1255 16th St.
San Diego, CA 92101
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Garfield High School serves 246 students in grades 9-12.
Garfield High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤5% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Garfield High School's student population of 246 students has grown by 26% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
246 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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School Rankings

Garfield High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Garfield High School is 0.17, 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 Data
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State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#9588 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
91%
54%
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Black
4%
5%
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White
2%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.17
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Graduation Rate
30-34%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
87%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 246 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 30-34% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.17 (Btm 50%)

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