School Details

Garfield Elementary School

360 Belgrove Dr, Kearny, NJ 07032
(201) 955-5090
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 663 students 12 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

71%
63%
66%
82%
81%
78%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Kearny School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
49%
59%
60%
70%
78%
81%
91%
90%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Kearny School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
47%
61%
68%
71%
80%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Kearny School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
59%
66%
57%
72%
79%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Kearny School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

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 rwasilak@kearnyschools.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.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 55% 53%
White, non-Hispanic 40% 42%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.02%
Multiracial 0% 0.02%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 37%
Limited English proficiency 6% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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....

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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