About the School

School Profile

Lompoc is located 150 miles northwest of Los Angeles in Santa Barbara County and has a population of approximately 43,500. The Lompoc Unified School District strives to provide a quality education for all its students with a wide range of programs and a talented staff dedicated to the needs of our students. The district serves more than 9,700 students in grades TK-12 living in the City of Lompoc; the communities of Vandenberg Village, Mesa Oaks and Mission Hills; Vandenberg Air Force Base; and rural areas adjacent to these communities. Crestview Elementary School is very proud of its academic achievements. In 2012, we received a California Distinguished School award. This year, we scored the highest in the district in both math and English language arts (ELA) on Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) testing with the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).

We scored 68 percent at the “Met or Exceeded” level on the SBAC/CAASPP ELA assessment in 2017-18 school year. That is 18 percent above the state average. Also on the 2017-18 SBAC/CAASPP math assessment, we scored 52 percent at the Met or Exceeded level. That is 14 percent above the state average. Since Crestview Elementary School is located on the Vandenberg Air Force Base, we have a very close relationship with the members of the military. Study groups on the base and counseling for students who have family members away on active duty are a few of the services available to our school community. Crestview Elementary School is committed to providing a strong instructional program for all students to ensure excellence in education. The school operates on a traditional calendar.

Parental Involvement

Parents and the community are supportive of the educational program at Crestview Elementary School. Parents are welcome to participate in a variety of events, including our Back to School Night, Fall Carnival, Family Art and Science Nights, Accelerated Reading program, and field trips. Every grade level has a website that can be linked from the school website, www.lusd.org. Parents and the community are encouraged to visit the sites often for grade-level updates. Many programs and activities are enriched by the generous contributions made by the Crestview Parent Teacher Association. Parents who wish to become volunteers or participate in Crestview Elementary School’s leadership teams, school committees or activities may contact Principal Christine Nagel at (805) 742-2050.

School Mission Statement

The mission of Crestview Elementary School, in partnership with the Vandenberg Air Force Base community and Lompoc Unified School District, is to ensure that all children meet challenging academic standards through powerful learning experiences in a positive, safe and motivating environment.

School Safety

The safety of students and staff is a primary concern of Crestview Elementary School. The school is in compliance with all laws, rules and regulations pertaining to hazardous materials and state earthquake standards. The school’s disaster preparedness plan includes steps for ensuring student and staff safety during a disaster.
Fire, lockdown, evacuation and disaster drills are conducted on a regular basis. All visitors must check in at the school office and wear a visitor’s badge while on school grounds. During lunch, recess, and before and after school, teachers, custodians, the principal, and noon-duty supervisors monitor students and school
grounds, including the cafeteria and playgrounds, to ensure a safe and orderly environment.
In 1998, the Comprehensive Safety Plan was developed by the district in consultation with local law enforcement in order to comply with Senate Bill 187 of 1997. The plan provides students and staff a means to ensure a safe and orderly learning environment. Components of the Comprehensive Safety Plan include child-abuse
reporting procedures, teacher notification of dangerous pupil procedures, disaster-response procedures, procedures for safe ingress and egress from school, sexual harassment policies, and dress code guidelines. The plan was last updated and reviewed with school staff in November 2019. A copy of the plan is available
to the public at the school and district offices.