Gilbert Classical Academy 7-12

Public 7-12

 55 N Greenfield Rd
       Gilbert, AZ  85234-6220


(480) 497-4034

District: Gilbert Unified District

SchoolDigger Rank:
11th of 453 Arizona High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,314 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  20.3
Number of students:  712

Racial breakdown:

White:
46.8%
Asian:
28.4%
Hispanic:
15.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  9.9%

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Compare Details Gilbert Classical Academy 7-12 ranks better than 99.7% of middle schools in Arizona. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.55. (See more...)
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Compare Details Gilbert Classical Academy 7-12 ranks better than 97.6% of high schools in Arizona. It also ranks first among 6 ranked high schools in the Gilbert Unified District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.41. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Gilbert Classical Academy 7-12 has the smallest high school student body size in the Gilbert Unified District. Student population at Gilbert Classical Academy 7-12 is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (46.8%), Asian (28.4%), Hispanic (15.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Gilbert Classical Academy 7-12 is 20.3, which is the lowest among 6 high schools in the Gilbert Unified District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Gilbert Classical Academy 7-12 is $7,314, which is the highest among 6 high schools in the Gilbert Unified District!
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Gilbert Classical Academy 7-12:

SchoolDigger ranks Gilbert Classical Academy 7-12 2nd of 791 Arizona public middle schools. (See Gilbert Classical Academy 7-12 in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Gilbert Classical Academy 7-12 11th of 453 Arizona public high schools. (See Gilbert Classical Academy 7-12 in the ranking list.)

Gilbert Unified District:

SchoolDigger ranks Gilbert Unified District 96th of 509 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Gilbert Classical Academy 7-12

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2010 96.70 3rd 692 99.6%
2011 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2012 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2013 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2014 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2015 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2016 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2017 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2018 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2019 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2021 98.74 12th 832 98.6%
2022 99.55 2nd 791 99.7%

Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Gilbert Classical Academy 7-12

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 96.16 5th 395 98.7%
2010 96.23 5th 403 98.8%
2011 96.59 5th 397 98.7%
2012 92.83 16th 471 96.6%
2013 93.75 12th 491 97.6%
2014 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2015 96.83 6th 261 97.7%
2016 99.28 2nd 406 99.5%
2017 99.54 3rd 416 99.3%
2018 98.65 2nd 420 99.5%
2019 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2021 99.90 8th 509 98.4%
2022 99.41 11th 453 97.6%

Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Reviews:
by a parent
Monday, August 6, 2018

Open Quote Excellent school with well rounded and well spoken kids. Academically challenging but also focused on sports, philanthropy, and service. Great environment for success due to peer support (Legion) and programs. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, February 23, 2018

Open Quote GCA has a very rigorous, but limited, college preparatory curriculum. All classes are honors or AP. If you want a small, sheltered school setting with emphases on academics over sports, then this is your school. There is diversity in ethnicity and religion of the student body. However, the principal and vice-principal are not qualified to lead this type of school. Although there are some outstanding instructors, too many are sub-standard in their teaching abilities. It's more often that the students are teaching themselves. I must agree with the previous review, in that the school's high ratings are due to the fact that the school 'selects' its students, who are already high performers. There is a massive amount of work, and the Socratic method is mentioned in GCA rhetoric, but really not used. We were very disappointed in GCA. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, May 24, 2014

Open Quote Our hopes for a "classical" school were dashed. We expected Latin education, the Socratic method used through much of the instruction, history taught four years in high school, and rhetoric. Unfortunately, you don't have the opportunity for Latin in high school. Latin 1, 2 are only offered in junior high. History is not taught in 9th gr. Socratic method was scarcely used. Group projects were overused. The school appears to be high performing, but it's not due to the material they present or how they teach. Instead, the school benefits by being full of students who would normally excel at any high school.Students who endure the ridiculous amount of unnecessary homework succeed. It's normal for students to spend all day in school and all evening doing homework.There's a false assumption: many assignments plus many hours of homework equals success. This school model is not conducive to long term retention of the information learned, nor is it "classical". The administration was not open to feedback. Most disturbing is the "Springboard" English program. The student's literary experience no longer includes reading complete novels, just segments of books. This is not classical education. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Gilbert Classical Academy 7-12

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 47 1 3 5 1 n/a n/a 0 57
2009 75 3 7 7 0 n/a n/a 0 92
2010 109 5 12 10 0 n/a n/a 0 136
2011 125 7 17 14 0 0 0 0 163
2012 129 11 30 13 0 0 0 0 183
2013 156 12 34 18 0 0 0 0 220
2014 162 16 36 25 1 0 2 0 242
2015 176 10 43 40 1 0 3 0 273
2016 184 6 53 43 2 1 3 0 292
2017 186 6 59 51 0 0 9 0 311
2018 177 4 68 50 0 0 11 0 310
2020 354 17 168 91 2 3 43 0 678
2021 276 5 102 74 1 0 24 0 482
2022 333 10 202 110 3 1 53 0 712

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Gilbert Classical Academy 7-12

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 57 14.0 4.1 14
2009 92 15.0 6.1 8.7
2010 136 18.0 7.5 11
2011 163 18.0 9.0 14.7
2012 183 18.0 10.1 8.2
2013 220 20.0 11.0 n/a
2014 242 22.0 10.9 n/a
2015 273 22.0 12.4 n/a
2016 292 22.0 13.2 n/a
2017 311 21.8 14.2 12.9
2018 310 15.2 20.3 n/a
2020 678 30.4 22.3 9.9
2021 482 29.0 16.6 n/a
2022 712 35.0 20.3 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Gilbert Classical Academy 7-12

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 57 14.0 4.1 14
2009 92 15.0 6.1 8.7
2010 136 18.0 7.5 11
2011 163 18.0 9.0 14.7
2012 183 18.0 10.1 8.2
2013 220 20.0 11.0 n/a
2014 242 22.0 10.9 n/a
2015 273 22.0 12.4 n/a
2016 292 22.0 13.2 n/a
2017 311 21.8 14.2 12.9
2018 310 15.2 20.3 n/a
2020 678 30.4 22.3 9.9
2021 482 29.0 16.6 n/a
2022 712 35.0 20.3 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Gilbert Classical Academy 7-12

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $8,190
2020 $5,979
2021 $8,640
2022 $7,314

Data source: Arizona Department of Education




Frequently Asked Questions about Gilbert Classical Academy 7-12

Yes! Gilbert Classical Academy 7-12 is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 11th of 453 Arizona high schools.

Students at Gilbert Classical Academy 7-12 are 47% White, 28% Asian, 15% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 1% African American.

In the 2021-22 school year, 712 students attended Gilbert Classical Academy 7-12.


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