My children were accepted through the magnet and have been attending Crespo for many years. I absolutely love the admins and teachers. The school offers many activities for the kids and families to participate in throughout the year. The staff all seem to know each child by name. There are a few teachers that do not communicate well with parents and it can be very frustrating. My children love the school and staff and are much happier at Crespo vs their zoned school.
Crespo is arguably the best place for a child to learn and grow in a strong fine arts and academic program combined! As soon as you walk in the school you're immersed in student art work neatly showcased all around a tip top clean and aesthetically pleasant environment. The school boasts much student recognition and awards from various competitions around the area of fine arts, children are given much opportunity to participate in each of the fine art programs, and all of the departments collaborate to put on several plays over the school year. Ample experiences are provided for students to see performances by local artists of the fine arts world too. The leaders here lead by actually following, and following what is in the best interest of a child's success through academics and fine arts. This is apparent in the half day planning collaborations, block scheduling of core content areas, and science labs for all grade levels. Great time and dedication is put into the effort of student success, and the results come together in a unique culmination of fine arts and academics for all children who attend.
I am an associate teacher and Crespo is one of my favorite schools. Mr Sarabia is a great leader and teachers are exemplary. Students are well disciplined due to the teacher, staff and administration efforts. The environment is always one of "being the best". When Crespo calls me I always give up other jobs and choose Crespo over others.
Crespo is dedicated to the safety and high academic achievement of every child. The new administrative team is doing an excellent job of revitalizing the arts program and building strong relationships between the school and the surrounding community.