Garfield Elementary School

  • Garfield Elementary School serves 721 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 74% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Garfield Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

School Overview

  • Garfield Elementary School's student population of 721 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 51 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students721 students
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Total Classroom Teachers51 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Garfield Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,953 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Garfield Elementary School is 0.20, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#5469 out of 7953 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
78%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
72%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
89%
52%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Garfield Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
7%
13%
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White
4%
28%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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All Ethnic Groups This 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 TX.
Diversity Score0.200.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
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 Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePasadena Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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