Guthrie Center Elementary School
900 N. 4th Street
Guthrie Center, IA 50115
Principal- Mrs. Diane Flanery
Guthrie Center Elementary school is located in the northwest area of town. The facility was built in 1959, with the first classes starting in the fall of 1960. New in 2009 are our 3 year old and 4 year old preschool programs. Approximately 330 students in Pre-K through 6th grade are organized into grade levels of two sections each. Pre-K through 4th grade are self-contained while the 5th and 6th grades are departmentalized with the full range of Special Education, ELL, Talented and Gifted, Title I reading, with Reading Recovery programs available. Academic Team is also offered.
What Makes Our School Unique? AdvancEd Endorsement • Accredited Exemplary Status Transitions Edorsement through North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. • Ensures that all children are prepared to be successful as they move from one level to the next throughout the educational process. • At the end of each school year, students will have a credentialing conference involving the student, parents, and advisor.
Sixth Grade Camping Trip • Since 1985, sixth graders have packed up and camped out at Lake Coralville near Iowa City. • We visit various sites which help educate students in the past and present history of Iowa. • Some of the sites vistited: Herbert Hoover Memorial Library, the Old Capital, Kalona and the Amana Colonies.
Elementary Playground • Built as a community project during September 5-9, 1990. • 1,000 volunteers helped during the 5 day work party.
Student Council • Includes 4 officers and 2 class reps. from each class, 2nd - 6th grade. • Projects include: Movie Nights, Lollipop Sales, Red Ribbon Week Planning, Toys for Tots, and Relay for Life.