Gilbert Classical Academy High School

Public 8-12

 55 N. Greenfield Rd.
       Gilbert, AZ  85234


 (480) 497-4024

 School Website

District: Gilbert Unified District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1st of 412 Arizona High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  13.2
Number of students:  292

Racial breakdown:
White:
63.0%
Asian:
18.2%
Hispanic:
14.7%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8.2%

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Compare Details In 2018, Gilbert Classical Academy High School ranked better than 99.8% of high schools in Arizona. It also ranked first among 7 ranked high schools in the Gilbert Unified District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.2. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Gilbert Classical Academy High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (63%), Asian (18.2%), Hispanic (14.7%). (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Gilbert Classical Academy High School is 13.2, which is the lowest among 7 high schools in the Gilbert Unified District! (See more...)
Compare Gilbert Classical Academy High School employs 22 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Gilbert Classical Academy High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Gilbert Classical Academy High School 1st of 412 Arizona public high schools. (See Gilbert Classical Academy High School in the ranking list.)

Gilbert Unified District:

SchoolDigger ranks Gilbert Unified District 85th of 439 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Gilbert Classical Academy High School

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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%
2015 96.83 6th 261 97.7%
2016 99.28 2nd 406 99.5%
2017 99.54 3rd 416 99.3%
2018 99.20 1st 412 99.8%

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

Rank History for Gilbert Classical Academy High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 96.70 3rd 692 99.6%

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

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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 High School

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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

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 High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 57 14.0 4.1 14.0
2009 92 15.0 6.1 8.7
2010 136 18.0 7.5 11.0
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

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Gilbert Classical Academy High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 57 14.0 4.1 14.0
2009 92 15.0 6.1 8.7
2010 136 18.0 7.5 11.0
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

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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