|New immunization requirements for the 2016-2017 school year/SB 277: All incoming Kindergarten and 7th grade students must have current immunizations on record to begin school on August 10, 2016. California law SB 277 no longer allows personal or religious beliefs exemptions. Click here for more information.|
Founded in 1888, Crafton School is located in the eastern San Bernardino Valley. It is surrounded by orange groves, enjoys warm weather year-around, and yet has beautiful views of the snow capped San Bernardino Mountains of Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead.
The Zanja Creek runs next to our school and provides a wonderful environmental area for study by our students. We have numerous school gardens on campus which allow for hands-on exploration and study as well as developing student observation skills. There are opportunities throughout the school year for families to participate in our "Garden Club."
Our area is rich in history. Located in the Inland Empire, orange groves originally dominated the region; however, with recent population growth, new home developments have expanded and our population has become increasingly diverse. We are also close to the University of Redlands as well as to Crafton Hills College. This allows our students the opportunity to participate in many of their cultural programs.
Special Programs: (see side link for more information)
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
Accelerated Reader (AR)
Extensive Library with AR books delineated
Updated Computer Lab
Working with Crafton PTA, REP Foundation, and Shakey's Pizza to provide extra-curricular activities and student incentives.
We have learning handicapped Special Day Classes serving grades K-5 and an SAI classroom where students receive Specialized Academic Instruction (SAI). Our Crafton parent volunteers are awesome! They participate in many schoolwide events such as; Book Bridges, Garden Work Days, GATE after-school offerings, and PTA sponsored activities designed to build community amongst our families. Our ELL students have the opportunity to participate in after-school classes, drama presentations, and a computerized course called English in a Flash.
Crafton students live up to the high academic standards of our school as evidenced by our student's CAASP results that are generally above county, state and national averages.