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PK-5
Public district
Austin, TX
Students enrolled: 539
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6310 Treadwell Boulevard
Austin, TX 78757

(512) 414-2082
(512) 451-2036
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May 23, 2015
They use the SEL program to teach self-regulation. They promote "No Place for Hate" in the curriculum.

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May 23, 2015
My son has attended Gullett since Kindergarten as a transfer student. We transferred in through the AISD lottery system and got in easily. He has had excellent teachers, and the school has very involved parents which make a school great. They have animals all over the school, gardens, a wonderful music program, and well-planned parent nights including Literacy and Math Nights. They also have a fabulous librarian, Ms. Gooch, and a devoted principal, Ms. Ruiz. The students all participate in the Bookspring Read-A-Thon to raise money for books for low-income schools. My child feels like a part of the Gullett community. One reason we transferred was that I did not want my child to have to do STAAR practice constantly throughout 3rd-5th grades. So far this has been the case. In 3rd grade he had 4 wonderful teachers, one for each subject: Math, Writing, Reading/Social Studies, and Science. Gullett is a model for successful public schools.

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2014
We transferred into Gullett this year and absolutely love it. The principal and staff work very hard to create an inspiring learning environment for the kids. Gardens outside the classrooms, all types of animals living throughout the campus, and a principal who leads play time on the playground each morning before school - these details and many more create a warm, loving and engaging culture that makes my child excited to go to school every day!

- submitted by a parent

November 02, 2013
I went to Gullett in the 70's. My principle was Mr Brandon and my 5th grade teacher was Ms Moore and to this day they share a special memory in my heart. I loved this school and it sounds like from other post their tradition remains strong.

- submitted by a community member

September 04, 2013
Not the great school it once was, very little diversity, very little transparency. By the time we took our child out every other child on our block had transferred to private school. We moved to get into a different public school.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2013
Coming from private school we were a little concerned what the public school experience would be like but Gullett was absolutely fantastic! I love that the kids have windows in the classrooms, outdoor walkways to all the classrooms, and there is a lot of emphasis on connecting the kids with nature. The have a strong recycling program and are working on being a zero-waste school. The parent/faculty interaction has been very good and the school has good parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2013
Gullet turned out to be the best elementary school in Austin! Prior to Gullet, our daughter had attended a prestigious private school. When my husband suggested that we consider it as the school our daughter should attend, I shuttered & wondered how a public school could possibly provide a quality education for our daughter. After visiting Gullet, however, I saw for myself the gem that this school truly is. An amazing life science school, Gullet boasts chickens, sheep, chinchillas, fish, tarantulas, snakes, turtles, bats & gardens, for which the children actively care. The teachers & principal are highly-qualified and enthusiastic about teaching children in this robust, active learning environment. Gullet has proven to be the best elementary school our daughter could have attended. I am so very glad my husband suggested it.

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2011
Gullett is about kids. It is a hidden Austin treasure in one of the best neighborhoods in the city. The teachers care, push the kids to excel but are not singing the hymn of the tiger mother. The school has a great feel. Fifth graders and their parents are sad to leave this elementary school behind. Kids are prepared to excel at the neighborhood school or an AISD magnet. One of the best public schools in Austin.

- submitted by a parent

March 16, 2011
Out of all of the years at Gullett I will remember the fun games played, the silly and overall enthusiastic attitude of parents, teachers and staff, and the vast amount of students. There is one thing I will treasure for the rest of my life, the day in 2010 when Texas played Alabama in the National Championship.After school there was so much burnt orange and Texas related music I couldn't see the grass or hear anything else. I am in fifth grade and have gotten accepted into both Fulmore and Kealing so I think you get the academic promises with Gullett. Go Geckos!!!

- submitted by a community member

July 30, 2010
Gullett has been an ok experience for my child. The teacher did not seem to be able to handle the "girl drama" nor did she communicate well with us as parents so that we could address the situation at home. Educationally, the school scores high, but did not really attend to the needs of a bored child. On more than one occasion, my daughter said she hadn't learned anything new. They offer a lot of after school activities, which really supplemented the lack of challenging work in the classroom. I would not discourage anyone from going here, but I would recommend that parents stay on top of what is going on in the classroom, because unless there is a problem, open communication is not offered or provided.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2010
Gullett has one of the most involved groups of parents, excellent teacher s who care deeply about their students, excellent academic programs, educational and entertaining extra curricular programs, efficient and knowledgeable administration and the students want to go to school because at Gullett learning is fun.

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April 16, 2010
Gullett is a fabulous school with great teachers, involved parents, supportive administration, and wonderful students!

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April 15, 2010
We have amazing community involvement, incredibly gifted teachers and great academics where kids love to learn.

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April 14, 2010
Great school - staff is very caring and community is very involved.

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April 14, 2010
Very involved parent community, motivated and dedicated teachers, and students that win the RIF/BookSpring Read-a -thon year after year because they care about other children having access to books.

