About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Crescent Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Crescent Academy had 16 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Michigan average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Crescent Academy Reviews
Worst school in Southfield
The worst school I have ever encountered. Do not send your children here. The teachers and staff are VERY unprofessional and un-educated to work with children. They do not even have resources or a special education program. My son went to this school for kindergarten and was only attending for 2 months. He has ADD and speech delay (diagnosed with IEP) and the school called me with complaints every day even a few times a day. I felt as if they were discriminating against my son because he had a disorder. They told me my child could not come back to school for more than a hour a day unless accompanied by an adult! The teachers were mean to the students and talked to them as if they were irritated by the kids. My cousin worked as a paraparent for this school and informed me that the staff does not have to be educated and certified in teaching to be a teacher at this school. I was blown away by how unethical this school is!
This is my child's first year at Crescent Academy high school. While I was expecting great things after going to the orientation this fall, I cannot say my expectations were met. The teachers seem to be OK but there is definitely a disconnect somewhere along the line. The work is seemingly geared to only passing standardized tests to make the school look better than it is, when in actuality the bulk of the kids aren't actually learning anything. Of course there is accountability on each student and their parents but how can over half of a grade be failing most of their core subjects...something else has to be going on here. The ratio of kids to teachers is pretty good but there has also been a lot of staff turnover. There has already been 2 or 3 principals this year alone, which is kind of crazy to me. How can you form a stable learning environment for the children when you can't even get your staff together??? [content removed by School Finder Review Team.] Better than DPS schools but my child will be at Southfield or Lathrup next year.
This school is very GOOD! MY daughter goes there they are very good and they have busses I Love that SCHOOL! so much
I am very impress with Crescent Academy, my daughter is now a third grader and doing very well. She have gone there since Kindergarten. She had excellent teachers Flanagin, Quinlin, Chadwick. She now have Smith and Morrison...I love, Love them. I just wish they have more programs for the smaller childrens, such as drama, cheerleading etc for after school programs. It seem like they focus more on the older children. I would like to see some of the staff members to get their acts together on talking to parents with attitudes. Overall Good Job!!
This is one of the worse schools ever the their test scores are very bad...they don't even give the students books to take home. The principle cares about nothing but how she looks...If you care about your childs education please don't send your child to this school. They will learn nothing.
A WODERFUL SCHOOL