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Reminisce ~ Reconnect ~ Reunite 


June 2011

Welcome blue textalumni, teachers and staff of Will C. Crawford High School. You have landed on the OFFICIAL web site of the WILL C. CRAWFORD HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION & FOUNDATION located in San Diego, CA.

Crawford High School continues to build upon its great heritage with the support of parents, businesses, teachers and alumni.
This site is where you can reconnect with over 30,000 classmates, teachers and staff--those who graduated from Crawford, and those who may have moved but still shared classes, sports, clubs and memories with us, and your teachers and staff. Elementary school and junior high also. All are welcome to reunite here. 
So what is it that draws us together? It’s the memories of being together at the height of raging hormones, supreme daring, and ultimate idiocies when all things were possible and friendships were forever. It’s the experience of unforgettable times, for better or worse, that ended our teenage years and launched us into adulthood. We want you to feel welcome here, and we hope you'll share a bit of yourself with us, in this exclusive and private community.
Click HERE for instructions on how to register as a member.


PRIVACY: All contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address) entered into this website will be kept confidential.  It will not be shared or distributed.  Your contact information is private: your address, phone number, and e-mail address cannot be seen by other classmates or anyone but you and the web site administrators unless you duplicate any of that information you wish to share in the Viewable Contact Infomation question/answer box in your profile - which can only be seen by logged in website members.  When someone clicks on your name, the only contact information they will see is your city and state, plus whatever information about yourself you choose to share in your Profile's question/answer boxes.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to "Whitelist"  In other words, add this email address to your provider's safe sender list. This ensures you will receive emails from us and not go to your spam folder. If you do not know how to do this, check with your email provider or you can Google "How to whitelist my email".
WHAT IS WHITELISTING?: Whitelisting simply means you are telling your email program to accept emails coming from our Alumni Association website (Class Creator), and your classmates. The technique for whitelisting varies by email program, generally you will see the terms whitelist, Safe List, Safe Senders List or Approved Senders List.
DATA: Information provided on this website is obtained on a "best efforts" basis and no one shall be held liable for any errors or omissions. To correct any data other than your own profile data, which you can update yourself, please go to the ‘Contact Us’ button and send your comments to the website administrator.
SECURITY: No one who has access to this website shall use any of the content for personal or commercial purposes.
This website was created at website and is maintained by Jana Glasgow Ditmars, ('81) and Kelly Childers ('81).

Here's an article from April 2021, in The San Diego Union. Click HERE


Came across an engaging article in the San Diego Reader about Crawford; published in 1983, and written by classmate Gordon Smith, class of 1969.  Click HERE.


Rendering of new administration, performance art center and classroom three story building (San Diego Unified School photo)
Want to see what Crawford will look like in a few years, click HERE (video courtesy of Barbara Alvarez '70).  More information on Crawford's modernization project, HERE
New video on Crawford's modernization project. HERE. Updated 11/10/2020


Photos from Crawford's football stadium grand opening  - Click HERE.




  We are saddened to report the passing of the following Colts:

  • Steven Norman - Class of 1965 - 11/30/21
  • Julia Lewis Thompson - Class of 1965 - 11/25/21
  • Elbert Keith Miles - Class of 1974 - 11/13/21
  • Donald Weim - Class of 1963 - 11/12/21
  • Alexander Caravajal - Class of 1967 - 10/31/21
  • Marianne Montello - Class of 1967 - 10/26/21
  • Darrell Bremner - Class of 1969 - 10/19/21
  • Dee Gantz - Class of 1971 - 10/15/21
  • Brian Umana - Class of 2011 - 10/08/21
  • Cheri DeBusk Grippo - Class of 1963 - 10/07/21
  • Judith Romano Hetrick - Class of 1967 - 10/04/21
  • Gloria Guarnotta Owen - Class of 1977 - 09/28/21
  • DeAnn Miner - Class of 1967 - 09/26/21
  • Edward Gabrielson - Class of 1962 - 09/18/21
  • Joseph Keeyes - Class of 1963 - 09/16/21
  • Gary Beckham - Class of 1962 - 09/11/21
  • Mary Lee Caldwell Anderson - Teacher - 09/08/2021
  • John Lester - Teacher - 09/08/21
  • Shirley Marquette Aldridge - Class of 1963 - 08/17/21 
  • Joanne Dawson Stone - Class of 1961 - 08/15/21


The School With All The Catchers 
It's here! Joe Naiman, class of 1982, has published his book on the history of the Crawford High School Baseball Program. Covering the years of 1958 - 2007. Currently not available in stores, however, you can buy your copy direct from Joe for $19.95. Contact Joe at 760.458.9827.


 Hey Colts!  The Crawford Foundation now meets at 4:00PM on Zoom.  This earlier time allows the Crawford staff and others who attend to bridge the gap between school activities and the meeting start time.  The Board will continue to meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except July, August and December).  We welcome fellow alumni who wish to become new members of the Board of Directors.  As a board member, you would be helping with fundraisers and special projects at Crawford, as well as supporting the Alumni Association and its events. If you can't commit to our meetings and still want to help, there are subcommittees with various projects that need willing participants.  If you are interested in joining either team, please contact us at this email: