Garfield Public School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 8 public elementary schools serving 3,135 students in Garfield Public School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public elementary schools in New Jersey.
Public Elementary Schools in Garfield Public School District have an average math proficiency score of 41% (versus the New Jersey public elementary school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 54% (versus the 57% statewide average).
The top ranked public elementary schools in Garfield Public School District are Washington Irving School #4, James Madison School #10 and Thomas Jefferson School #9. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the New Jersey public elementary school average of 61% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Garfield Public School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in New Jersey for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Garfield Public School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NJ)
# Schools
8 Schools
1,920 Schools
# Students
3,135 Students
876,016 Students
# Teachers
295 Teachers
76,547 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1

District Rank

Garfield Public School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 571 school districts in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 88% has increased from 87% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NJ)
Overall District Rank
#441 out of 652 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Garfield Public   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
44%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Garfield Public   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
57%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Garfield Public   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
88%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Garfield Public   School District and public school graduation rate of NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.59
0.72
# American Indian Students
2 Students
1,505 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
23 Students
93,401 Students
% Asian Students
1%
11%
# Hispanic Students
1,594 Students
279,109 Students
% Hispanic Students
51%
32%
# Black Students
265 Students
136,703 Students
% Black Students
8%
15%
# White Students
1,223 Students
338,627 Students
% White Students
39%
39%
# Hawaiian Students
4 Students
1,646 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
24 Students
25,006 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
127
25,801
# Students in K Grade:
337
77,554
# Students in 1st Grade:
332
90,129
# Students in 2nd Grade:
324
90,496
# Students in 3rd Grade:
258
91,358
# Students in 4th Grade:
280
92,930
# Students in 5th Grade:
276
94,014
# Students in 6th Grade:
289
98,152
# Students in 7th Grade:
297
81,129
# Students in 8th Grade:
293
81,135
# Students in 9th Grade:
-
4,022
# Students in 10th Grade:
-
3,738
# Students in 11th Grade:
-
3,026
# Students in 12th Grade:
-
2,777
# Ungraded Students:
322
39,755

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $26,186 is higher than the state median of $26,132. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $26,154 is higher than the state median of $25,552. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NJ)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$124 MM
$24 MM
This chart display total revenue of Garfield Public   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$124 MM
$24 MM
This chart display total spending of Garfield Public   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$26,186
$26,132
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Garfield Public   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$26,154
$25,552
This chart display average spending per public school student in Garfield Public   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Garfield Public School District Public Elementary Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Washington Irving School #4
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
12 Madonna Place
Garfield, NJ 07026
(973) 340-5034
Grades: PK-5
| 382 students
Rank: #22.
James Madison School #10
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
55 Lincoln Place
Garfield, NJ 07026
(862) 306-7190
Grades: PK-5
| 245 students
Rank: #33.
Thomas Jefferson School #9
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
62 Alpine Street
Garfield, NJ 07026
(973) 340-5039
Grades: PK-5
| 295 students
Rank: #44.
Woodrow Wilson School #5
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
205 Outwater Lane
Garfield, NJ 07026
(973) 340-5035
Grades: PK-5
| 280 students
Rank: #55.
Roosevelt School #7
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
225 Lincoln Pl
Garfield, NJ 07026
(973) 340-5037
Grades: PK-5
| 273 students
Rank: #66.
Garfield Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
175 Lanza Ave
Garfield, NJ 07026
(973) 272-7020
Grades: 6-8
| 989 students
Rank: #77.
Christopher Columbus School #8
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
147 Cedar Street
Garfield, NJ 07026
(973) 340-5038
Grades: PK-5
| 306 students
Rank: #88.
Abraham Lincoln School #6
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
111 Palisade Ave
Garfield, NJ 07026
(973) 340-5036
Grades: PK-5
| 365 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Garfield Public School District
  • 34 OUTWATER LANE, GARFIELD, NJ, 07026
  • (973) 340-5000
  • gboe.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 3,135 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Btm 50% in NJ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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