School Basics

About Gentry Elementary 

Gentry Elementary School has served students since 2003 and is named after Bonnie Gentry. Our campus serves approximately 615 students and 52 teachers. Gentry Elementary proudly belongs to the Berry Middle School and John Horn High School feeder pattern.

Our mission at Gentry Elementary is to ensure that every student receives high-quality educational experiences through engaging teaching strategies that also develop social and emotional skill sets needed for future success.

We offer Cub Clubs for students in all grade levels and have a house system to encourage excellence in behavior and work.

We are Gentry Proud!

Our Principal 

R Price

Mrs. Price has served at Mesquite ISD for over 18 years throughout her 21 years of experience in Education. She earned an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and her master's degree in the same field from Texas A&M Commerce. She also received her principal certification. 

Mrs. Price is a mother to two sons and is married to a teacher/coach from MISD. 

Her educational philosophy is that students reach their fullest academic potential when they learn from educators who find ways to connect and inspire.  


Campus Administration 

Camilla Ferguson
Assistant Principal

Heather Manning

Kaylan Holt

Janeth Caldera

HB3 Board Goals

HB3 requires school boards to adopt detailed plans developed by their management teams that achieve goals in two key areas:

  1. Early childhood literacy and mathematics (EC-LM ) proficiency
  2. College, career, and military readiness (CCMR)

School boards must review the progress of each plan at least annually at a public meeting. These goals will be posted on the district website for the district level goals and on each campus website for the campus level goals once approved. The Board of Trustees approved these goals at the May 9, 2022, meeting. To view a downloadable, printable document containing these goals, click on the following button.

Mesquite ISD 3rd Grade Reading/Math and CCMR Board Goals

Contact Us

1901 Twin Oaks Dr
Mesquite, TX 75181

School Health Advisory Council

School Hours

Elementary School Day
7:55 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.

Elementary Early Release
12:25 p.m.

3-year-old Pre-K Morning Session 
7:45 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

3-year-old Pre-K Afternoon Session
11:55 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.

4-year-old Full Day Pre-K
7:55 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.


Title 1 Information

Parent Right to Know - English

Parent Right to Know - Spanish

A copy of the Campus Improvement Plan is available for review in the school office upon request.