Garfield Middle School

  • Garfield Middle School serves 961 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 33% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 47% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 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 55%.

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School Overview

  • Garfield Middle School's student population of 961 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 91 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students961 students
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Total Classroom Teachers91 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Garfield Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Garfield Middle School is 0.58, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#1447 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
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Asian
1%
10%
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Hispanic
53%
27%
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Black
9%
16%
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White
37%
45%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Garfield Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.580.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGarfield Public School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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