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7845 Snake Creek Road

Hillsville, Virginia 24343

PH:276-398-2493 Fax 276-398-3384

Gladesboro Elementary School

Grades : Pre-Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Mascot: Gator

School Colors: Green and Gold

Instructional Hours: 8:00 am– 3:15 pm

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Gladesboro Elementary School derives its name from "Gladesborough," a name given to the area around 1850 by Sara Cook, a descendant of the first settlers who sought refuge following the Revolutionary War. She was amazed by the glades leading into the community from various directions. When a name was needed to establish a Post Office, the spelling was changed to Gladesboro, which then became the official name for the area. Gladesboro still remains a small rural community today. The current school was built in 1955. In 2001, additional administrative offices, classrooms, gymnasium, and media center were constructed to provide state-of-the-art facilities for our students.


The mission of Gladesboro Elementary School is to establish a strong foundation for lifelong learning for all students.


Gators Believe Everyone Succeeds!

School Schedule

**7:45 a.m. Doors open (students should report to cafeteria).

8:00 a.m. Students may report to their homeroom.

8:15 a.m. Tardy bell (students arriving after 8:15 must report to front office to receive admittance/tardy slip)

3:15 p.m. Classes dismiss (parent/guardian pick-up report to main lobby, bus riders report to designated areas)

In accordance with the state of Virginia, Gladesboro Elementary School will observe a moment of silence and salute to American flag each morning.

** Please do not drop students off prior to 7:45 a.m. Thanks!