Crestworth students adjusting to new school

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 7:30pm

 Eighth grader Dalvayja Robinson is excited to be back in school. She's not so sure about having to go to a different campus to do it though.

"I like it but I don't like because I liked where we was at," says Robinson

More than 280 sixth, seventh and eight graders have made the four mile move from Crestworth Learning Academy to Glen Oaks Middle School where R.S.D. Superintendent Patrick Dobard says these students are going to get the education they need to succeed.

"It's not about R.S.D. or East Baton Rouge Parish Schools. The only thing it's about is that they receive a quality education. We want to assure that the students are college and career ready.

Crestworth students have to go to class at Glen Oaks because there are still many maintenance problems to fix at their old school. Both are part of the Recovery School District. This means that because of their poor academic performance, they were taken over by the state. Despite these challenges, Crestworth principal Ericka Jones says she's confident her students will succeed.

"We plan to provide them with the best education possible so that they can excel and at the end of the school year be right where they're supposed to be," says Jones

And her students think Jones and the rest of the staff at Crestworth can make that goal a reality..

"I think they can make a difference in our school more than the year before and last year,” says Robinson

Superintendent dobard says he expects Crestworth students to be able to return to their old school by no later than the end of November.


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