Award Year: 2013

Gate City Elementary School

2288 Hiskey Street
Pocatello, ID, 83201-1815

(208) 237-2503

Deanne Dye, Principal at time of Nomination

Pocatello/Chubbuck District

School Website


Students come prepared to learn at Gate City Elementary. Teachers come prepared to teach for success in school and life.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 94%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

Gate City is one of 13 elementary schools in the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District. Our community of Pocatello is home to Idaho State University and is named after Chief Pocatello of the Shoshoni tribe, who granted the right-of-way for the first railroad to cross Fort Hall Indian Reservation and allow the city to become an important stop during the gold rush.

Our school is made up of nine different nationalities from all over the world. The school has consistently been recognized as a high performing school and has received many awards and recognitions.

We know that parents and community members play a vital role in the success of each child. We are fortunate to have strong parent participation in our school. We are committed to a challenging curriculum aimed at helping students succeed. Students are encouraged to think critically, problem solve, and work in teams. Our high expectations promote student achievement and active engagement in learning with highly qualified, professional staff.

Staff members focus on key areas that develop self-discipline and confidence within each student. Our learning goals help all students exhibit competency in ELA literacy, mathematical and scientific reasoning, and technology usage. Gate City students are also able to develop an appreciation for humanities and the creative and performing arts through exposure to a rich music and art curriculum.

Teachers are fully implementing the Idaho Core Standards with unit plans and formative assessments guiding the curriculum. Utilizing Professional Learning Communities, teachers are able to provide a safe, supportive culture of learning embedded with learning strategies and proficiency opportunities for all students. We are proud of their commitment to excellence.