Pendergast Elementary District


The Pendergast Elementary District in Arizona consists of 12 elementary schools serving grades PK-8. The district as a whole is ranked 394 out of 540 in the state and is rated 1 star out of 5 by SchoolDigger. While the district faces some challenges, a few standout schools emerge from the data.

Garden Lakes Elementary School is the highest-ranked school in the district, ranking 586 out of 1,245 Arizona elementary schools and receiving a 3-star rating. It has the highest percentage of white students (18.76%) and the lowest percentage of free/reduced lunch recipients (56.95%). Sunset Ridge Elementary School stands out for its high proficiency rates in science (31% for grade 5) and English Language Arts (53% for grade 4), as well as its low percentage of free/reduced lunch recipients (54.95%). Canyon Breeze Elementary and Rio Vista Elementary have the lowest student-teacher ratios at 18.3, which is the best among the 12 schools.

However, the data also reveals significant disparities in academic performance across the Pendergast Elementary District. The district-wide proficiency rates are generally lower than the state averages, especially in mathematics. The schools with the highest percentages of free/reduced lunch recipients tend to have the lowest test scores and academic performance, suggesting a strong link between socioeconomic status and educational outcomes. These insights highlight the need for targeted interventions and strategies to improve academic achievement across all schools in the district.

District Detail

 3802 N 91st Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85037-2368

 (623) 772-2200

SchoolDigger Rank:
394th of 540 Arizona districts

See the 2023 Arizona District rankings!
Grades served: PK, KG-8
Students: 8,266

Primary Schools: 12
Middle Schools: 0
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Arizona Department of Education.

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