Garfield High School

Public 9-12

 400 23 Ave
       Seattle, WA  98122-4928


 (206) 252-2270

     School Website

District: Seattle Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
40th of 306 Washington High Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  21.9
Number of students:  1,606

Racial breakdown:

White:
37.7%
African American:
28.9%
Asian:
20.2%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  40.8%

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Updated Tuesday, August 16, 2016, based on the 2015-16 school year test scores.

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Compare Details In 2016, Garfield High School ranked better than 86.9% of high schools in Washington. It also ranked 5th among 13 ranked high schools in the Seattle Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.06. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Garfield High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (37.7%), African American (28.9%), Asian (20.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 40.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

Garfield High School:

SchoolDigger Ranks Garfield High School 40th of 306 Washington public high schools. (See Garfield High School in the ranking list.)

Seattle Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Seattle Public Schools 56th of 203 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Garfield High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 75.69 82nd 391 79.0% 4 star ranking
2005 74.72 88th 395 77.7% 4 star ranking
2006 85.39 32nd 396 91.9% 5 star ranking
2007 83.47 39th 400 90.3% 5 star ranking
2008 86.89 25th 397 93.7% 5 star ranking
2009 84.00 38th 403 90.6% 5 star ranking
2010 85.30 35th 424 91.7% 5 star ranking
2011 53.36 205th 442 53.6% 3 star ranking
2012 59.41 177th 452 60.8% 3 star ranking
2013 69.74 98th 456 78.5% 4 star ranking
2016 81.06 40th 306 86.9% 4 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Garfield High School Test Scores

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Test score data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

About the Smarter Balanced Assessment: Educators from Smarter Balanced states worked together to develop high-quality assessments that provide more accurate and meaningful information about what students are learning. The Smarter Balanced assessments replace existing tests in English and mathematics for grades 3-8 and high school. Administered online, these new assessments adapt to each student’s ability, giving teachers and parents better information to help students succeed.

Source: Wa State OSPI

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by a student
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Open Quote I have received an excellent education at this institution. I have been able to take many AP classes, such as Calculus and Latin. My teachers have been dedicated and intelligent, and I have been encouraged to ask questions and enjoy my learning process. Garfield High School has provided me an intellectual hunger that I will continue to nourish for the rest of my life. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Garfield High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 682 633 101 32 12 n/a n/a 0 1460
1989 562 561 104 35 6 n/a n/a 0 1268
1990 554 506 104 31 4 n/a n/a 0 1199
1991 615 594 146 36 15 n/a n/a 0 1406
1992 640 460 121 37 17 n/a n/a 0 1275
1993 696 505 123 43 21 n/a n/a 0 1388
1994 726 550 138 43 27 n/a n/a 0 1484
1995 804 524 182 63 26 n/a n/a 0 1599
1996 804 524 182 63 26 n/a n/a 0 1599
1997 872 531 199 60 29 n/a n/a 0 1691
1998 857 508 199 60 24 n/a n/a 0 1648
1999 847 555 212 64 31 n/a n/a 0 1709
2000 823 605 218 77 20 n/a n/a 0 1743
2001 807 590 233 77 26 n/a n/a 0 1733
2002 785 500 267 105 31 n/a n/a 0 1688
2003 785 500 267 105 31 n/a n/a 0 1688
2004 756 496 282 92 26 n/a n/a 0 1652
2005 700 512 294 98 21 n/a n/a 0 1625
2006 688 469 320 98 20 n/a n/a 0 1595
2007 704 443 340 95 18 n/a n/a 0 1600
2008 714 441 386 88 14 n/a n/a 0 1643
2009 699 459 408 102 11 n/a n/a 0 1679
2010 653 462 401 114 12 n/a n/a 0 1642
2011 673 539 415 137 13 4 5 0 1786
2012 648 521 378 132 14 3 27 0 1723
2013 615 519 349 123 15 5 45 0 1671
2014 605 464 325 131 9 2 70 0 1606

Test score 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 High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1460 66.0 22.1 0
1989 1268 58.0 21.8 n/a
1990 1199 53.0 22.6 0
1991 1406 51.6 27.2 n/a
1992 1275 51.9 24.5 n/a
1993 1388 56.3 24.7 n/a
1994 1484 56.8 26.1 n/a
1995 1599 64.8 24.7 n/a
1996 1599 64.8 24.7 n/a
1997 1691 67.3 25.1 n/a
1998 1648 64.5 25.6 n/a
1999 1709 65.1 26.3 n/a
2000 1743 70.7 24.7 n/a
2001 1733 69.4 25.0 n/a
2002 1688 75.2 22.4 21.9
2003 1688 75.2 22.4 21.9
2004 1652 68.0 24.3 21.8
2005 1625 68.4 23.8 24.6
2006 1595 63.5 25.1 21.6
2007 1600 71.1 22.5 24.3
2008 1643 67.8 24.2 25.5
2009 1679 69.8 24.1 30.5
2010 1642 70.8 23.1 34.7
2011 1786 75.0 23.8 38.3
2012 1723 77.9 22.1 39.1
2013 1671 76.2 21.9 39.9
2014 1606 n/a n/a 40.8

Test score 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 FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Garfield High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1460 66.0 22.1 0
1989 1268 58.0 21.8 n/a
1990 1199 53.0 22.6 0
1991 1406 51.6 27.2 n/a
1992 1275 51.9 24.5 n/a
1993 1388 56.3 24.7 n/a
1994 1484 56.8 26.1 n/a
1995 1599 64.8 24.7 n/a
1996 1599 64.8 24.7 n/a
1997 1691 67.3 25.1 n/a
1998 1648 64.5 25.6 n/a
1999 1709 65.1 26.3 n/a
2000 1743 70.7 24.7 n/a
2001 1733 69.4 25.0 n/a
2002 1688 75.2 22.4 21.9
2003 1688 75.2 22.4 21.9
2004 1652 68.0 24.3 21.8
2005 1625 68.4 23.8 24.6
2006 1595 63.5 25.1 21.6
2007 1600 71.1 22.5 24.3
2008 1643 67.8 24.2 25.5
2009 1679 69.8 24.1 30.5
2010 1642 70.8 23.1 34.7
2011 1786 75.0 23.8 38.3
2012 1723 77.9 22.1 39.1
2013 1671 76.2 21.9 39.9
2014 1606 n/a n/a 40.8

Test score 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 Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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