House System

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Welcome to John M. Gandy Elementary School. Located in Ashland, Virginia, Gandy Elementary has a proud, time-honored tradition of excellence. Our 300 students, affectionately known as Gandy Tigers, comprise third through fifth grade classes, while approximately 50 staff members work together to inspire greatness in all of the students we serve.

House System

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Our school uses a house system to create a positive school culture for our students and staff. Through the house system students build character, relationships, and school spirit. All students and staff are members of one of our five houses.

Our School Motto

Five Houses. One Family.

House Points

Students earn points for their house for demonstrating excellence in character, academics, performance, school spirit, and following the Tiger Way.

House Champion

House points are accumulated over the entire school year. The house with the most points at the end of the year is named the house champion.

Past House Champions

  • 2020- Tatonka
  • 2021- Mar
  • 2022-Kula
  • 2023- Tatonka


All new students and staff members are sorted using our sorting wheel. Sorting is up to fate and houses are for life.

House Information

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