Garfield School

Summary:

Garfield School is an elementary school serving grades PK-8 in the Phoenix Elementary District in Phoenix, Arizona, with a student population of 454 that is predominantly Hispanic (86.34% in 2022-2023).

Garfield School has consistently ranked in the bottom quartile of Arizona elementary schools, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school significantly underperforms compared to state and district averages in academic achievement, with only 10-28% of students proficient in English Language Arts and 5-32% proficient in mathematics. Garfield School also has a very high percentage of students from low-income families (89.65% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch) and its student subgroups, such as Hispanic and English Language Learner students, perform significantly worse than their peers across the state.

The challenges faced by Garfield School are not unique, as nearby schools in the Phoenix Elementary District, such as Thomas A. Edison School, Whittier Elementary School, and Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School, also struggle academically and have similar demographic profiles. However, the nearby Augustus H. Shaw Montessori school significantly outperforms Garfield School, highlighting the potential impact of specialized educational approaches on student outcomes.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-8

 811 N 13th St
       Phoenix, AZ  85006-3400


(602) 257-3863

District: Phoenix Elementary District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1058th of 1,245 Arizona Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,818 Help


Students who attend Garfield School usually attend:

High:    North High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.5 Help
Number of students:  454

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
86.3%
African American:
6.8%
White:
2.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  89.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Garfield School ranks worse than 85% of elementary schools in Arizona. It also ranks 10th among 14 ranked elementary schools in the Phoenix Elementary District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 17.6. (See more...)
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Compare Details Garfield School ranks worse than 90.5% of middle schools in Arizona. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 14.95. (See more...)
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (86.3%), African American (6.8%), American Indian (2.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 89.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Garfield School is 16.5. 7 elementary schools in the Phoenix Elementary District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Garfield School is $11,818, which is the 6th highest among 14 elementary schools in the Phoenix Elementary District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Garfield School:

SchoolDigger ranks Garfield School 1058th of 1245 Arizona public elementary schools. (See Garfield School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Garfield School 773rd of 854 Arizona public middle schools. (See Garfield School in the ranking list.)

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Phoenix Elementary District:

