3 years ago I would have given Crissey 5 stars and raved about it. I watched my two oldest excel in this school with all the extra help of the great staff and fun programs. I feel my third child has experienced a completely different school. There are no more Christmas or spring programs. There are no more evening programs where the children present, in costume, their favorite famous American. There are no more field trips, and all the extras are getting cut. There is no more library because there is no librarian. I know this is not the school's fault and it is because the voters in our district no longer want to support the schools. It is very sad. 1/5/2015
I am very fortunate to send my daughter to Crissey Elementary. The teachers found talents in her that I as her Mother never knew existed. She has blossomed into a well rounded and excellent student with the help of Crissey Elementary.
There are several items within Crissey that are above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to what a school's roles and responsibilities are. First and foremost, the positive attitude and professional abilities of the staff members has not only aided our children's education but has helped tremendously in implementing the concept of everyone doing their part to promote learning for all. Crissey has helped us to be better parents and better people in our community as well. We never imagined that we would be involved in such community-based extra-curricular activities yet due to the nature in which Crissey presents them, we take absolute joy in doing so! Finally and most prominently, Crissey develops leaders . . . Simply stated, if we could do it all over again and had any choice of school, Crissey Elementary would unquestionably be at the top of our list.' jay and Amy Fleischmann
I've worked in other school districts around the area and I would have to rate this district and school at the top. The administration, teachers, and staff have a true concern for students at every level. If you have a gifted child and are considering educational options, look no further - this district will definitely meet the needs of your child.
The school is constantly trying to keep parents involved and has a number of activities to do so. The academic program is flexible and constantly evolving to help properly prepare the children. I feel my child is safe and in a good learning enviroment. As a product of public school education, I rank Crissey among the top elementary schools I've seen within the public school system, as well as the Springfield Local School District.
I have 3 grandkids in crissey and this year will have 5 The staff and quality of the education is out standing. The help we recieved greatly help my granddaughter to excell. The staff has always been concerned about the education of the children and the comunication with the parents( in my case grandparent)has always been excellent. My the time it is all said and done all 6 of my children will be at the school I would not think of having them in any other school. Dianna Wismer