My son is finishing up kindergarten at Crestwood. He loves it and comes home from school happy every day. He has learned to read and do basic math very quickly (he only knew the uppercase alphabet and how to count 1-10 when he entered) and he gushes about his teacher as well as the days that he has music, art and PE. I do wish he had more recess - i hear it's only 10 minutes per day (in a long school day of 8:15am -3:45pm). That's definitely not enough for the little ones and must make classroom management tough for the teachers. He's very wound up by the time school gets out, and his physical fitness has declined since starting. That aside, we love Crestwood, including all of the extra events, activities and resources offered, like Arts Night, Dads & Donuts, the school garden, etc.
My child attended Crestwood this year, and I am blown away with the quality and intensity of the education he has received. My child had no interest in reading or learning anything. Now as school has ended he is reading fluently, adding using mental math, and wants to write full detailed sentences. His kindergarten teacher not only motivated him but inspired him to be a learner. Insist on the male kinder teacher, I'm sure they are all great, but it was clear and obvious this teacher meant business. I only hope my son gets another great teacher for the first grade. I'm very happy with this school, the teachers, the new garden, and all the great activities this past school year. 2013-2014
the standards of this school are high the teachers are very involved in each childs individual educational needs. im very glad my child had the oppurtunity to be a student here for the past 3 years. thank you crestwood
I believe the parent in the last review doesn't understand that there is bad parenting and many students are products of nature and nurture. By the time time they reach elementary school, many habits such as yelling, disobedience, and inappropriate behavior have already been acquired. It is difficult for teachers to be parent, teachers, police, lawyers, amoung their other responsibilities. Maybe the parent should become a teacher and try to make a change, instead pf complaining about the people who are trying. I'm sure your child is an angel, right? Crestwood is a wonderful school and many of the families there are not involved in their childrens lives, so blame the parents.
Okay well i am a parent that isnt satisfied with thtis school.Let me tell you why. Because i have seen better schools for example Robert E. Lake or they call it just Lake elementary. Any ways i have gone to meetings with these teachers and they dont do what is best for your child. I enter many classes and there is a lot of hollering and argueing and all the teachers dont do nothing about it. 0 stars for Crestwood in my opinion.
Crestwood is a top notch school!! I had the pleasure of teaching at Crestwood for three years and now that I have moved, I really miss the learning and teaching environment that Crestwood provides both its teachers and its students!