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GGUSD Elementary Schools are top 30% in the nation!

Gilbert Elementary along with other GGUSD Elementary Schools are in the top 30% of the nation according to U.S. News and World Report’s rankings! We're proud of all Grizzlies and GGUSD!
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Drop-off / Pickup Procedures

Please see the revised map for Drop-off and Pickup procedures. We ask that all parents and child care who are dropping-off or picking-up to follow the school procedures as well as the city traffic and parking rules. Please help keep getting your stud…
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Welcome Back Grizzlies!

We are looking forward to the start of the 2021-2022 school year! The first day of school this year is August 16, 2021. As a reminder school is going to be full-time and in person learning. School starts at 8:05am and dismissal is at 2:25pm every day…
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Gilbert is named a 2019-2020 California Honor Roll School

Gilbert has once again been named to Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll for 2019-2020!  Educational Results Partnership (ERP), a nonprofit organization applies data science to help improve student outcomes and career readiness, Schools that…
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Gilbert Elementary is a No Place for Hate school.

Gilbert Elementary takes pride in incorporating programs to promote respect, understanding and inclusion for all students in our classrooms. Great job Grizzlies in leading the way at being friendly and welcoming!
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Gilbert PAL Students Start Anti-Bullying Campaign

On October 15th, Gilbert students attended an assembly to kick off this years Anti-Bullying campaign. Students watched a video starring PAL (Peer Assistance Leadership) students and learned the meanings of Mean, Rude, and Bullying, which also include…

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Gilbert Families,

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year!  Last year brought new challenges as we started off the year postponing in-person instruction until we moved into our hybrid schedule in March. This year we are excited to welcome all our students back full-time. Rest assured, we are committed to provide our families with guidance as CDPH updates schools. Gilbert staff will continue to offer high quality learning to meet the needs of our students and will provide communication, guidance, and support every step of the way. 


This year we will continue to focus on our District's Strategic Plan: Academic Skills +  Personal Skills = Lifelong Success!   Our academic program is rigorous, engaging, and aligned to the state standards.   Our amazing teachers use research-based strategies to develop students’ critical thinking skills, including the meaningful use of technology in instruction,  learning how to collaborate, and helping students develop scholarly habits and motivation. As a staff, we are committed to 21st Century Learning to best prepare students for a successful future. In these challenging times, it is also a priority at Gilbert to support the social-emotional well-being of our students and families. This year, additional resources have been allocated to support students with recovering from the challenges and trauma from the events of the past year.

Mrs. Santana, Principal


Our School

At Gilbert we are committed to educate our almost 500 students. Our teachers and staff are ready to work hard to provide Gilbert scholars with knowledge and 21st century skills!

We are proud to share that Gilbert has been chosen as one of the schools to receive the California Honor Roll Recognition Award for the 2014, 2016, and 17-18 school years. Our students' efforts, commitment to learn, and academic improvement earned us this award.

Gilbert is a Positive Behavioral Intervention Support school (PBIS). Good behavior and character strengths are emphasized in student and staff interactions. Everyone is encouraged to be a respectful, safe and responsible student. At Gilbert, we also distribute awards to students for their achievements. We give out weekly and monthly prizes to students from each classroom for demonstrating character strengths for being Gilbert Great! We also give trimester awards to recognize students for demonstrating a growth mindset and for their academic efforts.


We have two leadership groups on campus that we are happy to announce:

  • PAL (Peer Assistance Leadership) is a group which gives fifth and sixth graders the opportunity to participate in community service. Through volunteering and extracurricular activities, PAL students learn the importance of self-direction and independence. They also act as leaders and mentors for other students. 
  • Student Council hosts school spirit events and brings students together through school events throughout the school year. These students elected members are given the chance to utilize their public speaking skill.  

Our afterschool programs throughout the year include academic intervention and extracurricular activities! These programs are as follows:

  • Intervention for kindergarten gathers up those who need assistance with foundational skills, reading, and basic math concepts. Teachers and students review material and work together to ensure that students are working towards meeting academic standards.

•       Kids Run the OC is a fitness program available for upper grade level students in the Spring. The Kids Run The OC (KROC) Training Program was designed to help pre-adolescent kids become more physically fit, promote an active and healthy lifestyle and combat the onset of childhood obesity. . . while having fun! 

  • Our Boys & Girls Club is available for 2nd to 6th grade scholars. Students engage in various activities and receive homework help. This is a wonderful way for scholars to get involved in school, setting them up for a future of success!

Gilbert's PTA meets once a month to plan for the exciting events that bring fun and academic based events to our campus. Parents are in charge of book fairs, supporting the Lunar New Year festivities and the Annual Spring Carnival. Our PTA has a history of strong support for students and teachers through fundraisers, appreciation events and providing classroom materials to name a few. They also fund assemblies such as Imagination Machine, an academic presentation that motivates students to write, and Accelerated Reader (A.R.)a program to encourage students to read and provide incentives for reaching their goal.

Please join us as we plan our events for the year! We will have our Disability Awareness Event in March with the support of our PTA and the Special Olympics Foundation.  The event's theme is: "See the Able, not the Label!"

We would like to thank the Kaiser Permanente Performance Theatre Group which held an assembly of focusing on literacy for our K-2 students. In addition to a great performance and message about the importance of reading, and parents were given books to enjoy together at home.

Teachers, parents, and students working together can help every Gilbert student succeed!