308 N Martin Ave
Gila Bend, AZ 85337
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Gila Bend Elementary School serves 256 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Gila Bend Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 6-9% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 256 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Gila Bend Elementary School's student population of 256 students has grown by 21% over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 33% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
256 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
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School Rankings

Gila Bend Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Gila Bend Elementary School is 0.49, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1764 out of 1854 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6-9%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
6-9%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
24%
5%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
67%
46%
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Black
n/a
6%
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White
8%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.49
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Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
12%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Gila Bend Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

6-9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 6-9% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).

How many students attend Gila Bend Elementary School?

256 students attend Gila Bend Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

67% of Gila Bend Elementary School students are Hispanic, 24% of students are American Indian, 8% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Gila Bend Elementary School?

Gila Bend Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 17:1.

What grades does Gila Bend Elementary School offer ?

Gila Bend Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8

What school district is Gila Bend Elementary School part of?

Gila Bend Elementary School is part of Gila Bend Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 256 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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