Gulf Gate Elementary School

6500 S Lockwood Ridge Rd
Sarasota, FL 34231
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Gulf Gate Elementary School serves 700 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Gulf Gate Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 700 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in FL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Gulf Gate Elementary School's student population of 700 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
700 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
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School Rankings

Gulf Gate Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,655 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Gulf Gate Elementary School is 0.55, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#843 out of 3655 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
25%
36%
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Black
4%
21%
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White
62%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.55
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Gulf Gate Elementary School's ranking?
Gulf Gate Elementary School is ranked #843 out of 3,655 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are Gulf Gate Elementary School often compared to?
Gulf Gate Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Ashton Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
60% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 48% FL state average), while 65% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend Gulf Gate Elementary School?
700 students attend Gulf Gate Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
62% of Gulf Gate Elementary School students are White, 25% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Gulf Gate Elementary School?
Gulf Gate Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is lower than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does Gulf Gate Elementary School offer ?
Gulf Gate Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Gulf Gate Elementary School part of?
Gulf Gate Elementary School is part of Sarasota School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Spring Break: No School
March 11, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day of School
May 24, 2024 (Friday)
First Day of School
August 12, 2024 (Monday)
Thanksgiving Break - No School
November 25, 2024 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 700 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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