About Our School
|Demographics of Gordo Elementary School|
Gordo Elementary School is a public elementary school in the Pickens County School District located in Gordo, Alabama. Our school has approximately 640 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. We have about 55 faculty and staff. Our facilities include our Main Building, our Primary Building, our Intermediate Building, our Media Building, our Music Building and our Title I Building. We are fortunate to have three computer labs along with 90 Apple iPads housed in Mobile Labs.
|History of Gordo Elementary School|
Gordo school began in 1898 as a three room wood construction with an enrollment of 45 students. The two instructors were Professor Stillman Bell and J.A. Monroe, who also served as Principal. A two story brick building was constructed in 1911 which served as both elementary and high school. In 1936, a separate elementary building was constructed for grades 1-6. This building continues to house the main offices and upper elementary classrooms.
In 1984, a two story brick building containing ten classrooms was built to house kindergarten and first grades. At this same time the Graham House was purchased and remodeled for use as the school library. In 1996, another two story brick building was built to accommodate the ever increasing enrollment. This building known as the intermediate building contains twelve classrooms for third and fourth grades. In 1997, the Herman Hickman family donated their home and a separate storage house at 515 Third Street N.W. to the school. These buildings, known as the White House and Little White House respectively, are used as the Title I Computer Lab and Music Classroom.
Our Media Building, another two story building was added in the fall of 2007. The top floor houses our library, a Title I Computer Lab, Speech Class, and our Reading Coaches' Class. The lower floor contains Fourth Grade Classrooms along with two special education classrooms.