School Details

Garfield Elementary School

2435 Alabama Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC 20020
(202) 671-6140
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 245 students 12 students/teacher (DC avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

31%
47%
21%
44%

District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS)

In 2013-2014 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. Currently GreatSchools is displaying results for reading and math only. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • District of Columbia Public Schools average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

14%
59%
9%
50%

District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS)

In 2013-2014 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. Currently GreatSchools is displaying results for reading and math only. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • District of Columbia Public Schools average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
53%
17%
54%

District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS)

In 2013-2014 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. Currently GreatSchools is displaying results for reading and math only. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • District of Columbia Public Schools average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Garfield Elementary School is a public elementary school in Washington. The principal of Garfield Elementary School is Kennard Branch, who can be contacted at kennard.branch@dc.gov. 245 children attend Garfield Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 0% of the Garfield Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 84% of the 245 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Garfield Elementary School is 12:1. Stanton Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 100% 75%
Hispanic 0.4% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 53%
Limited English proficiency 0% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have been a teacher in DC Public School going on 17 years. I have been in several different school. Garfield is by far the best school I have been in. The staff really comes together as a family. The administration leadership team in top notch. ( I think they need to be running the entire school system..they are that good) The support is fantastic. Garfield is doing great things. I though I knew data until I got to Garfield. Everybody works hard to do whats right for the kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    I work with one of Garfield's community partners; we provide support such as book distributions online tutoring and assistance with the annual registration carnival. I have been very impressed with all of the teachers and staff I've met at this school all of whom are very invested in providing a top-notch education and caring about their students. I have dealt often with the librarian Mr. Mathieu who knows and respects his students and works hard (since he splits his time with another school) to encourage not just literacy but a love of reading. I think that the school is continuing to improve and provide and value excellence in the community and I'm proud to be a small part of that effort.

  • (1 year ago)

    Garfield ES is quickly becoming one of the best schools in DCPS. Parents and Community Stakeholders are engaged on a monthly basis. Children are growing in math and reading at rates higher than ever before. Students come to school everyday and on time. Teachers coaches and staff members are always learning new and innovative to educate the children. The school has successfully launched a Blended Learning program and the school day runs from 8 15-5 00. There are also several extracurricular activities for students to explore from 5 00-6 00 such as cheerleading band volleyball softball robotics lacrosse and soccer.

  • (1 year ago)

    Test scores are on the rise at this turnaround school. Alot of events for families. Teachers are delivering differentiated instruction all day. The community is supporting our school. Blended learning is the new best thing.

  • (5 years ago)

    Garfield school is terrible. The staff parents of students the neighborhood everything. I don't reccommend !

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