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About This School

Garfield Elementary School is a public elementary school in Medina. The principal of Garfield Elementary School is Mrs. Karen A. McGinty, who can be contacted at mcgintyk@mcsoh.org. 425 children attend Garfield Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 26% of the 425 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 48% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Garfield Elementary School is 17:1. Cfit School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% 92%
Multiracial 6% 3%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 2%
Asian 1% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1.0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 18%
Economically disadvantaged 26% 11%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    My daughter attended this school last year. She was bullied so bad that she missed a full week of school for stomach issues. We took this up with the teacher and principle and they could've cared less. We talked to the teacher and principle multiple times about the issues and the principle pretty much said "oh well." My daughter was bullied over her clothes which are bought at Justice. The school never holds conferences or sends interim reports home. They never have homework. Needless to say I switched my daughter to Northrop and we are extremely happy there.

  • (1 year ago)

    Could use some updates on the interior side looks like i am taking a walk back into the 60's when walking through the halls. But this will be my daughters last year here so do with it as you like.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child attends Garfield Elementary. In comparison to a previous school my child attended I find this school to be chaotic and disorganized. Communications between administration/teachers and myself are less than desirable. The physical environment is not acceptable- the building is old and requires rennovations. On his first day of school my child excitedly compared the playground area as 'a prison yard' with asphalt little grass and metal fencing with barbed wire on top. I am however happy with his teacher and believe she is wonderful. The 'gifted'program offers substantially less services and is not as challenging as my son's previous school. I would like to see attention paid to building rennovations addressing the overcrowding and providing a more rigorous gifted program.

  • (6 years ago)

    We have been a part of the Garfield school community for three years and I wouldn't send my two children anywhere else. My children think nothing of a diverse classroom. The teachers really care about their students and it shows. The academic programs are run well. Parental involvement is appreciated and is therefore very high. Every year my children receive the teacher that best fits their personality. My children are becoming well rounded individuals because of the experiences(art music gym game nights etc.) they have had at Garfield.

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