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Welcome to Trip Elementary School!

Trip Elementary School Staff 2014-2015
Trip Elementary School Staff 2014-2015

Teacher of the Year

Congratulations Mrs. Angie Skinner on being named Trip's 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year. 

Angie Skinner
Angie Skinner
Kindergarten Student Color Days

For the next two weeks, please help our littlest friends learn their colors by participating in the Color of the Day!

The daily colors to wear are:

August 24-28

Monday: Blue
Tuesday: Brown
Wednesday: Yellow
Thursday: White
Friday: Pink or Gray


Upcoming Events

Miss Grayson Pageant

Contestant/Parent informational meeting will be held at the high school theater on Sept. 23rd at 7pm

Cluster Tailgate

September 19th Grayson HS vs Parkview @ Grayson
First game August 29th vs Gainsville
Tickets will be available for purchase at Trip on Friday mornings.


Registration Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Registrations will not be processed on Fridays.

Student withdrawals will take 24 hours to be processed

New Student Registration
Please click on the REGISTRATION link to the left to important information on required documents and a link to our online registration page. 

GCPS is focused on four major initiatives... initiatives connected to our core business of teaching and learning and to our vision of becoming a system of world- class schools. We encourage you to learn more about these initiatives:

Principal's Message

It is truly an honor to serve as Principal of Trip Elementary School.  Trip Elementary opened its doors to the Grayson community in its inaugural year in 2008. The name Trip Elementary emanates from the rich and storied past of the Grayson community.  In 1879, Rev. James Patterson McConnell established a township in southeast Gwinnett County that came to be known as Grayson.  At that time, Rev. McConnell and his wife Susan, purchased land in an area known then as the Bay Creek District, located at what is now the intersection of Highway 20/Loganville Highway and Grayson Parkway.  A store built on the land became home to a post office with Rev. McConnell serving as the community’s first post master.  A local merchant suggested the name “Trip” for the post office because it was a “trip” from the county seat of Lawrenceville to the new post office.  For years, the community was called Trip as well, until formally incorporating as a town in 1901 and eventually taking on the name of Grayson. 

As the Trip community grew, so did the need for a formal education for the children of the area.  In 1881, Trip Academy was constructed, which was a small log cabin, and served as the community’s first recorded school.  The opening of Trip Academy in 1881 marked the beginning of a long history of the dedication to quality education in Grayson.  In 2014, Trip elementary is still dedicated to setting high standards, providing our students with quality, engaging instruction, and increasing student achievement.

As reflected in our motto, “Where Learning Is a Lifelong Journey,” we strive to provide our students with an educational experience that is positive, structured, rigorous, and world-class.  We continually seek opportunities that will challenge their thinking, inspire their learning and prepare them with the knowledge and skills necessary for college, career and life readiness.  Ultimately, we want our students to be powerful, productive members of our society that dream big and have a strong educational foundation

On behalf of Trip Elementary School faculty and staff, I extend a warm welcome to you as we look forward to the best school year ever.  We are committed to ensuring each student achieves to their greatest potential.  We are also committed to providing exceptional service to parent and community members.  Each day is a new opportunity to learn and grow at Trip Elementary.  Parents and community members play a valuable role in our success.  We welcome your suggestions and encourage your membership in the PTA. 

As we continue to focus on quality and excellence in our instruction, environment, and service, we want to thank you for entrusting us with educating your child.  It is an honor and a privilege to work with your children everyday.  We look forward to continued success and serving you, your child, and the Grayson community.


Rukina Walker 


Angie Skinner

Teacher of the Year 2014-2015

Angie Skinner
Teacher of the Year 2014-2015

Congratulations Angie Skinner for being named Trip's Teacher of the Year for 2014-2015


Trip Rams

Trip Elementary School's mission is to support all students in reaching their full potential.

Belief Statements:

  • We believe collaboration leads teachers in supporting each other for the benefit of student learning and professional growth.
  • We believe having high expectations for all students will guide them to reach their full potential as lifelong learners.
  • We believe in students learning in an academically challenging environment that promotes critical thinking.
  • We believe in meeting the needs of all learners through differentiated instruction.
  • We believe in providing a safe, nurturing environment that makes a positive impact in the lives of the children we teach.
  • We believe our students learn from dedicated, effective teachers who use standards and data to maximize instructional time.

Contact Us

Trip Elementary School
841 Cooper Road
Grayson, GA 30017

Main: 678-639-3850
Fax: 678-639-3870

Hours: 8:15am - 2:45pm

2014-2015 School Supplies List

School Supply List 2014-2015.pdf (506.0 KiB)

2014-2015 Parent/Student Handbook

2014-2015 Parent Student Handbook.pdf (733.8 KiB)

2014-2015 GCPS Parent/Student Handbook

Weather-related School Closing Information

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation

Application for Free and Reduced  Lunch


School Hours:
Instructional hours for Trip Elementary are 8:15 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. Students are not allowed to be dropped off or enter the building until 7:45 a.m. unless they have a signed pass. Front office hours are from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Registration Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Registrations will not be processed on Fridays.

Student withdrawals will take 24 hours to be processed



GCPS is focused on four major initiatives,  initiatives connected to our core business of teaching and learning and to our vision of becoming a system of world- class schools. We encourage you to learn more about these initiatives:

Gwinnett Teacher Effectiveness System
Leadership Development