Garden Hills Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 285 Sheridan Dr NE
       Atlanta, GA  30305


 (404) 802-7800

District: Atlanta Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
554th of 1,203 Georgia Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  11.9
Number of students:  488

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
55.9%
White:
19.7%
African American:
18.0%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  64.3%

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We updated the 2016-17 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, July 21, 2017.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2017, Garden Hills Elementary School ranked better than 53.9% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranked 14th among 50 ranked elementary schools in the Atlanta Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 49.77. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Garden Hills Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (55.9%), White (19.7%), African American (18%). (See more...)
Compare Details 64.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Garden Hills Elementary School is 11.9, which is the 14th best among 50 elementary schools in the Atlanta Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Garden Hills Elementary School employs 41 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

Garden Hills Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Garden Hills Elementary School 554th of 1203 Georgia public elementary schools. (See Garden Hills Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Atlanta Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Atlanta Public Schools 131st of 179 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Garden Hills Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 20.30 940th 1085 13.4%
2007 41.40 744th 1109 32.9%
2008 53.07 602nd 1118 46.2%
2009 69.19 350th 1117 68.7%
2010 63.31 478th 1165 59.0%
2011 35.23 887th 1195 25.8%
2012 47.00 754th 1185 36.4%
2013 46.84 770th 1207 36.2%
2014 62.06 538th 1213 55.6%
2015 47.65 599th 1240 51.7%
2016 55.45 489th 1233 60.3%
2017 49.77 554th 1203 53.9%

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

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by a parent
Friday, January 15, 2016

Open Quote My son has been here since Kindergarten and he is now a fourth grader. This school is truly a gem. The leadership and staff truly care about the students and plans accordingly to help them succeed. My son has flourished here and i am so thankful to have had him at such a special school! I am looking forward to my daughter starting in a couple years. We love Garden Hills! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, December 30, 2013

Open Quote We have had two children at GHES for five years and recommend it wholeheartedly. It is small. Teachers are dedicated. The neighborhood supports it's school. The rankings and scores are excellent - even considering the high Hispanic population where readers struggle with the language. We are impressed with the school's priority on supporting learners as they are....and differentiating instruction based on need. ESOL kids get the pull-outs they need. It is an IB school - and has held that designation longer than any elementary school in Atlanta. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Open Quote I am the proud parent of a second semester kindergartener who has absolutely flourished at Garden Hills. Admittedly, when my wife and I started our initial research on the school - test scores, etc. - we were more than a bit concerned. However, after scheduling a tour of the school, meeting with other parents, meeting the teachers and the principal our concerns quickly went away. Garden Hills is a teaching school that provides a rigorous curriculum. I do not want my child to be taught how to take an exam.

If you are a prospective parent of a kindergartener, please take advantage of the kindergarten camp, which is typically offered just before the school year kicks-off. It is a great way for your child(ren) to get acclimated to what could be an intimidating environment.

Great campus, fantastic teachers and principal coupled with very active and involved parents, and a rigorous curriculum makes for a winning recipe of success for the wonderful and deserving students. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Garden Hills Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 352 347
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 370 370
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 394 389
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 435 430
1994 139 175 30 112 1 n/a n/a 0 457
1995 126 139 34 144 1 n/a n/a 0 444
1996 126 139 34 144 1 n/a n/a 0 444
1997 100 104 31 157 1 n/a n/a 0 393
1998 107 99 23 174 0 n/a n/a 0 403
1999 105 86 27 191 1 n/a n/a 0 410
2000 78 106 30 227 2 n/a n/a 0 443
2001 77 107 33 235 3 n/a n/a 0 455
2002 74 89 32 265 2 n/a n/a 0 462
2003 74 89 32 265 2 n/a n/a 0 462
2004 73 69 26 315 3 n/a n/a 0 486
2005 75 84 27 371 1 n/a n/a 20 578
2006 80 90 26 368 0 n/a n/a 20 584
2007 72 67 17 409 0 n/a n/a 17 582
2008 70 54 20 409 1 n/a n/a 17 571
2009 63 69 17 416 1 n/a n/a 13 579
2010 77 72 15 427 2 0 11 0 604
2011 84 95 15 489 2 0 15 0 700
2012 92 94 16 485 1 0 8 0 696
2013 93 107 14 408 0 0 6 0 628
2014 96 97 19 401 0 0 11 0 624
2015 98 89 21 392 0 0 11 0 611
2016 96 88 17 273 0 0 14 0 488

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 Hills Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 347 24.0 14.4 n/a
1991 370 25.0 14.8 30.0
1992 389 28.0 13.8 31.4
1993 430 29.0 14.8 38.6
1994 457 32.8 13.9 38.1
1995 444 35.0 12.7 58.6
1996 444 35.0 12.7 58.6
1997 393 34.2 11.5 64.4
1998 403 34.7 11.6 84.6
1999 410 34.4 11.9 70.0
2000 443 35.1 12.6 57.8
2001 455 36.9 12.3 73.4
2002 462 38.9 11.9 78.1
2003 462 38.9 11.9 78.1
2004 486 36.0 13.5 72.6
2005 578 50.4 11.5 76.0
2006 584 49.4 11.8 81.0
2007 582 49.4 11.8 82.7
2008 571 48.0 11.9 86.1
2009 579 50.0 11.6 85.5
2010 604 52.0 11.6 82.5
2011 700 51.0 13.7 81.3
2012 696 50.0 13.9 78.2
2013 628 48.0 13.0 79.0
2014 624 47.6 13.1 75.3
2015 611 50.0 12.2 74.6
2016 488 41.0 11.9 64.3

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 Hills Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 347 24.0 14.4 n/a
1991 370 25.0 14.8 30.0
1992 389 28.0 13.8 31.4
1993 430 29.0 14.8 38.6
1994 457 32.8 13.9 38.1
1995 444 35.0 12.7 58.6
1996 444 35.0 12.7 58.6
1997 393 34.2 11.5 64.4
1998 403 34.7 11.6 84.6
1999 410 34.4 11.9 70.0
2000 443 35.1 12.6 57.8
2001 455 36.9 12.3 73.4
2002 462 38.9 11.9 78.1
2003 462 38.9 11.9 78.1
2004 486 36.0 13.5 72.6
2005 578 50.4 11.5 76.0
2006 584 49.4 11.8 81.0
2007 582 49.4 11.8 82.7
2008 571 48.0 11.9 86.1
2009 579 50.0 11.6 85.5
2010 604 52.0 11.6 82.5
2011 700 51.0 13.7 81.3
2012 696 50.0 13.9 78.2
2013 628 48.0 13.0 79.0
2014 624 47.6 13.1 75.3
2015 611 50.0 12.2 74.6
2016 488 41.0 11.9 64.3

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 Georgia Department of Education.

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