School Details

Crestwood Middle School

2674 44Th St Se, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
(616) 455-1200
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 639 students 17 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

39%
40%
42%
71%
72%
72%
27%
24%
27%

MI00195

None
83%
87%
85%
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84%
71%
75%
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Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2011
  • Kentwood Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
33%
39%
57%
59%
61%
48%
51%
53%

MI00195

None
74%
81%
85%
77%
81%
79%
53%
51%
48%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2011
  • Kentwood Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
32%
35%
74%
73%
73%
12%
14%
20%

MI00195

None
69%
78%
78%
77%
84%
82%
63%
75%
78%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2011
  • Kentwood Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Crestwood Middle School is a public middle school in Kentwood. The principal of Crestwood Middle School is Mr. Omar Bakri and can be contacted at Omar.Bakri@kentwoodps.org. 639 students attend Crestwood Middle School and are mostly Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 65% of the 639 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Crestwood Middle School is 17:1. Excel Charter Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 36% 31%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 48%
Asian 15% %
Hispanic 11% 9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 8%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5% %
Hawaiian 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 42%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    HORRIBLE SCHOOL !!!! The principal and assistant principal doesn't do anything to stop the bullying that goes on in this school. If your child is different or doesn't wear name brand clothing he or she will be picked on severely. Parents please reconsider enrolling your child into this school. THE BULLYING HAS GOT TO STOP!!!!! It's ashamed that the kids that just want to go to school to learn and make friends have to be the onces to have to go to a different school because this school allows the bullies to keep getting away with this.

  • (1 year ago)

    Based on reviews i would CONSIDER a one or two week trial before. Based on test scores I would not consider. Based on the lack of authentic info about student/teacher ratio i would NOT consider this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    My husband and I have had both of our children attend Crestwood Middle School as part of the PEAKS program led by the phenomenal Mary Moly eux. What I especially appreciate about the school is the diversity in the student body culturally ethnically and socioeconomically. The school is truly a microcosm of society which is an asset in our current global marketplace. We no longer live in a monolithic world and the sooner we embrace this truism for our children the better prepared they will be for the future.

  • (3 years ago)

    My kids attented Crestwood 6-8th but I will never send another child to this school. The principal does not help resolve issues the asst. principal does absolutely nothing the students are horrid and the teachers are average. Only a few outstanding teachers. The PEAKS program which is housed there to bring up the school's test scores is the only good thing about the school-aside from the dingbat elderly woman who runs PEAKS. It is time for who ever is in charge to gut the school and start over. The bullies have taken over the school and even the teachers and administrators are scared to stand up to them and their parents. My children now attend East Grand Rapids and we are MUCH happier there. I am sorry to have put all my children through such a horrifying experience. NEVER AGAIN!

  • (4 years ago)

    Crestwood gets a mixed review. Most of the teachers and principal are excellent especially those associated with the PEAKS Gifted and Talented program. The PEAKS program was intentionally put in a poor performing school to improve the overall school performance on standardized tests. The kids outside of the PEAKS program are from poorer households with frequently one parent that doesn't care or can't afford to be involved in school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent of a student attending crestwood middle school and i think its a great school! I am positive that i will most defiantly have my 2 other children attend this school when they enter middle school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to Crestwood in the 8th grade and I honestly feel like it prepared me very well for high school. Crestwood is by far the most diverse school I had ever been to = and it opened my eyes to a lot new things. And for that I'm eternally grateful.

  • (5 years ago)

    I ateended Crestwood for eight grade. I had just moved to America and the ESOL program was great Ithe classes were so good Ionly had to last one year in there. My english became so good by the next year i was taken out of ESOL. I will deffinately recommend this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Crestwood Middle school is a unique way of expressing our emotions. Just in January we lost a member of the Crestwood family Jack Frazier. We raised over 1600 dollars in one day for people to find a cure for Muscular Dystrophy the disease he died of. We care for each other.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a seventh grader here at Crestwood and i love it here.I really recommend it to other families.We are diverse and it's a lot of fun with great teachers and a cool campus and numerous activities.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

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