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K-5
Public district
Gulfport, MS
Students enrolled: 253
 

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1526 Mill Ave
Gulfport, MS 39501

(228) 865-4656
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October 24, 2013
I believe Gaston Point is a wonderful school. There is a caring veteran staff who work tirelessly everyday to ensure that my son gets the best education possible. It is a small school, with a lot of heart. I love GPE.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2013
I think Gaston Point is a great school because we go above and beyond to meet individual students' needs.

- submitted by a teacher
April 12, 2013
I think Gaston Point is a great school, because the teachers differentiate instructions to meet individual students' needs on a daily basis. We believe every child can succeed.

- submitted by a teacher
April 12, 2013
The teachers at this school are very devoted to the students. We have wonderful support from the community and have a very successful mentor program for the students.

- submitted by a teacher
April 12, 2013
Gaston Point is a wonderful school and a wonderful place for kids to grow and learn.

- submitted by a teacher
April 12, 2013
The school has a great staff that is always striving to do what is best for their students.

- submitted by a teacher
April 12, 2013
A hard working school. Teachers work hard to make sure that the students are learning.

- submitted by a community member
April 12, 2013
We are always concerned that the needs of each student are addressed. We care that each child reaches their potential.

- submitted by a teacher
April 12, 2013
My school is awesome! We pride ourselves on building relationships and helping our students to reach their maximum potential.

- submitted by a teacher
April 11, 2013
Gaston Point has a great staff that is concerned with each student's education and to make them be the best they can be.

- submitted by a teacher
April 11, 2013
I love working a different job and I love the kids. They make me laugh every day.

- submitted by a community member
April 11, 2013
I love working at the school, I love my supervisor and my fellow employees. It is great working with the kids.

- submitted by a community member
April 11, 2013
Gaston Point is a small school full of potential. The school has made tremendous strides over the past few years. The faculty at GPE is very caring about the students and their futures.

- submitted by a teacher
April 11, 2013
Gulfport School District and Gaston Point Elementary truly believes that every child should learn using their learning style as the primary mechanism for instruction which exemplifies Excellence For All and our district philosophy.

- submitted by a teacher
April 11, 2013
I have worked in this school for over 10 years and love the family feeling of staff and students and community. The teachers are caring and knowledgeable and supportive of each other and most importantly their students.

- submitted by a teacher
April 11, 2013
Some of the students at GPE work so hard to achieve their goals. I have enjoyed working with my students this year. I have seen great growth in all of them. Keep up the good work :)

- submitted by a teacher
April 10, 2013
GPE is a wonderful school that has devoted, professional teachers that encourage each student to perform to their greatest ability.

- submitted by a community member
April 10, 2013
The teachers are very caring and concerned for the academic progress of the students and work with them in many different ways to make sure that they get the help that they need to be successful.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2012
This school is one of the worse schools my children has been to. They do not ad hear to the rules, and just out right sorry. After a certain situation arose of when my daughter was forces to pull out her pants without parent involvement or notification, I transferred my children out of that school immediately. My daughter came home so upset and was crying. I could not believe that they had done such a horrible thing to such a young child. Never again. Not just that, but the some of the teachers just seemed uneducated.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2011
The new principal is a breath of fresh air. She is really there for the students and makes sure the teachers are there for them as well. I'm looking forward to next school year!