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April 14, 2010
Community based school with involved parents, rockin' teachers, and a principal who knows each kid. The PE Teacher runs the best sports days EVER. The PTA sponsors a Spanish teacher for all grades. EVERY Parent is a member of the PTA!!!

- submitted by a parent
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June 30, 2009
The students at Gullett are friendly, polite, articulate, compassionate, and love to learn. The school environment is safe, nurturing and almost bully-free. I find it a pleasure to work with the teachers, parents, and administrative staff at Gullett.

- submitted by a community member

April 28, 2009
Gullett is absolutely unique. My child attended school all over the country, and there is no place like Gullett. The gardens, the animals, the care that goes intoo making this school a beautiful, nurturing place for the kids, is awesome. Most elementary schools are fairly sterile and bland, though some might have a garden of some kind, but nothing like Gullett. Don't take this school for granted. It is the best elementary school my kids have ever attended.

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2008
One of the best schools in Austin. There is a home-like atmosphere due to the small student body size, teachers are caring and on top of new educational trends and my children are delighted to go to school every day of the year.

- submitted by a parent

January 25, 2008
Great school! Lots of parent involvement, not pretentious or overly pressured in academics. Creative teachers. Fantastic librarian and physical education teachers in particular. All kids have Spanish lessons during school hours once or twice per week (funded by PTA). Lots of animals at the school. My two very different kids are doing great!

- submitted by a parent

November 29, 2007
Teachers and parents are very enthusiastic. Parents are actively involved and willing to pitch in. Lots of fun activities to keep the interest level up. One complaint is an overload of forms, paperwork and notices (sometimes 3 or 4 versions for the same event or request) which is a little hard to manage.

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2006
A terrific and loving elementary school with a focus on nature (lots of gardens and animals). Gullett has been a great starting place for my kids.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2006
This school needs a good reading program for the children! I am a parent with a dyslexic child and no great services were provided .What a shame.AISD gives no special funding for this. However the teachers at Gullett really do care.

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2006
A SCHOOL IS AS GOOD AS ITS PARENT INVOLVEMENT... THIS SCHOOL HAS IT!

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September 17, 2005
Our 1st grader needs Speech services, but Gullett only staffs a part-time Speech therapist and it is difficult to qualify for help. Most of the teachers have been at Gullett for many years so, the environment is not progressive. The art and music teachers are not 'fun' according to my child. We recently learned that our child's reading level is well below the standard for 1st grade, yet she was passed and no special services were offered. I expressed my concerns several times during her Kinder year due to her lack of progress, but I was told by the teacher not to worry so much. Come to find out, I was right and now we are trying to decide what to do.

- submitted by a parent

July 06, 2005
My daughter went to this school a few years ago and although it was for a very short time (we relocated) I wish she would have continued. The teachers are excellent and seems to really care about the children. More importantly, the administration at the school made every attempt to keep the number of children in a classroom to a reasonable amount. My daughter qualified for special education after the first semester, and she was provided every service available to her. Specifically she received speech, resource and her special ed teacher was available whenever I had a concern. Of course there are the wonderful arts including chorus, art and P.E., but now with limited funds with AISD, the district can only provide so many hours. All in all, I'd recommend this elementary school to any parent in or out of the neighborhood

- submitted by a parent

July 05, 2005
While impressed with math and science programs, not impressed with recognition of reading prowess. My 1st grader tested at 5th grade level in reading. She did the same in kindergarten. Nobody at Gullett wanted to press the issue to see exactly where she stood with readng. Too bad.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2005
My daughter attended Gullet for 4.5 years. I found it to be the most incredible school with a great staff and a nice and caring principal. I was so looking forward to her 5th grade at Gullett, when the school would be celebrating it's 50th year, but jobs changed and we moved. I highly recommend this school to anyone looking for quality public education in Austin. Mary M-O

- submitted by a student

March 26, 2005
We love our neighborhood and our community. We were looking forward to our son's first year at Gullett. Sorry to say, but we have been a little letdown. Although Gullett has a great physical environment and super parental involvement, we have been disappointed with the overall mentality of the school. There are alot of experienced but 'stuck in the mud' teachers at Gullett. Many of them have been teaching for a very long time and it seems as though they need to be re-energized or they should retire. Experience does not always equal innovation and this is our one major concern with the school. Maybe a new principal next year will change things.

- submitted by a parent

September 02, 2003
If you are looking for a friendly, welcoming elementary school Gullett is the best pick in Austin. Gullett have a very unique atmosphere with plants, birds, bats, snakes, farrets, turtles, and other wonderful animals for the children to look at. Also the teachers are great! Some have been working there for 26+ years. The only reason they stay that long they have told me is because they just love it. The school is not overly large so the kids get one on one teaching. Trust me you will love it there!

- submitted by a parent

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Gullett Elementary School
6310 Treadwell Boulevard, Austin, TX  78757
(512) 414-2082
Last modified Gullett Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gullett Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top