School spirit & history

GM school history

Golden Meadows Elementary opened in August of 1971. Mr. Tommy Attaway, the first principal, reported that 369 students were in attendance in grades 1-6. The Golden Meadows neighborhood was very proud of the new school and the children were excited about attending their new neighborhood public elementary school. In 1977 a new wing was added to the facility to accommodate the population growth of the neighborhood. This new addition included a gym and 8 classrooms. During the late 70's and 80's the students' population grew close to 500. In 1992, another additional wing had to be added to accommodate students' growth in Central Garland; 15 more classrooms were constructed. In 2007 Golden Meadows Elementary experienced a total building remodel. Two new wings were added; the library, cafeteria, and gym were also updated. Today, we have approximately 600 students attending grades K-5th.

Golden Meadows Elementary School began following the PLC (Professional Learning Community) model in 2008. Our entire staff works in collaboration to ensure that every student learns and every student achieves. Our administrators, faculty members, and teachers proudly hold high academic and high behavioral standards for all of our students. Together we truly do make a difference.

Year Opened: 1971

School colors

Red and Black

School mascot


School mission statement

"GM Hawks embrace diversity, empower each other to be successful and productive citizens."

School motto

"H.A.W.K.S are hard working, always positive, willing to succeed, kind towards others and supportive of one another. How will we do it? We go the extra mile with a great big smile. Go Hawks!"