Welcome To Garden Elementary School

Garden Elementary School, one of 11 elementary schools in the Tulare City School District, is located in central Tulare and serves 700 students and their families in a learning atmosphere that promotes academic excellence, visual and performing arts, community involvement, and overall physical well-being. For more information on our district services, please visit our district site.

Please use this website to get to know more about us and our programs and to find out what’s going on at Garden School. And feel free to come see us as a visitor, a volunteer, a community member, or a new student!

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Garden Families,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I am thrilled to have all of our Garden Gophers for another great year. We are all working with great excitement and hope that all our students will have a rewarding and successful year. I encourage you to get involved in whatever way you can to make a difference in your child’s education. If you would like to volunteer in your students’ class, please be sure to complete the volunteer form, update your TB test, and go through the fingerprinting process. Please note, if you went through the fingerprinting process previously through our district, you need only fill out the volunteer form/TB test verification and bring it to the school office. We understand this process can be cumbersome, but we do it for the health and safety of your child.

Please visit our Calendar page for upcoming events. I want every child to feel safe and welcomed here at Garden. Our staff works hard on providing a safe and positive learning environment for all students. At any time if you feel that is not happening, please stop by my office.  I am here to help you. Thank you for your support!


Debbie Portillo

Debbie Portillo, Principal

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