Gilbert Elementary

Summary:

Gilbert Elementary is a public elementary school located in Garden Grove, California, serving 497 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school is part of the Garden Grove Unified School District, which is ranked 392 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Gilbert Elementary stands out for its diverse student population, with a significant representation of Asian (44.67%) and Hispanic (45.07%) students. Academically, the school consistently performs well, ranking in the top third of California elementary schools over the past decade. Its English Language Learner (ELL) and special education students also excel, with the school ranking in the top 5% and top 25% of California elementary schools, respectively, for these student groups. While Gilbert Elementary has seen an increase in chronic absenteeism, reaching 35% in the 2022-2023 school year, this rate is still lower than some nearby schools, such as Linton T. Simmons Elementary (34.4%) and Bryant Elementary (36.9%).

Compared to nearby schools, Gilbert Elementary generally outperforms them in academic achievement, particularly in English Language Arts and Mathematics. However, some schools, such as Stanford Elementary, also demonstrate strong academic performance, suggesting that Gilbert Elementary may face competition from other high-performing schools in the area. Despite its strong academic performance, Gilbert Elementary has a high percentage of students (78.67%) who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a significant socioeconomic challenge for the school community.


Detail:

Public K-6

 9551 Orangewood Ave.
       Garden Grove, CA  92841-1737


(714) 663-6318

District: Garden Grove Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1539th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,315 Help


Students who attend Gilbert Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Louis Lake Intermediate
High:    Rancho Alamitos High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.2 Help
Number of students:  497

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
45.1%
Asian:
44.7%
White:
5.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  78.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Gilbert Elementary ranks better than 73.8% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 21st among 44 ranked elementary schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 70.93. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (45.1%), Asian (44.7%), White (5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 78.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Gilbert Elementary is 24.2. 23 elementary schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Gilbert Elementary is $12,315, which is the 17th highest among 44 elementary schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Gilbert Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Gilbert Elementary 1539th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Gilbert Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Garden Grove Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Garden Grove Unified 394th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Gilbert Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Gilbert Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 50.13 2154th 4809 55.2%
2005 52.73 2059th 4822 57.3%
2006 49.71 2210th 4818 54.1%
2007 41.80 2799th 5113 45.3%
2008 47.33 2520th 5113 50.7%
2009 50.25 2470th 5193 52.4%
2010 64.41 1761st 5314 66.9%
2011 55.58 2267th 5377 57.8%
2012 58.59 2118th 5390 60.7%
2013 59.26 2156th 5530 61.0%
2015 63.18 1790th 5611 68.1%
2016 72.46 1417th 5614 74.8%
2017 74.85 1341st 5692 76.4%
2018 81.18 1064th 5662 81.2%
2019 69.98 1605th 5789 72.3%
2022 70.34 1590th 5883 73.0%
2023 70.93 1539th 5874 73.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Gilbert Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.76 393rd 3246 87.9%
2019 73.39 447th 3275 86.4%
2022 83.30 250th 3311 92.4%
2023 89.67 144th 3250 95.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Gilbert Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 65.05 563rd 2420 76.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Gilbert Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.81 370th 5084 92.7%
2019 79.24 752nd 5173 85.5%
2022 82.99 636th 5264 87.9%
2023 80.15 779th 5374 85.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Gilbert Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.84 1142nd 5413 78.9%
2019 64.28 1781st 5492 67.6%
2022 72.86 1405th 5635 75.1%
2023 69.06 1545th 5617 72.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Gilbert Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 48.47 1022nd 2585 60.5%
2022 68.75 431st 2227 80.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Gilbert Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.20 1046th 5431 80.7%
2019 73.04 1384th 5510 74.9%
2022 64.48 1749th 5663 69.1%
2023 69.94 1512th 5650 73.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Gilbert Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.42 271st 1071 74.7%
2019 64.82 474th 1149 58.7%
2022 52.87 692nd 1154 40.0%
2023 52.71 712th 1190 40.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Gilbert Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.65 1063rd 4830 78.0%
2019 56.71 1868th 4963 62.4%
2022 58.96 1688th 5084 66.8%
2023 56.28 1874th 5098 63.2%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Gilbert Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 367 8 54 61 0 n/a n/a 0 490
1989 294 8 36 74 0 n/a n/a 0 412
1990 275 11 54 68 0 n/a n/a 0 408
1991 306 9 64 113 0 n/a n/a 0 492
1992 310 12 63 105 1 n/a n/a 0 491
1993 282 14 84 113 3 n/a n/a 0 496
1994 253 15 92 126 3 n/a n/a 0 489
1995 253 10 107 168 5 n/a n/a 0 543
1996 253 10 107 168 5 n/a n/a 0 543
1997 254 8 125 176 2 n/a n/a 0 565
1998 274 14 153 206 4 n/a n/a 0 651
1999 276 12 150 231 6 n/a n/a 0 675
2000 265 13 157 242 3 n/a n/a 0 680
2001 253 15 146 260 2 n/a n/a 0 676
2002 217 15 153 250 1 n/a n/a 0 636
2003 217 15 153 250 1 n/a n/a 0 636
2004 214 13 157 269 0 n/a n/a 0 653
2005 169 11 188 291 0 n/a n/a 0 659
2006 167 8 183 290 0 n/a n/a 0 648
2007 152 8 172 323 0 n/a n/a 0 655
2008 124 8 181 349 1 n/a n/a 0 663
2009 107 5 171 309 1 21 0 0 614
2010 90 6 174 320 1 18 5 0 614
2011 82 7 193 294 2 20 0 0 598
2012 73 10 173 306 2 15 8 0 587
2013 58 14 188 306 1 13 10 0 590
2014 65 11 182 295 2 14 11 0 580
2015 52 4 169 276 2 13 14 0 530
2016 41 4 185 260 2 15 22 0 529
2017 38 0 190 254 1 11 29 0 523
2018 31 5 175 248 0 7 22 0 488
2019 31 2 187 255 0 7 15 0 497
2020 26 0 190 247 0 6 18 0 487
2021 26 1 188 238 1 4 12 0 470
2022 20 0 188 243 0 6 17 0 474
2023 25 3 222 224 0 5 18 0 497

