About Goshen Lane

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

GOSHEN LANE ELEMENTARY

Melanie McGue

Melanie McGue, Principal

McGueM@gjps.org


Goshen Lane Elementary is a school where each child is celebrated, supported and challenged. Our goal at Goshen Lane is to work in unison with students, families, and the Gahanna community to develop students who are self confident, critical thinkers, problem solvers and life-long learners. Students can expect to set personal goals and work with their teachers and family to create a plan for success. Families can expect to be supported in their journey of raising their child/children throughout elementary school. Goshen Lane is proud to educate students from a variety of cultures and with a variety of learning styles. Preparing our students for success centers at every decision we make. Students will enjoy school while developing 21st-century skills such as communication, collaboration, and leadership through the use of technology and project-based learning.

Parents participate daily through our publishing center, box tops program, and our morning school supply store. The Gahanna-Jefferson EducationFoundation consistently supports the students and staff of Goshen Lane through a variety of grants and opportunities provided by many area business and civic partnerships We appreciate your interest and look forward to you becoming part of our school family.

Melanie McGue, Principal
Goshen Lane Elementary School


About Goshen Lane

Links of Interest

Home Access Center: 24/7 student data access and information.

District Calendar: For general information such as holidays and grade card dates.

Events Calendar: Special events such as student activities and special school events.

Forms: Links to district information, as well as required and optional forms.

Handbook & Newsletter : Goshen Lane Student/Parent Handbook.

PTO: A list of meetings and officers for the current year.

Staff Information: Check the staff directory for a complete listing of Goshen Lane staff, including e-mail addresses and classroom portals.

Frequently Used Phone Numbers

Office: (614) 478-5580

Absences: (614) 478-5580

Fax: (614) 337-3757

WELCOME TO GOSHEN LANE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - WE ARE GLAD YOU ARE HERE!

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School and FACULTY INFORMATION

Goshen Lane Elementary currently serves approximately 400 students in grades K-5. The school colors are blue and gold, and the mascot is the lion.

There are 37 teaching faculty at Goshen Lane Elementary. The average classroom experience of teachers is 12 years and over 57% of the staff have a Master’s degree or beyond. In addition, there are nine staff members who serve in the areas of food and custodial services, office support and health services.

Our Focus

An emphasis is placed on core academic areas at Goshen Lane Elementary. Our course of study is aligned with State of Ohio Content Standards and National Standards. Standards-based education clearly defines academic content standards providing the basis for content and process in instruction and assessment. It ensures that students learn what is important, and aims for a higher, deeper level of understanding in what students should know and be able to do. Our recent focus on quality approaches has enabled us to use the latest research methods in a systematic way to meet the needs of each child and differentiate the learning experiences for all. This includes appropriate intervention programs, individual instruction, after-school classes, enrichment courses or summer tutorials.


TRANSPORTATION and FACILITIES

School bus transportation is provided to students who reside over one mile (plus or minus one-tenth) from Goshen Lane. To determine if your household is within this school's boundaries, please visit the Transportation Department's Bus Routes page and enter your street address using Transfinder i. Results from the search will list the school(s) for your household or show "address not found," which indicates that the address is not in the Gahanna-Jefferson Public School's boundaries. For further assistance, contact the Transportation Office at (614) 751-7581.

Goshen Lane Elementary is a traditional classroom design. The building includes a library/media center, media production center, gymnasium with a climbing wall, two fully equipped playgrounds, full service cafeteria and health clinic. Each classroom is wired for closed circuit television, Internet access and contains five computers.


Curriculum

At the elementary level, students are immersed in art, health, language arts (including reading), math, music, physical education, science and social studies.

The curriculum meets and/or exceeds standards established for state-required achievement testing, which is administered in the third-, fourth- and fifth-grades. 

Special Education, Gifted Education and Pupil Services

Special Education Services are available for students with learning, speech/language, physical, developmental, emotional and multiple disabilities; the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program offers a variety of programs to appropriately meet the needs of academically gifted students; and Pupil Services provides trained expertise to meet students' individual needs in a variety of areas such as psychologists, counselors, English as a second language (ESL) and health care services. To find out more about the services offered under each of these areas, please click on the program's title.


Outstanding Programs and Services

Reading Recovery; Supplemental Reading; Specific Learning Disability (S.L.D.) services; Intervention Assistance Team; annual author visits; integrated classroom technology; Climbing Wall; and Character Education Awards Assembly.

For more information about our school or to arrange a tour, please contact the school office at (614) 478-5580 during regular school hours.