Garfield High School

400 23 Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Garfield High School serves 1,729 students in grades 9-12.
Garfield High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 86% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Washington state average of 49% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,729 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 86% (Top 20% in WA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 86% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Garfield High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

Garfield High School's student population of 1,729 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 73 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,729 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
73 teachers
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School Rankings

Garfield High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2,052 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Garfield High School is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#160 out of 2052 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
69%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
86%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
15%
8%
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Hispanic
8%
25%
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Black
25%
5%
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White
41%
51%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
11%
9%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.74
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Graduation Rate
(18-19)
86%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Garfield High School's ranking?
Garfield High School is ranked #160 out of 2,052 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in Washington.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
69% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 50% WA state average), while 86% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 61% WA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Garfield High School?
The graduation rate of Garfield High School is 86%, which is higher than the Washington state average of 84%.
How many students attend Garfield High School?
1,729 students attend Garfield High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
41% of Garfield High School students are White, 25% of students are Black, 15% of students are Asian, 11% of students are Two or more races, and 8% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Garfield High School?
Garfield High School has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the Washington state average of 16:1.
What grades does Garfield High School offer ?
Garfield High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Garfield High School part of?
Garfield High School is part of Seattle School District No. 1.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,729 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 86% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 86% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WA Dept. of Education

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