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Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: (669) 205-4200
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Battle of the Books


Every spring, Mr. Otteson hosts the "Battle of the Books" for third through fifth grades. Teams read books from designated lists throughout the year, then prepare to compete in the trivia contest. The groups face each other at a fierce competition late in the school year, held up on stage in front of the student body. 




THIRD GRADE        |       FOURTH GRADE       |       FIFTH GRADE

Accelerated Reader

All students are enrolled in Accelerated Reader (AR). Our school has made this commitment because there is a proven link between strong reading skills and academic success. Great readers make great students!

The goal of AR is to motivate students to read, increase their reading comprehension, and advance their reading level. Students receive incentives throughout the year for reaching certain point totals.


2016-'17 AR stats


As of June 9, 2017: 40,655 books read (only 1,210 books less than the El Roble record from 2014/15).


100-point club


2014-'15: (school record): 104 students earned more than 100 points

2015-'16: 75 students earned more than 100 points

2016-'17: 86 students earned more than 100 points

Once you learn to read,
you will be forever free.

~ Frederick Douglass