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Welcome to Garden Ridge Elementary

Families and Friends of GRES,
 
I want to welcome you and your family to Garden Ridge Elementary, home of the Bobcats!  I have been in education for 15 years and I am in my 6th year at GRES. I am honored to serve as the principal of this amazing school.     
 
At Garden Ridge Elementary, we have skillful and compassionate teachers and staff who focus on creating classroom activities that engage our students in learning.  Our mission is to help every child feel welcome, connected, and a part of the GRES family.  Together, we strive to challenge each student to grow in his or her academic abilities and to be college-ready when they graduate from Comal ISD. 
 
We have a very strong PTA program and throughout the year we have multiple opportunities for family members to volunteer at our school.  We hope to see you around campus.  As partners in your child’s education, we encourage you to communicate with us regularly with any successes/questions/concerns that you may have.
 
 
Let’s make this a great year! 
 
With Bobcat Pride,
Jennifer Schultz
Principal

At A Glance

  • 840 Student Enrollment
  • Cursive Curriculum
  • music Strings Program
  • Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011 Chess Program
  • art Art Programs
  • Critical writing across content
SVHS College Success Award

Smithson Valley High School Receives 2020 College Success Award

One Comal ISD high school has earned the College Success Award for the second year in a row. Smithson Valley High School has been recognized for successfully going above and beyond simply graduating students but also helping them enroll in college and succeed once they get there.
Jen, Ric and Addison Akers

Veterans Honored by Students and Staff

It has become a tradition that students, teachers and the community look forward to every year - Veterans Day. Normally, celebrations occur on every Comal ISD campus, and while this year's celebrations were altered a bit, they still brought the community together to remember those who fought for our freedom.
SVHS Signing Day Student-Athletes 2020

Nine Student-Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

It was National Signing Day for four student-athletes from Canyon High and five student-athletes from Smithson Valley High. With families, teammates and coaches looking on, they took the next step in their athletic careers.
Rutherford's artwork 2020

Comal ISD Student Artwork Showcased at State Exhibit

The Texas Art Education Association selects student artwork from across the state annually for a special exhibit. This year Comal ISD was represented in that exhibit with the artwork of eight students on display.
Life Skills 7th grade 2019-2020

Students Discover Passions, Careers with Comal Compass

As students enter middle school, they begin to put their future dreams into action. The question of, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" begins to take shape. By the time they enter high school, they are provided opportunities to "try out" those dreams. Comal Compass is Comal ISD's program that gives those dreams direction and more.
CTE Health Class

Elective Medicine

Many of the vocational classes offered today at high schools are not your typical electives. Comal ISD's Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, like Health Science, are part of a multi-faceted, modern curriculum that provides students with the technical knowledge and real-world skills they need to get started in a current or emerging profession.
Gage Dunivan

The Touchdown that United a Stadium

Coaches and players watch highlights from football games weekly. That's how they improve. One play, however, from Davenport High School's first homecoming game has gone viral, and the lessons it teaches improves everyone's outlook on humanity.