Principal's Message

Phone: (626) 472-7660


Degrees and Certifications:

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona - Administrative Credential Chapman University - M.A. Education and Single Subject Teaching Credential in Social Science University of Redlands - B.A. History

Mr. Casey Stratton

Welcome to the 23-24 school year at Merwin Elementary School!

I am humbled and honored to serve as the Principal of our highly accomplished school community! I will begin my 20th year in the Covina-Valley Unified School District, where I have served as both a teacher and administrator. I’m so very proud to be a Merwin Mustang!

Merwin Elementary School is recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the highest performing elementary schools in the Covina-Valley Unified School District, the county of Los Angeles, and the state of California. The California Department of Education also recognizes our school as a "California Pivotal Practice School." These distinguished awards celebrate the continued academic accomplishments of our students, families, teachers, and staff.

Most recently, Merwin students displayed ample proficiency and showed growth in ELA, Math, and Science on the 2023 CAASPP Assessments. Additionally, Merwin students boasted one of the highest attendance rates amongst elementary schools in Covina-Valley during the 22-23 school year.

As a school staff, we participate in a continuous loop of reflecting upon our instructional practices and analyzing student growth/success. While we really do have so much to be proud of as a school community, there will always be room for improvement. Our "Good & Important News" message shares in detail our celebrations and continued areas of growth.

As we begin the 23-24 school year, I look forward to increasing our partnership with families to continue to support the academic and social/emotional well-being of ALL students. Working together, the potential of ALL students is limitless!

On behalf of the Merwin teachers and staff, we remain committed to providing our students with a rigorous instructional program and a caring social environment that will ensure the educational excellence of ALL students! Merwin School is indeed a unique and supportive environment that values ALL individuals!

If we can be of any assistance, we invite you to call or visit our school office. We are open daily from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Go Mustangs!

Casey Stratton

Principal, Merwin Elementary School