Garfield Elementary School

  • Garfield Elementary School serves 371 students in grades PK-6.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.
  • Garfield Elementary School operates within the Fairfax County School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 371 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades PK-6
Total Students371 students
Garfield Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Garfield Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
Garfield Elementary School Total Teachers (1990-2015)
Students by GradeGarfield Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
Garfield Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1990-2015)
Asian
41%
6%
Garfield Elementary School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
29%
14%
Garfield Elementary School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
13%
23%
Garfield Elementary School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
15%
52%
Garfield Elementary School White Students (1995-2015)
Two or more races
2%
5%
Garfield Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsGarfield Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownVA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.720.66
Garfield Elementary School Diversity Score (1995-2015)
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.
45%
34%
Garfield Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2015)
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%
6%
Garfield Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Fairfax County School District's student population of 176,117 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $13,016 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has declined by 7% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $13,217 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has declined by 14% over four years.
School District NameFairfax County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
208
4
Number of Students Managed176,1173,627
Fairfax County School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$2,351 MM$42 MM
Fairfax County School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$2,387 MM$42 MM
Fairfax County School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$13,016$10,576
Fairfax County School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$13,217$10,658
Fairfax County School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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