Welcome to the Gleason School website!  Whether you are a current student, parent, community member, alumni or prospective member of the Gleason School family, we hope to provide you with all the information necessary to make your experience with our school the best. 

At Gleason, we feel very fortunate to be a PreK-12 school all on the same campus.  This setting allows interaction of activities between the different grades and provides for richer learning experiences with unlimited possibilities.  Gleason has a truly unique family atmosphere with a faculty and staff that is second to none and ready to follow a child’s educational needs from the first day through the door, all the way across the graduation stage.

Since our founding in 1906, the campus has undergone many social and physical changes.  Gleason’s first public school was housed in the Masonic Male & Female Institute and to this day remains the center of the community.  Showing perseverance through the Great Depression, a new school building was constructed in 1929.  Over the years since 1947, additional new constructions in 1982, 1997, and 2004 have kept Gleason School’s facilities ready and able to serve the ever-changing needs of our students and community.

Our mission is to provide an educational environment that allows opportunity for developing the full potential of all students, enabling them to assume their roles as positively contributing participants in a complex and changing world.  We work daily to achieve this mission by focusing on 7 core beliefs.

  1. A student’s education must prepare him/her to interpret information and understand facts, principles, and concepts for daily living in a technology-based society.

  2. In order for the student to become a lifelong learner, opportunities should be offered allowing him/her to develop personal, social, and communication skills that will enhance emotional and physical well-being.

  3. A student’s learning needs should be the primary focus of all decisions impacting the work of the school.

  4. Every student can learn when instruction provides levels of challenge, ensuring the success of each student.

  5. Our school must have highly qualified, effective teachers and administrators.

  6. Our school must provide adequate facilities for learning within a safe environment.

  7. The responsibility for the total education of the student is shared by the school, home, community, church and other civic organizations.

Recent News

*On April 30th, Gleason students celebrated reading with balloons, music, and fun at the school's annual Reading Celebration, sponsored by the Gleason School Library.  Trophies and cash prizes were awarded to students for their achievements in the school-wide Accelerated Reader (A.R.) Contest.  $760 in cash and 52 trophies were awarded.  In addition, each student in Mrs. Lesley Lampkins' kindergarten class and Ms. Melody Hopper's 5th grade class won a trophy for best-behaved library classes.  Gleason 4th grader, Luke Lawrence, made school history by setting four different school records related to Accelerated Reader.  Congratulations to the following students for their success in the A.R. program this year: Price Hunt, Kinley Baumgartel, Caroline Stephenson, Brinley Lehmkuhl, Kadence Witherspoon, Susana Solares, Jake O'Conner, Devon Jones, Luke Lawrence, Emma Pettit, Corbin Hugueley, Shawn Kobus, Aniston Ross, Kristiana Addison, Calli Goad, Drake Lehmkuhl, Brennan Cook, and Madison Dean.

*Congratulations to the following A.R. winners in Junior High & High School:

5th place in points---Aaron Lawson
4th place in points---Josh Shannon
3rd place in points---Zanda Tipton
2nd place in points---Michelle Stegall
1st place in points and 1st place in A.R. average for a total of $100 cash---Kenna Stegall

In High School, the A.R. points winner and A.R. average winner for a total of $100 cash---Edward Castleman.

*On Saturday, April 28th, Luke Lawrence competed in the West Tennessee Regional 4-H Demonstration Contest in Jackson, along with participants from 30 counties in Tennessee.  Luke won the 4th/5th grade project area demonstration in Consumer Skills and Design with a 5 minute demonstration on how to create a "Harry Potter" wand.  Luke was also the overall champion in the 4th/5th grade division for West Tennessee, making him one of the 3 winners in the entire state for his division.

*Congratulations to Gleason School 4th grader Drake Lehmkuhl for being a state Bible Drill winner in his recent competition on Saturday, April 28th.  Great job!

*Congratulations to Aubrey Wallace and Tallon Legens for recently receiving the "American History Award" from Woodmen of the World.  Great job!

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