Garfield Middle School

Public 7-8

 250 N Fair Ave
       Hamilton, OH  45011-4222


(513) 887-5035

District: Hamilton City

SchoolDigger Rank:
618th of 1,048 Ohio Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,525 Help


Students who attend Garfield Middle School usually attend:

High:    Hamilton High School

Feeder schools for Garfield Middle School:

Elementary:    Crawford Woods Elementary School
    Fairwood Elementary School
    Linden Elementary School
    Ridgeway Elementary School
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Student/teacher ratio:  15.5 Help
Number of students:  778

Racial breakdown:

White:
51.9%
Hispanic:
29.4%
African American:
11.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  75.5% Help


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Compare Details Garfield Middle School ranks worse than 59% of middle schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 46.31. (See more...)
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Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (51.9%), Hispanic (29.4%), African American (11.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Garfield Middle School is $10,525.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Garfield Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Garfield Middle School 618th of 1048 Ohio public middle schools. (See Garfield Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Hamilton City:

SchoolDigger ranks Hamilton City 551st of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Garfield Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Garfield Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 11.39 640th 692 7.5%
2006 17.29 641st 732 12.4%
2007 34.60 642nd 837 23.3%
2008 38.50 626th 835 25.0%
2009 30.14 674th 858 21.4%
2010 37.59 675th 895 24.6%
2011 36.46 712th 925 23.0%
2012 38.08 734th 989 25.8%
2013 35.80 745th 1001 25.6%
2014 41.31 718th 1008 28.8%
2015 34.32 728th 1035 29.7%
2016 33.33 728th 1050 30.7%
2017 32.55 719th 1038 30.7%
2018 41.29 654th 1010 35.2%
2019 40.51 678th 1050 35.4%
2021 43.38 621st 1037 40.1%
2022 46.62 588th 1017 42.2%
2023 46.31 618th 1048 41.0%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Garfield Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.45 149th 205 27.3%
2019 15.36 185th 206 10.2%
2023 37.93 153rd 245 37.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Garfield Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.33 59th 107 44.9%
2019 38.06 76th 127 40.2%
2021 53.93 47th 134 64.9%
2022 38.46 70th 110 36.4%
2023 43.96 59th 113 47.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Garfield Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 32.26 401st 590 32.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Garfield Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.80 584th 924 36.8%
2019 43.71 607th 945 35.8%
2021 58.03 373rd 923 59.6%
2022 62.02 336th 947 64.5%
2023 60.86 382nd 974 60.8%
See the entire list of Best Ohio Middle Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Homeless students at Garfield Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.31 9th 21 57.1%
2019 53.03 10th 23 56.5%
2021 38.75 9th 18 50.0%
2022 56.99 6th 17 64.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Garfield Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.31 622nd 897 30.7%
2019 36.57 645th 917 29.7%
2021 36.33 608th 910 33.2%
2022 43.34 563rd 925 39.1%
2023 40.87 606th 943 35.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Garfield Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.72 563rd 643 12.4%
2019 24.86 549th 658 16.6%
2021 33.99 385th 576 33.2%
2022 28.78 425th 565 24.8%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Garfield Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.93 440th 521 15.5%
2019 70.47 26th 164 84.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Garfield Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.48 643rd 916 29.8%
2019 37.24 646th 933 30.8%
2021 38.29 593rd 924 35.8%
2022 39.37 597th 946 36.9%
2023 43.11 582nd 963 39.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Garfield Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.35 138th 384 64.1%
2019 46.29 203rd 405 49.9%
2021 41.94 181st 385 53.0%
2022 49.26 167th 413 59.6%
2023 58.45 139th 436 68.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Garfield Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.75 119th 192 38.0%
2019 38.33 143rd 222 35.6%
2021 41.52 129th 228 43.4%
2022 40.65 150th 247 39.3%
2023 45.57 132nd 249 47.0%
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Rank History for White students at Garfield Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.38 642nd 781 17.8%
2019 30.62 624th 796 21.6%
2021 32.88 563rd 781 27.9%
2022 41.71 500th 809 38.2%
2023 38.70 543rd 805 32.5%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio 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.

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Data source: Ohio Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Garfield Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 951 128 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1086
1989 924 116 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1046
1990 924 123 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1056
1991 870 127 7 5 0 n/a n/a 0 1009
1992 844 135 7 7 0 n/a n/a 0 993
1993 860 141 4 7 1 n/a n/a 0 1013
1994 838 135 6 8 1 n/a n/a 0 988
1995 852 110 7 7 0 n/a n/a 0 976
1996 852 110 7 7 0 n/a n/a 0 976
1997 844 104 5 9 0 n/a n/a 0 962
1998 834 109 5 8 0 n/a n/a 0 956
1999 844 107 4 8 0 n/a n/a 0 963
2000 761 115 3 14 0 n/a n/a 0 893
2001 761 117 6 36 0 n/a n/a 0 920
2002 688 110 5 42 0 n/a n/a 13 858
2003 688 110 5 42 0 n/a n/a 13 858
2004 695 129 3 50 1 n/a n/a 18 896
2005 636 81 1 61 1 n/a n/a 17 797
2006 615 84 3 69 0 n/a n/a 21 792
2007 508 75 2 72 0 n/a n/a 24 681
2008 510 68 4 73 0 n/a n/a 33 688
2009 519 72 3 75 0 n/a n/a 47 716
2010 529 81 3 88 0 n/a n/a 56 757
2011 565 83 3 100 0 5 33 0 789
2012 578 76 5 99 0 5 26 0 789
2013 558 91 4 89 0 3 12 0 757
2014 535 99 6 73 2 4 32 0 751
2015 506 103 5 98 0 2 25 0 739
2016 527 74 3 136 0 1 32 0 773
2017 519 73 5 148 1 2 33 0 781
2018 492 83 4 173 2 3 33 0 790
2019 522 93 4 191 1 6 46 0 863
2020 488 98 3 196 3 9 36 0 833
2021 486 100 0 202 3 5 22 0 818
2022 435 99 1 217 2 13 34 0 801
2023 404 88 1 229 1 15 40 0 778

