Graber Elementary
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Contact Info
Phone: 620-615-5050
Fax: 620-615-5055
Hours of Operation: 7:15 - 4:00
Address: 1600 N. Cleveland
Hutchinson, KS 67501
Principal: Jo McFadden

Student video on Kansas College and Career Ready Standards

Fifth grade students from Graber Elementary School put together an informative video on Kansas College and Career Ready Standards as well as the new grade cards. You can view the video here.

NO PUTDOWNS...pass it around!

We are working on No Putdowns...pass it around! in USD 308. Click here for more information on how to help.

Graber Awarded Certificates of Recognition

Graber Elementary School as been awarded Certificatea of Recognition in the Challenge Awards Program.  This award recognizes schools for outstanding achievement and uncommon accomplishment based on Kansas Assessment results from 2011 and other qualifying factors, specifically the sample size, ethnicity and socio-economic status of those taking the test.  

View the full letter and a full-sized certificates here as a PDF file.

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Mission Statement

Graber Elementary School will provide a quality education in an engaging, positive and fun environment.

Vision Statement

Graber Elementary School: A kind, caring, learning community.

Graber Elementary School is a place where the educational community provides:
  • challenging creative opportunities for all.

  • a safe caring environment.

  • high expectations for teaching and learning.

Graber Elementary School is a place where we see children:

  • showing respect for self, others and community.

  • accepting personal responsibility.

  • participating in learning.

  • preparing for the future.

Our School

Graber Elementary School is located at 17th Avenue and Cleveland Street in the northeastern part of Hutchinson Kansas. In the immediate area are Hutchinson High School, Hutchinson Community College, the Kansas State Fairgrounds, and the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Graber Elementary School was named for a prominent Hutchinson businessman, Willard J. Graber. Mr. Graber served as a Board of Education member of the Hutchinson Public Schools for 12 years.

Graber Elementary was first opened for occupancy in August 1954 with an enrollment of 350 students. Presently, the building serves kindergarten through sixth grade with an enrollment of 340. There are sixteen classrooms, a library media center, a support services room, as well as a computer lab. A large playground including grass covered playing fields and a black top area bordered by the building on the north and east sides. An outdoor classroom is located on the southeast side of the building. A parking lot south of the building provides a drop-off and pick up zone for students as well as additional parking.

Passport to Reading

Graber has received a teacher incentive grant from the Helen and Dale Critser Fund for Education for a family literacy project, called Passport to Reading. Each month, families will receive activities to encourage reading.

We'll also post those activities here.