Our Mission

Our Mission

The mission of Grattan Elementary School is to interrupt the status quo of public education to ensure every child has equitable access to the knowledge, tools and love they need to transform themselves, their communities, and the world around them. We will achieve our mission by…

  • Employing relevant, personalized, and inquiry focused curricula and equitable teaching strategies
  • Utilizing each child’s cultural resources and ways of knowing as scaffolds to support them in reaching high expectations and achievement through all obstacles
  • Allocating the necessary resources to empower historically underserved students and families to close the opportunity gap that exists within our community
  • Recruiting and retaining a diverse staff that shares the leadership needed to address injustices in our context with humility and courage 
  • Developing alliances across differences with students, families, and community members to inform and guide our decision and policy making