Garfield Middle School

Garfield Middle School serves 789 students in grades 7-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the OH average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 27%.
Garfield Middle School operates within the Hamilton City School District.

Overview

The student population of 789 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 789 students
Garfield Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 39 teachers
Garfield Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Garfield Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 is more than the state average of 0.22. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (OH) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 18:1
Garfield Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Garfield Middle School Asian (1990-2012)
Hispanic
12%
4%
Garfield Middle School Hispanic (1992-2012)
Black
9%
17%
Garfield Middle School Black (1988-2012)
White
73%
73%
Garfield Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Garfield Middle School Sch Ethnicity Garfield Middle School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.45 0.22
Garfield Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
66%
37%
Garfield Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
6%
Garfield Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 13,555 students has grown by 42% over five years.
School District Name Hamilton City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
3
Number of Students Managed 13,555 1,089
Hamilton City School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $165 MM $12 MM
Hamilton City School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $146 MM $11 MM
Hamilton City School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $17,319 $10,997
Hamilton City School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,320 $10,473
Hamilton City School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, OH Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Options Academy The Arts (1.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Wilson Middle School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Fairwood Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Hamilton Fairwood Elementary School
    281 Fair Ave
    Hamilton , OH 45011
    (513)868-5610
    0  mi  |  758  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Hamilton Crawford Woods Elementary School
    2200 Hensley Ave
    Hamilton , OH 45011
    (513)887-5165
    0.8  mi  |  702  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Hamilton Richard Allen Academy Iii
    Charter School
    299 Knightsbridge Dr
    Hamilton , OH 45011
    (513)868-2900
    Charter School
    1.2  mi  |  159  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Hamilton Options Academy The Arts
    Vocational School
    101 South Monument Ave
    Hamilton , OH 45011
    (513)863-8873
    Vocational School
    1.3  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  10-12
  • Hamilton Options Business Academy
    Vocational School
    101 South Monument Ave
    Hamilton , OH 45011
    (513)887-0001
    Vocational School
    1.3  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  12

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 28, 2014 - This school is absolutely wonderful there is a diversity of cultures which i believe is a good quality in a school. I was born and raised in Hamilton and am very involved in my childs school and I am proud of my child and there achievements because i am almost 46 years old and i know that middle school can be a rough place but even though every school has there problems my child enjoys going into school everyday. The teachers are involved with the kids and really have helped my son in many ways they offer there time before and after school to help children and I believe that despite the problems and bad reputation the school may have it is a wonderful school and i reccomend it. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended September 13, 2013 - It looks like a good school to me - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended August 14, 2013 - My son Kevin Toler is starting out this year a 7th grader here & was just checking it out! :) When I find out more about the academic programs, teachers, and facilities or if have anything to bring up for any reason, I know how to let the school know & as to go about reviewing it, thanks! Melody Riegert (mother) - Posted by Parent

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Did You Know?
Hamilton, OH public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.17, which is lower than the Ohio average of 0.25. The most diverse school in Hamilton is Riverview Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Ohio or national school diversity statistics.