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Our School

2019-2020 School Year

                                                        CELEBRATING 125 YEARS 

Our Mission

Rucker Elementary School provides an engaging learning environment that supports students to perform at their highest potential. We strive to deliver instruction that nurtures the whole child and meets the diverse needs of our learners through standards-aligned, developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive methods.


Rucker is the oldest and northernmost school in Gilroy Unified.  Established in 1894, Rucker is rich in traditions that focus on bringing our community together.  The staff here are skilled professionals who are passionate about their work and truly believe that every child can succeed when supported in a joyful and enriching learning environment.

During this school year we will continue to improve our student outcomes and offer our students an outstanding educational experience.  We continue with our implementation of the SEAL model in grades K-3 developing rich academic language and literacy foundations.  Our focus this year will be in developing opportunities to build 21st century skills and strengthen their access to next generation science standards (NGSS).