Welcome to Crittenden!

Crittenden Middle School serves the students and families of Mountain View, California. Our mission is to inspire and empower every student to pursue academic and personal excellence.


Principal's Message   En español

June 5, 2014

Wow. It's hard to believe that another school year has come to a close. In August, we shared a collective vision for all of our students:


Crittenden graduates are positive, organized, resilient, self-advocating, and tech-savvy individuals.  They are creative thinkers, critical problem solvers, master communicators, and active collaborators. They are academically-minded: obsessive about and excited by learning. They pursue excellence to better themselves and their communities.


Through the hard work of our entire staff, our students, our parents, our volunteers, and community members, I can say confidently that we have taken some giant first steps toward realizing this vision. I want to thank all of the teachers and support staff for coming to work each and every day with a shared sense of purpose: to inspire and empower every student to pursue academic and personal excellence. To all community members: We are a better place now than we were at the start of the year, by any imaginable measure. Thank you.


Have a wonderful summer!




Food for Thought...
with Mrs. Siam, Assistant Principal

Summer Reading Tips

Efforts should be made during the summer to help your teen sustain reading skills, practice reading and read for enjoyment.  Here are a few tips to make reading enjoyable for your teen this summer:

1. Set a good example by modeling reading yourself.
2. Let teens choose what they want to read, and don't turn your nose up at popular fiction
3. Take your teen to the library regularly
4. Encourage your teen to keep a summer scrapbook.

Happy Reading! 

Consejos del verano para que sus hijos leen durante las vacaciones

Se debe hacer un gran esfuerzo durante el verano para ayudar a su hijo a mantener las habilidades de lectura, práctica de lectura y leyó para el disfrute. Los siguientes son algunos consejos para hacer la lectura agradable para su hijo este verano. 

1. Sea un buen ejemplo y lean con ellos
2. Deje que los adolescentes a elegir lo que quieren leer, y no vuelven a su nariz para arriba por la ficción popular 
3. Lleve a su hijo a la biblioteca regularmente 
4. Anime a su hijo a mantener un libro de recuerdos de verano 

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Attendance and Emergency Contact Info

Absence Line: To report an absence, call the absence line at (650) 903-6945 by 8:00 on the morning of the absence. Press 2 to leave a message. Please do not press 0.  The absence line is open 24 hrs.

Tardies:  All students who are not in their classrooms and seats by 7:55 a.m. (M,T,Th,F) or 9:28 a.m. (W) are considered tardy and must report to the tardy window at the office.  

Students with excessive tardies can expect to make up the time they missed during Saturday school.

Emergency Contact Information:
Parents, please make sure we have your current home address, and home, work and cell phone numbers.  We also need your current email address so you can receive our weekly Panther Press Newsletter. To update your information, come to the Crittenden office or call us at (650) 903-6945 x2203.