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Gallatin Gateway School is a rural Kindergarten through eighth-grade school that serves an average of 150 students per year. It was started in prior to 1884, and for over a hundred years has fulfilled the needs of the rural families. The school has established itself in this deep-rooted community and is continuing to thrive and expand. Gallatin Gateway School received a face lift in 2001 with a new addition. It was once a four room school and is now a standard sized rural elementary school with state of the art classrooms and equipment.

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Excerpt from Sharon Smith's 6th grade class reports in 1979. Written by Valerie Johnson:
The first school for the Salesville kids to attend was a log cabin located around the area of Wilson Creek. We are not sure of the exact location.
The first school in Salesville was a frame building that is now the Amberson house. It had one outhouse and one teacher, Ida May Brown. There were twenty kids at this time. The next teacher, Mary Lockhart, taught 34 kids.
In 1900 two teachers were hired. The school year was now 7 months long. One teacher taught 4 months and the other 3 months. They still rented the school.
In 1901 a new school was built where the brick one stands now. It was moved in 1909 and is now Jim Alverson's welding shop. The school year was now nine months long.
In 1914 the brick school was built. One room was to be later used for a high school, but the high school students went to Bozeman. Three other schools joined up with this one.

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1914 Original Building: 1,955 sq ft main floor, 1,976 sq ft second floor, 1,981 sq ft lower floor (5912 sq ft total)

1961 addition main floor: 3,569 sq ft

1966 4 Elementary classrooms and 2 Bathroom Addition: 3,881 sq ft

1979 4 classrooms, 2 locker rooms and gym addition: 9,141 sq ft [More Information]

2002 7 classrooms, library, tech room, and administration addition: 12,594 sq ft [More Information]

Total Building Area: 35,136 sq. ft.
2002 Gateway Community Trail [More Information]

Gym Floor Renovation [More Information]

2009 Boiler Replacement in basement of 1914 building         
Deferred Maintenance & Energy Efficiency Improvement Grant Replaces 1991 Boilers. After years of limping along with yearly repairs, the 1991 Raypak tube boilers in the basement of the older section of Gallatin Gateway School were replaced in November 2009. These two hot-water heat, natural-gas fired boilers were removed and replaced using $16,800 in funding from the Deferred Maintenance & Energy Efficiency Improvement Grant. Based on the facility needs outlined in the Quick Start Energy Audit, the Gallatin Gateway School Board requested bids for removal and replacement of the old boilers in October 2009.  Four bids were received.  Western Plumbing, Kevin Kent, was awarded the contract for installation of two new Burnham cast-iron, hot-water boilers and the lining of the chimney with duct work and cap. 

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Gallatin Gateway School accepts out of district students according to School Policy #3025.