I have three children at this school and have seen a big change in the last three years. This used to be a great school until Mrs. Millard took over as principal. She is too rough on the kids and does talk down to parents. When I requested to speak to her in regards to my 5th grader she did not even let me get two words in. Seems like her only concern is making "AYP" and the PSSA. She practically cancelled any fun events for the kids like the halloween parade which was a tradition since the school opened. Not one parent I talked to seemed to like her. Some teachers are great but some are terrible. PTA used to be strong but now it has gone downhill in my opinion.
Great teachers. The principal talks way too much. Poor kids stand in yard 12 minutes everyday after the morning bell just to hear her speak with her bull horn. Then after school we have to hear it again. Then read it in the paper she sends home. Teachers are great. Not one teacher has anything nice to say about the principal. Each one has a complant about her. Shes rude and thinks she better than everyone. She talks down to parents ALL THE TIME.
We moved to Philly last year from California and I was a little worried on what I would find in the public school system. To my surprise we had a great year at Crossan! The teacher was wonderful, she communicated regularly with me and my son grew in leaps and bounds this year! They have a strings program that includes violin, chello, viola, base, ect... Not to mention a separate band and music class! They have computer labs, a great P.E. teacher and the science teacher is great! If you are considering having your child go to Crossan make sure you join the Home and School! They need the support for fund raisers during the year and it's great seeing the kids achieve so much! Next year might me tight due to budget cuts so parents need to help as much as possible.
Crossan is a great school. My son attended 4th and 5th grade there. I felt comfortable with the location and staff which is important in looking for a school. I felt like my son was in a safe environment and I never had to worry about the neighborhood, bullies, fighting, etc. Teachers remain dedicated to their jobs throughout the years and really work with the students. The principal is a no nonsense principal and she gets things done. I like the school and I am a very picky parent!!
My son is in his second year at Crossan and has grown by leaps and bounds in his academics. He loves going to school and doesn't hesitate to share with us the things he learned each day. I couldn't feel more confident in the teaching staff, faculty and especially the Principal who is a real straight shooter....that gets results! I am proud to say that my son is a Crossan Cheetah!
My daughter studied for 2 years in this school. The principal, the teachers and the office staff are all great and just wonderfull. The best of the best.
This is my daughter's third year here and I am very pleased with it. The principal is great and my daughter is also doing very well with her work. She has liked all of her teachers so far and they do a good job to accomodate all of the students and their needs.
My oldest son was in a catholic school for two years so I was nervous about putting my children in a public school. We have no complaints about this school. The principle is very much involved, the teachers are wonderful. When I had a concern they addressed it the same day. The only thing is that it only goes up to 5th grade.
I'm very happy to have my son attending this school. The teacher's and principal are behind the children 110%. When children feel that these teachers care, they do amazing things. I just wish that the school would be k-12, so that my son wouldn't have to attend any other school. I worry that I won't find a school to match the quality, caring and support that Crossan offers it's families.
My child attends Kennedy Crossan elementary school.During his three years he became independent and responseble.The teachers was caring and made sure the student stayed on task with their work. For the three years my child attended Crossan he always recieved good grades as well as bringing home honor roll awards and awards for achievements. My son was always one of the top students of the class and he never fail behind.
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