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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
James A. Garfield Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Los Angeles, CA. It has 2,525 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
5101 E. Sixth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Telephone
(323) 981-5500
Website

James A. Garfield Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1020
224 responses
Average ACT
21
112 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$41,193
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,010
National
$949
Median Home Value
$324,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.44 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.44 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 134 responses
Report
  • Going to the classic
    25%
  • Graduation
    16%
  • Sport events
    14%
  • School Dances
    12%
  • Powderpuff
    11%
  • Spirit/ Hell Week
    8%
  • Club fairs
    7%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,525
Free or Reduced Lunch
88%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.49 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.49 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.49 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,041
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.60 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.60 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.60 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,054/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.66 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.66 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.66 responses
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James A. Garfield Senior High School Reviews

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Garfield Highschool has wonderful staff members and teachers who truly care about you and will do anything to see you succeed, they always put the needs of thier students first. Our school has a great relationship with parents, they always try thier best to keep them involved and updated with Upcoming events and news. I've met wonderful people at Garfield. I've made friends with people who help me strive to success. I love my school it has taught me so much, I've made friends that will last a life time, and I have grown throughout the years. Although there are phenomenal characteristics about my school one thing that I would change is the lack of school spirit. they show they're school spirit academically but not physically. I say this because when We host spirit week only a handful of people participate. I would like to see the majority of the school participate in events. I want them to have a great time at school and have fun all by showing their school pride!
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I had an amazing experience at Garfield High School. It is a very supportive environment for students. The staff is very helpful, warm, and welcoming. Students are encouraged to strive to become better than how we are portrayed, especially because the majority of students are considered a minority. The college center is especially helpful for juniors and seniors. They always have scholarships written in the board and reminders for deadlines. They also have student peers that are trained to help other students fill out important applications for college and financial aid. They really go above and beyond to make sure you go to college and continue your education. They generally care about the students.
I liked the teachers and the way some of them were so passionate about the classes they taught. However, just like any other school, students may get some teachers that although they know the material have a hard time teaching it to the students. I also liked how the school valued grades and sending their students to college so that we can grow as individuals. I do think they need to work on being able to talk to students more because when I was there it felt as though if an altercation arose between students, they didn't always know how to best handle it. They should also give better food for students that they would actually enjoy to eat.