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 Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1086 65.0 16.7 0
1989 1046 60.0 17.4 n/a
1990 1056 60.0 17.6 n/a
1991 1009 54.0 18.6 n/a
1992 993 52.5 18.9 31.3
1993 1013 55.5 18.3 38.2
1994 988 53.6 18.4 35.4
1995 976 64.6 15.1 41.6
1996 976 64.6 15.1 41.6
1997 962 64.6 14.9 43
1998 956 61.6 15.5 41.8
1999 963 60.0 16.1 46.5
2000 893 54.0 16.5 46.8
2001 920 55.7 16.5 58.9
2002 858 47.0 18.3 55.7
2003 858 47.0 18.3 55.7
2004 896 43.7 20.5 64.5
2005 797 43.0 18.5 61.7
2006 792 44.0 18.0 64.7
2007 681 43.0 15.8 70.8
2008 688 34.0 20.2 n/a
2009 716 37.1 19.3 73.7
2010 757 38.0 19.9 74.2
2011 789 36.1 21.8 76.3
2012 789 39.0 20.2 75.5
2013 757 36.0 21.0 74.2
2014 751 40.0 18.7 77.9
2015 739 n/a n/a 76.3
2016 773 42.0 18.4 73.6
2017 781 42.0 18.5 74.8
2018 790 51.6 15.3 83.3
2019 863 46.8 18.4 74.4
2020 833 46.0 18.1 75.5
2021 818 48.0 17.0 n/a
2022 801 53.0 15.1 n/a
2023 778 50.0 15.5 n/a

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 Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1086 65.0 16.7 0
1989 1046 60.0 17.4 n/a
1990 1056 60.0 17.6 n/a
1991 1009 54.0 18.6 n/a
1992 993 52.5 18.9 31.3
1993 1013 55.5 18.3 38.2
1994 988 53.6 18.4 35.4
1995 976 64.6 15.1 41.6
1996 976 64.6 15.1 41.6
1997 962 64.6 14.9 43
1998 956 61.6 15.5 41.8
1999 963 60.0 16.1 46.5
2000 893 54.0 16.5 46.8
2001 920 55.7 16.5 58.9
2002 858 47.0 18.3 55.7
2003 858 47.0 18.3 55.7
2004 896 43.7 20.5 64.5
2005 797 43.0 18.5 61.7
2006 792 44.0 18.0 64.7
2007 681 43.0 15.8 70.8
2008 688 34.0 20.2 n/a
2009 716 37.1 19.3 73.7
2010 757 38.0 19.9 74.2
2011 789 36.1 21.8 76.3
2012 789 39.0 20.2 75.5
2013 757 36.0 21.0 74.2
2014 751 40.0 18.7 77.9
2015 739 n/a n/a 76.3
2016 773 42.0 18.4 73.6
2017 781 42.0 18.5 74.8
2018 790 51.6 15.3 83.3
2019 863 46.8 18.4 74.4
2020 833 46.0 18.1 75.5
2021 818 48.0 17.0 n/a
2022 801 53.0 15.1 n/a
2023 778 50.0 15.5 n/a

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 Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $5,556
2022 $9,312
2023 $10,525

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Garfield Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 678th of 1050 Middle schoolsRanks 618th of 1048 Middle schools
 5.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade Mathematics (Garfield Middle School)49.242.8
 6.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Hamilton City)55.546.2
 9.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.547.6
 9.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Garfield Middle School)60.161
 0.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Hamilton City)65.365.6
 0.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)67.764.8
 2.9%
8th Grade Science (Garfield Middle School)51.548.5
 3%
   8th Grade Science (Hamilton City)57.551.2
 6.3%
   8th Grade Science (Ohio)68.264
 4.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Garfield Middle School)5049.8
 0.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Hamilton City)53.848.3
 5.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.346.4
 10.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Garfield Middle School)44.246
 1.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Hamilton City)51.347.8
 3.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)58.357.5
 0.8%
End of Course Algebra I (Garfield Middle School)98.6100
 1.4%
   End of Course Algebra I (Hamilton City)58.861.3
 2.5%
   End of Course Algebra I (Ohio)61.153
 8.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students863778
 9.8%
African American9388
 5.4%
American Indian11
Asian41
 75%
Hispanic191229
 19.9%
Pacific Islander615
 150%
White522404
 22.6%
Two or More Races4640
 13%


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Garfield Middle School ranks 618th of 1048 Ohio middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 778 students attended Garfield Middle School.

Students who attend Garfield Middle School usually go on to attend Hamilton High School

Students at Garfield Middle School are 52% White, 29% Hispanic, 11% African American, 5% Two or more races, 2% Pacific Islander.


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