About GSD

Gratton Elementary and Gratton Charter

Gratton Charter School was formed in 2008. Charter students are in the same classrooms as children who live within the district. All students take part in a variety of programs Gratton School District has to offer.

  • Gratton serves 43 students who live in the district
  • 93 students come from outside the district
  • 1 student is home-schooled through the district

Gratton is the third-smallest district in Stanislaus County. There is a waiting list of families who would like their children to attend.


Recent campus improvements include the construction of a play structure for the upper grades. Each class, second through eighth contains a mobile lab with 17 laptops. Our garden now has a chicken coop and students have eggs available for purchase. Future plans include the replacement of the primary play structure and the process has begun to consolidate our library by providing digital resources. Long term future plans include replacing the two portable classrooms with a permanent structure and creating a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) lab, as well as, further development of the field.


Gratton School District has made many changes through the years to protect the safety of the students. Fences around the school were raised and gates have been locked during school hours. Fences around the school were raised and gates have been locked during school hours. All visitors must check in at the front office. The staff has completed formal safety training for everything from a natural disaster to planned and unplanned lock downs. The district practices safety drills monthly.

Release time for all students is at 2:20. Students are picked up in an orderly fashion at the curb in front of the office. One line of traffic is used to prevent students from crossing traffic in the parking lot. The average pick up time lasts until 2:30. The district thanks the community for their patience at the intersection and their cooperation with keeping students safe during the 10 minute pick up time each day.


The district's revenue is calculated by the new state Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). This formula consists of a base amount per student and additional supplemental grants based on the district population of English learners and students from lower socio economic households. The new Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), or Strategic Plan, articulates the goals for the district in all areas and allocates funding to achieve these goals. Gratton School District will end the 2015-2016 school year in the positive. The district's reserves are healthy and, through the LCAP, are designated for specific future projects and goals.


The computer lab houses 25 computers, laser color printers and a teaching/demonstration 75 inch flat screen monitor. All classrooms are equipped with state of the art Smart Boards, projectors, and document cameras. Grades 2nd through 8th each have their own mobile lab with 17 laptops which provides a device for each student.