We are new to the Yakima School District and have been amazed by how great our experience at Gilbert has been so far! Mr. Voorhees is a great leader and the teachers and staff are excellent as well. I love how much they appreciate and encourage parent involvement. My daughter was nervous about starting at a new school but she has quickly settled in and is very happy at Gilbert.
Gilbert Elementary is a good school that with a little parental involvement and ongoing commitment from administration could be a great school. There are a lot of children who are ESL and a fairly high absenteeism rate which is very challenging for teachers.