Garfield Elementary

Public K-5

 4487 Oregon St.
       San Diego, CA  92116-3018


 (619) 362-4300

District: San Diego Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1355th of 5,692 California Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  24.0
Number of students:  337

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
65.0%
African American:
18.1%
White:
8.3%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  89.6%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2017, Garfield Elementary ranked better than 76.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranked 47th among 141 ranked elementary schools in the San Diego Unified School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 74.58. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (65%), African American (18.1%), White (8.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 89.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Garfield Elementary is 24. 81 elementary schools in the San Diego Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Garfield Elementary employs 14 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

Garfield Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Garfield Elementary 1355th of 5692 California public elementary schools. (See Garfield Elementary in the ranking list.)

San Diego Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Diego Unified 340th of 861 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Garfield Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 17.81 4134th 4809 14.0%
2005 20.80 3912th 4822 18.9%
2006 15.85 4298th 4818 10.8%
2007 16.03 4570th 5113 10.6%
2008 25.75 3912th 5113 23.5%
2009 49.64 2513th 5193 51.6%
2010 79.13 1041st 5314 80.4%
2011 72.37 1375th 5377 74.4%
2012 67.00 1675th 5390 68.9%
2013 65.06 1828th 5530 66.9%
2015 42.20 2899th 5611 48.3%
2016 59.00 2043rd 5614 63.6%
2017 74.58 1355th 5692 76.2%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Open Quote In brief, my daughter attended 1st grade at Garfield for most of the year 2010-11. After a few months of attendance she told me about a bully in her class and the actions by him. I approached the staff (teacher) and was told changes were being made that would end the bullying.

My daughter continued to complain about the bully and later I got to see first-hand on a field trip the actions of this child. I again spoke with the teacher and the next day the principle.

I was assured “aggressive measures” were being taken and that within 6 weeks of their new adjustments that all would be well. Needless to say, this went on from November to June.

The last report of the bully was the last straw for my ex and me so we filed a police report and immediately moved my daughter out of the school to another. This was a last resort and was not desired by myself as she was mere weeks from ending school.

To our delight, my daughter was clearly not stressed about going to her new school and loved it immediately. Garfield Elementary’s administration does not handle bullying at all, they do nothing. In fact, after a few weeks at this new school, we found out that ANOTHER child was pulled out by his parents for the same EXACT reasons and for the exact same child at the same school.

That was ANOTHER verification for me; What will it take for you to decide where to send your child? Don’t send them to Garfield Elementary on Oregon St in San Diego whatever you do. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, January 26, 2009

Open Quote Lovely school with a great bunch of teachers. My son really loves going to school. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Garfield Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 85 141 44 236 4 n/a n/a 0 510
2001 73 111 41 244 2 n/a n/a 0 471
2002 62 131 40 277 2 n/a n/a 0 512
2003 62 131 40 277 2 n/a n/a 0 512
2004 52 126 43 291 2 n/a n/a 0 514
2005 40 126 36 284 2 n/a n/a 0 488
2006 43 116 29 277 1 n/a n/a 0 466
2007 31 107 25 256 2 n/a n/a 15 436
2008 35 105 28 230 2 n/a n/a 0 400
2009 35 92 21 224 2 10 0 0 384
2010 31 80 13 245 1 4 17 0 391
2011 34 70 12 236 1 3 15 0 371
2012 47 55 9 238 0 5 17 0 371
2013 43 57 10 218 0 5 16 0 349
2014 37 59 10 215 0 5 17 0 343
2015 29 54 7 207 1 4 19 0 321
2016 28 61 9 219 1 2 17 0 337

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 Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 510 25.0 20.4 90.6
2001 471 29.0 16.2 86.2
2002 512 30.0 17.1 91.0
2003 512 30.0 17.1 91.0
2004 514 31.0 16.6 88.1
2005 488 30.0 16.3 81.4
2006 466 31.0 15.0 82.8
2007 436 29.0 15.0 95.7
2008 400 33.9 11.8 90.0
2009 384 27.8 11.3 90.4
2010 391 23.0 17.0 90.0
2011 371 n/a n/a 90.0
2012 371 22.0 16.8 n/a
2013 349 22.0 15.8 99.1
2014 343 13.0 26.3 81.3
2015 321 13.0 24.6 92.5
2016 337 14.0 24.0 89.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Garfield Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 510 25.0 20.4 90.6
2001 471 29.0 16.2 86.2
2002 512 30.0 17.1 91.0
2003 512 30.0 17.1 91.0
2004 514 31.0 16.6 88.1
2005 488 30.0 16.3 81.4
2006 466 31.0 15.0 82.8
2007 436 29.0 15.0 95.7
2008 400 33.9 11.8 90.0
2009 384 27.8 11.3 90.4
2010 391 23.0 17.0 90.0
2011 371 n/a n/a 90.0
2012 371 22.0 16.8 n/a
2013 349 22.0 15.8 99.1
2014 343 13.0 26.3 81.3
2015 321 13.0 24.6 92.5
2016 337 14.0 24.0 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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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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