GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

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400 23RD AVE
SEATTLE, WA 98122
School Information
  • School Rating: 4
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Seattle Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 23:1
  • Students/Grade: 439
  • Number Students: 1756
  • Number Teachers: 71
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6470
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Theodore Howard
  • 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
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (6837 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (173 Reviews)
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    Topic: Academics | Rating:
    Posted 2016-09-01
    "Some teachers are considerably better than others at what they do and you can tell when you talk to your friends from other classes. The curriculum isn't always consistent throughout the whole department and that can be a bit confusing to some. Workload depends on the classes you choose to take. If you take a lot of AP classes, expect a lot of work. Most of the popular classes are filled in based on seniority and credit requirements so don't always expect to get in. Some AP classes are also quite popular and can get really full since they don't offer a lot of periods for those classes."
    Topic: Student Culture & Diversity | Rating:
    Posted 2016-09-01
    "People are quite accepting here. There are clubs to bring more awareness such as the Queer Straight Alliance and Black Student Union. There has been a bad history of hazing here but after much of the talk about it over the past years, it has gotten quite mild. Some students are definitely more involved than others. Most students don't have much trouble fitting or making friends since most students are relatively nice."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-09-01
    "The school spirit is great here. Almost everyone is into the athletics at Garfield and enjoy going to games and dances. The facilities are alright, although a bit outdated. I've had lots of great teachers that really helped me in my studies while others didn't really do much to help students. It's been kind of a hit or miss for me when it came to teachers. It's really diverse here so everyone can fit in easily. There are also lots of great clubs that people can be a part of whether it be for fun or not. It's a very accepting community."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-09-01
    "I've had both amazing teachers and very bad teachers. There are several teachers that I feel have gone above and beyond connecting and helping students learn. Those teachers make the class challenging but not over the top. I enjoyed these classes. As for the teachers on the other end of the spectrum, they are only a small few among the teachers."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-09-01
    "I'll be honest the 4/5 are only for a handful of teachers, at most six teachers that I've encountered in my four years at garfield are actually deserving of five stars, I say this because numerous other teachers I've encountered are rude, disrespectful, aggressive and unhelpful, an example of such a teacher I won't say who would scream at there students for not remembering something from a lesson taught four months ago, said individual slammed everything, threw stuff all about the classroom and in general was just a negative person, that said teacher had me filled with anxiety and fear every day that I purposely never went to that class because of how toxic said person was. Now I will tell you I've met amazing teachers there that supported me, pushed me as a student and told me the world was mine for the taking, there are teachers who show up at the break of dawn and stay hours after to help students, who never sit one bit during class roaming the room looking who to help next, those teachers I admired and then there were teachers who honestly didn't give a damn about the students, they sat and just waited for the class, the teachers are different as every student attending the school, the school is great, the classes are great but the teachers are a guess to how they'll be."
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