About Croton Elementary School
Croton Mission: Empower every student to succeed.
Croton Vision: A positive community of respectful, responsible and educated citizens of tomorrow.Croton Elementary School is located in Melbourne, FL in a part of town formerly known as Eau Gallie. The school has been open for over Fifty years and has rich history. Many of the students are second generation, and in some cases, both of their parents attended Croton.
The site on which Croton is built was as former orange grove and legend has it that the previous owner of the land did not believe in using banks. During the Great Depression, he buried his money on the property between two rows of orange trees. The money has never been found, but many of the staff kept on the lookout in 2004 when a ten-classroom addition was built on the campus.
Croton has a "small town atmosphere" where "everybody knows your name." The students, the faculty, staff and parents take pride and ownership in our little school. Croton Elementary is located one block west of Eau Gallie High School and two blocks south of Johnson Middle School. This allows our students easy access to these campuses for plays, band and chorus activities, and school orientation for sixth graders, etc.
The community embraces the school and is very supportive of the staff and the activities on campus. There is a very strong group of parents that volunteer to assist classroom teachers and the administration. A core group of volunteers come to the school weekly to complete tasks supporting and enhancing the learning process for students.