- submitted by a community member
May 25, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2009
This year started out to be a dismal failure. There were a lot of problems created by some staff and a number of children. It finally began to improve after winter break. There were still occurrences of what could only be called outrageous behavior on the part of other students but the situations were immediately resolved without further incident. The special ed department does the absolute best with what they have and for them I am grateful. My son's teacher is amazing (this is his 2nd teacher this year) as is my daughter's. While the staff have improved their handling of situations, there are still more kids than teachers and the kids know it and abuse it. I will be sending my kids to a different school next year.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 20, 2008
My children attended this school when we were stationed there. We lived there before Katrina and after. I was afraid to send my kids there at first because of the location. That is the reason people frown on it. It seems nobody wants to come out and say it so I will. After realizing that private school was just not affordable for us, I was forced to send my kids there and I am happy to say I don't regret it at all. I have a son who has behavioral problems and Dr. Bradley and my sons other teachers there went above and beyond to help him and me in every way possible.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2008
I have two children in this school. I had another child in this school but we are now paying 240.00 a month in order to keep her out. The other children will be removed the moment we can save the money. I have found this school to be the worst we have seen in 13 years. My children come home crying their head hurts due to screaming in the classroom. The teacher has little or no controll of the classes. My children have gone from A's and B's to F's across the board. The children removed from the school are now doing much better. The ones still there continue to have major problems.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2007
The parents that rate this as a great school must be locals. Military families have an advantage and disadvantage here. My child has gone from straight A's to having a D and an F. Why you may ask? Because when my child is sick she is not given the opportunity to make up missed work. WE are told if they are not in class they miss much needed work. Well, I guess if my child was perfectly healthy this would not be a problem. Involvement? Well who wants to be involved in a school where many of the teachers and parent volunteers talk at the children instead of with them? They praise perfect attendance, yet it's the irresponsible parents who send their sick children to school just to get other kids sick. And WE are the irresponsible parents who keep our ill children home out of care and respect for others.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2007
I am very happy with this school from the staff to the princepal. My daughter loves going to school everyday we just had her transferred from another local school and all I have to say is I'm so glad there is a school that has so much more to offer.She is learning Spanish they have art,music classes and of course academic courses.all I know is my child is happy to go to school and is learning much more then the other school she left.That being said it's a great school with nice friendly staff that is willing to help you in anyway possible.

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August 23, 2007
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August 23, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
June 21, 2007
My daughter spent 2 1/2 yrs at Gaston Point and i felt it was a decent school. Dr. Bradley is a wonderful principal and demands that all students treat everyone with respect. Still discipline is a big problem at the class level but I feel it has more to do with the lack of involvement from the parents than any real problem with the class. The teachers can only do so much with children who refuse to behave. We did experience some minor race issues. Teachers were always willing to meet with parents. Great emphasis on reading. They did seem to spend a considerable amount of time in preparation for the MCT test, a little too much in my opinion. I think with the right level of parent involvement this could be a really great school

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2006
My kids moved to this school after 'the storm' from a level 5 school with a great reputation. We worried a lot about this move for no reason. GPE is super! The principal and staff are incredible! I don't know what the past history of the school is other then the looks of dismay I see on people faces when they hear my kids go there but as of today, right now, 2006, this school is worthy of all praise. I am a teacher, I am a picky school chooser for my kids, and GPE has done nothing short of astound me. They no longer deserve thier bad reputation; no one need be concerned about putting thier kids in this school; this school out shines that level-5-good-reputation school my kids went to before....I would say its even 100 times better then that other school! Bravo Zulu Dr. Bradley and staff!

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2006
I don't know if there is a new administration since the 2004 comments on this page, but I can tell you the one that's there now is outstanding. Dr Bradley is as good as it gets. My kindergardner can read, my second grader was pushed to always do better and ended up with outstanding grades and opportunities. This was one of the first schools to open its doors after Katrina and one of the only ones to offer a lower cost summer camp (everywhere else it is at least 110 a week or higher). The neighborhood is growing and eveolving and the school is as well. Its an old building and the school could use a lot more parent participation but the teachers are great and the programs are even better. If you are an unsatisfied parent, get in there and participate!

