Garfield Elementary School

1120 10th Ave Ne
Brainerd, MN 56401
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Garfield Elementary School serves 310 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
Garfield Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Minnesota state average of 45%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 53%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 310 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

School Overview

Garfield Elementary School's student population of 310 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-4
Total Students
310 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

Garfield Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,734 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Garfield Elementary School is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1017 out of 1734 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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American Indian
4%
2%
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
3%
10%
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Black
1%
12%
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White
86%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.26
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Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Garfield Elementary School's ranking?
Garfield Elementary School is ranked #1017 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Minnesota.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% MN state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 53% MN state average).
How many students attend Garfield Elementary School?
310 students attend Garfield Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
86% of Garfield Elementary School students are White, 5% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are American Indian, 3% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Garfield Elementary School?
Garfield Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 14:1.
What grades does Garfield Elementary School offer ?
Garfield Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-4
What school district is Garfield Elementary School part of?
Garfield Elementary School is part of Brainerd Public School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 310 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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