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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

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School Overview

  • Garfield High School's student population of 1,052 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 100 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,052 students
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Total Classroom Teachers100 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Garfield High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,236 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same 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%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Garfield High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Garfield High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
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Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
55%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Garfield High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
8%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Garfield High School and the percentage of Black public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
37%
46%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Garfield High School and the percentage of White public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Garfield High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.560.43
This chart display the diversity score of Garfield High School and the public school average diversity score of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90%
90%
This chart display graduation rate of Garfield High School and public school graduation rate of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Garfield High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Garfield High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGarfield Public School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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