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Crestwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 553 students

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Posted February 17, 2013

All three of my children go to this school. It's safe and well regarded in the neighborhood. The smart kids excel here and opportunities for the gifted program really do a lot to challenge the brighter children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2012

Our daughter's Kindergarten year at Crestwood was fantastic. Even though our daughter was testing two grades higher in many areas, her teacher and the administration went out of their way to make sure she was still stimulated. The teachers and the administration are terrific, but we were quite disappointed with the low levels of parent involvement in the classroom and in the PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2012

With the exception of one teacher, Crestwood has been dismal, a disappointment. The teaching standards and materials are low. I end up spending my evenings teaching my child (who is bright enough to get it when I teach him). The teachers teach far too much to the SOLs (which are not particular good teaching tools), I sense no inspiration for learning for its own sake, there is far too much reliance on the use of computers in the classroom, and the homework is both uninspiring and weak. Crestwood so far has been a good argument for home schooling or (if one had the money) to place one's child in a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2012

My son just graduated from there today and although he was not an award receiver, he has turned out to be a FANTASTIC human being and loves to learn and try new things and problem solve, which is a lot of what CW is about. I love this school and I hope that it doesn't change for my 3rd grader. I just wish he could keep Ms. Guarnera forever. But different teachers is part of life and the good news is you can't go wrong at CW...I just wish more parents were involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2012

I love Crestwood! Mrs. Rockwell and Ms. Buntich are top notch administrators. My eldest daughter has Mrs. Dale this year and has learned a great deal from her. Mrs. Dale gives all her children the respect and love that they deserve and encourages the children to help one another. Ms. Gonzalez is the new art teacher and she is AMAZING! She provides a wonderful study of art - not just the DOING of art. Mr. Castelvecchi is a fantastic P.E. teacher who cares about what the kids are doing outside of school as well as in. My concern is the parent participation rate. There aren't enough parents getting involved with volunteering for events and in their children's classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2011

I love Crestwood Elementary! We are significantly involved in PTA & volunteering in classroom. POSITIVE: Fantastic principal is extremely involved & works to know each child individually. Great teachers are willing to go extra mile to attend to kids' needs. Princ&tchrs give individual attention to each child, whether below or above avg. CW has strong diversity (racial & income) providing my child w/ oppty to experience other cultures & empathize w/ other income levels (higher & lower). NEGATIVE: CW addresses its issues quite well, however they will continue into the future because issues are w/ the SchBrd & communities in footprint, not w/ the school or the staff. CW's footprint includes big diversity of homes - mid-income (many), low-priced homes (some), lower-priced apartments (some), & high-priced homes (sig. portion). Unfortunately, the parent involvement from the minority & low-income populations is minimal/non-existent. Too many enter K very under-prepared. PTA is great (hosts many AMAZING community events, but it has difficulties getting parents to get involved. SchBrd sends CW's gifted kids to the CBG at Hening, which is very far away; esp. when Greenfield CBG is so close.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2009

Both my daughter and son were very well prepared after attending Crestwood. It is diverse and my kids were always very happy there and they both are ahead of the game now.
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Posted March 13, 2007

I can't imagine my daughter having a better or more caring group of teachers and administration. Mrs. Carter is on top of everything. My daughter has had the fortune of having Mrs. Dale (k)& Mrs. Hudson (2nd).A++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2007

Crestwood is a well-kept secret among the great schools in Chesterfield County. They have an unbelievable teacher retention rate, a diverse student population, and a wide range of activities available. My daughter has been a student there for two years, and we continually have positive experiences with the teachers and administration there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

I am a former student of Crestwood and I have to let it be known that it is a wonderful school. For an elementary school it is very diverse and that is one of many things I credit it for.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students79%
Female students84%
Male students76%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students47%
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students87%
Female students92%
Male students83%
Black students94%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English91%

Science

All Students90%
Female students92%
Male students88%
Black students90%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 Students74%
Female students85%
Male students65%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students81%
Female students86%
Male students78%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%
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 Students78%
Female students76%
Male students80%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

English: Writing

All Students75%
Female students75%
Male students74%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students70%
Female students68%
Male students74%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students81%
Female students79%
Male students82%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students30%
Proficient in English89%
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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  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

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  • Drama

Health & athletics

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  • Lisa Rockwell

Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
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  • Track
Girls sports
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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7600 Whittington Dr.
Richmond, VA 23225
Phone: (804) 560-2710

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