Contact and Location
2806 Grove Avenue
Gustine, CA 95322
Phone (209) 854-6496
Alma Romo, Principal
Tawnya Coffey, Vice Principal
Gustine Elementary School
"Soaring to Success"
The students at Gustine Elementary are our greatest asset. Their paths to success are unique. We believe that our students will experience success with the support and encouragement of parents, teachers and staff through positive social and educational experiences, respect for cultural diversity, a strong academic program, and a safe and secure learning environment.
Our goal is to ensure that every student at GES is a critical thinker, a collaborative learner, as well as productive member of society. Gustine Elementary provides a safe, friendly, and encouraging environment in which students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. All students will leave GES prepared to take on the academic, social, and emotional challenges of middle school.
School Vision and Mission
In partnership with families and the community, Gustine Elementary is committed to the task of educating students to be productive members of society. Core beliefs are:
- High expectations yield high results.
- Every individual is unique and has worth.
- Learning is a lifelong process.
- Everyone has the right to be safe and secure and free from discrimination.
- Encouragement, enthusiasm and motivation are essential for success
- Honesty and integrity are important values
- The partnerships of schools, -parents and community enrich society
- Hard work and perseverance are the cornerstones of good character
- Excellence in education is essential to our country’s democracy.
Gustine Elementary School is located in the San Joaquin Valley, in Gustine, California. The school site opened in August 2001. Gustine Elementary houses Transitional Kindergarten through Grade 5. GES is on a traditional school calendar. The current enrollment stands at 570 students. Approximately 84% of the students are Hispanic, approximately 13% are white (non-Hispanic), 40% are identified as English Learners. 81.5% are low socioeconomic, and all students obtain meals. GES provides a safe environment for students to learn and be a part of the school community. ASB is active on campus; activities to boost student and staff morale are most popular.
There is one principal and an assistant principal. The District shares a school counselor who is on site three days per week. The office staff consists of a secretary, attendance clerk, and a home/school bilingual liaison. The District employs a full-time nurse that serves all sites and a full-time health aide for each school site. There are 28-certificated teachers; one academic coach and one intervention teacher. Classified staff consists of part-time aides for all kindergarten classes and a full-time aide for the Transitional Kindergarten class, a shared first, second grade and special education instructional aides, lunch and yard duty supervisors, a crossing guard, library clerk, and two full-time and one part-time custodians.
A REMINDER THAT THE FIRST BELL FOR ALL STUDENTS IS 7:45 (7:50 tardy). School dismissal times: 1:15.p.m for grades TK/Kindergarten, 2:10 p.m. for grades 1-3 and 2:15 p.m for grades 4-5. At dismissal times, please greet your students at the entrance gates and remain off campus until the bell rings at 2:15; we continue early release every Monday with 1:15 dismissal time.
Designated Pick Up and Drop off areas:
TK-2ND Grade: Side Gate on Meredith Ave
3RD- 5TH Grade: Side Gate of Grove Ave
Check out the Parent/Student handbook; you will find the school hours, minimum days listed for the year and other valuable information. On the first day of school you should have received the district-wide student compact. Please read through this booklet, sign the pages in the center and return to your child's teacher. If you have any questions, please call the school at 854-6496.