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Sumter, SC
Students enrolled: 1,224

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2000 Oswego Rd
Sumter, SC 29153

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(803) 469-6200
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March 27, 2010
Overall, Crestwood is an okay school. The main problem with Crestwood is in fact, the upper eshelon of authority, not the students. 1st of all, we as students are noticing dramatic financial cuts in our system and it is discouraging to see that. Many activties are being cut, and we have to suffer by staying in our classes doing nothing. Next, the administrators and teachers are in fact, too strict. If you have an unreasonable teacher, I feel sorry for you because if that teachers writes you a referral, your administrator will ask you to explain yourself. But the bad thing is after your explanation, you see that it was all in vain because the situation doesn't get better, you leave out of that ofice with a write up in your hand, and a write up in the mail. Crestwood is a good school, but not the best.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 03, 2009
crestwood high is a ok school. i am now a junior so i have been here for three years and have seen the ways of the knights. i think crestwoods football team is really awesome. we beat sumter high 30-27!!! hellz yea! c-wood! the cafeteria food however is kind of gross. the classes are cool but some of the teachers dont really teach us anything so we dont learn. overall i think crestwood is a good school even though we get in fights. my motto is dont judge a book by its cover so dont judge crestwood just because we get in fights. we are still the knights and we still rock! :D

- submitted by a student
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June 21, 2008
Crestwood is not the best school but it is better than most.Our athletic and art programs are great, as well as our academic programs.People may think that all Crestwood has to offer are fights and 'gang-related' activities but thats not true.Sometimes the classrooms get out of hand and a little out of control. For the most part you learn alot and have fun doing it.

- submitted by a student

April 10, 2008
Man, C~Wood is off the chain...So much stuff happens there it any't funny. Yes fights over the stupidest stuff happens. But that happens anywhere. Teachers can't control their classes, they don't teach you anything, then when they can't control their class they want to call your house or send letters home. I guess over all were a pretty good school. Holla

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March 30, 2008
As a parent of a high school student who does well despite the ridiculous rules and the disparate way administrators enforce their policies. There are teachers & administrators who take advantage of their authority. Teachers are not held accountable for their actions in fact adminstrators will try to make the parent beleive all is the student's fault. When parents try to be involved and ask questions.....teachers act like they don't know what to do.....and again blame the student for their inability to control the classroom. Most teachers don't establish themselves in the class before they begin laughing and joking with the students. Then their surprised when some students don't listen to them or disrupt the class. Teachers need to first teach, establish themselves as a trustworthy, fair and just authoritarian, and set some realstic boundries.

- submitted by a parent

February 08, 2008
I am currently a senior at this school, I transferred here starting my sophomore year, so I've had time to get to know the delicate inner workings. the majority of my peers are ridiculously undisciplined. fights over the stupidest things occur on a daily basis. students do not respect good teachers or bad teachers so it's really hard to tell where the line between the two is.mine and other students attempts to learn are prevented by antics of the majority of our classmates. the school has a few saving graces for sure, the JROTC program is a must for students seeking to better themselves, their involvement in charity work under the Colonel is truely great. The school also participates in the Sumter County Career Center, which is a fantastic way for students who have their minds set on a career path to work on them. I don't know any people who are expelled so people coming back isn't something I'm familiar with. alot of the schools basic problems stem from their severe financial shortcomings. the ban on high sugar sodas and snacks in the vending machines has made this problem worse, and the prices in the machines were raised in addition to that. The staff tries to be helpful despite the ridiculous rules set in place, and the school places the priority of the 'student ID' cards displayed on every students neck, above anything else. a student without the id is forced to miss 10-20 minutes of class standing in line to pay a dollar for a temporary one. but note that these IDs do absolutely nothing of any value, except stop people from sneaking into our school. it's a school that tries hard, but lacks sufficient funds and has screwed up priorities.

- submitted by a student

April 11, 2007
This school is not a good school. The teachers don't care, the parents don't care and the teachers let student pass by doing almost nothing. I'm a former student, though I didn't have discipline problems, I was lazy. My senior year, I skipped most of my classes, and didn't do much work, yet I still managed to pass most of my classes with a B average. This school needs better teachers and teachers who can be strict and give students discipline.

- submitted by a student

May 19, 2006
Crestwood is an overall good school that could be better if parents gave their children some home training. The teachers are ok, some care about their students more than others but overall they are ok. The major problem with the school is the disipline that could be resolved with more parental involvement. The choral program is wonderful as well as the sports and art programs.

- submitted by a student

February 26, 2006
As a former student at Crestwood, I and not some parent who only sees the bad in this school know the real facts. Yes, there are problems with behavior at this school and mabye the school (and the district for that matter) are not doing enough about this problem. But just for one minute, instead of blaming the school or the principles or the teachers for behavioral problems, maybye the parents should blame themselves for that way they raised their children. I was raised just fine and by graduation I recieved a 4.2 GPA and was top 10 in my class. As for the school in general, Crestwood provides the best education that they can (with all sorts of monetary restrictions on them). The teachers are great, there are tons of extracurricular activities to get involved with and the arts and athletics are getting better.

- submitted by a student

December 15, 2005
Crestwood High School is a rural school with inner city problems when it comes to student behavior. This is my son's junior year and I still go sit in classrooms and see students being completely disruptive and rude to teachers and administrators. There are always fight going on at the school, the school has been in the local paper numerous times regarding these fights. Students who are expelled are only expelled for a year and they are allowed to return, normally with worst attitudes than when they left. Teachers cannot teach students who are there to really get an education because they constantly have to discipline or ask students to sit down, be quiet or have major issues maintaining control of their classrooms.

- submitted by a parent

June 15, 2005
Crestwood High School services a diverse rural population as well as Air Force families. The school runs rampant with discipline problems and students disrespect teachers on a daily basis. It is common practice for students who have been kicked out to be readmitted the following year which creates a negative atmosphere in the classrooms. The school district has a competition between schools to see which schools have the fewest discipline referals each year. This leads to administration not disciplining effectively because they don't want to be reprimanded for having the most referrals. This school administration does not do a sufficient job of supporting its teachers or show a desire to keep teachers at the school. Multiple teachers quit in mid year, and new teachers are not returning for a second year. It is also a problem that students who do not work are passing classes they should fail.

- submitted by a teacher

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Crestwood High School
2000 Oswego Rd, Sumter, SC  29153
(803) 469-6200
Last modified Crestwood High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12
Crestwood High School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top