Gulledge Elementary School
Assistant Principal: Patricia Hempstead
School Hours: 7:40 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Green and gold
Year Opened: 1995
Phone: (469) 752-1300
Fax: (469) 752-1301
6801 Preston Meadow Drive
Plano, TX 75024
Gulledge Elementary is committed to excellence, powered by learning, dedicated to caring, and Plano ISD proud. We intentionally plan for the student success by partnering with families to promote optimum engagement. Our campus supports each student’s academic and personal development by fostering a positive learning environment and providing equity to each child. High performing teams collaborate and look forward at our ongoing work to improve supports and services. We celebrate the success of our campus and students. Highlights include: recognizing students through positive behavior and leadership programs; offering our students access to a district level science fair, history fair, spelling bee, Continental Math, and PTA Reflections program, diversity and fine arts programs, where several advance to regional levels and beyond. Gulledge’s inaugural Robotics team advanced to the regional level competition. Our winning Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has been recognized with multiple awards including a National PTA School of Excellence, a recognition program celebrating the rich partnership amongst families, staff, and students.
Family Engagement to reach our students and families through a shared culture; Positive Behavior Support school; curriculum delivery model based on best instructional practices; advanced technology throughout school; Math Rocks, Math Olympiad and Continental Math programs; Reading Academy Pilot campus; Recycling Team; Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; fifth-grade choir, safety patrol, and Collin County Youth Adventure camp. We offer a coordinated health and wellness program including physical education and fitness, field day, and Marathon Kids program; our dynamic counseling program focusing on academic success, college/career information, and persona/social growth; PASAR after-school childcare. Our Student PTA affords students another opportunity to share thier voices in campus programming.
Parent Involvement Opportunities
Through joint efforts with our active PTA, Gulledge offers numerous ongoing opportunities to build and enhance partnerships between school and home for student success. This outstanding group welcomes new families to our school community by providing tools for navigating school and increasing parental skills. Volunteering at Gulledge supports all students. Parents, grandparents, and family members may volunteer in our school through: PTA, Dad’s Club, School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); Key Communicators; library; book fair; field trips; Family Fun nights and community outreach; carnivals and sock hops; chess, science, art and robotics enrichment opportunities. We also provide information about community resources.
Resurrection Episcopel Church
History of Gulledge
Gulledge Elementary opened in 1995 and was named for South Carolina-born merchant Joseph Harold Gulledge (1857-1943), whose family moved to Texas after the Civil War. From 1882-95, he and a partner operated a dry goods store in Plano; Gulledge continued the business independently until 1918. He also traded in cotton and grain, helped organize the Plano Compress Company and was president of the Plano National Bank 1921-31.