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 Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 490 18.0 27.2 n/a
1989 412 15.0 27.4 n/a
1990 408 15.0 27.2 n/a
1991 492 20.4 24.1 n/a
1992 491 20.7 23.7 27.3
1993 496 22.0 22.5 34.1
1994 489 17.0 28.8 27
1995 543 22.0 24.7 36.8
1996 543 22.0 24.7 36.8
1997 565 22.0 25.7 43.9
1998 651 25.0 26.0 41.2
1999 675 29.0 23.3 40
2000 680 29.0 23.4 39.9
2001 676 28.0 24.1 41.9
2002 636 27.5 23.1 41.4
2003 636 27.5 23.1 41.4
2004 653 27.0 24.2 44.1
2005 659 28.0 23.5 47.3
2006 648 27.0 24.0 44.3
2007 655 28.0 23.4 46.6
2008 663 30.0 22.1 54.9
2009 614 27.0 21.9 61.2
2010 614 27.5 22.2 54.2
2011 598 n/a n/a 64.2
2012 587 22.0 26.6 n/a
2013 590 21.0 28.0 68.1
2014 580 23.0 25.2 73.4
2015 530 21.0 25.2 74.5
2016 529 21.0 25.1 63.9
2017 523 22.0 23.7 63.7
2018 488 20.0 24.4 67.2
2019 497 20.7 23.9 70.4
2020 487 n/a n/a 74.3
2021 470 20.8 22.5 72.8
2022 474 21.1 22.4 72.8
2023 497 20.5 24.2 78.7

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Gilbert Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 490 18.0 27.2 n/a
1989 412 15.0 27.4 n/a
1990 408 15.0 27.2 n/a
1991 492 20.4 24.1 n/a
1992 491 20.7 23.7 27.3
1993 496 22.0 22.5 34.1
1994 489 17.0 28.8 27
1995 543 22.0 24.7 36.8
1996 543 22.0 24.7 36.8
1997 565 22.0 25.7 43.9
1998 651 25.0 26.0 41.2
1999 675 29.0 23.3 40
2000 680 29.0 23.4 39.9
2001 676 28.0 24.1 41.9
2002 636 27.5 23.1 41.4
2003 636 27.5 23.1 41.4
2004 653 27.0 24.2 44.1
2005 659 28.0 23.5 47.3
2006 648 27.0 24.0 44.3
2007 655 28.0 23.4 46.6
2008 663 30.0 22.1 54.9
2009 614 27.0 21.9 61.2
2010 614 27.5 22.2 54.2
2011 598 n/a n/a 64.2
2012 587 22.0 26.6 n/a
2013 590 21.0 28.0 68.1
2014 580 23.0 25.2 73.4
2015 530 21.0 25.2 74.5
2016 529 21.0 25.1 63.9
2017 523 22.0 23.7 63.7
2018 488 20.0 24.4 67.2
2019 497 20.7 23.9 70.4
2020 487 n/a n/a 74.3
2021 470 20.8 22.5 72.8
2022 474 21.1 22.4 72.8
2023 497 20.5 24.2 78.7

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Gilbert Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201299.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%100.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201397.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%97.0%
201499.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201595.0%2.0%0.0%3.0%95.0%98.0%97.0%95.0%95.0%
201698.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%98.0%98.0%99.0%98.0%99.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202095.3%0.0%0.0%96.5%
202196.2%0.0%0.0%96.2%96.2%96.2%96.2%
202293.1%0.0%0.0%96.6%95.4%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Gilbert Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $12,315

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Gilbert Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1605th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1539th of 5874 Elementary schools
 1.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Gilbert Elementary)51.343.6
 7.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Garden Grove Unified)55.952.9
 3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Gilbert Elementary)54.445.2
 9.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Garden Grove Unified)60.157
 3.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Gilbert Elementary)59.136
 23.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Garden Grove Unified)57.353.8
 3.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Gilbert Elementary)63.246
 17.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Garden Grove Unified)57.753.9
 3.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Gilbert Elementary)63.965.2
 1.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Garden Grove Unified)60.158
 2.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Gilbert Elementary)45.352.9
 7.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Garden Grove Unified)49.445.6
 3.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Gilbert Elementary)34.946.3
 11.4%
   5th Grade Science (Garden Grove Unified)35.638.1
 2.5%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Gilbert Elementary)62.362.1
 0.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Garden Grove Unified)60.457.5
 2.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Gilbert Elementary)57.162.1
 5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Garden Grove Unified)5549.1
 5.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students497497
African American23
 50%
American Indian00
Asian187222
 18.7%
Hispanic255224
 12.2%
Pacific Islander75
 28.6%
White3125
 19.4%
Two or More Races1518
 20%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients70.4%78.7%
 8.2%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 497 students attended Gilbert Elementary.

Gilbert Elementary ranks 1539th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Gilbert Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Louis Lake Intermediate
High : Rancho Alamitos High

Students at Gilbert Elementary are 45% Hispanic, 45% Asian, 5% White, 4% Two or more races, 1% Pacific Islander.


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

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