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Gardner Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 98 students


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Posted October 3, 2009

The school is full of love. Love of learning, love of exploring, love of sharing. It is a place where the students and teachers work together with the community. I've driven my children there for over 14 years. A one way trip is 27 miles. That's 108 miles a day, every year, because it is the best present I could give my children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 20, 2009

I go to gardner, im a seventh grader and it rocks!!!! all the teachers are fun and profetional, and the classes are entertaining.
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 11, 2008

Gardner School is very diverse in its population os students and staff. All of my children attended this school and have wonderful memories. It is amazing to me how 20% of the student population is fron 25+ miles away, where parents drive them to Gardner, instead of having them attend the local school.
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Posted October 9, 2008

The school is excellent. The school continually receives a high and excellent rating on the SAR, the Governor's report card, it makes and exceeds the state average on all test scores and our kids love to go to school.
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Posted May 20, 2007

This school has the potential to be great. Unfortunately, the teachers and administrators seem to view the low teacher to student ratio an opportunity for less teacher involvement. The students are not challenged. Level of education is at least a year behind the national average. National and State standardized test scores are mediocre. Without parental support at home, the Gardner students are destined for indifferent colleges and poor quality futures.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 71% 32%
White 28% 56%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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25421 Hwy 69
Gardner, CO 81040
Phone: (719) 746-2446


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