Crane Elementary School District No. 13  |  4250 W. 16th Street, Yuma, AZ 85364  |  P: 928.373.3400  |  F: 928.782.6831
Crane Middle School
4450 West 32nd Street, Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 373-3200 Phone | (928) 344-6821 Fax
Crane Middle School
Crane Middle Mission and Vision
At Crane Middle School we will equip our students with the attributes necessary to be contributing citizens of a global society.


We are committed to creating authentic learning experiences with experts in the field and applying knowledge to solve real-world problems and making connections to real-world issues, to enhance the learning environment in innovative and differentiated ways. We are committed to breaking down the barriers of time and place for learning, sparking creativity and innovative learning while deepening understanding through collaboration and discussion.
AzMerit Results Go Home November 2!

A message from our principal, Mrs. Neumann:

Good day, Parents and Guardians,

Today is the day your student will bring home his/her AzMERIT results. This message is to help you understand what they mean for your student and for our teachers.

Crane Middle School is dedicated to giving a world-class education that ensures your child is on track to succeed this year and in the future. Over the past few years, we have been working to raise the bar to ensure that our students are prepared to be successful not just in the next grade, but also in college, career and in life. We’ve implemented higher standards and have asked our students to use their critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity skills more than they ever have before.

Last spring, our students took a new assessment, which is one tool that we use to see if our children are on track to succeed. The assessment is called AzMERIT and it took the place of AIMS in reading, writing and math.

Since this is the first year of the assessment and we’re asking students to know and be able to do more, you can expect that test scores will be different than before and may appear lower than expected. The test scores are giving us really important information that we can use along with your child’s grades, homework, and class participation to understand how your child is doing in meeting higher expectations.

This change may feel tough right now, but it is the right thing to do to help our kids succeed now and in the future. AzMERIT is helping to give us more accurate information about how our kids are doing and where they need more support – making all of us better. Teachers and parents can use student scores to make sure they’re doing all the right things to support student achievement.

Over time, each Crane Middle School graduate will be stronger and more competitive in college, career and life. No one likes taking tests – but AzMERIT is one important way for us to understand how our children are doing, and find ways to improve learning in our schools.

In late November data will be released that compares Crane Middle School's data to that of other schools and the overall state of Arizona.

To learn more about the test and what your child needs to know to be successful, visit


Kari Neumann, Principal

Device Recycling Fundraiser
Cougars in Action
Crane Middle School Generation Yes Program


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Cougar Sports and Clubs
Crane Middle School News
Julie P Placess 2nd at Hoop Shoot State Championship
Congratulations to Julie P for representing us at state. She is the 3rd person (and the first girl) in the history of Crane to take 2nd place at the State Elks Hoop Shoot competition. Good job Julie! We are proud of you! 
Meet Crane Middle School's Candidates for Teacher of the Year
Jessica Boerema, Matt Kastem, Heather Dierdorf 
Crane Student Wins State VFW Essay Contest!
We couldn't be prouder of Geoffrey P, a 7th grader on Team Africa! He recently found out that he is the winner of the state VFW essay contest! Geoffrey wrote about his grandfather, a cook on a ship in WWII. Geoffrey stated, "The veterans are the ones that protect the land of the free and define the US as the home of the brave." 
Congratulations to Sesquicentennial Essay and Art Contest Frist Place Winners
Ashley V, first place essay winner / Adrianne S, first place art entry
Crane Math Counts Team Wins City Title for 3rd Straight Year!
Congratulations to our team and their coach, Lauren Daniels! 
Crane Middle School is getting their AzMERIT test results. Click here to get information on the new state test.
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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7:12 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday 7:12 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Student Spotlight
Crane Middle School takes 3rd City Championship in a row!
Congratulations to Yazan Abdella for representing us so well in the Yuma County Spelling Bee! 
Staff Spotlight
Upcoming Events
Thanksgiving Break
Wed Nov 25 2015
to Fri Nov 27 2015
Winter Intersession
Mon Dec 21 2015
to Fri Jan 8 2016
Martin Luther King Holiday
Mon Jan 18 2016
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Tue Feb 9 2016
to Fri Feb 12 2016
President's Day Holiday
Mon Feb 15 2016
Recent Events
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