GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

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500 PALISADE AVE
GARFIELD, NJ 07026
School Information
  • School Rating: 2
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Garfield School District
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 277.5
  • Number Students: 1110
  • Number Teachers: 110
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 9898
  • Poverty Level: 0 - 5.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Dora D'amico
  • 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 (2520 ratings)
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    School Reviews (74 Reviews)
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    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-08-01
    "Garfield High is not a terrible school; my only main concerns are academics and college readiness. Students at Garfield High are given the opportunity to take a variety of classes, however, the teachers and resources are limited. Only a handful of teachers are willing to above and beyond in the classroom. These 'golden teachers' have the ability to reach out to their students and explain the coursework flawlessly. But, this cannot be said for a majority of teachers who would rather spend their time watching movies, or giving out pointless worksheets. I understand that it is frustrating to teach a hopeless class, but it is your duty as a teacher to connect with your students and prepare them for the 'real world.' Another concern of mine is the leniency that teachers have with their students. Even in the honors classes, students are given multiple extensions on easy assignments. Certain honors teachers should present challenging and engaging materials."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-08-01
    "As a student of Garfield High School, I appreciate the diversity within the school which creates both a safe and competitive environment. In addition, I enjoy the fact that students are given the opportunity to find their "fit" or talent by being allowed to either join or create their own clubs. However, if I had the power to make a few changes in the school I would definitely improve the school lunches. The current lunches offered do not provide the students with the nutrition and freshness that they need in order to be successful and productive in the classroom. Lastly, I wish that the school provided its students with more guidance regarding college, for I along with a surplus of other students do not feel prepared to start the college-application process."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-06-01
    "I appreciate the willingness some teachers have to help their students, it what makes the school better honestly. I wish there wasn't such an emphasis on sports, there isn't any way someone who attends GHS could say academics are valued as much as sports are. Also, nepotism is strong within this school district; it would be nice if teachers were hired based on their skill, not who their relative is. It is ultimately what you as the student make of your high-school career, but for those who cannot afford to stay after school for extra help or afford tutoring will struggle in this school with the amount of unwilling teachers."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-05-01
    "Garfield High is very strict. Teachers do yell at students over little things, as well as give detention and threaten to call security on little to nothing situations. But some teachers are very kind and caring. Uniforms are a must. You always have to have a hall pass when not in a class room. No bullying or fighting allowed but it still happens, and not much is done. In all honesty i, very much so, dislike Garfield High School."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-04-01
    "While there are many motivated and helpful teachers, there are also some that do not care and do not teach."
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