Gidley School Home

Principal's Message

The staff of Gidley School is committed to doing all it takes to ensure that all our students achieve academic success. We understand that each child's success is dependent upon everyone at our school working together (parents, teachers, staff and administration), with a common instructional focus and appropriate support, to ensure success for every child. For this reason, we continue working and planning collegially through our Professional Learning Communities/teams, which are focused on improving student learning and providing enrichment challenges for our students who are at and above grade level. We rely on assessment results with an emphasis on using data to gauge student learning and progress. Likewise, our instructional support staff is fully involved in classrooms and they work diligently to support our teachers and our students. Our support staff, custodial staff and office staff do their part to support student learning by making sure our campus is clean, our records are up-to-date, and our children have a safe and secure learning environment. Our parents play a crucial role in student success and they support that by joining one of our organizations such as our School Site Council (SSC), our English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). These parent groups have the opportunity to be involved in bringing new ideas and programs to our school.
Our students have the opportunity to enroll in our ASPIRE Program, which is an after-school homework assistance program that also offers enrichment and remediation services. We also offer our students opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and extend their learning through participation on our Science Olympiad Team, our school choir, our school band and our student leadership team.
At Gidley our motto is "Believe it and you will see it"...
We look forward in building a stronger school community this year and those that follow.


Upcoming Events

What's Been Happening?

Three El Monte City schools – LeGore, Cherrylee and Shirpser schools – have been designated as Lighthouse campuses, a recognition granted to only 300 schools across the country that produce outstanding school and student outcomes by implementing the Leader in Me process with fidelity and excellence.

Grant Supports Student Leadership Program

A grant from the Panda Cares Foundation will fund Leader in Me student materials, including student workbooks and teacher guides, as well as a coach whose focus will be tailored to each school’s needs.
Distant Learning Plan Fall 2020

EMCSD Distance Learning Plan

The El Monte City School District is grateful for our outstanding staff, supportive community, and the Board of Education for the continued support of our students and schools. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the way we work and live and especially how our children learn. (Read More)