Award Year: 2015

Gordon Elementary School

400 North Gordon Street
Marshall, MI, 49068-1271

(269) 781-1270

Mrs. Sandra Kingston, Principal at time of Nomination

Choice School

Marshall Public Schools

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Mission

In a safe supportive environment that is conducive to learning, the Gordon family will work in partnership with our community to provide a quality educational setting in which all of our students will learn to pursue excellence to reach their maximum learning potential.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 90%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Gordon Elementary, Marshall Public Schools, Marshall, MI

Gordon Elementary, Marshall Public Schools, Marshall, MI

Gordon Elementary is located in the beautiful city of Marshall, Michigan. Our school embraces the history of Marshall through our district's motto, "A Rich Tradition of Excellence." Gordon staff members have been awarded the district Teacher of the Year Award many times and Gordon has the only teacher in the district who has received this award twice. In 2012, our students had the highest Pro-Solve Math scores in the United States and Gordon was also designated a Reward School that same year.

There are many strategies used to challenge and support students academically, socially, and culturally at Gordon. We follow the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics and the Michigan Department of Education's Grade Level Content Expectations for Science and Social Studies. We have a full computer lab in our building and at least two computers in each class. We also have laptop carts and an I-pad cart to enhance student learning through technology. Gordon offers a variety of engaging options to students in order to help them with their learning including, but not limited to Accelerated Reader, Study Island, after school tutoring, math club, science fair, science night and math night.

We offer Math Recovery, Reading Recovery and we have an Intervention Specialist at Gordon who works with students in grades K-2 who need remedial assistance. The Intervention Specialist also operates a Literacy Corps program and our staff has taken on the Superintendent's Drop-Out Challenge to mentor at-risk students to help ensure high school graduation.