500 Palisade Ave
Garfield, NJ 07026
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Garfield High School serves 1,090 students in grades 9-12.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Garfield High School's student population of 1,090 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 95 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,090 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
95 teachers
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School Rankings

Garfield High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,221 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Garfield High School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1842 out of 2221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
10%
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Hispanic
55%
29%
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Black
8%
15%
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White
36%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.57
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Graduation Rate
90%
90%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,090 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Btm 50% in NJ)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.57 (Top 50%)

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