Crafton Elementary School

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  • Grades 1 - 5
    Regular Day 8:00am - 2:05pm
    Min. Day 8:00am - 11:50am

    Kindergarten
    EB 8:00am - 12:05pm
    LB 10:00am - 2:05pm
    Min. Day 8:00am - 11:50am

    Transitions (TK)
    Regular Day 8:00am - 12:05pm
    Min. Day 8:00am - 11:50am

    Students are allowed on campus at 7:40am
    Breakfast is served from 7:15am - 7:45am

    Office Hours 7:00am - 4:00pm
    Office Phone Number 909-794-8600

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Welcome

  • Welcome to Crafton!

    Together We Can
    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.

    Character Pillars 1888 Crafton School Ribbon Wall

    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

    Purpose:
    At Crafton Elementary School, we will provide our students the necessary tools to reach their full potential in our changing world.

    Core Values:
    *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.

    Fun Facts

    • Crafton has 55 staff members. Of those, 9 have been here 25 or more years
    • We have 7 student gardens on campus currently growing food or flowers
    • Our students and their families speak over 10 languages including: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, German, Chinese, Cambodian, Arabic, and ASL
    • The number one employer for our families is ESRI
    • Crafton has 48 toilets on campus
    • The Eucalyptus tree in the front of the school was planted in 1888 and has served as the main meeting location for parents and students for generations

    Awards and Distinctions

    • California PBIS Coalition Silver Award 2017/18
    • California PBIS Coalition Bronze Award 2016
    • County of San Bernardino “PBIS School to Watch” 2016
    • CBEE Honor Roll 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016
    • California Distinguished School 2000, 2010
    • Title 1 Academic Achieving School 2012

     PBIS Silver award logo PBIS Bronze Honor Roll

Principal's Corner

  • 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.

    Sincerely,
    Patti Buchmiller
    Principal

    Principal with students
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