• About E. Hale Curran

    We are excited to offer a STEM emphasis at our school. Science, technology, engineering and math education is integrated into the regular curriculum, as well as through project-based instruction. Integrated curriculum fosters a way of learning that mimics real life. Our staff is committed to creating an environment where children are curious and excited about learning.   

    Our STEM focus is a vehicle for developing and fostering 21st century learning skills.  We believe that students must develop creativity, curiosity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills in order to be college and career ready. 

    STEM Advantages:

    • Innovative and inspiring
    • Capitalizes on the natural curiosity of young children
    • Engages students as life-long learners
    • Integrates into Language Arts, math, social studies and art
    • Teaches children to use inquiry and investigation to analyze evidence 
    • Integrates the Next Generation Science Standards



    School Mission/Vision

    E. Hale Curran Elementary is a community of learners in which the needs of children come first. We believe that all members of the school community play an integral role in the education and well-being of each student. We strive to provide an environment that embraces the diversity of our school population, and respects all of its members. We are committed to helping all children develop self-confidence, compassion, and a desire to work as a team; providing a challenging, standards-based curriculum, which also accepts individuals’ creativity; and teaches children to solve problems, think critically, and maintain a lifelong love of learning.

    Striving towards excellence is an on-going process at E. Hale Curran Elementary School. To this end, we will continue to use District curriculum and tests to provide a strong base for our instructional program. Our hope is that every child who leaves Curran will take with them a strong foundation in academics, a positive self-image, respect for others, a love of country, and a life-long love of learning.


    Description of Campus

    E. Hale Curran Elementary School, named a California Distinguished School in 1994 and 2000,and 2006, serves students in Kindergarten through Grade Five. E. Hale Curran Elementary School opened in 1989. Curran is the sixth elementary school to be opened in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District. The school has 48 classrooms, a multipurpose room, two computer labs, library, cafeteria, administrative offices, staff lounge and two play areas, one for kindergarten students and one designated for students in grades 1-5. Child care facilities for students in grades K-5 are located on campus in a separate room.

    Year School Opened



    Instructional Goals/Program

    E. Hale Curran Elementary School is committed to providing a well balanced, standards-based education for each student. At E. Hale Curran Elementary School the administration, support staff, teachers, and parents are all active participants in providing direction and resources for the improvement of the instructional program. E. Hale Curran uses the California State Standards, District and State curriculum, current research in education, and student assessment data to maintain our strong educational foundation. We believe students will need this strong educational foundation and the support of the community to meet the high standards and expectations that are necessary for them to compete in tomorrow’s world.

    Feeder Schools

    Shivela Middle School, Murrieta Mesa High School

Last Modified on June 18, 2024