Garden City Elementary School

  • Garden City Elementary School serves 801 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 23% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 19% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Garden City Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Georgia state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 59%.

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School Overview

  • Garden City Elementary School's student population of 801 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 51 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students801 students
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Total Classroom Teachers51 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Garden City Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,174 schools in Georgia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Garden City Elementary School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
41%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
40%
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
33%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Garden City Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic students in Georgia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
47%
37%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Garden City Elementary School and the percentage of Black students in Georgia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
18%
41%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Garden City Elementary School and the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Georgia by year.GA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.640.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
57%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Garden City Elementary School and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Georgia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Garden City Elementary School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Georgia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameChatham County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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