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Crooked River Elementary School

7 reviews
3570 Charlie Smith Sr Highway
Saint Marys, GA 31558
(912) 673-6995

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Crooked River Elementary School
Based on data from the 2018 school year

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4 out 5 of my kids have gone to this school...two of them straight A students the other 2 with A & B grades...teachers are always willing to help, encourage and challenge your child to strive...my opinion...this is one of the best schools in town!!
Posted by a parent on 8/2/2018
Came to the area just before oldest started 1st grade. His 1st grade teacher was very patient with him. She was fantastic. We weren't really thrilled with the school as a whole though. They do not have any art or music classes (though they have a music room full of instruments collecting dust), so that was rather disappointing to us. Our son progressively became less and less interested in going to school. One week into second grade and he started whining that he didn't want to go to school. My husband volunteered at the school occasionally and said it was rather discouraging. The children were yelled at constantly for chatting in the lunch room. Lunch is only about 15 minutes long, and recess was also rather short. When our son missed a few days due to illness, he spent at least the next week of recess sitting on the side of the playground catching up on worksheets he had missed. The place also seemed disorganized and failed to follow their own policies on multiple occasions. More than once when I went to pick up my child, he was nowhere to be found because he was sent to the wrong place (pick up line versus walk/bike path) which amazed me because their own policy was that staff HAD to go by the directions given to the office by the parents. There would be times I would drop him off in the car line in the morning, and for whatever reason they deemed he was also to be picked up in the carline even though we would always walk in the afternoons. Hearing opinions from other parents (before letting them know our own), the general opinion was that the student body had little morale and the leadership was poor. I'll admit, there were some staff members that we quite liked, who were friendly to everyone we saw them come in contact with, and helpful with students. Giving TWO stars rather than one simply for the sake of those star staff members who take their roles as they should.
Posted by a parent on 2/7/2017
My child went to kindergarten here, he loved the school. The teachers were very kind. Its one of the best schools in the district.
Posted by a community member on 1/10/2017
Great little school with nice staff. My son is in Kindergarten and loves his teacher. She calls and emails about his progress and welcomes my input. I've never been ask to get involved much with the school, so i don't other then that, i love this school.
Posted by a parent on 5/6/2014
My girls have been going to this school for 3 years and this past year has been the worst. The school is very unorganized. Teachers show favoritism and hold grudges towards students. After some very unprofessional and inappropriate comments made by a teacher, my daughter came home afraid to go back to school. Several parents made complaints and the principle did nothing to the teacher, not even time off while doing an "investigation". I don't think it was even reported to the school board until my wife called them. If a child had made the same comment, he/she would have been suspended no questions asked. Child pick-up on rainy days can be very confusing as it is left to the individual teachers to make the decision if they will ride or walk home instead of the school making best decision for all students. We have found MANY other parents that are very unhappy with this school and are moving their kids somewhere else. I think we will be doing the same!
Posted by a parent on 7/19/2012

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Saint Marys schools - Crooked River Elementary School is located at 3570 Charlie Smith Sr Highway, Saint Marys GA 31558. Crooked River Elementary School is in the Camden County School District. Crooked River Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK-5.

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