School Details

Crest Elementary School

2000 Suncrest Boulevard, El Cajon, CA 92021
(858) 558-3128
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 127 students 16 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

67%
57%
56%
72%
62%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Cajon Valley Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
40%
46%
65%
64%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Cajon Valley Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
64%
65%
66%
74%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Cajon Valley Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
59%
60%
87%
65%
65%
65%
55%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Cajon Valley Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Crest Elementary School is a public elementary school in El Cajon. The principal of Crest Elementary School is Maria Kehoe, who can be contacted at kehoem@cajonvalley.net. 127 students attend Crest Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Unspecified; and Hispanic. 4% of the Crest Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 41% of the 127 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Crest Elementary School is 16:1. Dehesa Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 77% 45%
Unspecified 5% 10%
Hispanic 20% 33%
Pacific Islander 2% 0.7%
Asian 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 7%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Filipino 0% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 16036%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 51%
Limited English proficiency 4% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Ever since we enrolled our twins at Crest they have flourished. The teachers are amazing as is everyone. I am so proud to a part of such a fantastic school.

  • (1 year ago)

    A great school and a great community. Every teacher takes an active role with EVERY student. I can't see my kids going anywhere else!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I sent both my girls here and now both my nieces will attend as well. The learning goes beyond just classroom teaching. The entire community is involved with raising and loving these children. I would highly recommend this school above all others!

  • (8 years ago)

    Simply the best! A school with a small town atmosphere that involved not ony the parents but the whole community. This small school puts learning first from the friendly office staff to the teachers.

  • (8 years ago)

    Crest Elementary is the best elementary school I have found in the El Cajon area. The size of the school is an advantage with a very personal feeling - the principal knows all the kids and parents by name. The PTA is local and there are tons of events within the school and community. The teachers are absolutely top notch. My children have thrived in this school. I highly recommend Crest over all the other schools in El Cajon!

  • (8 years ago)

    Both of my children have attended crest elementary and it has been a wonderful experience. The smaller school size makes for a better learning environment not only for academics but also for social skills. No child is left out at crest. Parents are always invited to attend school functions and encouraged to help in the classrooms. And probably the best feature is the amazing staff of teachers at crest! We are so lucky!

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a great school in a great community. The teachers are excellent and are very energetic and involved.

  • (10 years ago)

    A small school that is big on education! The pricipal knows every one of the children at the school in any given year. The teachers and staff are respectful honorable and genuinly care about the success of the students. The community support is amazing and the faculty welcomes any and all help offered. The school and the grounds are clean and well maintained. I feel that my daughter could not be in a better learning environment!

  • (10 years ago)

    Excellent school in a small and safe community. I couldn't recommend this school more. They have provided outstanding services to my child who is enrolled in special education programs and resource programs there. Nice teachers and accessible administration.

  • (10 years ago)

    Crest is a small community on top of a hill. The elementary school is the 'town hall' of our community. This '2003 California Distinguished School' has great teachers excellent parent/community involvement and test scores that are well above national state and local standards. We're very happy with our little school.

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