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Public School

Crescent School District serves approximately 350 students.  The system presently includes one K-12 campus and an Alternative Learning Program, Olympic Peninsula HomeConnections (OPHC).
TheAccredited school system’s diversity of programs offers students the opportunity to develop a solid foundation in the basics to prepare for higher education and/or a career, and to practice productive citizenship.  All Crescent School District are fully accredited by the NCA Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, the Northwest Accreditation Commission, and the SACS Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.
The Superintendent is responsible for all releases to the news media and all inquiries from communications media such as the press, radio, and television are to be referred to that office.  No statement which involves Crescent School District, its policies or employees is to be released verbally or in writing without clearance by the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent.
In addition to recognizing the importance of individual attention to every student’s needs, Crescent School District encourage and solicit broad-based parent and community involvement in program development and evaluation throughout the schools.  Parent Volunteer Programs encourage parent and community involvement in tutoring, mentoring, assisting in the classroom and the office, and planning and coordinating special school programs and activities.  Parent and community members also serve on strategic planning and advisory committees for school and program development such as levy and budget preparation, Family Life Education, gifted, Chapter I, school program development, special education, and substance abuse.  Active PTO and Booster Club organization are the cornerstone of parent involvement in the individual schools
Crescent School District employs approximately:
  • 23   Professional Teaching Staff
  • 30+ Support Staff
  • 15+ Substitute Teachers
The teachers, administrators, and support staff of Crescent School District are competent, well-trained and dedicated to educational excellence.  Nearly half of the professional staff holds advanced degrees.  The system provides a quality educational experience for all students.
Many teachers in Crescent go the extra mile to ensure a first rate education for Crescent students.  Teachers participate in educational conferences, classes, instructional seminars, and numerous in-service programs.  The staff gives extra time before and after school working with programs in music, drama, literary arts, math, science, interscholastic sports, and numerous other student activities.
Because the school system generally maintains pupil-teacher ratios below those set forth by OSPI, teachers can give students the personal attention necessary for an outstanding educational experience.
Principals encourage regular parent-teacher conferences to discuss individual student’s progress and performance in an attempt to ensure that school and home are working as a team toward excellent education for each child.  These conferences give parents the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the teacher and the principal.