Garfield Elementary School

1201 Maplewood Dr Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 209 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Garfield Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 64%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 209 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • : Bottom 50% in IA
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Garfield Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Garfield Elementary School's student population of 209 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
209 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
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School Rankings

Garfield Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Garfield Elementary School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
#1197 out of 1221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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30-34%
64%
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30-34%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
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Asian
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3%
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Hispanic
9%
12%
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Black
36%
7%
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White
40%
73%
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Hawaiian
1%
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Two or more races
14%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.69
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Garfield Elementary School's ranking?
Garfield Elementary School is ranked #1197 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30-34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 30-34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
How many students attend Garfield Elementary School?
209 students attend Garfield Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
40% of Garfield Elementary School students are White, 36% of students are Black, 14% of students are Two or more races, 9% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Garfield Elementary School?
Garfield Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Garfield Elementary School offer ?
Garfield Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Garfield Elementary School part of?
Garfield Elementary School is part of Cedar Rapids Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 209 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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