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About This School

Garfield Elementary School is a public middle school in Menlo Park. The principal of Garfield Elementary School is Lupe Torres-Khalil and can be contacted at 700 students attend Garfield Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 72% of the Garfield Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 91% of the 700 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Garfield Elementary School is 17:1. Hoover Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Football
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 95% 70%
Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% 9258%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 21%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Asian 0.3% 3%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.9%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 2%
Filipino 0% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 61%
Limited English proficiency 72% 48%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    As with all online platforms/ reviews this one seems to attract only very negative ones. I wish this had more of a dialogue. Sidenote on equity (not equality) Many of our parents who love what is happening at this school are most comfortable with expressing themselves in Spanish and may not have immediate access to the Web. It's not accident that our school sits in city-planning boundaries outside of the Menlo Park school district despite the fact that we exist within its parameters. 40+ years of relegating students of color into one school outside of the "safe" suburbs is a city planning policy proven to exist through multiple studies (comparable to gerrymandering in politics). Last sidenote Couple of the angry comments seem to be from subs that were struggling to speak with respect towards our students. Our students are keenly skilled at detecting derision.

  • (1 year ago)

    Another unspeakable matriarchy where neutered males are "led" by a deluded female principal and vice-principal who have talked themselves into believing that their students are respectful and receptive to learning. Here sensitivity about race and self-esteem are more important to administration than discipline or academic success. This school is a cesspool and the API score scream it. Those who need to see what is wrong in education only need to visit this "school".

  • (1 year ago)

    The school is not organized as my son's favorite school. My son hates your school!

  • (3 years ago)

    What a mess! The Principal and vice principal only care about themselves. I was appalled at the way they treated teachers. It was obvious they only care about certain races of people.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have seen in our school that there have been problems but im sure our new principal will change our problems. We the students feel very proud and with the staff we are a family i dont know if thats going to change this 2010 2011 year. on the other hand i hope it wont we grew up with these theachers for eight years there like family. Now the school is averge lets make it a exellent. Together we can make it the best school in the U.S.. Parents have to step up but lets not over due it it can be weird. It is tought with the econemy but we can make alot easier. I dont know how but were smart your smart together we'll figur something out. Including the state it will be hard but we will make it with blood sweet and tears. Garfield will make it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (8 years ago)

    Teacher's staff development has created a systematic program in which all students read and write at their level until they are at grade level and beyond.

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