Playa Del Rey Elementary School

550 North Horne St, Gilbert, AZ 85233 | (480) 497-3452
  • Grades: PK-6
  • Student Enrollment: 614
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3.5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 550 N. Horne Street, Gilbert, AZ 85233
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
School District Details
  • Gilbert Unified District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $6,566
  • Graduation Rate: 87.3%
  • Dropout Rate: 4.2%
  • Students Per Teacher: 18.5
  • Enrolled Students: 38,742

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 614
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 39.3
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.6
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 324 (52.8%)
  • Females: 290 (47.2%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 35 (5.7%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 108 (17.6%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 143 (23.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Playa Del Rey Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian91.5%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Playa Del Rey Elementary School
  Number Percent
1st Grade7912.9%
2nd Grade6610.7%
3rd Grade6310.3%
4th Grade9615.6%
5th Grade11017.9%
6th Grade10817.6%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 63%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:38%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 7 Years
  • Average Salary: $38,675
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Playa Del Rey Elementary School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$33,88250%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$43,46850%
Source: AZ Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3.5

3.5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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3 reviews for Playa Del Rey Elementary School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on March 31, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I'm surprised at the other review--my child is currently in 5th grade at Playa and has attended there since kindergarten and I've always found it to be a great school. The teachers encourage students to try above and beyond, have creative activities to help teach concepts, and there are some really great programs including band, Oceanography, Robotics (for advanced math students), and student council. There was one bully in my child's grade a couple years back but he no longer attends--I wonder if it was the same student and they dealt with it.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 23, 2008
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Awful, my child was a victim of death threats from another student at Playa, and then victimized by the principal to the authorities. The principal turns her back on the numerous problems that occur in the school in what I see as an effort to avoid negative feedback. Since my child has attended Playa his standardized test scores have fallen every year. Once a vibrant, intelligent child with a thirst for learning, now an emotionally shattered child afraid to go to school. When I spoke with the principal about my concerns of some of the unprofessional behavior of the teachers, and the lack of a positive learning environment in the classroom I was dismissed. I would strongly discourage parents from this school as I am certain I am not the only parent with these concerns.

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