Garfield Elementary School

420 Filbert St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 30%
Serving 196 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Garfield Elementary School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the California state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the California state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 196 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • : Top 30% in CA
  • : 45-49% (Top 30%)
  • : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • : 20-29% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Garfield Elementary School's student population of 196 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 12 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
196 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
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School Rankings

Garfield Elementary School ranks within the top 30% of all 9,602 schools in California (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 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CA)
#2240 out of 9602 schools
(Top 30%)
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45-49%
33%
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 California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
55-59%
47%
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 California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
20-29%
29%
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
48%
12%
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Hispanic
14%
56%
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Black
5%
5%
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White
10%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
23%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
51%
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 California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Garfield Elementary School's ranking?
Garfield Elementary School is ranked #2240 out of 9,602 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in California.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CA state average), while 55-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CA state average).
How many students attend Garfield Elementary School?
196 students attend Garfield Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
48% of Garfield Elementary School students are Asian, 23% of students are Two or more races, 14% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are White, and 5% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Garfield Elementary School?
Garfield Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Garfield Elementary School offer ?
Garfield Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Garfield Elementary School part of?
Garfield Elementary School is part of San Francisco Unified School District.
In what neighborhood is Garfield Elementary School located?
Garfield Elementary School is located in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, CA.

School Reviews

5   3/24/2020
We love Garfield! I now have 2 kids at Garfield and we love the small, tight-knit community there. Teachers seem committed to providing a fun, safe learning environment for all kids. Our principal is EXCELLENT! She is a wonderful leader, a thoughtful communicator to parents and kids alike, and is invested in making Garfield the best school it can be. The staff's enthusiasm for the school and kids is infectious, and as a parent it encourages me to be an active participant in helping Garfield excel. The early start time is a great fit for working parents, and they provide after-school programs on site. We are so glad this little gem is in our neighborhood!
- Posted by Parent - Tracy A

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 196 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • : Top 30%
  • : 45-49% (Top 30%)
  • : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • : 20-29% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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