School Details

Crestwood Intermediate School

1240 Great Bridge Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 494-7565
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 3-5 746 students 19 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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84%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Chesapeake Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
71%
70%
68%
77%
75%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Chesapeake Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
74%
73%
64%
73%
71%
41%
68%
69%
77%
82%
76%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Chesapeake Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Crestwood Intermediate School is a public elementary school in Chesapeake. The principal of Crestwood Intermediate School is Mrs. Eva Renee Carney, who can be contacted at Eva.Carney@cpschools.com. 746 students go to Crestwood Intermediate School and identify as Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 33% of the 746 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Crestwood Intermediate School is 19:1. Cathedral Of Faith Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 6% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 52% 35%
White, non-Hispanic 36% 55%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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!

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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

  • (5 years ago)

    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

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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!

  • (6 years ago)

    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

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

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

  • (10 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    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.

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