Garfield Elementary School

360 Belgrove Dr
Kearny, NJ 07032
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Garfield Elementary School serves 439 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Garfield Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 9% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 26%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 439 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 72%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NJ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Garfield Elementary School's student population of 439 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
439 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
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School Rankings

Garfield Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,183 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Garfield Elementary School is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1820 out of 2183 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
26%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
10%
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Hispanic
65%
32%
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Black
2%
15%
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White
28%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.50
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Garfield Elementary School's ranking?
Garfield Elementary School is ranked #1820 out of 2,183 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New Jersey.
What schools are Garfield Elementary School often compared to?
Garfield Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like 'franklin Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 26% NJ state average), while 30% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% NJ state average).
How many students attend Garfield Elementary School?
439 students attend Garfield Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
65% of Garfield Elementary School students are Hispanic, 28% of students are White, 4% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Garfield Elementary School?
Garfield Elementary School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 11:1.
What grades does Garfield Elementary School offer ?
Garfield Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Garfield Elementary School part of?
Garfield Elementary School is part of Kearny School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 439 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 72%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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