Dear Parents and Guardians: 

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year. My name is Ellen Gibbs. It is with great pride and excitement to start my sixth year as K-8 principal of Benton Grade School. I am eager to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success. I am looking forward to seeing all the returning students and their families as well as meeting the new students and their families.

This will be my 30th year in education. I have been a teacher, a coach, an assistant principal, and a principal. Throughout my career I have believed that a partnership among parents, teachers, and administration is vital and plays an essential role in increasing student achievement. Research continues to show a strong correlation between increased parent involvement and high student success.

Please check our website at for important information throughout the year.

I am looking forward to an incredible school year. I welcome and value your input. Please feel free to visit, call, or email me to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas.



Ellen Gibbs

K-8 Principal
Benton CCSD # 47

Learners Today. Leaders Tomorrow. Rangers Forever.