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 back! I am looking forward to welcoming returning and new Garden Gophers to kick off another great year. I am looking forward to this school year with great excitement and hope all my 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. We will release all forms and fingerprinting dates soon. 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. 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, Principal
Our Students Are Reading
We are proud of our students and the number of books they are reading. Read more >>>