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Our School

The Gilmore City-Bradgate Elementary School welcomes children for 3-year-old Preschool through Sixth Grade. We are in a whole grade sharing partnership with  West Bend-Mallard  for grades 7 through 12.

Beginning the 24-25 School year The Whole Grade sharing agreement with West Bend-Mallard will include 6th Grade. 

​The Gilmore City-Bradgate school district, in its educational programs, have a process to assist students experiencing behavior and learning difficulties.  The building assistance teams are responsible for this process.  Representatives from the Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency at may also assist the school districts in this process.  Parents wanting access to this process should contact the school’s principal. 

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Our Mission and Vision

Mission: Inspiring Today's Learning to be Tomorrow's Leaders

Vision: Creating a safe, nurturing environment for all students to learn and grow to reach their full potential.

  • Academic:

    • Thoughtfully align literacy and math instruction to research-based strategies​

    • Creating individualized goal areas and celebrating growth

    • Providing diverse and relevant learning opportunities that align with district standards

    • Diagnostically assessing students to aid in weekly teacher collaboration for MTSS processes

  • Environment:

    • Nurturing confidence in students though leadership opportunities ranging from classroom jobs to exploring interest-based learning​

    • Purposefully build adult-student and student-student relationships

    • Acknowledging and celebrating the differences in our students (example--show and tell opportunities, aligned trips to family-owned local businesses)

    • Explicitly teaching students to follow school-wide expectations (non-negotiables)

  • Social-Emotional

    • Utilizing the language of LeaderInMe to promote teamwork, confidence, and resilience​

    • Facilitating restorative circles practices through circles, de-escalation actions from teacher-student and student-student

    • Finding the root cause of student behaviors

    • Encouraging and modeling calm regulations of emotions

    • Making time to check in on students

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The Gilmore City-Bradgate Community School District offers career and technical programs through West Bend-Mallard Community School District in the following service areas:  Agriculture, Business, Family & Consumer Science, and Industrial Technology.


It is the policy of the Gilmore City-Bradgate Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district's Equity Coordinator, McKenzie Weiss, School Counselor, 402 SE E Avenue, Gilmore City, IA 50541, 515-373-6124,

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