Gardendale Elementary School

8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Gardendale Elementary School

Gardendale Elementary School is an innovative, diverse, and welcoming school located in the heart of Gardendale, Alabama. We strive to create an environment that encourages learning and fosters a sense of community. Our staff is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students.
At Gardendale Elementary, we offer a wide range of educational programs, including a comprehensive core curriculum, advanced classes, and extracurricular activities. Our teachers are passionate about their work and committed to helping students reach their fullest potential. We also offer a variety of social and emotional support services, including counseling, mentoring, and character education.
Gardendale Elementary is a place where students can thrive and grow. We strive to provide a safe, supportive, and stimulating learning environment for all of our students. We are proud of our diverse student body and the unique opportunities we offer them. We invite you to come and experience the Gardendale Elementary School difference!

Address:

860 Bauers Ln
Gardendale, AL 35071

Phone:

(205) 379-3550

Site:

gardendaleel.jefcoed.com

Grades:

PreK – 5

Enrollment:

719 students

Overview Gardendale Elementary School

Gardendale Elementary School serves 719 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Gardendale Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Verdict on Gardendale Elementary School

Gardendale Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Gardendale Elementary School is 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.

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