1500 N Scovel St
Tempe, AZ 85281
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Laird Elementary School serves 496 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Laird 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 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 23% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% 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: 496 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Laird Elementary School's student population of 496 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
496 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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School Rankings

Laird 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 Laird 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
#1437 out of 1854 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
17:1
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American Indian
4%
5%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
70%
46%
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Black
9%
6%
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White
11%
36%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.49
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Eligible for Free Lunch
91%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
9%
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School District Name
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?

9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 23% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).

How many students attend Laird Elementary School?

496 students attend Laird Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

70% of Laird Elementary School students are Hispanic, 11% of students are White, 9% of students are Black, 4% of students are American Indian, 4% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Laird Elementary School?

Laird Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 17:1.

What grades does Laird Elementary School offer ?

Laird Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8

What school district is Laird Elementary School part of?

Laird Elementary School is part of Tempe School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 496 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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