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509 6th Ave NE, Crosby, MN 56441 - Phone (218) 545-8803 - Fax:(218) 545-8858



Paw Pride...
Our school mascot, Una the St. Bernard, was the loyal sidekick of Cuyler Adams, founder of the Cuyuna Range. In honor of Una, we practice "Paw Pride" in everything we do:

Paw Pride

Respect Others:

  • Keep your hands and
    feet to yourself
  • Take turns
  • Use polite and kind

Respect Yourself:

  • Do your best
  • Make good choices
  • Positive attitude

Respect Property:

  • Keep your area clean
  • Ask before using
  • Leave things better than you found them

Respect Learning:

  • Listen to others
  • Ask questions
  • Participate/Get involved


Welcome to Cuyuna Range Elementary School, a Minnesota School of Excellence...

Whether you are new to the area, an established community member with students already enrolled and active, or just now enrolling a kindergarten student, we welcome you to Cuyuna Range Elementary School.

With preschool through sixth grade classes, it is our goal to nurture, direct and help each child reach his or her full potential. Enrollment at CRES is approximately 620 students with 100 staff members. We have a library chock full of children's books, two full size gymnasiums, two computer labs, a "maker space" we call the Creative Cafe, an engineering lab, a music room, a band room, an art room, a newly upgraded playground and most importantly a dedicated staff that cares for each and every child.

CRES is in its second year as a Minnesota School of Excellence. This commitment to excellence is an expectation for all staff and students, and we strive to make sure that we help all our students meet our high expectations.

We encourage you to get involved and support our school's mission of fulfilling the promise of educating each child in a safe and nurturing environment. Contact the school office if you'd like to volunteer or schedule a tour of our wonderful school.

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Letter from the Principal

Welcome to Cuyuna Range Elementary School.  At CRES, it is our distinct privilege to partner with parents and the community to offer our students an education focused on excellence.

 CRES is a preschool through 6th grade school nestled in northeast Crosby, Minnesota, and we feature two gyms, multiple computer labs, a music room, a complete band room, an art room, a “maker space” called the Creative Café, an engineering lab, and a performance area where students demonstrate their many talents.  Our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) program rivals anything found anywhere in the state, with staff members who are state and national presenters on STEAM education. Our students are being prepared for a future of success.  In early 2018, CRES received the inaugural STEM Innovation Award, presented by the Minnesota Elementary School Principal's Association and the Science Museum of Minnesota. They're winning approach is a two-pronged program that includes a “Tech and Innovation” class as part of their rotation as well as an afterschool and summer program called “Bright Futures,” which features activities such as FIRST LEGO League, Rocketry Club, Destination Imagination, and Camp Invention.

CRES offers many unique opportunities that allow our students to discover and develop their passion.  Our classroom teachers teach the general subjects, and we have specialists who teach music, band, physical education, technology & innovation, and art.  We offer our students many opportunities to utilize technology in their education.  This includes the use of mobile laptop labs, Chromebook labs, and iPad labs.  Our third through sixth grade students are all assigned a 1 to 1 electronic device to help supplement their education.

The staff at CRES is second to none.  We love what we do! We have a well-trained and caring staff that is focused on providing all of our students with a world-class education.   Everybody at CRES is dedicated to developing bright minds for a bright future in a safe and nurturing learning environment.  If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact any one of our staff members. 


Kurt Becker

CRES Principal


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Cuyuna Range Elementary School Office
509 6th Ave NE  - Crosby, MN 56441              Phone: (218) 545-8803
   Fax: (218) 545-8858                                Email: atysdale@ci.k12.mn.us

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