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About This School

Cresthaven Elementary School is a public elementary school in Silver Spring. 394 children attend Cresthaven Elementary School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 19% of the Cresthaven Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 67% of the 394 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Cresthaven Elementary School is 15:1. Roscoe R Nix Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Swimming
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 15%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 39%
Hispanic 45% 22%
Black, non-Hispanic 36% 23%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 13% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 27%
Limited English proficiency 19% 12%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    My daughter is enjoying her year at Cresthaven and I am enjoying watching her have a even deeper passion for learning. Ms. Murray is such a wonderful teacher and I see that she really has a passion to want her kids to exceed she really has a love and passion for teaching.

  • (11 months ago)

    My daughter had a wonderful experience at Cresthaven. The teachers are great. My son starts this year and is looking forward to it as am I.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am not sure what this parent is talking about and would love to sit down and see where the communication broke down. All the teachers I know (I don't know all of them but I know a lot) are exceptional. I have never heard of any child being pulled out of the school (my child has been a student there for the past 3 years) and the school is near capacity. I am on the PTA board and feel like the staff is doing an excellent job. If only the parents were more involved with the PTA and their children's education instead of being so passive and then complaining that things aren't done the way THEY would want to...

  • (2 years ago)

    This school leaves a lot to be desired. Don't let the beautiful new building kid you. The teachers are terrible the administration doesn't know the right hand from the left. Many families in this otherwise nice neighborhood pull their kids out of there - and now I have done so too. Funny thing is this school has had this reputation for 30 years. Shame on Montgomery County.

  • (2 years ago)

    I said to thank with all the teachers and the Principal of the Cresthaven .You are so so good and so so nice My students grow up from this school now they are going well at middle school and high school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Splitting up this school with Roscoe Nix was a terrible decision. I live in the Cresthaven neighborhood but two of my four elementary kids are bussed to Roscoe Nix. It dosen't make any sense. Worst schools I have ever dealt with. Now I know why so many kids in my neighborhood go to private schools. My family will be moving ASAP based on the school experience alone.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is amazing. The teachers and principal really care. They have created a positive social and learning environment. Great job!

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