Garden Grove Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 4599 Cypress Gardens Rd
       Winter Haven, FL  33884-2431


(863) 291-5396

District: Polk

SchoolDigger Rank:
1420th of 2,247 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,344 Help

Students who attend Garden Grove Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Denison Middle School
High:    Polk Virtual Franchise
    Winter Haven Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.1
Number of students:  534

Racial breakdown:

White:
43.6%
African American:
25.7%
Hispanic:
25.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  59%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 5, 2021.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Garden Grove Elementary School ranks worse than 63.2% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 36th among 81 ranked elementary schools in the Polk School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 36.01. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Garden Grove Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (43.6%), African American (25.7%), Hispanic (25.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 59% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Garden Grove Elementary School is 16.1. 61 elementary schools in the Polk School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Garden Grove Elementary School is $8,344. 64 elementary schools in the Polk School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Garden Grove Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Garden Grove Elementary School 1420th of 2247 Florida public elementary schools. (See Garden Grove Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Polk:

SchoolDigger ranks Polk 57th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Garden Grove Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 69.48 526th 1688 68.8%
2007 68.81 565th 1786 68.4%
2008 50.61 933rd 1789 47.8%
2009 57.31 834th 1847 54.8%
2010 48.73 1063rd 1919 44.6%
2011 53.34 973rd 1985 51.0%
2012 52.08 951st 1984 52.1%
2013 48.85 1034th 2029 49.0%
2014 38.45 1297th 2064 37.2%
2016 50.32 1033rd 2087 50.5%
2017 39.41 1295th 2112 38.7%
2018 49.32 1077th 2118 49.2%
2019 42.95 1242nd 2182 43.1%
2021 36.01 1420th 2247 36.8%

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

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Data source: Florida Department of Education

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by a parent
Friday, July 7, 2017

Open Quote In fact the school has lack of information for the students and a lot of teachers didnt care about the improvement of them Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, August 15, 2011

Open Quote Extremely "clicky" PTO and faculty relationship (including the administration). When you bring a concern to the administration you are given lip service and nothing changes. Administration and staff are daily seen screaming at the children--this includes kindergardners (not just talking with raised voices, but where you can hear them word for word 20-30 ft away and see their arms flailing in the air). Kids who are waiting for school 10-15 minutes BEFORE the bell rings are required to sit in silence because as I have witnessed one teacher and one administrator say "shut your mouths, you are all giving me a headache". Children are bullied by other students without the staff stepping in. The only time the staff steps in is when a parent brings it to their attention. There are nothing but inconsistencies in how school procedures and rules are applied.

I have complained to the school board, but nothing has changed. DO NOT MOVE INTO ZONING FOR THIS SCHOOL!!!! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Garden Grove Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 539 93 3 5 0 n/a n/a 0 640
1989 610 95 7 5 0 n/a n/a 0 717
1990 678 90 10 6 0 n/a n/a 0 784
1991 727 90 12 15 1 n/a n/a 0 845
1992 752 78 10 11 1 n/a n/a 0 852
1993 728 95 10 16 1 n/a n/a 0 850
1994 525 146 5 16 0 n/a n/a 0 692
1995 503 178 9 37 0 n/a n/a 0 727
1996 503 178 9 37 0 n/a n/a 0 727
1997 497 179 13 24 0 n/a n/a 0 713
1998 503 203 15 27 1 n/a n/a 0 749
1999 521 212 14 30 1 n/a n/a 0 778
2000 541 180 14 36 1 n/a n/a 0 772
2001 468 179 11 27 1 n/a n/a 0 686
2002 510 169 24 27 0 n/a n/a 0 730
2003 510 169 24 27 0 n/a n/a 0 730
2004 523 181 19 38 0 n/a n/a 0 761
2005 516 175 17 49 1 n/a n/a 0 758
2006 433 145 15 67 2 n/a n/a 0 662
2007 409 162 18 91 2 n/a n/a 47 729
2008 425 194 22 101 1 n/a n/a 56 799
2009 356 164 21 90 2 n/a n/a 48 681
2010 357 156 19 97 0 n/a n/a 40 669
2011 341 162 20 110 3 1 19 0 656
2012 305 177 14 110 6 1 19 0 632
2013 303 173 12 101 2 0 19 0 610
2014 272 155 8 115 2 0 23 0 575
2015 301 133 8 99 1 0 20 0 562
2016 292 143 9 100 2 1 23 0 570
2017 270 149 8 89 2 1 23 0 542
2018 261 137 9 94 2 0 23 0 526
2019 256 132 7 96 3 0 18 0 512
2020 258 160 9 103 2 1 23 0 556
2021 233 137 6 137 2 1 18 0 534

