Garfield Elementary School

360 Belgrove Dr
Kearny, NJ 07032
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Garfield Elementary School serves 525 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Garfield Elementary School's student population of 525 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students525 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Rankings

Garfield Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,239 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Garfield Elementary School is 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1529 out of 2239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
41%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
45%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
10%
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Hispanic
56%
29%
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Black
3%
15%
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White
37%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.550.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKearny School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Garfield Elementary School is Kearny High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Lincoln Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Franklin Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Kearny Kearny High School Math: 12% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,731 student
    0.4 miles
    336 Devon St
    Kearny, NJ 07032
    (201) 955-5050
    0.4 9-12 1,731
  • Kearny Franklin Elementary School Math: 40% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 935 students
    0.6 miles
    100 Davis Ave
    Kearny, NJ 07032
    (201) 955-5020
    0.6 PK-6 935
  • Kearny Lincoln Middle School Math: 25% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 910 students
    0.6 miles
    121 Beech St
    Kearny, NJ 07032
    (201) 955-5095
    0.6 7-8 910
  • Newark Luis Muñoz Marin Elementary School Math: 15% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 905 students
    0.7 miles
    663 Broadway
    Newark, NJ 07104
    (973) 268-5330
    0.7 PK-8 905
  • Newark Rafael Hernandez School Math: 13% | Reading: 19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 788 students
    0.7 miles
    345 Broadway
    Newark, NJ 07104
    (973) 481-5004
    0.7 PK-8 788

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