General Information

Crooked River Elementary School is located in St. Marys, Georgia. The school was built during 1985-86, and opened its doors to students August 29, 1986. It was named for its proximity to Crooked River, which is a tidal river on the southeast Georgia coast. The school is also adjacent to Kings Bay Naval Base. Our school mascot is the Dolphin.

We are a Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade school with an average enrollment of 585 students. Our faculty is composed of approximately 38 certified professionals, 12 paraprofessionals, 3 clerical employees, and 1 registered nurse. Our staff is committed to providing a quality, innovative, and student-centered educational program.

We are recognized as a 2002 Georgia School of Excellence. This is an achievement that was awarded after reviewing the previous five years of academics, extracurricular programs, as well as community involvement. We have also been named a Distinguished Title I School for meeting AYP for five consecutive years.

Parent involvement is encouraged and welcomed at Crooked River Elementary School. The positive effects of parent involvement in the school include:

  • Higher Educational Aspirations

  • Higher Test Scores

  • Improved Student Behavior

  • Reduced Absenteeism

  • Restored Parental Confidence

  • More Positive Attitudes for Parents, School Staff, and Students

  • Increased Community Support for the School

  • More Effective School Programs

  • Improved Student Self-Esteem


Parents and Guardians, an important note from Dr. Lang
Please accept this as a reminder; we are a smoke-free and vape-free campus. Refrain from cigarette smoking and vaping while on school grounds. We appreciate your attention regarding this matter. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Positive Attitudes Create Positive Outcomes.

Crooked River Elementary School believes that children come first and are the key to our future.

Contact Us:

Crooked River Elementary
3570 Charlie Smith Sr., Hwy. 
St. Mary's, GA 31558 

(912) 673-6995

Office Hours 8:00-4:00

Student Hours 8:30-3:30

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