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2006
great school with wonderful, supportive teachers.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2005
Gaston Point Elementary, as a parent, is the best school in the Gulfport area. The principal is so approachable and humble. The teachers are so caring, loving, and very knowledgeable. This school has helped my children read, write, do math, and play violin. My children are now better students because of such an environment of love and learning. Tutoring was always available. Rewards, both in the form of certificates and gifts, were practiced; and because of these rewards, my children couldn't wait to be in the school every day. All the children are very safe in the school; They are well-guarded. Gaston Point is very organized in every way. Again, from the principal to the least of the staff, (not to mention, the coach)-- are all wonderful, loving people. You will love this school. More power, GPE!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2005
My Children have attended Gaston Point for the past four years. I am very pleased with the education they have received. Their teachers went above and beyond their call of duty. For those of you who say the teachers only teach the MCT, you must not be too involved in your child's education. The teachers teach the Mississippi benchmarks/frameworks.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2005
I was very skeptical to send my daughter to Gaston Point. But after her first year there my outlook changed completley. The teachers and staff are wonderful. They really care about the children. I was kept very informed by the teachers on my child's progress. I always received flyers and letters in her book bag. Do the parents that say they aren't being kept informed get involved in their child's education? How many times do they go to the school? Do they even know the teacher's names? Makes you think huh?

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2005
At first I felt my child was receiving a good education here. Now I feel very little time is spent on learning. It seems the school is focused on AR, AM and MCT testing. My child's grades are great but she is not allowed to participate in extra activities because of AR and AM. While I feel these are important programs, I wish there was more of a balance. I also feel I can not express my concerns about the school without my child suffering.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2005
After visiting the school and sitting in the classes and volunteering, I can now understand why the children come home and tell me that they are studying for the test. They don't learn anything else BUT what is on the MCT test. I asked them about things I remembered learning in their grades and neither one could answer. The teachers are supposed to teach only what is on the test from what I have understood. The parent involvement is so low because we don't agree with the curriculum that is being taught in the school. And the things that we try and teach them at home is 'wrong'! They need to go back to school or something. They have changed the principal again and have placed the asst. principal in charge with no second in command. Wow this school is starting to act like our kids don't matter.-Concerned Parent!

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2005
Gpe is a good school. My son came from a highly rated school and I was sceptic on sending him to this school. But I love it the teachers are great and the reading program has really helped my child along. I would and have recommended this school to others.

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2004
After one semester at this school, I had no doubts about not pulling my child out. It's truly sad when you can't depend on the staff and faculty of a school to use correct grammar, at least during school hours! Also, many (NOT ALL) of the teachers seemed to not give a thought to nuturing and kindness or what each individual child needed... it seemed to be all about learning what was going to be on the state tests so the school would look better (I assume due to admin rather than teacher quality)! It's unfortunate that everywhere a military family moves, if living ON base, the school district seems to be the worst around! It's too bad that the people who put their lives on the line can't even get their kids in a decent school. They certainly don't make enough money to go to a private achool!

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2004
I have seen such a dramatic improvement in this school ocer the last four years. If you are in doubt on whether to send your child, go visit. You will be amazed!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2004
I believe GPE is a good school but it could be better. One thing that could help make it a better school is more involvement by the parents. Parents can not sit back and expect the child to learn only at school, the parent must participate in the childs education. Help is available for kids that are not doing their best. GPE has grown academically in the last few years and will continue to grow with the faculty, students, and the parents. Get involved in your childs education and BE part of the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2004
GPE is a great school! At first I didn't hear any positive information about the school, now I see for myself I think it's a wonderful school. Parents, we need to get involve in our kids education. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK GPE!

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2004
My kids teachers were good teachers but the administration is less then to be desired. Thier motto is we are all in this together but they dont keep the parents in it.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2004
My son's teacher is a great teacher but the school administration needs improving thinking that it is not important to tell the parents when there is a shooting across the street and happening 4 times in one school year already. Or they go into 'Lock down mode' and tell the kids it is a practice. What a nice school?

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2004
I am very sadden that my kids did not recieve the best education they could have there. After transferring to three rivers my kid lagged behind in the basic funtion for the grade level they are in. Spending many after school hours with tutors they were able to catch up with the other students.

- submitted by a parent

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Gaston Point Elementary School
1526 Mill Ave, Gulfport, MS  39501
(228) 865-4656
Last modified Gaston Point Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5
Gaston Point Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top