Award Year: 2020

Marie Gatton Phillips Elementary School

640 Main Street
Sacramento, KY, 42372-9474

(270) 736-2343

Mr. Jeff Jones, Principal at time of Nomination

Mr. Jon Stephen Farley, Current Principal

Title I School

McLean County

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Our mission is to provide an excellent education based on top quality teaching, high expectations, and a culture that fosters effort, forward thinking, and success.

Student Demographics
  • White: 97%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Two or more races: 1%
Typical day at Marie Gatton Phillips Elementary

Typical day at Marie Gatton Phillips Elementary

The staff of Marie Gatton-Phillips Sacramento Elementary School is aware that children in grades Kindergarten through five have arrived at a crucial point in their growth process. The staff believes that each student must be dealt with as a separate, complete person. We are responsible for their physical, emotional, social, and academic development and must strive to meet the needs of all students. The Faculty endeavors to create an environment in which each child feels a definite part, and one that offers each the opportunity to succeed in these four areas.

Instruction at MGP is always
STRATEGIC...Everything we do in the classroom moves us toward our vision.
INTENTIONAL ...Everything we do in the classroom has a purpose to increase both academic achievement and growth.
URGENT...Everything we do in the classroom must be done with a sense of urgency in that we only have a very short time to move our students to the highest levels of achievement and growth they can reach. Just as winning sports organizations who play each game expecting to win, the staff of MGP expects their students to reach their highest potential in all areas.

"There is no try. There is either do or do not." Yoda
Our ultimate goal is to be a top ten school in all areas. We believe that we are only at the beginning of a great journey.