Iron GiraffeThe IRON GIRAFFE CHALLENGE!  Iron Giraffe Well

The Camden County Elementary Challenge students are leading a year-long fundraiser to help build a well in South Sudan to bring clean water to the people of South Sudan.  Next week we will begin our Iron Giraffe Challenge to raise $15,000 as a whole county and build a well!  This well will provide clean drinking water and could save countless lives in South Sudan.  Here is a short video about Salva Dut, the founder of the charity “Water for South Sudan” and his mission

You may visit our Iron Giraffe Challenge team page here:

As part of the Iron Giraffe fundraising activities, next week we are asking for donations of gently worn, used and new shoes.  These shoes will help raise the funds to build the well in South Sudan and will run the entire month of October and November. 

Parent Letter with more details about the Iron Giraffe Challenge
Shoes for Sudan Parent Letter

Welcome back to another wonderful year at Crooked River Elementary!  Here are two very informative documents to get our year started as smoothly as possible.  
CRES Parent Letter of Procedures
CRES Car Dismissal Procedures

Welcome Back to School

Military Flagship Award

From Camden County PSA Athletics Department

Cheerleading, Flag Football, Tackle Football Registration

Basketball Camp Flyer 


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: 912-289-0928

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
Student Handbook