Welcome to Crafton!
Our motto of “Together We Can” weaves through all aspects of life on campus. We are a team to ensure each student achieves academic and personal success. Using the character pillars of Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Caring, and Fairness helps us develop outstanding citizens for tomorrow’s society. Character counts at Crafton.
Crafton Elementary school was established in 1888 and is one of the oldest schools in Redlands Unified School District. The oldest building on campus today is our library, which was dedicated in 1929. The rest of the buildings were constructed in the 50’s and modernized approximately 15 years ago. Crafton has a proud reputation of educating generations of students. Many of our students’ parents, and grandparents attended Crafton. Some of our staff members are even past students and many of their own children have attended school here. Many Cougars come back to find their “handprint” on our murals! We have a strong PTA and volunteer support system to complement our dedicated staff. Crafton’s student achievement rates exceed state and district averages. We have one of the largest elementary populations in Redlands and serve nearly 700 students from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities.
Mission and Vision
At Crafton Elementary School, we will provide our students the necessary tools to reach their full potential in our changing world.
*Be Passionate About Learning *Be People of Character *Be Welcoming to All
Our Envisioned Future:
At Crafton, we give our students the opportunity to discover and develop their full potential. All students, staff, and parents are consistently, fully, and collaboratively engaged in adaptive growth as learners, teachers, leaders, supporters, and positively contributing members of the school community. Our diversity is considered by all as one of our primary strength; as we value our ethnic, racial, and cultural differences we also choose to unite in our determination to ensure the success of ALL students and staff in fully achieving district and common core standards. Our students will be confidently prepared to be valuable citizens of the world.
Awards and Distinctions
I have been the assistant principal of Crafton Elementary School the past school year, and it is my honor and privilege to serve as interim principal, while Mrs. Buchmiller is temporarily reassigned. I am honored to work with such amazing teachers and parents of our future generations. I am committed to helping each student achieve their own goals and to develop into people of character. With the staff and our strong parent support team, we have been able to bring diverse populations together into a tight-knit community of learners. While the start of the school year looks very different this year, I know Crafton is up for the task! I am so proud of the way the teachers, staff and families have adapted to distance learning. I am confident we will have an amazing experience together as we learn new ways to gain knowledge and collaborate.
Thank you to our amazing community and staff for the support and encouragement you give our students daily. Together we can make a difference in their lives.
I have been the principal of Crafton Elementary School since 2013 and it is my honor and privilege to work with such amazing teachers and parents of our future generations. I am committed to helping each student achieve their own goals and to develop into people of character. With the staff and our strong parent support team, we have been able to bring diverse populations together into a tight-knit community of learners. I am proud of the many activities and opportunities we offer our Cougars ranging from the Crafton Cruisers Running Club, to Chessmasters, to the Crafton Crooners Choir. Thank you to our amazing community and staff for the support and encouragement you give our students daily. Together we can make a difference in their lives.