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Willagillespie Elementary School

willagillespie1125 Willagillespie Road, Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 790-7100 Fax: (541) 790-7105

School website

Grades: K–5
Enrollment: 523
Principal: David Jacobson <jacobson_d@4j.lane.edu>
Secretary: Debra Serra <serra_d@4j.lane.edu>

School Hours: 8:35–2:50
Early Release: Wednesdays 1:50
Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Middle School Region: Cal Young
High School Region: Sheldon

Mission Statement: To provide a safe, caring environment that encourages all students to achieve to their highest potential through challenging curricula, enrichment opportunities and community collaboration.

Vision Statement: Opening doors to the future for all students; Values We Encompass: Students First, Innovation, Rigorous Expectations and a Safe, Nurturing Environment.

Values We Encompass: Students first, innovation, rigorous expectations and a safe, nurturing environment

Program Description: Willagillespie is a neighborhood gem. It is a Title I school, and is staffed by a dedicated and hard-working group. We set high expectations for ourselves as well as our students. Decisions are data-driven, the educational program is comprehensive, and students learn in a safe, positive and caring atmosphere.

School Highlights:

  • Active site council and parent–teacher organization, with a strong parent and community volunteer presence
  • On-site child care provided by Creative Care
  • After-school programs such as technology club, choir, Lego club, Korean language
    and culture club, math intervention, reading intervention, and fee-based science and
    art clubs
  • “Brain-friendly” classrooms and cutting-edge technology, iPads, SMART Boards, document cameras, computers on wheels, etc.

School Improvement Goals:

  • To increase student achievement for all students and close the achievement gap
  • To create a school climate that is safe and values all members of our school community
  • To increase parent and community involvement
  • To integrate technology into all content areas including reading, writing and math


ODE school report cards and AYP reports