Turpen families,

We are so glad to see our students back at Turpen and to meet all of out new students. The Secretary of Education for the state, came to Turpen on July 27 to talk about our growth in test scores and congratulate our students and staff. Thank you families and students for the hard work last year. We will continue to work hard so that our students are proficient in math and reading.

Cynthia N. Mowrer

Principal, Turpen Elementary


  • GMCS Parent Advisory Committee Meeting

    Turpen Elementary School
  • Locking Doors

    You may have noticed a small camera box by out front doors. We will soon have a locking front door with a security camera. The doors will be unlocked until 8:00 in the morning and then locked until the buses leave. Students who arrive after 8:00 will need to buzz in and speak with a secretary.  Adults coming into the building will need to ring the buzzer tell the secretary what they need and then be buzzed in. This will help make everyone feel more secure about or childrens' safety. I am not sure when the system will be operational, but will let you know in advance. This will change how we dismiss students. Bus students will go out the west gym door. Families picking up students will need to wail outside until the bused have left for the front doors to be unlocked. As usual, students will not be checked out after 2:15.

    Turpen Elementary School
  • Early Release

    Please remember that we have early release on Fridays. School will dismiss at 12:30 on Fridays.

    Turpen Elementary School
  • Handicapped Parking

    Families , we realize that parking at Turpen is an issue, but please do not park in the handicapped spots if you do not have a handicapped sticker. We do have parents that need these spots, so please use these spots only with an appropriate sticker.

    Turpen Elementary School
  • Contact Information

    Please keep us up-to-date with phone numbers and contact information. This information is crucial in case of an emergency.

    Turpen Elementary School

Student Survey


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