Excelsior District No. 1 established 1875
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  About the district    
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Crawford School is one of the last one-room school houses in Michigan. It is a 17 square mile district located approximately eight miles east of Kalkaska, between Kalkaska and Grayling. Crawford School offers a unique and historical setting and prides itself on student success. Because the teaching staff is comprised of three teachers and a total enrolment of approximately 50 students, they are able to give valuable one-on-one instruction to their students.

Student Retention Rates: As a K-8 school the retention rate remains consistent as students do not drop out of school.

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    Overview of Crawford School    
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Excelsior Township District #1, Crawford School is a very unique one-room schoolhouse housing grades Kindergarten through Eight. Students living within our small district attend as well as other students through Schools of Choice.

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) that provides key information on the 2020-2021 educational progress for the Crawford School. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and teacher quality.  If you have any questions about the AER, please contact any of the teachers or board of education members for assistance.  You can click on the links below to view and print the cover letter and the report. You can also review a copy of the report at the school.

ACCREDITATION: The school is not awarded accreditation status or grades by the Michigan Department of Education, Education YES, due to the small school size.

Click here for the AER Report 2023-2024 (this is a PDF file you can view, download, or print) The DISTRICT AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site: https://bit.ly/2OIo2Th or you may review a copy in the main office at our school.)


Current School Safety Drill Schedule: 2023 - 2024
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  Title Our Mission    
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Educators in Excelsior Township District Number One, Crawford School are committed to the philosophy that all children are capable of learning if they have the appropriately specified learning tasks and a suitable amount of time commensurate with their individual learning rates.

Since research and experience point to the fact that the self-concept influences learning and behavior, educators seek to provide a learning environment which nurtures success in order to influence the self-concept positively.

The successful implementation of this philosophy depends upon specific interaction between educators, parents, students, the school board members, and the community. Sharing the responsibility of teaching and learning is of vital importance. The attitudes and the resulting actions of each of these groups will enable students from this community to achieve a greater degree of fulfillment of human potential and to function successfully and productively in a democratic society.

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