First Day of School: Monday, August 3rd
School Hours: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Under ConstructionPlease Pardon Our Dust!

You may notice we look a little different than we did in the spring. We hope you will pardon our dust as we work to finish the renovations to our school. After being in operation for over 30 years, we needed updates throughout the school and a fresh new look. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 virus affected supply chain operations and extended our timeline for completion.

Your CRES teachers have been working hard to prepare their classrooms for the first day of school and we can't wait to welcome back students.

Our construction teams will be working through the weekend to complete the areas of our schools that directly impact students. When our students return to school on Monday, August 3rd, there may still be a few projects being completed. Any remaining construction should not affect classroom instruction and Crooked River Elementary will be safe for teachers, staff, and visitors.

Thank you for your patience as we work to make "The River" sparkle and shine!

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About Us

Crooked River Elementary

me to Crooked River Elementary

Home of the Dolphins

Title I Reward School

Title I Highest Performing School
2012,2013,2014,2015, 2016, 2017

Home of the Dolphins and a 2002 Georgia School of Excellence because of their exemplar history of academics, extracurricular programs and community involvement, Crooked River Elementary School (CRES) first opened its doors to students on August 29, 1986.  Named for its proximity to the Crooked River on the northern border of St. Marys, CRES provides a  motivating learning environment for Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade with an average enrollment of 585 students.  Serving students from the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base and surrounding area, the CRES faculty is composed of approximately 42 certified professionals, 12 paraprofessionals, 3 clerical employees and a registered nurse.

If it is to be, it is up to me. If I believe, I can achieve. 

      Three Dolphin

At Crooked River, we have three school-wide behavioral expectations:
We are SAFE

Crooked River Elementary
3570 Charlie Smith Sr. Hwy
St. Marys, GA 31558
Phone: 912-673-6995
Fax: 912-882-2761

School Hours:
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM


Mrs. Shawny Thorpe
Mrs. Shawny Thorpe

Dr. Mark Lang
Teaching and Learning Specialist
Dr. Mark Lang

Mrs. Ellen Graw
Guidance Counselor
Mrs. Ellen Graw
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