Laird Elementary School

1500 N Scovel St
Tempe, AZ 85281
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 573 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, Laird Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 9% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 23% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 573 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Laird Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

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School Overview

Laird Elementary School's student population of 573 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
573 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

Laird Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Laird Elementary School is 0.61, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (AZ)
#1437 out of 1854 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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9%
32%
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23%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
17:1
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American Indian
12%
5%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
59%
47%
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Black
11%
6%
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White
13%
35%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
2%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Laird Elementary School's ranking?
Laird Elementary School is ranked #1437 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arizona.
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?
573 students attend Laird Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
59% of Laird Elementary School students are Hispanic, 13% of students are White, 12% of students are American Indian, 11% of students are Black, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
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 (4258).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 573 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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