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678 South Gollob Road
Tucson, AZ 85710

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5 stars
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April 29, 2014
We have attended Gale since kindergarten and my child is in 3rd grade. it has had its up and downs this year with principal change, fundraisers changed, etc. My daughter is happy for the most part but the lack of communication, notice given, and follow up frustrates me. It has slowly gotten better throughout the year but there is still progress to be made. Most of the teachers are wonderful for the lack of resources they have. We have had great teachers over the years, this year was a bit of a let down. The PTC board seems to be their own click, have their own agenda and does not do what benefits the school as a whole, just the select amount of them. I was told by one board member, if htey are the ones doing the volunteering, then it should be what is best for them, "as they do the most for the school". Many parents, because of the mentality of this board, have chosen to not be active with events and fundraisers, but just as volunteers in class rooms and field trips. The overall attitude of the school has changed, not for the better. This is our home school and we will stick with it, but hoping for positive changes to come!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
My grandson goes to pre- school at Gale. I was impressed with the new student/parent orientation and how attention there was. My grandson looks forward to school each day and is proud of his take home work. He was developmently behind but I see great strides and improvments. He still has a way to go but I confident he'll be ready for what lies ahead.

- submitted by a community member
February 21, 2014
hello I am a student who goes to gale the school has fallen apart art will be ending soon I don't know why there really are no sports after school activities or clubs that bothers me also the learning everything we have has been review from 4th grade there really is no bullying expect a few girls who think they popular and flirt around boys I like the new princable shes pretty nice but its just sad I was here since 1st grade and everything has fallen apart since our old princable left its very upsetting :(

- submitted by a community member
January 30, 2014
Gale elemtary is an excellent school. The new principal was given a lot of change without much notice. She has risen to the occasion and introduced the OMA program and has hired a new PE teacher. The teachers are outstanding and offer an excellent education.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2013
Gale Elementary is absolutely wonderful!! I am so pleased with the new administration, teachers and facility! I really enjoy the new principal and look forward to seeing what the year will bring. Both my children wake up every morning extremely excited to be going to school and wonder why they are unable to go every day, including weekends!! I As a parent, my ONLY concern is my children's happiness and if they enjoy learning! Gale has provided the love of learning to my children in a very special way!

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2013
This school is the best! The staff and teachers are so nice. My daughter is in fourth grade this year!

- submitted by a community member
August 02, 2013
Gale is an amazing environment for our daughter - she loves it, and we couldn't be happier. Stellar leadership and faculty, wonderful programs (thanks to the Parent-Teacher Club) and a beautiful facility.

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2011
I love Gale!!! This is my daughters 3rd year at Gale. The teachers and the principal are very involved. The PTC is great and everyone works hard to provide a great learning environment. You can be as involved as a parent as you would like and all the teachers I have had so far have an open door policy and encourage the involvement of the parents. I am glad my daughter attends gale and I wish I would have know about Gale when my oldest daughter was in elementary.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2011
We are so impressed so far with Gale! My son is in Kinder with Ms Schlak and loves her so much! The principle is awesome too. She will answer any and all questions you have and will respond promptly to emails. It is amazing that this school is able to function as well as it does with the madness that is TUSD. The parent involvement is also high at this school. I have high hopes that my son will continue to do well in this high expectations/excelling school!

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2010
This is our first year at Gale and it has been a great, positive experience for all of us!

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no rating May 07, 2010
Gale has great number of caring staff and faculty.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2010
Due to the unbeatable staff, including, but not limited to, the teachers and prinicpal, we will always stay loyal to Gale. The PE, Music, and Art programs made possible through parent fundraising help to make our school special. We are so in love with Gale and the learning, caring, safe environment that we have passed up on sending our children to the 'college prep' elementaries in town. It's the best bet for an all-around quality education.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2010
A school who brings the family in to be involved! even in a wheelchair!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
My child is in the Project ABLE class and is doing wonderful. Ms. Ellen is a wonderful, caring teacher. Next year my child will start KG at Gale. Principal is great too, very involved in the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
Gale is a wonderful school with very dedicated teachers. The test scores prove how dedicated these teachers are! the principal & office staff go above and beyond what is expected of them. Gale has many many programs, including art, music, pe and staffing the library that are all made available by the the fundraisers at gale. Without the parent participation which is extremly high, gale students would not have as many wonderful opportunities.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2010
My daughter has attended Gale from K through the 3rd grade. Gale is an excellent school! The atmosphere encourages learning, it is a safe environment, and the parents contribute to making this a great place for a growing mind to blossom!

