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    Dependability is ‘bee’-ing trustworthy and reliable.

    Our Gadsden Pride

    Welcome to Gadsden Elementary:
    A National Blue Ribbon School & A Place of Great Expectations!

    The Gadsden Bluejay Creed:
    I am a Gadsden Bluejay and I have Great Expectations!
    I expect to achieve! I expect to succeed!
    Therefore, I will achieve and I will succeed because these are my Expectations!

    Gadsden Elementary School - Mission Statement for Student Learning:
    The mission of Gadsden Elementary is to prepare students to become confident, competent, lifelong learners and responsible citizens by providing a safe, supportive learning environment rich in innovative educational experiences.

    Gadsden Elementary School - Mission Statement for Customer Service:
    Believing that the students at Gadsden Elementary are our primary customers and believing that all individuals in our community are worthwhile and deserve a high quality of service, the staff at Gadsden Elementary School is committed to the following mission statement:
    • We will serve our students, parents, and community with respect.
    • We will attend to the needs of all we serve promptly and with courtesy.
    • In all our communications and in all our problem solving situations, we will listen to all and will treat all with fairness and with impartiality.
    We are an "A" rated school.

    Gadsden Elementary has been recognized as a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School. Congratulations to the students, faculty/staff and the entire community of Gadsden Elementary!

    Gadsden Elementary was recognized as the 2010-2011: National Distinguished Title I School & South Carolina Distinguished Title I School
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    2014-15 Theme: "SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS" 

    Save the Date!


    Advocacy Club Survey: This survey is to be completed by all staff and students in grades 1-5.           

    Reading Survey
    : This survey is to be completed by students in grades 1-5.           

    Bluejay Spotlight

    The supply lists for each grade are listed in the document below.

    2016-2017 School supply List.docx
    Gadsden Elementary has completed another school year with an amazing staff and group of students! Below are several lists of suggested books for students to read this summer. We hope that our students will take the time to read for fun this summer. 

    The Suggested Reading Lists

    Birth to Pre-K
    K-2nd grade 

    Reading Log for students 

    Bold Bluejays:  struttin' like peacocks; soaring like eagles!

    Special thanks to our Business Partners:

    Red Hill Baptist Church
    JP Holley Funeral Home
    Big T's Bar-B-Q
    Forester Company
    The Pizza Joint - Forest Dr.
    SCE&G Wateree - A SCANA Company
    Columbia Hope in Christ Ministries
    Superior Mailings
    Columbia Historic Foundation    

    We also would like to welcome our newest faith based partner: St. John's Episcopal Congaree

    Daily Buzz Word

    canoe - Read Full Article

    The Buzzword of the Day for 07/26/2016 is:

    canoe (noun)


    What does it mean?

    : a long narrow boat with pointed ends and curved sides that is usually moved by someone using a paddle

    How do you use it?

    Stacy is excited about taking a summer trip up the river in a birch bark canoe just like the ones used by the Algonquian Indians centuries ago.

    Are you a word wiz?

    In which one of these languages do you think the word "canoe" has its origins?

    A. Carib, spoken by an Indian people of northern South America
    B. Dogon, spoken by a people of Mali
    C. Akkadian, an extinct language spoken by people in ancient Mesopotamia
    D. Narragansett, spoken by an American Indian people of Rhode Island
    Check your answer on Word Central.

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    Mission Statement

    WE ARE RICHLAND ONE, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

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    Message From the Principal

    Welcome to the award winning Gadsden Elementary School. The Lower Richland Cluster’s National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Our motto “A Place of Great Expectations” has allowed us to set high standards for teaching and learning. Throughout the years our school has shown continued excellence through our outstanding student achievement. This school year we are rated with a 99.5% A. We proudly recognize all grade levels for their continued high performance in Reading and Math.  We are a premier school with small class sizes, a nurturing school environment with one-to-one attention to students’ needs.

    We are truly a place of great expectations and this year we are “Soaring To New Heights”! Our purpose is to help transform student learning into real world experiences in order to be prepared for our global world. This year we will continue to hold true to our academics first belief that all students can learn if presented with great expectations.