Gar-Field High

Public 9-12

 14000 Smoketown Rd
       Woodbridge, VA  22192


(703) 730-7000

District: Prince William County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
312th of 326 Virginia High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,957 Help


Feeder schools for Gar-Field High:

Elementary:    Bel Air Elementary
    Dale City Elementary
    Elizabeth Vaughan Elementary
    Kerrydale Elementary
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Middle:    George M. Hampton Middle
    Woodbridge Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  16.8 Help
Number of students:  2,550

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
62.6%
African American:
20.7%
White:
7.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  63.3% Help


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Compare Details Gar-Field High ranks worse than 95.7% of high schools in Virginia. It also ranks last among 12 ranked high schools in the Prince William County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 19.55. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (62.6%), African American (20.7%), White (7.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 63.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Prince William County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Gar-Field High is 16.8. 6 high schools in the Prince William County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Gar-Field High is $7,957, which is the 6th highest among 12 high schools in the Prince William County Public Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Gar-Field High:

SchoolDigger ranks Gar-Field High 312th of 326 Virginia public high schools. (See Gar-Field High in the ranking list.)

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Prince William County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Prince William County Public Schools 40th of 131 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Gar-Field High

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Rank History for all students at Gar-Field High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 35.07 251st 308 18.5%
2006 30.03 261st 314 16.9%
2007 20.52 298th 313 4.8%
2008 20.83 297th 316 6.0%
2009 27.37 273rd 313 12.8%
2010 24.28 287th 317 9.5%
2011 18.38 303rd 320 5.3%
2012 26.41 277th 321 13.7%
2013 32.12 249th 321 22.4%
2014 31.45 256th 322 20.5%
2015 31.31 260th 322 19.3%
2016 28.30 274th 321 14.6%
2017 25.85 281st 324 13.3%
2018 22.85 299th 326 8.3%
2019 29.46 278th 327 15.0%
2021 17.46 294th 327 10.1%
2022 16.31 308th 325 5.2%
2023 19.55 312th 326 4.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Gar-Field High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 32.98 155th 193 19.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Gar-Field High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 23.71 88th 97 9.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Gar-Field High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 17.56 312th 320 2.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Gar-Field High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 31.45 184th 249 26.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Gar-Field High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 19.70 297th 321 7.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Gar-Field High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 10.46 120th 120 0.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Gar-Field High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 40.69 159th 240 33.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Gar-Field High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 24.91 206th 232 11.2%
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Rank History for White students at Gar-Field High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 29.85 275th 315 12.7%
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Data source: test scores: Virginia 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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Enrollment information for Gar-Field High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2706 2706
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2630 2630
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 2628 2628
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2638 2638
1993 1604 618 118 136 10 n/a n/a 0 2486
1994 1571 657 116 145 10 n/a n/a 0 2499
1995 1538 711 125 140 30 n/a n/a 0 2544
1996 1538 711 125 140 30 n/a n/a 0 2544
1997 1500 763 121 188 20 n/a n/a 0 2592
1998 1444 776 120 182 18 n/a n/a 0 2540
1999 1450 874 126 202 17 n/a n/a 0 2669
2000 1543 991 133 217 17 n/a n/a -4 2897
2001 1413 998 151 271 12 n/a n/a 0 2845
2002 1167 948 173 472 7 n/a n/a 62 2829
2003 1167 948 173 472 7 n/a n/a 62 2829
2004 1087 871 192 582 11 n/a n/a 68 2811
2005 900 817 205 618 9 n/a n/a 58 2607
2006 796 795 204 730 15 n/a n/a 62 2602
2007 676 809 201 841 15 n/a n/a 74 2616
2008 618 844 221 887 8 n/a n/a 75 2653
2009 577 776 217 858 7 n/a n/a 80 2515
2010 576 767 235 877 2 n/a n/a 92 2549
2011 449 639 242 1033 12 6 192 0 2573
2012 412 675 237 1039 8 2 174 0 2547
2013 364 671 215 1075 10 3 154 0 2492
2014 356 684 238 1103 4 4 157 0 2546
2015 329 697 209 1188 3 3 147 0 2576
2016 324 659 225 1275 9 3 135 0 2630
2017 293 626 219 1359 5 2 117 0 2621
2018 250 559 195 1407 8 3 85 0 2507
2019 210 497 204 1418 4 3 86 0 2422
2020 183 502 193 1479 5 4 91 0 2457
2021 178 509 172 1425 4 2 95 0 2385
2022 192 531 177 1517 3 2 91 0 2513
2023 181 528 166 1596 2 1 76 0 2550

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

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Gar-Field High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 2706 155.5 17.4 n/a
1990 2630 150.2 17.5 n/a
1991 2628 166.2 15.8 n/a
1992 2638 169.3 15.5 n/a
1993 2486 151.5 16.4 n/a
1994 2499 219.8 n/a 7.2
1995 2544 n/a 0.0 10
1996 2544 n/a 0.0 10
1997 2592 n/a 0.0 11.6
1998 2540 n/a 0.0 12
1999 2669 154.0 17.3 17.1
2000 2897 n/a 0.0 16.7
2001 2845 167.4 17.0 19.5
2002 2829 172.6 16.4 26.9
2003 2829 172.6 16.4 26.9
2004 2811 162.8 17.3 28.4
2005 2607 173.8 15.0 30.5
2006 2602 138.0 18.9 34.7
2007 2616 164.4 15.9 36.7
2008 2653 119.3 22.2 39.6
2009 2515 118.1 21.3 42.6
2010 2549 115.4 22.0 47.9
2011 2573 124.0 20.7 49.9
2012 2547 137.8 18.4 52.7
2013 2492 131.8 18.9 54.8
2014 2546 130.9 19.4 56.4
2015 2576 142.0 18.1 58.7
2016 2630 144.0 18.2 58.6
2017 2621 145.7 17.9 58.9
2018 2507 145.6 17.2 63
2019 2422 136.1 17.7 64.2
2020 2457 134.7 18.2 64.2
2021 2385 141.0 16.9 n/a
2022 2513 149.0 16.8 62.8
2023 2550 151.0 16.8 63.3