SchoolDigger ranks Phoenix Elementary District 388th of 540 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Garfield School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 18.44 946th 1062 10.9%
2010 20.75 943rd 1090 13.5%
2011 21.78 911th 1075 15.3%
2012 42.04 705th 1141 38.2%
2013 52.68 555th 1158 52.1%
2014 32.50 749th 1079 30.6%
2015 28.23 649th 955 32.0%
2016 8.56 1049th 1079 2.8%
2017 9.21 1072nd 1106 3.1%
2018 12.58 1034th 1109 6.8%
2019 9.50 995th 1039 4.2%
2021 11.50 1180th 1226 3.8%
2022 11.84 908th 1000 9.2%
2023 17.60 1058th 1245 15.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Multi-racial students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 44.09 548th 1027 46.6%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 39.29 545th 975 44.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 29.25 936th 1201 22.1%
2023 52.37 312th 820 62.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.17 745th 820 9.1%
2022 15.45 573rd 618 7.3%
2023 23.14 922nd 1116 17.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Homeless students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 32.34 265th 423 37.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.35 973rd 1023 4.9%
2021 12.69 1162nd 1219 4.7%
2023 20.04 1001st 1219 17.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Foster Care students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 29.90 239th 306 21.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.98 930th 1032 9.9%
2021 12.75 1174th 1220 3.8%
2023 16.33 1079th 1216 11.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Asian students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 16.64 563rd 620 9.2%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 22.29 826th 895 7.7%
2023 41.76 360th 607 40.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.66 831st 911 8.8%
2019 12.75 672nd 709 5.2%
2021 15.43 1152nd 1198 3.8%
2022 14.97 656th 716 8.4%
2023 20.26 998th 1170 14.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Native American students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 28.10 590th 654 9.8%
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Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Garfield School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 20.09 569th 663 14.2%
2010 24.75 562nd 692 18.8%
2011 29.23 511th 685 25.4%
2012 29.65 597th 772 22.7%
2013 29.95 611th 787 22.4%
2014 19.03 593rd 690 14.1%
2015 24.58 394th 521 24.4%
2016 14.70 615th 677 9.2%
2017 6.01 694th 695 0.1%
2018 9.79 677th 711 4.8%
2019 11.43 561st 605 7.3%
2021 16.40 756th 832 9.1%
2023 14.95 773rd 854 9.5%
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Rank History for middle school Multi-racial students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 32.35 458th 650 29.5%
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Rank History for middle school English Language Learner students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 45.70 176th 606 71.0%
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Rank History for middle school Special Education students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 32.30 574th 789 27.2%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.04 479th 503 4.8%
2023 18.57 630th 717 12.1%
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Rank History for middle school Homeless students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 33.07 147th 257 42.8%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.91 593rd 624 5.0%
2021 19.12 716th 820 12.7%
2023 18.86 684th 806 15.1%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.94 574th 617 7.0%
2021 16.88 750th 818 8.3%
2023 13.50 758th 810 6.4%
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Rank History for middle school Asian students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 30.46 309th 404 23.5%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 22.73 507th 573 11.5%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.15 512th 543 5.7%
2021 22.54 695th 802 13.3%
2023 18.28 676th 760 11.1%
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Rank History for middle school Native American students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 28.30 309th 390 20.8%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Garfield School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 7.84 746th 780 4.4%
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Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Arizona Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Garfield School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 82 19 0 689 52 n/a n/a -105 737
1989 77 20 0 675 46 n/a n/a -9 809
1990 49 15 n/a 805 54 n/a n/a -84 839
1991 53 15 0 812 44 n/a n/a -102 822
1992 30 18 0 780 38 n/a n/a 0 866
1993 21 21 0 804 27 n/a n/a 0 873
1994 13 5 1 664 15 n/a n/a 0 698
1995 19 11 1 732 17 n/a n/a 0 780
1996 19 11 1 732 17 n/a n/a 0 780
1997 17 13 0 767 13 n/a n/a 0 810
1998 29 8 1 803 0 n/a n/a 0 841
1999 19 6 2 765 21 n/a n/a 0 813
2000 17 7 1 581 13 n/a n/a 0 619
2001 9 5 2 587 7 n/a n/a 0 610
2002 9 7 2 570 10 n/a n/a 0 598
2003 9 7 2 570 10 n/a n/a 0 598
2004 4 10 0 519 6 n/a n/a 0 539
2005 2 6 0 498 12 n/a n/a 0 518
2006 3 9 0 468 7 n/a n/a 0 487
2007 2 1 0 489 8 n/a n/a 0 500
2008 3 2 0 442 10 n/a n/a 0 457
2009 7 4 0 460 10 n/a n/a 0 481
2010 7 6 0 441 12 n/a n/a 0 466
2011 8 3 0 401 16 0 1 0 429
2012 9 5 0 388 17 0 0 0 419
2013 10 1 1 365 21 0 0 0 398
2014 9 7 0 398 10 0 1 0 425
2015 7 3 0 403 12 0 2 0 427
2016 16 43 1 596 27 0 4 0 687
2017 21 25 3 537 31 0 1 0 618
2018 23 33 6 545 24 1 2 0 634
2019 17 35 8 534 18 1 8 0 621
2020 14 36 5 503 18 2 10 0 588
2021 13 36 9 445 12 3 8 0 526
2022 10 24 2 379 10 2 8 0 435
2023 10 31 2 392 10 1 8 0 454