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2010
Gale is great school for sure. Paula Godfrey, the principal is a true leader and the teachers that my children have had, do a wonderful job in educating them. I love that they have fine arts here as well. They have music and art and P.E. also. The art teacher is an actual artist and the artwork of many students is displayed all around the school. It is an excelling school and they work hard to maintain that rating. I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking in this area.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2008
An amazing school; the principal, Paula Godfrey is an amazing leader. The faculty and staff are just as amazing. Each person you encounter is courteous and professional. It an excelling school and we are so lucky to have bought a home in it's area! Go Gale Tigers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 28, 2008
Gale is an excellent school. The Principal never ceases to amaze me, she seems to know every kid by name, always greets others with genuine care and concern and is very involved in each childs education. The staff are fantastic, teachers are warm and nurturing, yet expect good behavior and push kids to do their best. I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of education my children are recieving, that they are being challenged and are excited about the things they are learning.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2007
I've had experience with 5 elementary schools and Gale is by far the best. The faculty is outstanding and the Principal is in a league of her own. I couldn't be happier!

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2007
The principal is kind and helpful, the staff is wonderful, and the children seem to be happy. The atmosphere in this school is great and encouraging for the students. The parent involvement is outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
Gale Elementary is a wonderful school. The teachers are kind, courteous, and always helpful. State standards are taught in creative ways, allowing children with all learning styles to succeed. The principal is firm but fair in dealing with discipline issues. I am so pleased that my child attends Gale, he is getting the best possible education.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
Gale actually had the distinction of being one of only two schools out of the largest Tucson school district to be labelled 'Excelling.' Much is owed to good principal leadership, highly qualified and capable teachers that the students love and very high levels of parent involvement. Academically, they are always at the top of the list of test scores in the district. Visible parent involvement is actually the highest in all the schools we looked at across Tucson. Over 5000 volunteer hours logged last year. Excellent librarian and emphasis on reading skills. PTA supported art teacher and program are unsurpassed in Tucson. Amazing student art is displayed everywhere and and winning awards, too! The students art is actually integrated into the school building as well. If you are looking for a great academically achieving school, with fantastic art programs, reading and parent pasrticipation levels, Gale Elementary more than fits the bill.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
Gale Elementary is a wonderful school! The staff at Gale are incredible, from the principal, teachers, custodians, office staff, cafeteria personnel, and everyone else, you won't find a finer and more involved, student-oriented school. They are hard-working, friendly, and dedicated to seeing each child achieve. There is strong support from parent and community volunteers. The curriculum is challenging and provided in a learning atmosphere. Test scores at this school have been consistently outstanding, a direct reflection of the staff at Gale. The library and art programs (and their staff) are exceptional; extremely knowledgable and very involved in classroom activities. Resource staff and programs for special education students are excellent, and committed to the success of each student's needs. Great Project Able pre-school program.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2005
Great level of parent involvement. Wonderful staff, really care about the students

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June 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2005
I have two children enrolled in Gale currently. They are in 5th and K. I am extremely impressed with the school's resources due to the PTC. However, I have had some 'religion in the classroom' issues that I did not feel were addressed adaquately.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2004
I am a mother of 3 boys who attend Gale. This is our 1st year here. We are very glad we are at Gale. We came from Dunham where it just ws lacking that special touch of LOVE: What a difference in their attitudes and not being a bully. I am very thankful for the teachers and staff of Gale. They welcomed us with open arms. The office staff is very sweet and friendly. Unlike where we came from. I love Gale. Thank you Teachers & staff for all your wonderful works and seeds you are planting in our childrens lifes. We love the awesome oppertunities Gale offer's our children and their parents to be apart of. And how wonderful the teachers are by making the children apart of everything they do. As a parent who works and not available i still am in contact via email daily.

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August 30, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
Excellent school, very personable staff; superior fine arts program and physical education program funded by the Parent Teacher Club. Parent involvement is encouraged and appreciated. Good communication between staff and parents. Wonderful leadership from Principal Paula Godfrey.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2003
Gale is one of the best schools that I have seen so far. My son is well above average in all areas. The principal is wonderful, the teachers are awesome.

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Gale Elementary School
678 South Gollob Road, Tucson, AZ  85710
(520) 225-6060
Last modified Gale Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gale Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top