Crestridge was built in 1961. Three hundred and twelve students arrived for Crestridge's first full school year in September of 1962. In 1965, nine classrooms were added and the first Media Center was built. A greenhouse was added to Crestridge in 1980. In the fall of 1995, brand new Gateway computers replaced the original Apple computers. The lab was expanded to include a multimedia production center with the ability to do video and sound editing. The lab is now used for global projects, keyboarding classes, and is shared by our language program. In the fall of 2000, Crestridge was reorganized as a magnet school and in 2010 as a Dual Language School. Its theme and central focus became International/Global Studies and Dual Language. As part of the International/Global Studies at Crestridge, each grade level has specific countries to research and study along with the core curriculum. Lessons in art, music, library, and physical education are integrated into the magnet theme. Magnet studies include the following countries: * Kindergarten - The Seven Continents * 1st grade - Mexico, Japan & Israel * 2nd grade - Panama, Kenya & Russia * 3rd Grade - Germany, Egypt & Ecuador * 4th grade - Australia, Argentina & China * 5th grade - Spain, England & India.