his previous school in Detroit. He is excited about learning now! I prayed for this day! I have to give it to Ms. Issou and Ms. Hoover for encouraging my son to do his best. Also, the new principal, Mrs. Cupidore is very structured and professional. Keep up the good work!
I am a parent of a second grader and her grades are exceptional and her teacher is wonderful but the school bus system is horrible. Very unorganized and all grades ride the same buses together and I think that the children should ride buses according to grades.
I was a bit concerned that the grades were over inflated. However, because I am involved parent, I am able to test my child's academic achievement. I can say that I am exceptionally pleased with Crescent Academy, and am glad that we made the switch from Detroit Public Schools. For my child, it is the best possible environment. The teachers are great and very involved with the students. I hope to see a High School in the future. Keep up the great work!
The class sizes are especially small for a public school. I expected for the state scores to be higher until my daughter's scores came back low. Her scores were lower than those of the children in Detroit Public Schools which we avoided because of the belief that she would receive a better education being in an academy with smaller classes outside of the city where there can be many distractions. Her report card does not reflect that of the state scores. She received all 'exceptional' grades with 2 'good' grades. To shorten the story, my daughter will not be returning for second grade.
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