Kathy Gilland

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210 Maplehurst Drive
Jeffersonville, IN


(812) 288-4878


(812) 218-6744

School Hours

Building Open to Students
8:40 am
Student Instructional Day
9:00 am to 3:35 pm

About Utica

Utica Elementary School (UES):
United for Excellence in Student Achievement

Utica Elementary School (UES) houses students in preschool through fifth grade and has an enrollment of approximately 515 students.  The mission of UES is to educate and inspire each student to strive for personal excellence through the utilization of effective strategies, application of critical thinking skills, and demonstration of self assessment techniques.


Utica has been honored as a Four-Star School by the Indiana Department of Education in 1997, 1998, 2009, 2012, 2013,201, and 2015.  We are proud to have been awarded the letter grade of an “A” by our own parent community on our performance in educating children on recent survey results as well as by the Indiana Department of Education. UES staff strives to Uplift Educational Standards by providing a rigorous curriculum to achieve excellence in learning for each child.  The school family is bound together by the common thread of good character, which includes mutual respect, personal dignity, and individual responsibility.  Academic excellence and a dedication to community service are emphasized.  UES consistently provides high achieving extracurricular programs that include several GCCS basketball championships.

Outstanding Qualities

  • Indiana Department of Education “A” School

  • Indiana Department of Education Four Star School – 1997, 1998, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
  • 2015 Indiana Association of Student Councils – Elementary Honor Council Award, 5th consecutive year

  • 2016 winner of the Clark and Floyd County Law Day Essay and Oratorical Contest

  • 2016 GCCS Academic Team Champions

  • 2016 Circle the State Choir participants, 10th consecutive year

  • 2014 recipient of the state-wide Hoosier Educator of the Year Award

  • 2002 and 2007 GCCS Teacher of the Year and WHAS Excel Award recipients

  • Multicultural programs to promote cultural competency

  • Character Education Program

  • High level of family and community involvement

  • Continued outstanding performance on ISTEP test in both English/Language Arts and Mathematics

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