Welcome to Crestwood School


Danette Young, Superintendent

Meghan Damler, Princpal


The District is proud of it rich history and student accomplishments as it offers a well-rounded quality education to students of all abilities. 

Community Unit School District No. 4 is the home of the Crestwood Eagles and the Paris Unit 4 High School Tigers.  The school currently houses 500 pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students with 200 high school students attending Paris High School. 

While the school ranks high academically, this is only one factor contributing to the success of students.  During the 2019-2020 school year, our Crestwood Eagles brought home a state championship in 7th grade girls' basketball.  In 2018-2019 our 8th grade Lady Eagles were state champions. In 2017-2018, we brought home four IESA state trophies.  Our baseball team placed 4th in the state tournament.  Our 7th Grade Girls' Basketball team and our cheer team brought home state championships. The 7th Grade Girls' Volleyball team placed 2nd in the state tournament.  It is through the talent and hard work of coaches, players, and parents that events like these occur. 

A main focus for Crestwood during the 2021-2022 school year will be looking toward improving technology and math. All 5th through 8th grade students have ThinkPad. All K-8th grade students will engage in a new math curriculum called Big Ideas Math.

In addition to the emphasis improving technology, teachers are contintue the Common Core Standards and assessments to ensure data drives instruction at all grade levels. Keeping the reading program in full swing also remains a priority.  Staff members continuially work to ensure the alignment of all subject areas.

Crestwood School offers a well-rounded, quality educational program as evidenced by both data and several recognition awards.

·         A strong reading program at the primary level usng data to drive instruction

·        Ecology Team – 3rd place in Shelbyville Eco Meet in 2019, 1st place in 2018, 3rd place in 2015 and again in 2016

·         Scholastic Bowl Team - 6 trips to state finals with most recent 2nd State 2010

·         National Board Certified Teachers

·         ThinkPad laptop for every 5th through 8th grade student


Crestwood School annually coordinates many successful educational events and activities such as Pioneer Days, Learning Fair, Reading Challenges, classroom projects, field trips, and grade level music programs.  The school also offers a variety of extra-curricular activities for student participation in which much success has been obtained over the years. 

·         Girls’ Volleyball – 2nd State 2018, State appearance 2017, 2nd State 2016 in 8th and 3rd State 2016 for 7th; 2nd State 2015 and 4th State 2007

·         Boys’ Baseball -  4th State 2017 and 2nd State 2013

·         Girls’ Softball – 4th State 2015

·         Girls’ Basketball - State Champions 2019, State Champions 2018, State Champions 2017, 3rd in State in 2016, State appearance 2014, 9 State Champion titles, record holder for the most state appearances, the most wins at state tournaments, and the most state tournament titles

·         Boys’ Basketball - State appearance 2017 and 2014 and State Champions 2005

·         Cheerleading – State Champions 2018, 2nd State in 2016; State Champions 2010

·         Boys’ Track – 2 inidividual medalist in 2018, 2nd State 2017, 3rd State 2016 with 11 individual medalists including State Champion Relay Team; 3rd State 2004 while breaking two state tournament records

·         Girls’ Track – 2 individual medalists 2016

·         Chorus

·         Band

·         Art Club

·         Jr. High Musical – “Frozen Jr.” that amazed the audience

·         Science Club - Annual overnight cave camping trip to Blue Springs Cavern

·         Yearbook Club

·         Student Council

·         Bus Patrol

The district is excited about the opportunties for students at Paris High School.  Built in 2015, the building features a strong technology infrastructure, two STEM labs, a professional theatre, and collegiate-style cafeteria and library.  The building project is a venture between two districts and is the first of its kind in the state of Illinois. 


With its small family-like atmosphere and caring, dedicated staff, Crestwood School is a great place to receive an education.  Please view the website for more details about the district and recent school events.