Principal's Message

  • Mr. Donald E. Lee 


    Cresthaven Elementary

    “The Home of Koala-ty Education



    To the Cresthaven Community,


    Welcome back to the 2022-2023 school year! I am proud to announce that we are a “B” rated school making huge academic by reducing the achievement gap we faced during the Covid-19 pandemic. The work of the faculty/staff members, but most importantly the students performed this past year enabled Cresthaven to achieve many academic successes this past year. Just to list a few of our accomplishments, Cresthaven had the highest 3rd grade reading proficiency learning gains in the District; One of five schools in the District that recaptured and surpassed pre Covid-19 math academic loss; Cresthaven is in the top 2% in the state in math learning gains.


    Parent involvement is of utmost importance to a student’s academic success. Therefore, I urge you to join our PTA, SAC, or SAF organizations as an active member of your child’s education. Encourage your child to complete his/her daily homework, read every night by making reading part of your quality time together, and reinforce the character traits we promote at our school. I am confident that your child will demonstrate greater motivation and enthusiasm as you continue to show interest in their academic and social experiences.


    On a monthly basis, we will be sending a school newsletter along with a calendar with valuable information to keep lines of communication open between home and school. The success of your child and our school depends on our partnership.


    I look forward to working together to make this an excellent school year!





    Donald E. Lee


    Cresthaven Elementary

    P: 754-322-6000 F:754-322-6040