Superintendent’s Address

The biggest news (literally) is the fabulous playground on the west side of campus! The structure features a farm theme with a large barn and silo for climbing, and not one but TWO tire swings! The entire structure is situated on a state of the art rubber surface of interlocking tiles. Benches have been added so that the students and community members can have a relaxing time enjoying the structure.

Additional laptops have been added to provide one-to-one access for students in first through eighth grades. A STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) lab is being created and will be ready to use during the new school year. Annual state testing scores continue to exceed state and county averages. In fact, Gratton School District has the highest average of test scores of all of the districts in Stanislaus county. It has been a big year! 

Educating students in a digital world is fast paced. Preparing students for success in a highly competitive world requires innovative and cutting edge strategies as well as techniques. Of equal importance, is preserving the small country school atmosphere and protecting the strong sense of tradition of the last 100+ years. We continue to have high expectations of student achievement and work together to achieve those goals. We recognize and protect that Gratton is not just a school, it is a family. This is what makes Gratton special and sets it apart from many others.

We are truly a small school making a big difference.
Shannon Sanford

Gratton School, 1914
  • Fall of 1914 - Gratton School begins
  • Spring of 1961 - Gratton's first BBQ
  • 1975 - New school building is completed
  • 1989 - New gymnasium is built
  • 1990 - Mascot change from Jets to Wildcats
  • 2005 - Purchase of 4 acres and plans for a new building
  • 2008 - Creation of Gratton Charter
  • 2010 - Kamm building is completed, consisting of 2 classrooms, library, and computer lab