Garfield Elementary School

3600 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 369-3759
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 677 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

29%
48%
56%
61%
64%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Redwood City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

11%
42%
46%
30%
66%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Redwood City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
57%
65%
45%
67%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Redwood City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
50%
60%
40%
59%
65%
11%
45%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Redwood City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
53%
60%
37%
48%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Redwood City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
61%
60%
32%
56%
52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Redwood City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
40%
50%
50%
57%
57%
4%
23%
31%
23%
46%
52%
28%
61%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Redwood City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Garfield Elementary School is a public middle school in Menlo Park. The principal of Garfield Elementary School is Michelle Griffith and can be contacted at mgriffith@rcsdk8.net. 677 students attend Garfield Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Asian/Pacific Islander. 79% of the Garfield Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 64% of the 677 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio 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 97% 70%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 0.6% 21%
Asian 0.3% 3%
Unspecified 0.1% 0.9%
Multiracial 0.1% %
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 64% 61%
Limited English proficiency 79% 48%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year 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.

  • (2 years ago)

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

  • (5 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (9 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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(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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