Welcome to Crestwood High School


  Principal Dr. Shirley Gamble

After conferring with several other agencies and due to an abundance of caution, Sumter School District will be closed on Monday, August 21, due to the solar eclipse.  All after school activities will also be cancelled.  The day will be made up with a half day of attendance for students on Friday, October 20, previously scheduled as an in-service day.The first day of school will now be Tuesday, August 22, and will be a full day.  Employees will work on Monday from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

We wish to thank those of you who attended orientation, August 15. With your assistance, together we will joust ahead and make this 2017-2018 school year the most productive ever. We highly recommend that you sign up for Parent Portal in guidance. Parent Portal allows you to see your teen’s grades in all classes as well as your teen’s attendance.

Details concerning fees, schedules, and other procedures were printed in the newsletter that was mailed to parents and students on Thursday, August 10.  Please contact the guidance office if schedules are not received by Monday, August 14.  Schedule confirmation week will be held August 14 – 17 with the exception of August 16.  Courses will be changed by appointment if there is a legitimate need to meet graduation requirements based on the following schedule: Monday, August 14, senior confirmation day; Tuesday, August 15, junior confirmation day; Wednesday, August 16, no schedule changes; Thursday, August 17, sophomore confirmation day; Friday, August 18, freshman confirmation day.

Student handbooks, which include school and district expectations, will be distributed on the first day of school.  Parents are respectfully requested to review the handbooks with their students.  The first day of school for students is Monday, August 21 and it is a half day with breakfast served.

Drop-off and pick-up procedures:  Parents who drive their children to school should arrive in the staff/visitor parking lot no later than 8:35 a.m.; the pick-up time is no later than 4:15 p.m.

Students who drive must arrive at the designated parking lot no later than 8:30 a.m. Student drivers must complete the school driver safety course, the ALIVE AT 25 training, and complete the application prior to driving to school.  Permits will be issued on a first come/first served basis so student drivers must obtain the permit as soon as possible to avoid being denied permission to drive to school.  Parking permits must be obtained in person; mail-in registration does not include parking permits.



Ilayda Behrman, a student at Crestwood High School and the Sumter Career and Technology Center where she is in the Culinary Arts program. Ilayda traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to compete at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference. She competed in the Entrepreneurship Star Event and earned a silver medal. Congratulations Ilayda.

Student Drivers

The requirements for obtaining a student parking permit at Crestwood High School are as follows:

  1. Obtain an Alive at 25 certificate – future classes are listed below. This is required only time even if you drive more than one year.
  2. Attend an annual parking lot rules and regulations class held here at Crestwood. This required every year.
  3. Pay for your permit. This is required every year. (See Mr. Nickens or  bookkeeper)
  4. Complete necessary paperwork.

*Cost for Alive at 25 is $35 and is paid directly to the National Safety Council. Please visit the website below for further information.

Classes will be held in room 3012 at Crestwood.




Pictures for the yearbook

will be taken

August 28

Prepare to look your best as we

Joust Ahead!


(Grades 9, 10, 11)