A Letter To All From Superintendent David Carson

Superintendent David Carson

Dear Gooding School District Students, Staff, Parents and Residents,


On behalf of the Gooding Joint School District, I am pleased to welcome you to the 2023-2024 school year. I hope you had an enjoyable and safe summer break. First and foremost, I am honored and deeply privileged to be serving as Superintendent for the Gooding School District. All of our district staff are looking forward to the beginning of an outstanding school year!

As we start the year, I would like to point out some highlights that have taken place:


  • All staff that needed to complete the required State dyslexia training have done so
  • Our elementary staff will continue to focus on behavior and classroom management and will be implementing a new reading curriculum.
  • The middle school was recently recognized for their efforts in improving student Here is a link to an article that describes their journey and the work they have been doing. https://www.idahoednews.org/news/gooding-teachers-embrace-change-achieve-notable-turnaround/
  • Gooding High School continues to focus on providing professional technical programs and dual credit opportunities for students. We currently have nine teachers certified to teach concurrent credits and offer sixteen dual credit classes that can be taken by students at the high school. Last year a total of 1,189 dual credits were earned by our students.
  • The Gooding Alternative Learning Center graduated 12 students this past What an amazing accomplishment!

Due to the support we received from our community through our plant facility levy, we were able to add to our elementary playground, replace the ceiling tiles in the high school gym and this fall and winter new baskets and an updated HVAC system will be installed. We used federal ESSER money to replace part of the elementary/middle school roof. The middle school playground addition was funded through school improvement money received from the Idaho State Department of Education.


I deeply believe in a quality and comprehensive education for all students. The Gooding School District is known for the positive and healthy relationships between staff and students. Thank you for entrusting all of our dedicated staff with the education of the wonderful young people of our community.

I look forward to the adventure ahead! With great pride,

Mr. Carson-Signature

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