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
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
5101 E. Sixth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Telephone
(323) 981-5500
Website

James A. Garfield Senior High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
990
187 responses
Average ACT
21
95 responses
AP Enrollment
22%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 113 responses
Report
  • Going to the classic
    28%
  • Graduation
    18%
  • Sport events
    15%
  • School Dances
    12%
  • Powderpuff
    12%
  • Spirit/ Hell Week
    8%
  • Club fairs
    6%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,538
Free or Reduced Lunch
94%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.47 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.47 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.47 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.9%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.58 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.58 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.58 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,054/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.64 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.64 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.64 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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My overall high school experience is one to remember. The years went by fast although I should I have dedicated more time to school, my friends made it fun. I was involved in after school activities such as basketball, cheerleading, working, and a basketball manager. These activities also took part in making my high school experience fun. I went out with my friends to the movies, shopping, theme parks, restaurants, train adventures, and more. I met a boy who I believe I will marry after high school but who knows. I've had several problems as well such as the dropping of grades, missing school, but now I look back at all I did and it wasn't worth it. I bounced back from my errors and made a change which is what I'm truly proud of. If I could change something about my school it would be to have more school spirit.
The extracurricular opportunities that are given to us are very good a lot of the clubs or organizations have teachers and staff who have strong convictions about their clubs. The cancer club has a strong support from cancer survivors and people who have family members with cancer. The administration supports the clubs well by offering them help with material stuff for their projects. The most popular club would be leadership it is like the heart of our school, it plans all of our dances and activities. After school activities are also big we have a wide variety of after school programs that are more than willing to help the students with their homework while also improving their character.