About This School
A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.
Garfield Elementary School had an API growth score of 867 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Garfield Elementary School's 2012 base score was 856 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Garfield Elementary School had 26 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Garfield Elementary School Reviews
Lack of leadership in sinking this once great school. They are on their 3rd principal in 5 years! My 1st grader was placed in a 1st-2nd combination class 3 weeks into the school year due to overcrowding. The district had assigned a 5th grade teacher to the class! The math homework was too advanced and the classwork consisted of mostly coloring. I spoke to the new principal, Mrs. Kuo, about my concerns she told me she would conference with the teacher to ensure more appropriate curriculum. Also, she told me how good combo classes are, yet she reassured me that it is their policy to make sure that students are not placed in combo classes year after year. If combination classes are so good why were they implemented as a last resort to resolve overcrowding and why the effort to keep students from being subjected to them year after year?
It is a fine school that supports not only learning but personal development. When going to the school everyone was so very kind and made me feel as though I've been there for years. The ideal grades to send your child there is between 6th and 8th because it teaches life lessons to prepare them for going to high school and eventually college.