F.M. Gilbert Elementary is named after Dr. Franklin Monroe Gilbert, a true pioneer and leader for Irving. Dr. Gilbert contributed his time, his energy, and his love in various forms. Not only was he the only physician in Irving until 1936 (following the death of his father, also a physician), but he acted as mayor (1932-1937) and school board member. We are proud to be part of a school named after a man who was so dedicated to his community.
Mission and Vision
Mission At Gilbert Elementary, all students can, must, and will learn at high levels.
Vision Gilbert Elementary will be a top-rated school with 100% of students finding their passion to be college- and/or career-ready.
Who's better than us? NOBODY!
We commit to:
Selecting, unwrapping, and ensuring that all students learn our essential standards
Collecting actionable data to fully understand students’ academic and social-emotional needs
Using student data to reteach and enrich
Building relationships with all students, staff and parents
Working collaboratively as a team and moving from a “my” to “our” students mentality
Modeling resilience and growth mindset in the classroom to enhance students’ social-emotional skills
Providing parents with the resources, strategies and information to help students succeed.