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Crestdale Middle9

Matthews, NC | Mecklenburg County

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August 26, 2014


My family loves Crestdale! This is our third year and I have a 7th grader and an 8th grader. We have a new principal this year, Kathleen Richert and she is a fabulous addition to the school! The academics are strong, teachers are excellent and the environment is a positive place for my kids.

Submitted by a parent

February 2, 2012


i love crestdale and the only reason you people are haters are because youre probably just unwilling to try and are too scared to stick up for yourself. HMPH. the teachers are great and willing to work to help individuals who need it while at the same time are giving you a bit of freedom. You manage your own time. I AM A STUDENT AND I APPROVE THIS MESSAGE

April 14, 2011


I have two children at Crestadle with different personalities and learning styles, and Crestdale has been great for both of them. My daughter, who has more challenges with schoolwork than her brother, has blossomed at Crestdale ad made the honor roll for the first time ever. Teachers are willing to tutor before or after school. My son enjoys his honors classes, and the sports experience there for him has been great. Wonderful coaches who keep the athletes on the straight and narrow. Coach Cambruzzi rocks! It's a very goo dschool

Submitted by a parent

January 22, 2011


This school was terrible. The kids there were so rude and stuck up. It was impossible to get them to accept you. I am so glad I went to East Meck for high school. I did not want to be with those people any longer

May 8, 2010


This school was the worst experience of my life. I came here in the 6th grade, only looking for a happy middle school career. What I found was a school full of potheads, bullies, and teachers unwilling to help. It is impossible to do more than one thing (ie, acting and football) because students won't accept you. The teachers are horrible, with a few exceptions for Mr. Canupp and Ms. Hill. It was bullied in the 6th grade, and became suicidal in the 7th. I thought the problem was me, so my self-esteem went down the toilet. But when I transferred to Randolph Middle School in the 8th grade, everything changed. People accepted me as an actor, an athlete, and a scholar. I had tons of friends, and made straight A's. I joined Glee club and student council, and became a football team captain. Crestdale is evil. Period.

Submitted by a student

November 25, 2009


This, my friends, is the worst school that i have ever been to. All of the other students here are almost, if not completely brainless. In algebra 1 class, we have been going over slope-intercept form for the past 3 weeks because nobody can understand it. I had to transfer here from randolph because i was tired of getting home at 5:30. I am definitely not impressed with the teachers either. They really don't know what they are doing.

Submitted by a student

June 29, 2009


If your kids are focused on academics, Crestdale is an awesome school. Our son scored so high on his EOG's that he was invited by Duke University to take the college SAT test as a 7th grader. The staff really supports and motivates kids that are there to learn and succeed academically, not just the kids focused on athletics like some area schools. If you are serious about your child's education, you will look for a school like Crestdale. It's a school that is truly pushing to help get our kids prepared for high school and college.

Submitted by a parent

June 1, 2009


We moved from jersey, and for my 11 year old, it was an extremely terrible transition. However, that said, I was honored and blessed that the support from his team Anne Shelton, Asst. Principal Crane, and Officer Young and Kelly Hoagland in the front office became his backbone. It was because of them and teachers like Rory Gregory, Mrs. Buhlinger, and Mrs. English, my son's grades went from 1st qtr. all D's back to the A's, B's and C''s where they belonged. This is a great school with a new leader, Rhonda Houston, who i deem a consummate professional. Had i not had these people to guide me from day to day, we would have been lost! I thank God they were a part of my son's life and MINE as well. This is a great school with a nurturing environment, especially for children who are in transition from moving. sheila

Submitted by a parent

May 1, 2009


My daughter has been at this school for 3 years. She is academically challanged and I feel they put a lot of pressure on her to keep their scores high. I have never seen her self esteem so low when it comes to her school work. She feels she cannot keep up with the other kids. She tells me she doesn't like to ask questions because the teachers get upset with her. I think the school has a good front that they are putting up but if your child is academically challanged then I would not recommend this school.

Submitted by a parent

July 22, 2008


I just finished the 8th grade here and overall I LOVED the school expecially the 8th grade class trip to camp th underbird. But you do have very limited freedom unitll either the end of the year or untill you are in 8th grade but the teachers here are amazing but theh vice principals are really really strict but they are rather awesome too:-)

Submitted by a student

June 28, 2008


i have had two children go through Crestdale and they both have had wonderful experiences. While each of my children are completely different, they both were given support and challenges at their own levels. Ms. Mitchell has done a wonderful job at Crestdale. The teaching staff has been so supportive and responsive. This is a great school.

Submitted by a parent

June 2, 2008


I have been so impressed with Crestdale. I have a 6th and 8th grader this year. Both of my children are in the honors program here. We came from Naperville,IL and I was hopeful we'd have the same academic experience here as we did in Naperville. We are having a better academic experience! My children have more homework and have to work a lot harder here than in Naperville. However, the work is very interesting and it keeps them very motivated to learn. Both sets of teachers are wonderful! They are really enthusiastic,which motivates my children! We love Crestdale! The individual attention is wonderful and both sets of teachers are always available for help in the mornings and afternoons. They are really wonderful and dedicated teachers!

Submitted by a parent

June 27, 2007


This was our first year at Crestdale Middle School and overall found the school exceptional in all areas. The block system that they presently use is the only disadvantage I found because I do not believe this system works. Overall the staff and administration were great in helping us transition into our new school.

Submitted by a parent

June 16, 2006


I have had two children go through this school and I can say both received an excellent education and it is a very well run, safe school. Most of the students are well behaved and from the area. The teachers truly care about the students and are some of the best teachers my children have ever had.

Submitted by a parent

April 12, 2006


The 2005-2006 school year was the best of the 3 years for my child. Since Ms. Mitchell has come to this school, my child has enjoyed school once again. Ms. Mitchell has brought the school back to what a middle school should be. There still needs more responsiblity given to the students (school is totally different from when I was in Junior High in CMS - less freedom to eat with who you want) but I've been pleased with my child's experience this year.

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