School Details

Gatesville Elementary School

2537 E Main St, Gatesville, TX 76528
(254) 865-7262

(out of 10)

Public Grades 2-3 452 students 14 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade



  • This school in 2013
  • Gatesville Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gatesville Elementary School is a public elementary school in Gatesville. The principal of Gatesville Elementary School is Ms Pamela D Bone, who can be contacted at 452 students go to Gatesville Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 4% of the Gatesville Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 45% of the 452 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 56% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Gatesville Elementary School is 14:1. Gatesville Primary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 80%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 23% 15%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
Asian 0.5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 42%
Limited English proficiency 4% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 45% 41%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    When my son was at the Primary I was made to feel very welcome by the staff as were other parents. They still remember my name and ask how my son is. When he began at the Elementary I was made to feel the exact opposite. They don't want parents up there unless they are subbing. The parties are limited not by the district but by the school itself. My sons teacher is not friendly towards parents period. She is good with him and good with the other students but like the majority of the teachers there she treats the children like adults not children. I have heard many complaints not just from other parents but other teachers on other campuses that the one school they had the most problems with next to the High School was the Elementary. They're unfriendliness and their disorganization during dismissal make me wish I had home schooled my son.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a parent of four children that have attended gatesville elementary and I could not be happier with the current principal and staff. My children range from 7 to 24 and all attended gatesville and the current staff is by far the best my questions are always answered with respect and I feel like I am notified quickly whether his glasses broke or he got a rock in his ear. At 7 and 8 years of age there is no extracurricular aactivities available at gatesville. In other schools parents are incouraged to help in the students classes and that is the only problem i have with gatesville's school system is that they insist on keeping parents out of the class room. We are discouraged from assisting the teachers in any way at Temple we made copies or just listened to the children read.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school to have your kids go to if you want a small class size and a teacher that knows your name.

  • (10 years ago)

    The only concern that I have with this school at this point has to do with occurances dealing with recess and other sporting events. I have had instances where I believe that there are not enough teachers watching the students at recess and this could lead to an injury. I have also had an incident where my child developed an injury from too much activity in P.E.

  • (10 years ago)

    Excellent small town school. The principal really enjoys the students and she understands them. The teaching staff is excellent. We are happy with the entire school system and its leadership.

  • (11 years ago)

    wonderful principal and great secretary! very happy with overall school!

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