Dear GQES Families and Friends,
WELCOME to Garland R. Quarles Elementary School (GQES), home of the Chameleons! At GQES, our vision is to be a THRIVING LITERACY COMMUNITY in a STEM SCHOOL!!! The faculty and staff of Garland R. Quarles Elementary School (GQES) is committed to providing a rich, supportive learning environment where students thrive by developing deep understanding of content while becoming even more kind, empathetic and caring citizens. GQES is fully accredited by the State of Virginia based on the 2016-2017 Standards of Learning Results.
At GQES, reading, writing, math, science, social studies, technology, and engineering are at the center of each instructional day for our students in grades PreK-4. We continuously monitor our school’s highest priorities: what we teach (guaranteed and viable curriculum), how we teach (rigorous lessons) through authentic literacy (purposeful student engagement). All decisions are connected to our school’s vision, thriving literacy community in a STEM school. Our faculty and staff work with administration to review data, make instructional adjustments, and share what is working during grade level professional learning communities, data team meetings, vertical and horizontal teams and Title I School Leadership team meetings.
It is my distinct pleasure to serve as Principal at Garland R. Quarles Elementary School. Thank you for taking an interest in our school and community! Please feel welcome to contact us at 540-662-3575, email us, or come by our school for a visit!