About Us

We Believe

  • Teachers and staff must embrace the philosophy that all students can learn and achieve high standards of academic excellence regardless of language, disability, or economic/family situation.
  • All instruction must focus on meeting students’ individual needs.
  • A safe and secure environment is essential for teaching and learning.
  • Parent and community involvement are critical to student achievement.
  • Teachers must have an unconditional dedication and commitment to their students.
  • Quality professional staff development enhances the school and instruction.
  • Students must become productive citizens and contributing members of society.
  • Students must Show Respect, Outstanding Character, Academic Price, and Resolve Problems – S.O.A.R.

School History

The school facility, built in 1960, is of brick construction and enclosed by a six-foot security fence that limits access to the campus except through the front office area. The campus consists of 6 buildings connected by open walkways, an administrative building, a media center, a cafeteria, and 11 portable buildings. The cafeteria is in the center of the school and serves breakfast and lunch each day. The cafeteria is also used for programs, award ceremonies, and after school activities. Our physical education facilities consist of 2 large blacktop areas, a covered pavilion, 2 storage buildings and a small office for the physical education coach. The art room and music room are centrally located so that all classrooms have easy access. A seventh building of 6 classrooms, 3 resource rooms and 2 computer lab was built in 1988 to accommodate the impact of the continued growth of the neighborhood.

Positive Behavior Support

Problem Solving Response to Intervention for Behavior (previously known as Positive Behavior Support – PBS) teaches students appropriate behavior and rewards that same appropriate behavior. PS/RTI-B is proactive. The object of PS/RTI-B is to encourage appropriate behavior in order to provide a safe and orderly learning environment that promotes excellence in all things. The Crystal Lake Elementary School Expectations are S.O.A.R.. It stands for Show Respect, Outstanding, Character, Academic Pride, and Resolve Problems. These expectations are modeled, taught, and followed throughout the school year. Students are able to earn weekly treasure box prizes, entries into a monthly drawing, opportunities to participate in the monthly themed dress out days, and a monthly special dessert in the lunchroom. Parents and guardians play a crucial role in the development of a child’s behavior. We may at times send home a Request for Parent Support. Ask your child’s teacher for more information.