Dr. Lopez stands with 2 teachers.

Dr. Lopez came to celebrate our National Blue Ribbon Award. 

Students show off cookies made by GRCTC pastry students.

Thank you GRCTC pastry students! 

Students and staff enjoyed custom cookies created by the pastry students.

Primary students play with chalk,
Rowlett Mayor Blake Margolis celebrated with the students at the Blue Ribbon Ceremony. 

Rowlett Mayor Blake Margolis celebrated with the students at the Blue Ribbon Ceremony. 

A primary class sits in front of the giant light up congrats sign.
Teachers stand in front of the Blue Ribbon Bash yard art in front of the school.

Teachers are ready to celebrate their Blue Ribbon accomplishments. 

Teacher and para of the year smile with their flowers.

Congrats to Mrs. Buglehall and Mrs. Thunhurst for being nominated as our teacher and para of the year! 

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Come work with us and make a difference in children's lives. See our current vacancies on the Join our team page.

Herfurth Elementary Building

Herfurth's Vision 

To encourage whole child development by providing opportunities for individual academic and social growth through exploration.

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It's almost time for the PreK-K Explore GISD Expo! Are you and your student ready to choose?


Explore GISD with our community and learn about our innovative programs while having fun!

Get ready to explore Garland ISD! You're invited to our Explore GISD Fair, where our community can learn about our innovative programs all while having fun!

Families can chat with staff from Pre-K centers and elementary schools, as well as:

  • Play fun, interactive games
  • Enjoy local food from food trucks
  • Get connected to community resources

Come explore the world of opportunities our district has to offer our students. At GISD, it's your choice and journey!  #TheGISDEffect

montessori hand

magnet program

paint pallet with music note

Art & music

theatre comedy and tragedy masks

Theater arts
in classroom