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 Gar-Field High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 2706 155.5 17.4 n/a
1990 2630 150.2 17.5 n/a
1991 2628 166.2 15.8 n/a
1992 2638 169.3 15.5 n/a
1993 2486 151.5 16.4 n/a
1994 2499 219.8 n/a 7.2
1995 2544 n/a 0.0 10
1996 2544 n/a 0.0 10
1997 2592 n/a 0.0 11.6
1998 2540 n/a 0.0 12
1999 2669 154.0 17.3 17.1
2000 2897 n/a 0.0 16.7
2001 2845 167.4 17.0 19.5
2002 2829 172.6 16.4 26.9
2003 2829 172.6 16.4 26.9
2004 2811 162.8 17.3 28.4
2005 2607 173.8 15.0 30.5
2006 2602 138.0 18.9 34.7
2007 2616 164.4 15.9 36.7
2008 2653 119.3 22.2 39.6
2009 2515 118.1 21.3 42.6
2010 2549 115.4 22.0 47.9
2011 2573 124.0 20.7 49.9
2012 2547 137.8 18.4 52.7
2013 2492 131.8 18.9 54.8
2014 2546 130.9 19.4 56.4
2015 2576 142.0 18.1 58.7
2016 2630 144.0 18.2 58.6
2017 2621 145.7 17.9 58.9
2018 2507 145.6 17.2 63
2019 2422 136.1 17.7 64.2
2020 2457 134.7 18.2 64.2
2021 2385 141.0 16.9 n/a
2022 2513 149.0 16.8 62.8
2023 2550 151.0 16.8 63.3

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 Gar-Field High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $256 (3.2%) $7,627 (96.8%) $7,883
2020 $103 (1.4%) $7,213 (98.6%) $7,317
2021 $132 (1.7%) $7,825 (98.3%) $7,957

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Gar-Field High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 278th of 327 High schoolsRanks 312th of 326 High schools
 10.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Writing (Gar-Field High)6961
 8%
   End of Course Writing (Prince William County Public Schools)8377
 6%
   End of Course Writing (Virginia)8174
 7%
End of Course Geometry (Gar-Field High)6658
 8%
   End of Course Geometry (Prince William County Public Schools)8475
 9%
   End of Course Geometry (Virginia)8380
 3%
End of Course Algebra I (Gar-Field High)6856
 12%
   End of Course Algebra I (Prince William County Public Schools)8576
 9%
   End of Course Algebra I (Virginia)8680
 6%
End of Course Algebra II (Gar-Field High)8653
 33%
   End of Course Algebra II (Prince William County Public Schools)9186
 5%
   End of Course Algebra II (Virginia)9186
 5%
End of Course Chemistry (Gar-Field High)9150
 41%
   End of Course Chemistry (Prince William County Public Schools)9272
 20%
   End of Course Chemistry (Virginia)8864
 24%
End of Course Biology (Gar-Field High)6448
 16%
   End of Course Biology (Prince William County Public Schools)8165
 16%
   End of Course Biology (Virginia)8370
 13%
End of Course Earth Science (Gar-Field High)6828
 40%
   End of Course Earth Science (Prince William County Public Schools)7759
 18%
   End of Course Earth Science (Virginia)8172
 9%
End of Course English Reading (Gar-Field High)7875
 3%
   End of Course English Reading (Prince William County Public Schools)8686
   End of Course English Reading (Virginia)8685
 1%
End of Course VA and US History (Gar-Field High)6914
 55%
   End of Course VA and US History (Prince William County Public Schools)7230
 42%
   End of Course VA and US History (Virginia)6838
 30%
End of Course World History I (Gar-Field High)6338
 25%
   End of Course World History I (Prince William County Public Schools)8467
 17%
   End of Course World History I (Virginia)8066
 14%
End of Course World History II (Gar-Field High)7238
 34%
   End of Course World History II (Prince William County Public Schools)8656
 30%
   End of Course World History II (Virginia)8148
 33%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students24222550
 5.3%
African American497528
 6.2%
American Indian42
 50%
Asian204166
 18.6%
Hispanic14181596
 12.6%
Pacific Islander31
 66.7%
White210181
 13.8%
Two or More Races8676
 11.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients64.2%63.3%
 1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Gar-Field High

Gar-Field High ranks in the bottom 4.3% of Virginia high schools.

Students at Gar-Field High are 63% Hispanic, 21% African American, 7% White, 7% Asian, 3% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,550 students attended Gar-Field High.

Gar-Field High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Bel Air Elementary
Elementary : Dale City Elementary
Elementary : Elizabeth Vaughan Elementary
Elementary : Kerrydale Elementary
Elementary : Minnieville Elementary
Elementary : Neabsco Elementary
Middle : George M. Hampton Middle
Middle : Woodbridge Middle


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