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About This School

Garvey (Richard) Intermediate School is a public middle school in Rosemead. The principal of Garvey (Richard) Intermediate School is Gema Macias and can be contacted at gmacias@garvey.k12.ca.us. 835 students go to Garvey (Richard) Intermediate School and identify primarily as Asian, Hispanic, and Filipino. 20% of the Garvey (Richard) Intermediate School students are "limited in English proficiency." 83% of the 835 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Garvey (Richard) Intermediate School is 21:1. Temple (Roger W.) Intermediate School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • Cantonese
    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 59% 56%
Hispanic 38% 41%
Filipino 1% 0.9%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Multiracial 0.9% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.09%
Unspecified 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 5308%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 83%
Limited English proficiency 20% 43%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My daughter attends Garvey and has improved in her math skills tremendously her first year there ... her math teacher was a breath of fresh air and knew how to teach in a way my daughter would "get it" as she says. Every teacher she's had is wonderful and I have no complaints. Starting a new year and I expect the same to be true.

  • (3 years ago)

    I'm currently a senior in high school and the teachers I'd had in Garvey have definitely prepared me. Despite graduating a number of years ago I still remember my teachers very well and the procedures that went on everyday during class. The teachers were fantastic and I can't think of a single class I regret taking. The incoming freshmen from Garvey however have less nice things to say about the school. Though they do not complain about the teachers the school is getting a very bad reputation in the area. Even teachers from other schools know. There's a saying about the school that students from Garvey have "done it all." This means what you think it means. I loved this school but it's changed. Don't send your kid here until the school gets their act together.

  • (4 years ago)

    Garvey is a good school. They provide an excellent transition from elementary to middle school. Most of the teachers are nurturing and excelled in their math and science program.

  • (4 years ago)

    Garvey intermediate is a great school.. but needs a little improvements

  • (5 years ago)

    Garvey is one of the best schools I ever worked in. Everybody including the students are treated like family. T here are many activities like trips to Catalina Astrocamp Knott's berry farm Math Science and History day Mock trial and lots of afterschool clubs.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school has poor academic leadership. Teachers even taught wrong concept and methods to approach a problem. My son got wrong ideas about math and science. Even though the whole class got the same answer with good grades but this would not be the case since all of them got the same wrong concept.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am attending Garvey and I belive that it is safe and googd school

  • (5 years ago)

    As a student of the class of 2005 I must say beforehand that I do not know how much has changed. I do know that teacher involvement is great if you are a good student. The teachers that teach honor classes are excellent and engaging if the needed effort is used. Parents might think teachers do not engage or students may think the teachers are not good but overall it is the student themselves that see how it is. If the student is willing to have a good relationship and steer clear of trouble it is simple to do well if not then you see the bad side of the school. It is true there are fights and graffiti but remember it is not just because of the school the neighborhood is part of the environment as well. Personally I had an excellent time at Garvey.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a former student of Garvey after my 7th grade year I decided to go to a different school. Garvey has very poor academic leadership. The teachers are careless and don't seem to care much for their students. The students are just as worse. It's very easy to fall behind in this school regardless of how well you've done in your elementary school. At Garvey I witnessed many fights drug use and trash cans set on fire in the bathroom. The campus is very dirty and trashed with graffiti. In conclusion I would not recommend this school to any student or parent. on fire

  • (6 years ago)

    Poor leadership. Poor Safety. Worst teachers teaching top students because they can't handle behavior students. Students are tracked. Lots of misplacement. Worst Principal in the many years that I have been there. Please get a permit to another school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I work at this school and can tell you that the majority of the teachers care about the kids and do their best to help and challenge them. However there is a lot of racism disrespect bullying and lack of motivation that is brought to school with some of the students. If a student steers clear of the troublemakers and focuses on academics they will be fine.

  • (6 years ago)

    Garvey is a great school i had a wonderful time there i love that place and wish i could be there again teachers are great and wonderful

  • (6 years ago)

    I was a former student at garvey and I did great. I just want to say that Garvey is a great school and if your kid isn't doing so good it's not the school's fault it's your kid's! Don't blame the school if your child isn't doing as well as you expect them to!

  • (6 years ago)

    My Son attends this school he's in Special Ed and the teachers have all be wonderful. The teachers have been great keeping me informed of his progress. They have been very patient caring and understanding of his learning disabilities. I hope this year will be another great year. I would definately recommend this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Garvey is an excellent school. Recently there have been many state wide events that we have been in. Garvey had won 1st for math fielday. They also made it into the state competition for science olympiad.

  • (7 years ago)

    teachers are nice and all but their involvement with the students is very minimal their classrooms are really overcrowded which in terms allows for those kids that need a lot of attention and encouragement to fall between the cracks they need to somehow get the parents to be involved more in their child's education i've had three of my kids attend this school one of them is super smart so i didn't have to really too much about her but the other two always falling behind and the teachers fail to report their progress until is time for report cards. but also you can't expect the teachers to take care of every single kid....

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is a great school. The teachers there are nice too and some student are friendly to my child. I believe is a great school for anyone. Hope it will stay that way.

  • (7 years ago)

    Garvey is a wonderful school. The teachers there are very nice. They are willing to work with anyone who needs help.

  • (7 years ago)

    My children go there and after just two weeks both of them were recommended for all honor classes. After on parent conference day the teachers seemed very intelligent and willing to work with anyone whenever they can and try with their best efforts. I definite recommend Garvey Intermediate

  • (10 years ago)

    I think it is a good school and that the teachers are willing to work with students to help them in school.

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