The kids at this school are nothing but self entitled rude bullies. My child was also attacked on the bus, punched in the back of the head but no one from the school ever contacted me & nothing was done to the child as far as I know, they continued to harrass my child at school, I called the principal and left a message I NEVER RECIEVED A CALL BACK. The ladies in the front office are very nice, helpful, the bus driver is nice and always gives out stickers. The school is clean and well maintained. Some of the teachers and staff lack skills needed to run a school and manage that many children happily. BASICALLY THE PRINCIPLE IS WORTHLESS when a problem arises between students, my kids never complained about their other school, and now they both (K & 6th grade)constantly complain about this one and are now so unhappy which wasn't an issue before, be prepared for drama and no support from the staff, we will not be attending next year as they are also sending all Kindergarteners to another school so my 2 little ones won't be going to the same schools, this school really needs to GET IT TOGETHER so b i th children and parents can feel safe and happy while attending Crystal Springs.
My daughter went here for a short time for kindergarten , they suspended her two times for "being excited" (keep in mind she is in kindergarten). The principle and assistant principle have no experience what so ever as administrators! Which was told to me by the school district office when I filed a complaint. My daughter learned nothing at this school (she is a very bright apple). Amazingly, a couple of months after switching her to a new school, she can read, write , do math and is very happy to go to school every day. Now that my daughter is not stressed out about going to school and not worried about dealing with the horrible staff and teachers that she used to have to deal with, she can actually focus on learning like a child should. The principle and assistant principle at Crystal Springs should be fired and or demoted immediately. This school almost destroyed a child's first year of education which sets the tone for the rest of their lives. This school has the worst principle and assistant principle. This school has a high turnover rate for staff and almost every staff member at this school has a horrible attitude.
Many of the teachers have been at Crystal Springs close to their entire careers - once they work at our school they don't want to leave. The families and the teachers are wonderful and almost everyone attends the PTA events & parties. My children are thriving at Crystal Springs and love going to school. I would highly recommend Crystal Springs.
We tried hard to like this school. Between the staff, the trashy parents, and the principal we were sorely disappointed. Our child was consistently given teaching staff with little or no interest in actually educating children, and most seemed well past the burnout stage. With one parent as an educator we were astounded at how poorly the school is supplied and equipped, how low the academic requirements are, how many parents seem more interested in themselves than their child, and how the staff required lots of goodies and recognition for a performance that was mediocre at best. This school is strongly indicative of what is wrong with the American education system in general and Washington State in particular.
this is a wonderful example of a great community school. The teachers are so committed to our childre, many have taught all of their career at Crystal Springs! Test scores continue to improve even as the diversity of the school grows.
The staff at the school was amazing when we transfered from a differant school mid-year. They were accommadating and helpful. I am so glad we decided to move! My son loves his teacher and I have seen him grow leaps and bounds academically in the 3 short months he has been there. We are very impressed and extremely happy!
The before and after care is amazing and her teacher is great! this is her first year of school but we love it!
Crystal Springs is an awesome community of teachers & faculty, students and parents. The PTA is active and positive with lots of fun events like a Back to School BBQ, Bingo, Talent Show and Ice Cream Social. Parental involvement could be higher, but the principal and staff are very supportive of the PTA.
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