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Welcome To

Cedar River Academy at Taylor Elementary School

720 7th Ave SW Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404 | 319-558-2477


A message

Welcome to the Cedar River Academy at Taylor Elementary’s (CRA) website. This website is provided as a resource for information for our CRA families. CRA is a magnet school striving to better our local community through our theme of sustainability. Our mission is to develop a community of high achieving future ready learners with a passion for the sustainability of the environment, community, and self. We teach the Iowa Common Core through a sustainability lens and use project based learning to enhance student understanding of environmental concepts. Our students engage in many field based learning experiences throughout our community such as Mathew 25’s Urban Farm, and Wickiup Hill and Indian Creeks Learning Centers.

A website can tell you only so much. We value the relationships we build with students and their families. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher or myself for questions. If you are interested in learning more about our magnet school, schedule a visit and check us out. Or follow us on social media. The lottery to enroll in our school if you do not live in our neighborhood opens in the early part of the calendar year.


Points of Pride

241 Students

8 Languages spoken in our school

1:1 Personal devices for all students

69 Dedicated staff