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Willagillespie Elementary School

1125 Willagillespie Road, Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 790-7100 Fax: (541) 790-7105

School website

Grades: K–5
Enrollment: 521
Principal: Sheila Minney <minney_sh@4j.lane.edu>
Secretary: Debbie Serra <serra_d@4j.lane.edu>

School Hours:
M–Th: 8:30–3:00
Friday: 8:30–1:45
Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Middle School Region: Cal Young, Monroe
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:
Equipping children to welcome the future and reach for their dreams.

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

Program Description:
Willagillespie is a neighborhood school and a targeted Title I school. We are staffed by a dedicated and hard-working team of teachers, educational assistants and specialists. We set high expectations for ourselves and for our students. We aim for a comprehensive educational program enhanced by a math and science focus that spans grade levels and is offered throughout the school year. Children learn in a safe, encouraging, caring environment.

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, spring choir, and fee-based science and art clubs
  • “Brain-friendly” classrooms and cutting-edge technology including iPads, SMART Boards, document cameras and classroom computer carts at each grade level

School Improvement Goals:
Willagillespie completed a Comprehensive Achievement Plan (CAP) in June 2015. Four ongoing schoolwide goals emerged. In addition to annual growth in reading, mathematics and writing, our school staff is committed to developing practices that align with the following CAP goals:

  • The school principal and staff will work together to create a safe, respectful, culturally inclusive environment with consistent school rules and expectations
  • All instructional staff at the school collaboratively plan for sound instruction in a variety of instructional modes
  • School staff create and maintain a welcoming environment for all families and community members
  • All instructional staff at the school engage in aligning instruction and local assessments to state standards

ODE school report cards and AYP reports