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About This School

Gardendale Elementary School is a public elementary school in Gardendale. The principal of Gardendale Elementary School is Mrs Ellen Andrews and can be contacted at eandrews@jefcoed.com. 841 children attend Gardendale Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 28% of the 841 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Gardendale Elementary School is 17:1. Homeland Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes
    • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 55%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 41%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% 0.5%
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 40%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    This is the first year for my child at this school and we do not like it at all. I have met several of the staff and teachers but for the most part if you're not the "right" type of person then they turn their noses. It's one of those schools that if you don't fit in then you don't matter. My child has struggled in this school since and it seems like the teachers aren't doing their job. Then send home a ton of homework as if they didn't even do anything in class. So bottom line is I know that there are better schools than this one.

  • (3 years ago)

    Our school provides a great learning environment in many ways. Our teachers and administration are awesome. We have great parent participation and an outstanding PTA. Our community is very supportive of all of our school activities. You couldn't ask for a better place to send your children to school. If you are moving to the area I encourage you to look at Gardendale Elementary.

  • (4 years ago)

    My boys attend Gardendale Elementary and they love it. The teachers. principal and other staff are the greatest. Everyone is always willing to go the extra mile for any and all the students. I

  • (4 years ago)

    first year there my daughter use to hate going to school now that she is at gardendale elementry she loves to go to school

  • (5 years ago)

    We have excellent parent support at Gardendale Elementary and a wonderful administrative staff that encourages us in a plethura of ways! The teachers are very dedicated and they strive to create responsible caring independent learners.

  • (6 years ago)

    Gardendale Elementary is the best. My son is in Kindergarten and he just loves it. The new media center is awesome! You can tell the teachers and faculty care and are trying to make it a great place to learn. We are happy to send our children to school there. Gardendale schools and Gardendale as a whole are the best kept secret in the Birmingham area.... SSHH.... That is how we like it!

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter transfered from a private school to GES and she loves it! She looks forward to going to school everyday. Her teacher is wonderful! Overall I couldn't ask for more.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm proud of our children and their Teachers! I'm been very pleased with every teacher my children has had through the years! we love Gardendale!

  • (8 years ago)

    We have a new principal who is just exactly the leader we needed. Our teachers are outstanding and the community support is great. Now we have all the puzzle pieces together!

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a great school all we need is a great principal.

  • (9 years ago)

    GES is a wonderful learning enviroment. The staff is very professional and caring. The physical enviroment is beautifully decorated and condusive to a comfortable learning enviroment. School sponsored activites are well planned supported and interesting for students and parents alike. I moved back to Alabama for my son to have such a wonderful learning opportunity. I think GES is fantasitc and I am glad that we have such a wonderful school in our community.

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