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About Our School

Grizzly paw print
2288 Hiskey
Pocatello, ID 83201
Deanne Dye
Important Numbers:
(208) 237-2503
(208) 237-2239


Home of the Grizzlies!

U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Schools 2013 logo

National Blue Ribbon School


Idaho Showcase School


Where Learning is Visible

Visible Learning is developing student accountability of their own learning. We want our learners to set goals, track their progress, and motivate their own learning.  Teachers are master facilitators of the learning process, the standards, and are working to develop assessment capable learners.

Visible Learning vocabulary you might hear from you learner:


  • Growth Mindset
  • Te Learning Pit/Pool
  • Learning Intentions
  • Success Criteria
  • Data Folders
  • Progress Monitoring


Here is a great video to help you understand what Visible Learning is all about: Michael Jordan Learning Pit Video

Illustration of the learning pit concept
Feel free to stop by and see your child's classroom and the visible learning that is taking place in our school. Your child's teacher is happy to share Visible Learning information and answer questions you may have.

2017-2018 Visible Learning Journey​ 3 Questions

What am I learning?

Where am I at in my learning?

What are my next steps in my learning?

Attendance at Gate City Elementary School

Every day is an important day of learning for your child. We recognize that sometimes absences can't be avoided, so if your child will be absent from school for any reason, please contact us immediately so we can mark it down. You can contact the school at 237-2503.

Also, if you'd like the teacher to pull work for your child during their absence, please let us know by 9:00 a.m. and we will have the teacher collect the work. Work will be available for pick up after 1:00 p.m.

2017-2018 Building School Theme

"In this school, we all swim together."

Illustration of a fish

Mission Statement

"Contribute to a safe environment which promotes respect and motivates students to learn and act responsibly." 

Vision Statement

"We believe education is the shared responsibility of the student, home, school, and community."

Awards & Recognitions

  • Idaho Merit School
  • Idaho Showcase School
  • National Blue Ribbon School
  • Idaho 5-Star School​