Garfield High School is a top rated, public school located in Seattle, WA. It has 1,761 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% in reading.
400 23 Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Garfield High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.62 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.62 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.62 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.72 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.72 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.72 responses
Garfield High School Reviews
Garfield High School is a great school-- the top-notch academics AND athletics make Garfield a highly desired secondary school to enroll in. The music program (orchestra and jazz bands) are very well known for their prestige and excellence, and a wide array of clubs/activities exist at this school. Garfield is located in Seattle's Central District, which makes it a great central location for students from all over the city. The school offers several college planning and resource programs that are available to students who need it the most, which is a major plus. Other resources include the Teen Health Center, which also serves the community. Furthermore, Garfield has very good access to local restaurants and stores, including Ezells, Med Mix, Seattle Fish Guys, and much more. The school is right next to Medgar Evers Pool as well.
Garfield high school is an excellent school, but as with most public schools, has some exceptions. This was the first public school I had ever attended, so I was somewhat culture shocked freshman year. Garfield is debatably Seattle's most famous high school, sitting proudly in the Central District and toting alumni like Quincy Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Macklemore, and others. The school is known for its outstanding music program, its talented sports teams (the boys basketball team has won State 13 times and most of its players go on to D1 schools), and its AP program. The student body is also very diverse and big on social activism. The downsides about the school are that it isn't funded very well, has some pretty bad teachers, is academically segregated to an extent, and occasionally there are lockdowns since the neighborhood around it isn't the best. That being said, the pros definitely outweigh the cons, and I am very glad I chose to attend this school.
Transferred from another school district halfway through and was welcomed wonderfully and I love the school. Sure, the administration has had problems but Seattle school district as a whole is having problems. Go dogs!