Garfield Elementary School

  • Garfield Elementary School serves 374 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Garfield Elementary School's student population of 374 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students374 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Garfield Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Garfield Elementary School is 0.55, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall School Rank#1971 out of 3,159 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Garfield Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Garfield Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
9%
8%
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Black
14%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Garfield Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
64%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Garfield Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
12%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Garfield Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.550.53
This chart display the diversity score of Garfield Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Garfield Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Garfield Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePort Huron Area School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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I attended this school in 1945 for the 9th grade. It was a great school at that time. My family has visited it on several occasions during the decades. The teachers were all great people. John Herring, was my Gym instructor and coach for the track team. He attended our PHHS High School, Jan 49 reunion every year, up through the 55th. Many fond memories.
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