GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

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500 PALISADE AVE
GARFIELD, NJ 07026
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Phone: 973-340-5010
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 3
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-high
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Garfield School District
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 300
  • Number Students: 1200
  • Number Teachers: 110
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 9469
  • Poverty Level: 0 - 5.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Dora Damico
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
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  • ESL
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
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  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (25 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (17 Reviews)
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    Posted 2014-04-28
    "I used to be a student at this school and my child goes here now, I must say how corrupt and biased these teachers are at this school. The teachers are lazy and most of the time just sit on their computers and when they do not feel like teaching assign work like vocabulary to keep the kids busy. When time comes for state evaluations they try to show how well they teach but once the people from the state leave they are back to being their corrupt selves and stealing tax payer money. The most disgusting thing I found at this school is how biased these teachers are and pick on favorites. My child wrote an essay to get into a college credit course and the essay was praised by top level English teachers. But the biased teacher only took people she knew and who were favorites and who knows if she even read it. A school that praises a teacher's pet instead of following unbiased views shows how corrupt and biased thing are here. Most of the teachers here are unqualified to teach but the administration is so corrupt that they evaluate these teachers with 100% each and every year. Students have no voice since the administration is so corrupt. There are a few awesome teachers but most are bad"
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    Posted 2013-12-17
    "This is my second year at Garfield High School. From my experience going to this school, all i can say that this is one of the worst high school anyone would attend. The building is extremely old and dusty, and the school is very cheap. The school would spend money on useless TVs in the hallways, but they can't use the money to improve the education of the students. I am a high achiever and all of my classes are honors, but the classes they offer you is ridiculously easy. The staff at this school is horrible, expect for a couple good teachers. Many of the staffs should not be teaching! Some of them cant even speak proper English! The school even messed up my schedule, giving me useless classes that i dont even need. We dont do anything fun in our school, and if the school decides to do something, it is usually toward the seniors. This school is literally trash. Oh BTW, our school have stricter policy toward uniforms and cell phone usage than education. If you ever have your phone taken away, the chances are that you are going to get it back in June, the last day of school. Sounds very reasonable right?"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-12-06
    "GHS is just a building. The students represent the building making it an institution for academic achievement. Therefore, students should thrive to master their areas of study to make GHS one of the most rated schools in Bergen county. I , love this school."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-16
    "This school is one of the worst schools you can every honestly go to. I went here, and the things that i have expierenced here, i don't wish anyone to expierence. I had to move out of the city because here the teachers were terrible. I still to this day, think how did those teachers even become teachers because honestly they shouldn't even work with kids if they have no idea how to. I felt like i was a prisoner trapped in a jail cell and that's how people feel there. I made the best choice ever to just move, oh and they can't even prepare you for collage at all, despite the fact that they don't even grade you fairly. DON'T EVER GO TO GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL!"
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-06-18
    "My school sucks. I want an advanced education. I do nothing in class. Worst algebra teachers and especially English. I want to get better in my writing such as essays and college papers. But all we do in class is nothing. This school is a joke. i know in the future my kids aren't coming here at all. The technology sucks if we have the right technology this school rating would be outstanding. But this school is to cheap. Such as sports. What happened to having lacrosse. I want to have a sport on my college letter but no interesting sports that can make this school look better. And how would you expect a student to work and do test in class in this heat. I have allergies with dust. And especially they cut grass outside during school time. I gues they cant afford over time fo the janitors. Wow they installed AC in the lunch room. But why isnt it on.The school cant even afford a ski trip to killington, IM DONE! And plus why wont these teachers reach out to these students and help them for once instead of yelling at them for not knowing what something means. I find that a great way to learn PSHH. Teachers, the staff, and the rules makes you feel your in A jail cell."
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