Public Schools in Kearny area 20 years ago was great with wonderful well educated loving teachers now Garfield School is under the tirany of new teachers without vocation only working for benefits and Vacations no patience no love for the kids or any kind of compassion.It is sad that the only option that people have is taking their attitude or sacrifice a lot to send kids to private schools.They do have loving teachers there but they are from the old school.The rest of the parents have to accept the 60% of young teachers without experience..it is SAD....
Garfield Elementary School is a public elementary school in Kearny. The principal of Garfield Elementary School is Mr Robert Wasilak, who can be contacted at email@example.com. 663 students go to Garfield Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Garfield Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 42% of the 663 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Garfield Elementary School is 12:1. Lincoln Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
- P.E. classes
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0%||0.02%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||42%||37%|
|Limited English proficiency||6%||0%|
I like the teachers my children have had so far they are very dedicated to the children. The principal is also nice and very respectful. I just think that the parents should be more on top of their kids some kids push other kids around but it is controlled by the teachers in school but it is the parents responsibility for their behavior.
I like the school teachers special the principal is very good gentleman to walk around the school yard to see all children in the play ground to see if the kids plays safety. I am a parent like to see my child to succeed in school and at home. I will do anything to help my child special with the homework that she brings from school
The teachers in this school are wonderful. They are all dedicated and want our children to succeed. I have had two children go through Garfield and I have two in there at this time and never had any problems with it at all. The only problem that I am now starting to see is that some of the students are bullying -- a few years ago they had a program that centered around that and I think we should bring it back.
Recently the school seems to have taken a turn for the worse. Homework is extremely light (10 min. four times a week for lower levels) and classroom work fails to challenge the students. Many parents seem to comment on problems with the administrative staff although there are some very dedicated teachers.