Guntersville Elementary School
Guntersville Elementary is a primary-level school located in Guntersville in northeastern Alabama. A small town nestled between mountains, Guntersville is almost completely surrounded by water. The diverse population of Guntersville takes great pride in Guntersville Elementary School's K-2 students. In fact, many residents note the quality of the local education program as their reason for selecting Guntersville as their home.
Some of the uniqueness of the school is reflected in its campus, located among trees on a six-acre hilltop just five blocks from downtown. The five-building complex offers both safety and privacy for the students. The main building, occupied since 1979, is a brick pod structure that houses first and second grade classes and part of the kindergarten classes, the media center, some student services and the office area. Other buildings, which are accessed by covered walkways, include a gymnasium, a cafeteria, a learning center and a classroom building that houses some of the kindergarten classes. Well equipped playgrounds typify the community spirit of cooperation since they were funded by a parent support group and constructed under the direction of the city. A backyard habitat area gives students an opportunity to garden, to watch birds and insects and to learn respect for the environment. Other campus structures include a small amphitheater used for performances and other gatherings and a picnic pavilion that accommodates up to two classes.
A major strength of the school is the staff's commitment to excellence. This commitment begins with the system administration, extends to the school faculty and staff and expands to include the parent and community support groups.
Guntersville is located 45 miles south of Huntsville and 65 miles north of Birmingham in Marshall county on beautiful Lake Guntersville.