Serving the Community for Generations

  • In March of 1946, Jacktown, Midway, and Mountainside School Districts merged with Groner...and the Kinton District followed two years later. Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Groner Elementary were held on August 20, 1948, on land donated by Ferd Groner. Over the years families have come and gone. However, if you visit Groner Elementary School, you will be sure to find many students who have parents...and grandparents...that attended Groner in years past.

    Did you know....

    • Groner School first opened its doors in 1949.
    • The school property covers 10 acres of land.
    • Our current student enrollment is 230 students (grades K-8).
    • School starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:20 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  We dismiss at 1:50 p.m. every Wednesday for Academic Seminar (teacher professional development). 
    • Our school mascot is the “grizzly bear”.
    • Our school colors are blue and white (same as Hilhi).
    • The school’s telephone number is 503.844.1600 and our attendance number is 503.844.1603.
    • Our principal is Katie Thomas. Our school office manager is Mrs. Cindy Kaufman and Mrs. Kathy Stewart is our school secretary.
    • We have two Social Learning Centers (SLC); a district specialized program supporting the development of social/emotional needs.
    • The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program from the Northwest Regional Education Service District is located at Groner.
    • Our PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) meets once a month, and we encourage all interested parents to participate in this vital organization.
    • Groner transitioned to a K-8 School (grade 7 was added 2015/16 and grade 8 was added 2016/17).
    • Groner K-8 is a designated STEAM school, which includes a partnership with The Right Brain Initiative (RBI).