Garden Lakes Elementary School

Public PK, KG-8

 10825 W Garden Lakes Pkwy
       Avondale, AZ  85392-3718


 (623) 772-2200

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District: Pendergast Elementary District (4283)

SchoolDigger Rank:
523rd of 1,109 Arizona Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  23.8
Number of students:  977

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
56.2%
White:
25.1%
African American:
8.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  54.1%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Garden Lakes Elementary School ranked better than 52.8% of elementary schools in Arizona. It also ranked first among 12 ranked elementary schools in the Pendergast Elementary District (4283)! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 46.86. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, Garden Lakes Elementary School ranked better than 59.4% of middle schools in Arizona. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 52.56. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (56.2%), White (25.1%), African American (8.4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 54.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Pendergast Elementary District (4283). (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Garden Lakes Elementary School is 23.8, which is the highest among 12 elementary schools in the Pendergast Elementary District (4283)! (See more...)
Compare Garden Lakes Elementary School employs 41 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Garden Lakes Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Garden Lakes Elementary School 523rd of 1109 Arizona public elementary schools. (See Garden Lakes Elementary School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Garden Lakes Elementary School 289th of 711 Arizona public middle schools. (See Garden Lakes Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Pendergast Elementary District (4283):

SchoolDigger ranks Pendergast Elementary District (4283) 314th of 445 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Garden Lakes Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 68.77 346th 1062 67.4%
2010 74.32 272nd 1090 75.0%
2011 65.70 369th 1075 65.7%
2012 71.30 309th 1141 72.9%
2013 62.91 424th 1158 63.4%
2014 54.75 496th 1079 54.0%
2015 37.80 527th 955 44.8%
2016 51.25 473rd 1079 56.2%
2017 46.94 530th 1106 52.1%
2018 46.86 523rd 1109 52.8%

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

Rank History for Garden Lakes Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 75.09 151st 663 77.2%
2010 80.35 117th 692 83.1%
2011 73.99 162nd 685 76.4%
2012 77.88 137th 772 82.3%
2013 72.61 181st 787 77.0%
2014 77.80 150th 690 78.3%
2015 53.62 201st 521 61.4%
2016 51.28 276th 677 59.2%
2017 50.13 282nd 695 59.4%
2018 52.56 289th 711 59.4%

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

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Data source: Arizona Department of Education Accountability Division

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by a parent
Friday, January 13, 2012

Open Quote I have a 5 year old at Garden Lakes whose level of reading and behavior is gradually getting worse because of GL. The level of education is substandard and the schools attitude is laid back and care free. If as much time and effort was put into actually teaching children how to read and write and do their math instead of drilling them about our flag and supporting veterans and constantly begging for donations for impoverished persons, then perhaps the children might receive an education equal to or even better than other leading nations. Supporting the troops and helping the needy may not be a bad thing but I send my kids to school so they can be educated about the world and educated to succeed in the world. I do not want them jumping for joy at the thought of us bombing another nation, I would like them to consider suffering people around the world, often under US sanctions, not just the unemployed on our doorstep, and I think it is disgraceful to be teaching our kids songs about every fast food outlet so they get hooked on lousy food and become morbidly obese like dare I say, rather a lot of US citizens. It is evident the education in Arizona is 30 years behind the rest of the Western world, I hope for the sake of our future we the people use some common sense and prioritize a real education over waving the flag and collecting tins of beans. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Garden Lakes Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 388 388
1992 541 18 11 81 5 n/a n/a 0 656
1993 637 38 23 130 4 n/a n/a 0 832
1994 790 63 41 176 7 n/a n/a 0 1077
1995 949 67 39 196 5 n/a n/a 0 1256
1996 949 67 39 196 5 n/a n/a 0 1256
1997 993 76 56 224 3 n/a n/a 0 1352
1998 799 56 68 175 5 n/a n/a 0 1103
1999 802 68 58 197 5 n/a n/a 0 1130
2000 775 82 61 205 4 n/a n/a 0 1127
2001 726 77 60 254 6 n/a n/a 0 1123
2002 676 91 45 289 10 n/a n/a 0 1111
2003 676 91 45 289 10 n/a n/a 0 1111
2004 678 86 36 319 10 n/a n/a 0 1129
2005 596 87 38 380 12 n/a n/a 0 1113
2006 550 95 28 403 13 n/a n/a 0 1089
2007 538 97 27 495 14 n/a n/a 0 1171
2008 497 88 17 505 11 n/a n/a 0 1118
2009 446 81 17 460 16 n/a n/a 0 1020
2010 432 84 23 469 14 n/a n/a 0 1022
2011 358 79 29 500 9 2 28 0 1005
2012 338 86 31 550 14 2 37 0 1058
2013 295 82 30 524 9 3 40 0 983
2014 268 93 32 525 7 2 46 0 973
2015 269 79 33 518 12 2 38 0 951
2016 266 63 32 482 11 2 51 0 907
2017 245 82 36 549 8 0 57 0 977

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 Garden Lakes Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 388 17.1 22.6 n/a
1992 656 24.9 26.3 n/a
1993 832 38.8 21.4 n/a
1994 1077 44.5 24.2 n/a
1995 1256 52.8 23.8 n/a
1996 1256 52.8 23.8 n/a
1997 1352 55.3 24.4 n/a
1998 1103 54.5 20.2 n/a
1999 1130 54.5 20.7 n/a
2000 1127 55.0 20.5 n/a
2001 1123 56.0 20.1 n/a
2002 1111 55.0 20.2 11.0
2003 1111 55.0 20.2 11.0
2004 1129 57.0 19.8 19.3
2005 1113 54.5 20.4 23.9
2006 1089 52.5 20.7 26.6
2007 1171 50.7 23.1 29.5
2008 1118 54.0 20.7 31.9
2009 1020 55.5 18.4 33.5
2010 1022 48.0 21.2 36.5
2011 1005 47.5 21.1 27.7
2012 1058 49.0 21.5 50.9
2013 983 41.0 23.9 49.6
2014 973 41.0 23.7 54.5
2015 951 43.0 22.1 28.6
2016 907 41.0 22.1 35.6
2017 977 41.0 23.8 54.1

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 Garden Lakes Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 388 17.1 22.6 n/a
1992 656 24.9 26.3 n/a
1993 832 38.8 21.4 n/a
1994 1077 44.5 24.2 n/a
1995 1256 52.8 23.8 n/a
1996 1256 52.8 23.8 n/a
1997 1352 55.3 24.4 n/a
1998 1103 54.5 20.2 n/a
1999 1130 54.5 20.7 n/a
2000 1127 55.0 20.5 n/a
2001 1123 56.0 20.1 n/a
2002 1111 55.0 20.2 11.0
2003 1111 55.0 20.2 11.0
2004 1129 57.0 19.8 19.3
2005 1113 54.5 20.4 23.9
2006 1089 52.5 20.7 26.6
2007 1171 50.7 23.1 29.5
2008 1118 54.0 20.7 31.9
2009 1020 55.5 18.4 33.5
2010 1022 48.0 21.2 36.5
2011 1005 47.5 21.1 27.7
2012 1058 49.0 21.5 50.9
2013 983 41.0 23.9 49.6
2014 973 41.0 23.7 54.5
2015 951 43.0 22.1 28.6
2016 907 41.0 22.1 35.6
2017 977 41.0 23.8 54.1

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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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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