Department of Defense Education Activity

Gordon Elementary School

Background Information: 

The Gary Ivan Gordon Elementary School is located in Fort Bragg’s Linden Oaks housing area and serves students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The school opened for students on Jan. 5, 2009, and the dedication was Feb. 27, 2009.

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The school is named in honor of Gary Ivan Gordon who was one of 18 U.S. Army Special Forces troops killed in a firefight with militiamen in Mogadishu, Somalia, in October 1993. He distinguished himself by actions above and beyond the call of duty, while serving as Sniper Team Leader, United States Army Special Operations Command with Task Force Ranger. Gary Gordon was born in Lincoln, Maine, in 1960. He graduated from Mattanawcook Academy in 1978 and joined the U.S. Army at age 17. Friends and colleagues remember Gary Gordon for his extraordinary heroism and as a gentle husband and father who filled notebooks with stories for his two young children. Gordon Elementary School is part of the Department of Defense Education Activity-Americas, Mid-Atlantic District, Fort Bragg Schools, and is located in the Linden Oaks housing community in Cameron, North Carolina.

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Gordon ES

Grades: PK-5

Enrollment: 405

Our Mission

Educate, Engage, and Empower Military-connected Students  to Succeed in a Dynamic World.

Our Vision

Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere

Purpose Statement

At Gordon Elementary, we prepare our students to be EXTRAORDINARY through high expectations, focused collaborations, progress monitoring, and differentiated instruction.

Mascot: Patriots

Motto: Expect the Extraordinary

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Gordon ES Colors

Primary Color: #000066

Secondary Color: #E60000

Continuous School Improvement

Math Goal: All Gordon Elementary students will become proficient in application and fluency of grade level College and Career Ready Standards for Mathematics.

ELA Goal: All Gordon Elementary students will read and demonstrate comprehension of grade-level complex informational text. 

Focused Collaboration Goal: All Gordon Elementary Collaboration Groups will complete at least one SMART goal cycle each quarter.


Gordon ES

School Address
4200 Percy Blvd Bldg L-6323
Cameron, NC 28326
Phone: 910-907-1300
Fax: 910-908-3504