Gladys Noel Bates


    Gladys Noel Bates, born in 1920 in McComb, Mississippi, is the school's namesake. She was an African-American Civil Rights pioneer and educator who filed a lawsuit, Gladys Noel Bates vs. the State of Mississippi, in 1948 charging salary discrimination against African-American teachers and principals. Ms. Bates resided in Denver, Colorado, where she has received numerous awards for her achievements as an educator and a community leader. She passed away Friday, October 15, 2010. Her family continues to work closely with Bates' staff and students.


  • JPS has 33 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, and 7 high schools.  Bates Elementary is a part of this great district serving students in grades K - 5.


    Our Vision

    The vision of Bates Elementary school is to create students of intellectual dexterity in a gregarious atmosphere in order to become a High Performing School.


    Our Mission

    Our mission is to S.P.L.A.S.H. our stakeholders (staff, students, parents, and the community) through rigor, relevance, and relationships.  We want to...





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