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  Mission Statement  


The vision of Goshen Elementary School is to develop lifelong learners. 

Goshen Elementary School's Mission Statement

 Goshen Elementary School is committed to developing all students into lifelong learners through highly qualified, collaborative teaching and learning practices using 21st century technology and media which will encourage all stakeholders to become global thinkers. 

GES Beliefs

  • All students can learn, achieve, and succeed to the fullest extent of their ability.
  • Each student is a valued individual with physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
  • Each student is unique and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
  • Students must be prepared for a knowledge-based, technologically enhanced, and culturally diverse 21st century.
  • Educated citizens are essential to our society.
  • Education is a shared responsibility between home, school, and the community.
  • A safe, orderly and nurturing environment enhanced by adequate facilities promotes learning.

History of Goshen Elementary School

Goshen Elementary School is a small rural school in the southwest corner of Pike County. Dedicated parents and community members recognized the need for a school which would provide a quality education for their children. Through a joint effort, they purchased thirteen acres of land for the school site.

Named for G.H. Stringer, a retired principal, Goshen Elementary School was once an all-black school. Integration in the late 1960's combined the elementary students of G. H. Stringer and Goshen School. In 1966 seven classrooms, an air-conditioned library, and lunchroom were added. In the fall of 1969, grades one through four were being served and the name was changed to Goshen Elementary School. Later, to eliminate over crowding at the high school, the fifth grade was moved to this campus and the following year, the sixth grade was added. In the fall of 1992, Goshen, Springhill, and Shellhorn Elementary Schools were consolidated. As a result, adjustments had to be made once again to provide for the number of students in grades K-6. Eventually, a new building housing Kindergarten through 2nd grades was built and opened in the Winter of 2004.  Goshen Elementary School presently serves approximately 475 students in grades Kindergarten through 6th Grade.


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