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Gess Mission Statement

Together, the Gess Community

fosters a joyful growth experience for all

by modeling high expectations

in a purposeful, secure environment.

  • Values

    • Our climate:
      • creates and supports high expectations.
      • strives to encourage learning and positive attitudes.
      • is welcoming to students, staff, and families.
      • accepts students where they are and expects them to work to the best of their abilities.
      • encourages open communication between home and school.


    • Our instruction:
      • is data driven.
      • happens in a consistent, accepting, respectful environment.
      • is diverse to reach all learners at all levels
      • focuses on making every minute of instruction count.
      • involves collaboration with parents and the community to support student achievement.


    Staff and Students at Gess Elementary are

    Respectful, Responsible, and Safe!