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Crestwood Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 498 students

 
 

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Posted October 9, 2013

My son is now in first grade, his second year at Crestwood, and I couldn't be happier. The school staff and PTA put on so many fun events. It truly keeps everybody well knit and involved. There are many volunteer opportunities for parents, both in the classroom, and out at events. The office staff are great and very helpful. The school sends weekly newsletters to keep parents up to date on what's happening, and some teachers send emails to their students' parents as well, which really helps to keep us in the loop. Crestwood is a wonderful, safe, family oriented school in a great location.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

Crestwood has been great for my two boys. They have actually taken on a more outgoing persona. There are various programs for involvement to teach responsibility. If I had to come up with anything that could use improvement, it would be communication. There were a couple time my child did not get the homework turned in and I was not notified until conference day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

Crestwood is wonderful. We came from Daffodil and it is completely different. The halls are quiet! My son is soooo happy there that he can't wait to go to school in the morning. The office staff is friendly, the teachers are wonderful, and parent involvement is incredible. Crestwood is the BEST school in the district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2008

I have been a parent of 2 students that have attended Crestwood for the past 12 years. Crestwood is an amazing school. From the head secretary Berla to the custodian Carol, and the lunch lady Judy to the teachers and all of the administrative staff, I have never been made to feel more welcome than I am at Crestwood. My children have blossomed. The staff is top notch and the students are so well behaved. You can really see that the staff really truly cares about every student in the school! Kudo's to the captain of this ship for keeping everything running so smoothly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2007

My oldest daughter spent her first two years at a private, Christian school and is now on her second year at Crestwood, and I have to say that Crestwood has positively impacted my perception of public education. My husband and I love th school - from the teachers, to the curriculum, right down to the location - and the best part is that my two daughters are absolutely thriving there, and enjoy going to school each day. There is certainly a spirit of unity and kindness that emanates from the staff, and creativity abounds throughout all of Crestwood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

My child was only at Crestwood for the 6th grade and this was the best schoolyear he has ever had. He had an amazing teacher and the staff was wonderful! It is so rare to find teachers that genuinely care about our children in a way that boosts their self esteem and makes them excited about going to school! We will miss them very much!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2007

Crestwood is a great school! I have always been intrigued with the level of attention the staff gives all of the children. Some schools loose so many children through the shuffle, whereas Crestwood makes certain that each child is acknowledged and his/her needs are met. The children show a great level of respect and discipline and after a few years have never heard issues of bulling. Safety, Education and Activities are all priorities. The staff deserve KUDOS as they really strive for a great learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

Love the school, love the teachers and love the admin staff. This school reminds me of when parents didn't have to worry about all of the red tape and the arterial motives or intentions of others. This school is down right together in how they execute. Don't care much for the PTA of any school, therefore I have neither positive or negative to say about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

Quality of education is great!!! So far we have had 1st Grade Mrs. Foster and 2nd Grade Mrs. Manthou and we love them both. My son really enjoys the challenges thrown his way. Like any child, he is not perfect but the teachers find the strength's within him. Overall I agree that all is well rounded. Parents seem to be very involved in thier childrens education at this school and not necessary through the PTA, but directly with the staff. This I think shows that the school really does care. YES, the office staff is great! What I especially love is that diversity is welcome!!!! This school does not see the children by thier color or race but as individuals with different talents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2006

The quality of the curriculum seems fine. The staff is very well rounded and the children are pretty balanced. The PTA is very clickish, not most working parent's style. Berla in the office is great!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
22%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students61%
Female63%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income32%
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female87%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income53%
Not low income81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students66%
Female62%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income56%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female76%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income50%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students66%
Female81%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income44%
Not low income75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students53%
Female65%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income31%
Not low income68%
Special education20%
Not special education62%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female70%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income48%
Not low income73%
Special education27%
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students53%
Female58%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income38%
Not low income64%
Special education20%
Not special education62%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students69%
Female89%
Male54%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income60%
Not low income74%
Special education17%
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female89%
Male67%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income64%
Not low income83%
Special education25%
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 60%
Hispanic 13% 20%
Two or more races 10% 6%
Black 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 18%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 232%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 59%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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25225 180th SE
Covington, WA 98042
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