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Garfield School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 737 34.5 21.3 n/a
1989 809 32.4 24.9 n/a
1990 839 35.2 23.8 n/a
1991 822 34.2 24.0 n/a
1992 866 44.3 19.5 n/a
1993 873 43.5 20.1 n/a
1994 698 40.0 17.5 n/a
1995 780 35.9 21.7 n/a
1996 780 35.9 21.7 n/a
1997 810 39.0 20.8 n/a
1998 841 29.5 28.5 n/a
1999 813 37.5 21.7 n/a
2000 619 32.0 19.3 n/a
2001 610 31.0 19.7 n/a
2002 598 26.0 23.0 n/a
2003 598 26.0 23.0 n/a
2004 539 27.0 20.0 n/a
2005 518 25.5 20.3 99.4
2006 487 19.4 25.1 n/a
2007 500 26.1 19.2 85.6
2008 457 27.6 16.6 99.3
2009 481 27.5 17.5 99.4
2010 466 29.5 15.8 3
2011 429 24.5 17.5 1.4
2012 419 24.1 17.3 91.9
2013 398 24.5 16.2 93.7
2014 425 23.5 18.0 97.2
2015 427 19.0 22.4 95.6
2016 687 32.0 21.4 95.2
2017 618 32.5 19.0 99.5
2018 634 30.9 20.4 94.8
2019 621 32.2 19.2 92.9
2020 588 33.1 17.7 92.9
2021 526 30.0 17.5 n/a
2022 435 31.0 14.0 42.3
2023 454 27.3 16.5 89.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Garfield School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 737 34.5 21.3 n/a
1989 809 32.4 24.9 n/a
1990 839 35.2 23.8 n/a
1991 822 34.2 24.0 n/a
1992 866 44.3 19.5 n/a
1993 873 43.5 20.1 n/a
1994 698 40.0 17.5 n/a
1995 780 35.9 21.7 n/a
1996 780 35.9 21.7 n/a
1997 810 39.0 20.8 n/a
1998 841 29.5 28.5 n/a
1999 813 37.5 21.7 n/a
2000 619 32.0 19.3 n/a
2001 610 31.0 19.7 n/a
2002 598 26.0 23.0 n/a
2003 598 26.0 23.0 n/a
2004 539 27.0 20.0 n/a
2005 518 25.5 20.3 99.4
2006 487 19.4 25.1 n/a
2007 500 26.1 19.2 85.6
2008 457 27.6 16.6 99.3
2009 481 27.5 17.5 99.4
2010 466 29.5 15.8 3
2011 429 24.5 17.5 1.4
2012 419 24.1 17.3 91.9
2013 398 24.5 16.2 93.7
2014 425 23.5 18.0 97.2
2015 427 19.0 22.4 95.6
2016 687 32.0 21.4 95.2
2017 618 32.5 19.0 99.5
2018 634 30.9 20.4 94.8
2019 621 32.2 19.2 92.9
2020 588 33.1 17.7 92.9
2021 526 30.0 17.5 n/a
2022 435 31.0 14.0 42.3
2023 454 27.3 16.5 89.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Garfield School

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YearPersonnel Expenditures from Federal FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from Federal FundsTotal Expenditures from Federal FundsPersonnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,557 (13.8%) $254 (2.3%) $3,368 (29.8%) $7,312 (64.8%) $2,164 (19.2%) $9,475 (84.0%) $11,286
2020 $1,888 (16.4%) $224 (1.9%) $4,000 (34.7%) $7,883 (68.4%) $1,523 (13.2%) $9,406 (81.7%) $11,518
2021 $1,497 (16.4%) $320 (3.5%) $3,314 (36.2%) $6,645 (72.7%) $684 (7.5%) $7,330 (80.1%) $9,146
2022 $1,585 (13.4%) $389 (3.3%) $3,559 (30.1%) $9,124 (77.2%) $720 (6.1%) $9,844 (83.3%) $11,818

Data source: Arizona Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Garfield School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 995th of 1039 Elementary schoolsRanks 1058th of 1245 Elementary schools
 10.8%
Ranks 561st of 605 Middle schoolsRanks 773rd of 854 Middle schools
 2.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students621454
 26.9%
African American3531
 11.4%
American Indian1810
 44.4%
Asian82
 75%
Hispanic534392
 26.6%
Pacific Islander11
White1710
 41.2%
Two or More Races88
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients92.9%89.6%
 3.3%


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Garfield School ranks in the bottom 15.0% of Arizona elementary schools.

Students who attend Garfield School usually go on to attend:

High : North High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 454 students attended Garfield School.

Students at Garfield School are 86% Hispanic, 7% African American, 2% White, 2% American Indian, 2% Two or more races.


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