Gage Elementary is located in an established San Carlos neighborhood consisting of single family houses and apartment units. The school serves a richly diverse ethnic/racial population.
Accomplishing our goal of proficiency for all students takes continuous work from the entire Gage community: staff, students, and parents. We work diligently to make our campus parent friendly. To provide parents with more opportunities for involvement in their child's education, we offer hands-on family nights for a variety of topics such as: science, literacy, and math. This year we will invite grandparents to have lunch with their grandchild on September 15 and we will also have an opportunity for parents to experience a typical day in elementary school with our "Take Your Parents to School Day"on January 28.
We have a wonderful morning running program. Students who run, walk, or jog daily from 7:30 to 7:45 a.m. earn a running ticket for each lap completed. At morning recess, students must complete a minimum of one quarter-mile lap before using playground equipment. Teachers record student laps. Students earn ribbons at 25, 50, 75, and 100 laps, and a Popsicle for every 10 miles completed. During the 2013-14 school year, Gage students ran more than 25,000 miles with several "Top Runners" reaching 150 miles or more. Many mornings, family members can be seen running the field with students. This program has proven to be a wonderful community relationship builder.