Gilbert schools rate high in state standardized test results, school grades

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The three school districts that serve Gilbert outperformed state averages. (Source: Arizona Department of Education/Community Impact Newspaper)

The three school districts that serve Gilbert outperformed state averages. (Source: Arizona Department of Education/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Here is a breakdown of the scores for Gilbert Public Schools schools with attendance boundaries in Gilbert. (Source: Arizona Department of Education/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Here is a breakdown of the scores for Higley USD schools with attendance boundaries that cross into Gilbert. (Source: Arizona Department of Education/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Here is a breakdown of the scores for Chandler USD schools with attendance boundaries that cross into Gilbert. (Source: Arizona Department of Education/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Here is a breakdown of the scores for charter schools located in Gilbert. (Source: Arizona Department of Education/Community Impact Newspaper)
The tables reveal test scores from the 2018-19 AzMERIT exam, the state's standardized test for schools. State test results are shown by districts for schools with attendance boundaries in Gilbert. Charter schools located in Gilbert also are grouped together. The table identifies the district, school and percent of students who passed the English and Math exams. The state uses a formula with factors including proficiency scores and improvement to figure grades.
By Tom Blodgett
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


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