I have 4 children and one has graduated in the last couple of years. We moved to Crowley 15 years ago because the schools were better than average. Since then we have seen the schools go downhill quickly. The rules are not enforced and the teachers in the district are rarely backed up by the principals. The kids are by no means college prepared when they graduate. There is lots of racial discord and the white children are often bullied and the school does nothing about it. Out of all the schools I believe that Deer Creek Elementary and S.H. Crowley are the only schools that I would let my children go to, because their teachers are the only ones that put any effort in to caring and teaching the children. The middle schools and high schools do very little and let the kids run amok with no consequences.
This school is excellent considering all the challenges that schools face today. Yes, their hands are tied from just kicking our kids butts into shape. We had to transfer from another school district, at first it seemed like the same old non-sense. But this school really works with you, if they see you are a dedicated parent with a troubled or (modern) student.
School has really gone down hill in the last few years. They do have some teachers who really care about their jobs and our kids, but I find a majority could care less. The administration is no help, they cannot control the environment to make it conducive to learning, too many kids that have no parental control. The kids that want a quality education are suffering because of this. We actually are moving out of the district because of how bad the schools are. I prefer a stable environment for my daughter to learn and be encouraged by teachers and staff that care.
A school is as good as the parents that are involved. My child graduated from Crowley High in the top 5% of his class, took many challenging classes, and received several scholarships. The curriculum includes many AP and IB classes. If you want your child to succeed, be an involved parent. This school has many very good teachers and staff, and they respond well to kids who want to succeed with involved parents. At the other end of the spectrum, they have staff that are very dedicated to providing the necessary support to students who have special needs and need more attention and encouragement to succeed.
I wouldn't send my kids here if I had a choice. And if I knew my kids would eventually have to go to this school, I wouldn't live in this district. Too many wild kids who require discipline from teachers in classes, good smart kids suffer lack of adequate education. Parents don't seem to care what your kids are doing as long as they're out of their hair. But if your kids are in athletics, they might not even get in trouble and even if they get caught, they;ll most likely get away with it. Send your kids somewhere else. I'd rate this school as 0 star, but no option for me to do that, so I give 1 star.