• Principal's Message

    Welcome to the Gilbert Elementary where our mission is for ALL students achieve at their highest level!  From the minute you walk through our doors you will see there is something special about this place.  Each school day, Gilbert is home to 50 staff members and 525 students who work hard to make our mission a reality. 

    The success of ALL students is our number one priority!  In order to achieve this success, we believe that it takes a team.  Our team includes staff, students, parents/guardians and the Yakima Community.  Each and every member of the team is an important part of our success.  Our dedicated, caring staff at Gilbert works with our amazing families and students to ensure student success.   Also, we continue to work with community partners and our PTA to increase our students’ educational opportunities.

    We are passionate about learning and helping ALL students achieve at their highest level.  Since 1951, Gilbert’s staff, students and parents have made Gilbert the amazing place it is today.  We look forward to continuing to serve the Yakima Community by creating an engaging and inspiring place for our students to become all they can be.

    Go Grizzlies!

    Paul Voorhees, Principal