Garfield Elementary School

  • Garfield Elementary School serves 218 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Garfield Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Garfield Elementary School's student population of 218 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students218 students
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Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Garfield Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Garfield Elementary School is 0.70, which is more 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 (CA)
Overall Testing Rank#2289 out of 9602 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
48%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Garfield Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
17%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Garfield Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
4%
5%
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White
13%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
18%
4%
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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 CA.
Diversity Score0.700.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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 California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSan Francisco Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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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!
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