Our Mission

Vision Statement

Gates Elementary School is a snapshot of California’s population. We serve students of diverse, cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. We strive for high academic standards and expectations for students. Self-esteem is a critical facet in the education of the whole child. Through an environment of mutual respect, positive reinforcement and opportunities to build good character, our students develop a positive self concept. This positive self-esteem is the vehicle through which all students become responsible citizens and learn the skills necessary to adapt to a constantly changing society.

We encourage our parents to be active partners in the education of their children. The team of child, teacher, and parent working together is key to the success of all our students. With this team support, as students leave Gates School they are able to successfully meet the challenges that lie ahead of them in this multi-faceted world.

Mission Statement

Gates Elementary School Community is committed to meeting the needs of the whole child so that each child can be a successful individual and a contributing member of society.