Garfield Elementary School

Garfield Elementary School serves 361 students in grades PK-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Garfield Elementary School operates within the Fairfax County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 361 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 20% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 361 students
Garfield Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Garfield Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Garfield Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 15:1
Garfield Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
40%
6%
Garfield Elementary School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
24%
12%
Garfield Elementary School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
14%
25%
Garfield Elementary School Black (1993-2012)
White
16%
53%
Garfield Elementary School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Garfield Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Garfield Elementary 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.
0.74 0.64
Garfield Elementary School Diversity Score (1993-2012)
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.
37%
32%
Garfield Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2012)
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.
13%
7%
Garfield Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 178,603 students has grown by 5% over five years.
School District Name Fairfax County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
194
6
Number of Students Managed 178,603 3,669
Fairfax County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
District Total Revenue $2,371 MM $43 MM
District Spending $2,490 MM $42 MM
Fairfax County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,028 $11,282
Fairfax County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $14,732 $11,065
Fairfax County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Lee High School (1.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Key Center (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Crestwood Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Springfield Crestwood Elementary School
    6010 Hanover Ave
    Springfield , VA , 22150
    (703)923-5400
    0.7  mi  |  601  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Springfield Lynbrook Elementary School
    5801 Backlick Rd
    Springfield , VA , 22150
    (703)866-2940
    1.1  mi  |  518  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Springfield Lee High School
    6540 Franconia Rd
    Springfield , VA , 22150
    (703)924-8300
    1.2  mi  |  1821  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Springfield Key Center
    Special Education School
    6404 Franconia Rd
    Springfield , VA , 22150
    (703)313-4000
    Special Education School
    1.3  mi  |  114  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Springfield Springfield Estates Elementary School
    6200 Charles Goff Dr
    Springfield , VA , 22150
    (703)921-2300
    1.5  mi  |  689  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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Springfield, VA 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 0.34, which is lower than the Virginia average of 0.39. The most diverse school in Springfield is Saratoga Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or national school diversity statistics.