GARFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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420 FILBERT ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94133
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Phone: 415-291-7924
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: San Francisco Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 38.3
  • Number Students: 230
  • Number Teachers: 14
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4889
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Ana Dearce
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (26 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (23 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-16
    "Having just moved here from another city 7 months ago and reeling from an incredibly awful experience at the first school we were going to send our second grader to, the quality and level of dedication to the students at Garfield is exceptional and has made me feel like my husband and I really did make a good decision in moving 3,000 miles from the only city we had ever known! The students at Garfield are offered diverse and rich opportunities and encouraged to be intellectually curious about the world around them. The school is doing great things with language immersion so I think the next few years this little school is really going to hit its stride and become the talk of the city when it comes to great schools doing an incredible job preparing their students for the world beyond elementary school! Also - the principal is wonderfully engaged with the students and teachers and encourages them to pursue whatever inspires them most."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-24
    "I am new to Garfield, and am coming from a private immersion experience (PKS) that was FANTASTIC. We had the option to stay at PKS, but despite loving it, we chose Garfield. In addition to the financial benefits (we can afford a trip to China now!), I love the size, the parents, the teachers, aftercare clubs, walking to/from school, grabbing dinner in NB after school, and going to school w/neighbors. When we got in to the imm. prog., I sent a msg to PPS to connect me w/parents there, & had 2 parent emails w/in 24hrs. The parent participation is AMAZING. The parents I spoke with were "my people," & I felt connected immediately. Yes, there are also Cantonese speaking families there to whom I cannot SPEAK, but I love that- more people for my child to hear the language from! That's immersion! I want to go on, but this character limit won't let me... I'm only giving 4 stars, just b/c I think this school has not reached its pinnacle yet- but it's already great. PS: For you immersion parents, though this is a new immersion program- they were a biliteracy school before, so they're experienced in language learning, and they did all of their homework when they designed the new program."
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-26
    "Garfield is an amazing school. The principal, teachers, and staff are all very dedicated to education and helping the kids realize their full potential. The community and families are supportive and helpful. The kids are respectful and have such wonderful bonds with one another. This school is safe and caring!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-26
    "Garfield Elementary school is a gem and is located right beneath Coit Tower! Great principal and very supportive teachers. We are glad we chose this school for our child!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-11-25
    "Our son is a kindergartener in the Chinese immersion program, and he is so happy at Garfield! We are amazed at how he is just thriving here, but really it's no wonder given the community at Garfield. The teachers and principal are incredibly dedicated to the children. There seems to be a great deal of individualized attention on the teachers parts inside the classrooms and on the principal's part in the community space. We always see the principal out and about mingling among the children, and she seems to know every one of them personally. The after-school program is also incredible! It is lead by a group of very dynamic teachers who keep the kids stimulated with various activities, including field trips, art projects, language and other clubs, theme days- complete with costumes and always some form of dancing, and low-cost group lessons including piano and karate. The school itself is a sweet intimate campus at the foot of Coit tower. Overall all we just get a sense that the experience for our son is akin to him having a big supportive school "family", and this has lead to him excelling in academics as well as building social confidence. Couldn't dream of a better scenario."
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