Gilchrist Elementary School
Gilchrist Elementary School serves 955 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Gilchrist Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 81% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Florida state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).
Gilchrist Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Gilchrist Elementary School's student population of 955 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 63 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Gilchrist Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 3,628 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Gilchrist Elementary School is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#198 out of 3628 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education
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