Garfield High School

  • Garfield High School serves 1,052 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 17% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 40%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 43% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Garfield High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 54%.
  • Garfield High School operates within the Garfield Public School District.
  • Garfield Public School District's 88% graduation rate is lower than the New Jersey state average of 90%.

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School Overview

  • Garfield High School's student population of 1052 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 100 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,052 students
Garfield High School Total Students (1988-2016)
Gender %Garfield High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers100 teachers
Garfield High School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradeGarfield High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Garfield High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2236 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Garfield High School is 0.56, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
40%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
50%
Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
Garfield High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
Asian
n/a
10%
Garfield High School Asian Students (1989-2014)
Hispanic
55%
26%
Garfield High School Black Students (1988-2016)
Black
8%
16%
Garfield High School Black Students (1988-2016)
White
37%
46%
Garfield High School White Students (1988-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsGarfield High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNJ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.560.43
Garfield High School Diversity Score (1988-2016)
Graduation Rate
90%
90%
Garfield High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
33%
Garfield High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
5%
Garfield High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Garfield High School is Garfield Public School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 656 school districts in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Garfield Public School District's student population of 4,791 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 88% has increased from 79% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $20,204 in this district is less than the state average of $20,569. The district revenue/student has declined by 8% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $20,174 is less than the state average of $20,942. The district spending/student has declined by 8% over four school years.
    School District NameGarfield Public School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    11
    2
    Number of Students Managed4,791921
    Garfield Public School District Students Managed (1990-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    33%
    40%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    45%
    50%
    District Graduation Rate
    88%
    90%
    District Total Revenue$94 MM$19 MM
    District Spending$93 MM$19 MM
    District Revenue / Student$20,204$20,569
    District Spending / Student$20,174$20,942
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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