550 N Horne St
Gilbert, AZ 85233
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Playa Del Rey Elementary School serves 415 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Playa Del Rey Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 415 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Playa Del Rey Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

Playa Del Rey Elementary School's student population of 415 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 28% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
415 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

Playa Del Rey Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Playa Del Rey Elementary School is 0.64, 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
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State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#300 out of 1854 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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American Indian
2%
5%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
36%
46%
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Black
4%
6%
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White
48%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
9%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Playa Del Rey Elementary School's ranking?

Playa Del Rey Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%) and Most diverse schools (Top 20%).

What schools are Playa Del Rey Elementary School often compared to?

Playa Del Rey Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Neely Traditional Academy by visitors of our site.

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

51% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).

How many students attend Playa Del Rey Elementary School?

415 students attend Playa Del Rey Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

48% of Playa Del Rey Elementary School students are White, 36% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Black, 3% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Playa Del Rey Elementary School?

Playa Del Rey Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 17:1.

What grades does Playa Del Rey Elementary School offer ?

Playa Del Rey Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6

What school district is Playa Del Rey Elementary School part of?

Playa Del Rey Elementary School is part of Gilbert Unified School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Spring Break No School
March 13, 2023 (Monday)
Last Day of School 1/2 Day Release 11:55am
May 25, 2023 (Thursday)

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 415 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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