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Crestwood Intermediate School

Public | 3-5 | 746 students

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Posted January 14, 2014

was disgusted by the way the teacher was talking about not only my child and her progress but other classmates and their progress. She has no right to divulge that kind of information to me, and that lack of privacy truly bothered me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2013

This school has been terrible. My child has been hurt by other students. She has had her hair cut, arm pinched leaving a bruise, and even choked by another student. She was an honor roll student until transferring to this school. The teacher has taught so poorly that my child failed many of the benchmarks this year. Last year at her other school she was in the exceptional category. The principal cut me off while I trying to talk with her about issues going on in the class room. The teacher raises her voice so often that my child is scared. The teacher also labeled special education children in her classroom as the bad children while we had a conference. If I could afford private school right now I would pull my child out of the school right now. I am seriously considering homeschooling. I no not recommend this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2013

Crestwood as a whole has been ok. Not great. The environment is very cold and unfriendly if you are not a minority. The principal is difficult to talk to if you are saying something that she doesnt like, specifically addressing an issue in her school. Going to school programs are not only a waste of time but dangerous as there is no concern for safety or courtesy with seating. If people dont want to scoot over to allow others to sit no one will as them to and them you end up standing in the back of the auditorium if you are lucky and not literally pushed out the doors. Teachers are generally very cold and there is no real connection with the children. I requested a conference with both my boys teachers 6 times before getting any response at all. If I could afford a private school or to move my children to another school I would in a heartbeat. Right now just counting down the time my boys are forced to attend this horrible school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

I had a great time at Crestwood Intermediate. But they didn't take care of problems. I could say truly even though we had fun I wouldn't enroll my child there


Posted August 8, 2013

My son went to this school for 2 years. His 5th grade teacher for math/science was amazing. Unfortunately the principal was not helpful and I felt he was discriminated against as he is not a minority. (Other parents I spoke with felt similarly ). Other teachers had no discipline and one teacher even participated in bullying my child. I would not reccommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2012

They did a great job helping my stepdaughter become acclimated halfway through the year after the death of her mom. Staff - especially guidance, and the Principal, are just great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2010

CWI has been a great school for both of my children. I hate that we will be moving and my daughter will not be able to complet 5th grade here. The teachers and staff are wonderful. The students meet the high expectations placed on them continually. Great parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

I'm the same student who wrote the review before me. I just wanted to say extra points of why the school is great. First of all, the end of the year celebrations are great. We get to do a kickball tournament, cookout, SOL pep rally (5th graders only and involves a released SOL test and if you pass, you can pie your teacher or Mr. Ward!), a basketball game, and best of all, field day! Then there are the new diciplinary actions being taken. These include the X-chart and the freedom fridays. I'd recommend you should ask your children about the freedom friday because the X-chart is for 5th graders. These actions dont limit our freedom and we can still have fun! The truth is, everyone cares about eachother. No matter the race.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2010

Well the last year at CWI has been horrible, the principle DOES NOT follow guidelines at all. They do not discipline the students according to code. They allow kids to be bullied and they do nothing about it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

My daughter has been at CWI since 3rd grade, she is a 5th grader now. When first starting out at CWI she had a very difficult time adjusting to CWI. She came from BMW, which IMO they baby the students too much and do not prepare them for what is expected of them, communication from all teachers, they actually do care about their students. Mr. Ward does have high expectations of his students and staff, however he knows they can do it. He is a very professional man and does care about what parents and students think and feel. The nurse however is very stern and needs to lighten up. Just because a child doesn't have a fever does not mean they are not sick. She is a control person IMO. When walking through the doors at CWi you know you are welcome there. CWI excellent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

The school has been ok so far for us.There has been a few issues.I think they give way too much homework out.It should be 10 minutes worth of homework per grade level.My child is in 4th grade and it takes her close to an hour if not more to complete it.And then their student drop off lane.That is a circus.It is as difficult to drop your child off as it is to pull out of the parking lot.They have one officer who directs traffic perfect.But when he's not there.....the other officers just create one huge cluster.I will be so glad when my child is done with Crestwood Int.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

we found that, our daughter is enjoying the school. Teacher gives very good home work and follow up the performed work. I will rate as one of the best schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

I recently had the good fortune to serve as a long term substitute at CWI and I found the school to be an excellent learning environment. The students are well behaved, happy, and very engaged in the learning process. The team of third grade teachers are outstanding. They work together every day to provide interesting and engaging activities for their students. My exposure to administration was limited, but I found it to be very professional and fair. Mr. Ward seems to have high expectations of his faculty and staff.


Posted June 3, 2008

We are also a military family with 4 children in 4 different schools: Oscar, Both Crestwood's, & BM Williams. I have to fully agree with the other family in regards to Crestwood schools being 'excellent' . Crestwood Inter. is such a frustration! The school lacks a warm environment and is all business. The front office staff is very abrasive and just plain rude. I can only speak for the teachers my daughter has and their is no relationship there, either. My daughter just started and finished her 3rd grade here and I truly wish I could send her somewhere else. I dread another year at this school. Also, endless fundraisers and VERY competive AR program. If your child is a weak reader, be prepared for then to be an outcast. AR program started out for schools to encourage kids to read but here at this school, its a contest among theachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

We are a military family who was told (by our landlords) that the Crestwood schools were excellent. They are the farthest thing from 'excellent'. I have had to pull teeth just to find out what my child is doing, and she has been an outcast of sorts for being white, which is a real shame. Please, do your children a favor and do NOT erol t
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

I use to go to this school. It was so much fun, and the teachers were the best teachers I've ever had. Unfortunatly, I had to move away but I would do anything to move back to this area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2004

I think this school is wonderful. The teachers are very caring. The SoL results are fantastic. I am glad I moved to this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2004

In my CWI is one of the top schools in our area regarding teaching atmosphere, staff attitude, parental participation and student climate. My children are able to see a broad range of successful teaching styles here as well as make long lasting friendships with students from many races, religious and economic backgrounds. Mr. Ward seems to be an excellent principle and seems to have a very professional control over the school. I have never heard a complaint from any parent or teacher regarding himself or the school. We have chosen to keep our children in the school because of its quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2004

I think Crestwood Intermediate is a wonderful school with outstanding leadership from the principal to the cafeteria workers which invites an environment for all children of diverse backgrounds to attend and feel safe and welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

220 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 71% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students60%
Female students60%
Male students59%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracial58%
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students51%
Female students48%
Male students54%
Black students39%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial42%
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

Science

All Students80%
Female students81%
Male students80%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial92%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities51%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students56%
Female students65%
Male students49%
Black students46%
Asian students55%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial47%
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%

Math

All Students68%
Female students75%
Male students63%
Black students55%
Asian students67%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial63%
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students67%
Female students70%
Male students65%
Black students52%
Asian students82%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial68%
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

English: Writing

All Students64%
Female students64%
Male students64%
Black students47%
Asian students90%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial74%
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students41%
Female students44%
Male students39%
Black students21%
Asian students73%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial48%
White students60%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficient students30%
Proficient in English42%

Science

All Students77%
Female students78%
Male students76%
Black students66%
Asian students100%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial86%
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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  • 8:25 am
School end time
  • 2:54 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Eva Renee Carney
Fax number
  • (757) 494-7598
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1240 Great Bridge Blvd
Chesapeake, VA 23320
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