About Gordon Elementary

School Information

Richard Gordon Elementary was named after the astronaut Richard Gordon, a graduate of NK High School and a member of NASA’s Apollo 12 Mission in l969.  With space travel as part of the history of Richard Gordon, we celebrate this theme of learning and adventure in our schoolwide efforts each day. Each October, we recognize Richard Gordon’s birthday and use this as an opportunity to build school pride and inspire students to learn and dream big.

Gordon Elementary School Mission:  Assure High Levels of Learning for All Students

Building on a strong history and tradition of academic excellence, our staff is dedicated to working as a team to create a positive and safe learning environment for all students. Our positive practices help support students so they can achieve and succeed. We build our expectations around the following:

Our Gordon Way:  STAR Expectations include: 

S:  I am Safe with my body and words.

T:  I use Teamwork by building community with everyone.

A: I Act respectfully to all people and things.

R: I am Responsible for my effort, work and actions.

We are unique in that we have two programs on our campus.  Serving 446 students, we have a K-5 program, as well as the district’s parent choice program, North Kitsap Options, serving students in grades Kindergarten through 8, which includes Middle School Options Program (MSOP). 

Our academic program includes a strong emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).  Our Family STEM Nights, held twice each year, are well attended and help support the love of  inquiry-based learning.  Additionally, the arts are a valued part of our educational program. Volunteer Art Docents teach different art mediums in our DaVinci Room, a classroom dedicated to inspiring creativity in all our students.  Our Music program features a before school strings course for small groups of students, as well as opportunities to perform in the community.

In addition to our Family STEM Nights, we offer monthly K-3 Family Reading Nights in our Library, PTA Fun Nights, Family Fall Carnival and other offerings to promote family engagement. We value partnerships with community organizations such as Stillwater’s Environmental Center, Indianola Garden Club, Suquamish Tribe, Kitsap Strong, and NK Fire and Rescue, North Kitsap Schools Foundation, the Kingston Library, Kingston Middle School, and Kingston High School.

North Kitsap Schools Foundation has generously supported our Before School Academic Lab, serving students in grades 2-5 as well as funding items for our K-3 classroom Cool Down Kits.

Academic Achievement Recognition

2012       Gordon Elementary Washington State Achievement Award -Science

2013       MSOP Washington State Achievement Award-Reading
NKSD Affirmative Action statement
The North Kitsap School District believes in fostering respect and recognition of diversity, human dignity, and individual rights.  In this regard, the district complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and shall provide equal employment opportunity and treatment for all applicants and staff in recruitment, hiring, retention, assignment, transfer, promotion and training. Such equal employment opportunity shall be provided without discrimination with respect to age, color, culture, gender, gender expression or identity, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, marital status, national origin, physical abilities, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, the use of a service animal (dog) by a person with a disability as well as all other perceived or actual differences and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities.  Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district’s Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Compliance Officer Assistant Superintendent, Coordinator Chris Willits (360-396-3003) cwillits@nkschools.org  and/or the ADA and 504 Coordinator Lori Kingery, Assistant Director of Special Education (360-396-3072) lkingery@nkschools.org - North Kitsap School District, 18360 Caldart Avenue NE, Poulsbo, WA  98370
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