As an employee of Crosby Park Elementary I believe this is one of the best learning environments that Lawton Public School has to offer. This is my 29th year working for LPS and it's actually my 7th school. I am constantly amazed by this group of people being led by Ms Moore, our principal. This is certainly a great place for children to receive an education. The staff hits the ground running each and every day making sure "NO Student IS LEFT BEHIND." They are constantly working together to make this school one of the BEST in Lawton, Oklahoma. Crosby Park Elementary is a GREAT place to be a kid.
January 24, 2016
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The teachers, counselor, support staff, and principal all work together to make sure students are successful academically, as well as socially. They show their longhorn spirit! Crosby Park is a school that gets involved with their community.
The staff at Crosby Park have taken their slogan "Crosby Strong" to heart in everything they do. In August 2014, Ms. Resa Harvick, the principal at Crosby Park for 11 years, passed away suddenly. It was such a difficult loss for the staff, students, alumni and as well as for the Lawton Public Schools family. The new principal, Mrs. Moore, was a friend of Ms. Harvick ' s and helped the teachers, students and families deal with the loss of their friend, mentor and leader. Although, Mrs. Moore and Ms. Harvick have very different backgrounds and experiences, it has been a wonderful transition. Change is difficult and this was such a difficult change for everyone involved. Throughout last school year and the current year, Mrs. Moore and the staff continue to honor Ms. Harvick ' s memory and strive to keep academic excellence at the core of their activities. Crosby Park has truly stayed Crosby Strong and rises to the occasion when it comes to serving the students and families of their community. Crosby Park continues to receive great test scores (even though school is so much more than just a stupid test!) and they have received Great Expectations Model School for 4 years. They were selected this year to pilot the Project Lead the Way ' s LAUNCH program which is part of the STEM initiative. Although, the school does have a very high free and reduced lunch population of students (68% of the Crosby Park students qualify for free and reduced lunch) it is not a Title 1 school. This means they must do more without the tremendous resources that identified Title 1 schools have. There have always been teachers who volunteer to tutor and work with their students to get them where they need to be. However, this year, 3 of the intermediate grade teachers took on the responsibility of creating an "Early Birds" math program that is offered free of charge for students who would like to participate. Once again, they show how much they care about their students! There is also a large population of special education students at Crosby Park. It is uplifting to see how hard the special education teachers work to help their students succeed. They work so closely with the regular education teachers to ensure that all students are provided equal opportunities to learn and grow in a simply amazing school. I am proud to share about what an awesome school Crosby Park is!
Crosby Park has wonderful teachers who truly care about the children they teach. Every member of the staff goes the extra mile for the students and it is much appreciated by the parents and community! Thank you for all that you do to create a nurturing environment for our children to learn and grow.
This school has received numerous awards for excellence. I have found that everyone there for the past (5) years has been great for the students as well as the parents. The teachers create an outstanding learning environment. They have extended day as well as many other activities for the children during and after school. The teachers are committed to excellence. I'm very happy to have my child enrolled at Crosby Park for the past (5) years. This school is not in my district and I was lucky enough several years ago to get my child enrolled there. If you want your child to learn and do well select Crosby Park.
Mrs. Hatch is an awesome music teacher. I know that she works closely with Mrs. Mullenix to create the morning assemblies. Both of these ladies are great at organizing a wonderful way for students and faculty to start their. It's not just an assembly, it's like a giant family meeting to celebrate successes and learn something new each day.