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About Gate City Elementary

Principal's Message

Welcome to Gate City Elementary School!

My name is Shantel Delonas, and I joined the Grizzly family in 2019 proudly serving as principal. Prior to my post at Gate City, I served as a classroom teacher at Greenacres Elementary School and then as Principal at the Lincoln Early Learning Center. My passion has always been to meet learners where they are in their learning to help them grow and build self-confidence. I have a love for life-long learning and know there is always room to learn and grow. 

At Gate City Elementary School, we are a community of educators, families and patrons collectively working together towards a common purpose to empower learners to be kind, inclusive of others, to problem solve and persevere through challenging learning experiences with adult support. We want learners to develop self-confidence and a growth mindset through active engagement in the learning process. We are dedicated to our mission: 

Learning today for the possibilities of tomorrow. 

It is my ultimate goal to provide learners, their families and the community with a positive learning experience in a caring and rigorous learning environment through researched based instructional practices and positive relationships. 

We love our Grizzlies. Let's go red and blue! We've got that Grizzly PRIDE.

Shantel Delonas 


Gate City Elementary School

National Blue Ribbon School

Idaho Showcase School

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Attendance at Gate City Elementary School

Gate City strives to create a SAFE, KIND, and LEARNING atmosphere for learners, staff, and volunteers.  We teach that we should always act with Gate City P.R.I.D.E.  Positivity, Respect, Integrity, Determination, and Empathy. Every day is an important day of learning for your child. We recognize that sometimes absences can't be avoided, so if your child will be absent from school for any reason, please email the classroom teacher and school office immediately so we can mark it down. You can contact the school at 208-237-2503.


Mission Statement

"Contribute to a safe environment which promotes respect and motivates learners to engage in their own learning and act responsibly." 


Vision Statement

"We believe education is the shared responsibility of the learner, home, school, and community."


Awards & Recognitions

  • Idaho Merit School
  • Idaho Showcase School
  • National Blue Ribbon School
  • Idaho 5-Star School​

State Report Card