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 Grove Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 640 30.0 21.3 20
1989 717 35.0 20.4 17.4
1990 784 40.0 19.6 0
1991 845 42.0 20.1 17.2
1992 852 42.0 20.2 14.4
1993 850 43.0 19.8 19.4
1994 692 34.0 20.4 29.5
1995 727 33.0 22.0 33.1
1996 727 33.0 22.0 33.1
1997 713 34.0 21.0 33.7
1998 749 37.0 20.2 35.6
1999 778 39.0 19.9 40.9
2000 772 40.0 19.3 36.8
2001 686 33.0 20.8 40.1
2002 730 39.0 18.7 43.3
2003 730 39.0 18.7 43.3
2004 761 43.0 17.7 47.4
2005 758 45.0 16.8 42.2
2006 662 45.0 14.7 48.6
2007 729 50.0 14.6 53.4
2008 799 53.5 14.9 54.1
2009 681 56.4 14.2 56.1
2010 669 44.0 15.2 64.7
2011 656 45.0 14.5 59.9
2012 632 41.0 15.4 64.2
2013 610 40.0 15.2 65.7
2014 575 37.0 15.5 71
2015 562 37.0 15.1 54.4
2016 570 37.0 15.4 58.4
2017 542 35.0 15.4 56.1
2018 526 33.0 15.9 52.1
2019 512 31.0 16.5 51.8
2020 556 30.0 18.5 47.1
2021 534 33.0 16.1 59

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 Grove Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 640 30.0 21.3 20
1989 717 35.0 20.4 17.4
1990 784 40.0 19.6 0
1991 845 42.0 20.1 17.2
1992 852 42.0 20.2 14.4
1993 850 43.0 19.8 19.4
1994 692 34.0 20.4 29.5
1995 727 33.0 22.0 33.1
1996 727 33.0 22.0 33.1
1997 713 34.0 21.0 33.7
1998 749 37.0 20.2 35.6
1999 778 39.0 19.9 40.9
2000 772 40.0 19.3 36.8
2001 686 33.0 20.8 40.1
2002 730 39.0 18.7 43.3
2003 730 39.0 18.7 43.3
2004 761 43.0 17.7 47.4
2005 758 45.0 16.8 42.2
2006 662 45.0 14.7 48.6
2007 729 50.0 14.6 53.4
2008 799 53.5 14.9 54.1
2009 681 56.4 14.2 56.1
2010 669 44.0 15.2 64.7
2011 656 45.0 14.5 59.9
2012 632 41.0 15.4 64.2
2013 610 40.0 15.2 65.7
2014 575 37.0 15.5 71
2015 562 37.0 15.1 54.4
2016 570 37.0 15.4 58.4
2017 542 35.0 15.4 56.1
2018 526 33.0 15.9 52.1
2019 512 31.0 16.5 51.8
2020 556 30.0 18.5 47.1
2021 534 33.0 16.1 59

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Garden Grove Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $1,338 (15.5%) $7,303 (84.5%) $8,641
2019 $1,187 (13.1%) $7,896 (86.9%) $9,083
2020 $767 (9.0%) $7,748 (91.0%) $8,515
2021 $1,086 (13.0%) $7,258 (87.0%) $8,344

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Garden Grove Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 1242nd of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 1420th of 2247 Elementary schools
 6.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Garden Grove Elementary School)4946
 3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Polk)5247
 5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5854
 4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Garden Grove Elementary School)6848
 20%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Polk)5644
 12%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6251
 11%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Garden Grove Elementary School)4737
 10%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Polk)4842
 6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5852
 6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Garden Grove Elementary School)4542
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Polk)5644
 12%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6453
 11%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Garden Grove Elementary School)5136
 15%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Polk)4743
 4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5654
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Garden Grove Elementary School)6552
 13%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Polk)5143
 8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6051
 9%
5th Grade Science (Garden Grove Elementary School)4836
 12%
   5th Grade Science (Polk)4539
 6%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5347
 6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students512534
 4.3%
African American132137
 3.8%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian76
 14.3%
Hispanic96137
 42.7%
Pacific Islander01
Two or More Races1818
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients51.8%59%
 7.2%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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