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Welcome to Trip Elementary School!

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

All Sports Spring and Summer Break Camps

asyc spring_summer flyer 2015_BOE.docx (175.0 KiB)

Trip County Science Fair Winners

Connor Pursley - 1st place
Jake Moore - 2nd place
Lillian Mayfield - 3rd place
David Hunt - 3rd place
Alexandro Garcia-Villegas - honorable mention

We are very proud of winners! They did an excellent job representing Trip!

RAM-A-THON Fundraiser April 2, 2015

Help us reach our goal - a PAVED TRACK for our students and community!

Every student will receive a FREE T-Shirt and Water Bottle.

Prizes include a XBox One, an IPad Mini, class Ice Cream Parties and more!

Every student who turn-ins in at least $36.00 will receive a GIANT Pixy Stix

T-Shirts will be available for sale to family and friends.

For your convenience pledges, donations and additional t-shirt orders can be made on

In-School Kick-off March 13th!

Businesses interested in partnering with us on this project, please download the donation letter below for more information.  

Dual Language Immersion Registration for 2015-2016

Click for information on French Dual Language Immersion Program (800.4 KiB)

Learn about this exciting new program that offers your child the opportunity to become
bilingual in French and achieve the same high academic standards as other students.

For parents of students entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2015 or later and other interested community

Date: March 4, 2015

Time:  6:30-8:00 p.m.

Location: Trip Elementary Media Center



Grayson Cluster App

Grayson Cluster App

Get your free Grayson Cluster App at the APP Store or Google Play Store

Trip's French Dual Immersion Program Exceeding All Expectations

Monday, December 8, the student's in Madame Hayes' dual immersion classroom had some special visitors, representatives of the French Consulate, Attache Alexandre Durand and Deputy Cultural Attache Solene Vilchien. Follow this link to read a Gwinnett Daily Post Article about Trip's French Dual language Immersion program and to see a video of our amazing kindergarten students at work. 


Want to Learn More About the Georgia Milestones Assessment?

The GaDOE is pleased to announce the release of a new video, designed to provide an introduction to the Georgia Milestones Assessment System. This short, animated video provides a friendly overview of our new assessment. The video highlights the purpose of the assessment, the types of questions that students will see, and the types of feedback that students, parents, and educators will receive. The video is available on the Georgia Milestones website at:

go to this link to review Georgia Milestone Practice Tests 

Thank you to the businesses who helped to support our Fall Festival and Glow Run

  • Johnny's Pizza
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Thirty One
  • Mary Kay
  • Rockin' Wreaths
  • D. C. Boogie
  • Glam-R-Girl
  • Atlanta Vintage Travel
  • doTERRA
  • Super Sand Art
Upcoming Events
Atlanta Science Festival

It’s official! The dates are set for the 2nd Annual Atlanta Science Festival. Mark your calendars now for another week chockfull of interactive programs, performances and activities March 21-28, 2015.Read more


Grayson Cluster Schools Foundation
Teacher of the Month Program

Launching in September, the program will recognize an outstanding teacher each month in order to celebrate our community's teaching staff.

For more information on the program works and how to nominate Click Here


School Instructional Hours are 8:15am - 2:45pm

Tardy bell rings at 8:15am

Car rider doors close at 8:10am and 3:00pm
Please ensure that your student arrives and is picked up on time!

Student Check-Outs are not permitted after 2:15pm
If you must check your child out of school before dismissal please arrive prior to 2:15pm with valid identification.


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)

Trip ES Accountability Report

Trip ES SAR_Issued 2014-15_FINAL.pdf (1.0 MiB)

2014-2015 Parent/Student Handbook

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

2014-2015 Handbook Calendar

14-15 calendar for handbook.pdf (732.1 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