James A. Garfield Senior High School

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5101 E 6th St

Los Angeles, CA 90022

(323) 981-5500

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 2,459

Students Per Teacher: 17

Parent Reviews

17 Parent Reviews for James A. Garfield Senior High School

This school was the worst school that i would not recommend any parent on having there kids going to . Since my son started the 9th grade i asked for help and only one time did he get counciled. He was bullied all though his high school years there. I spoke to his magnet counselor and she never helped. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/16/11

As a former student of Garfield,I too think it is a great school. The AP classes and teachers are excellent,I had the good fortune to be taught by some of those teachers. Overall it is a good school and I had a great time there as a student but if there was one negative it would be the lack of teaching ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 05/09/11

Garfield high offers large selection of AP courses, clubs, sports, and other resources. Naturally so, it's student population is extremely large for a school the size of Garfield. There is no racial diversity which doesn't help in preparing students for the 'real world'. However, a student with enough ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 12/05/09

Garfield is really what you make of it. There are the top students which is reflected highly which clubs such as Academic Decathlon or those who are 'demos' always struggling to get their high school diploma. I'd say the resources are there, but you have to look for them. The college center is always ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 06/24/09

Garfield is one of the top schools in the eastern region of los angeles. There are many extracurriculars, and many Oppurtunities such as scholarship available. The only thing necessary is for the student him/herself to go and find/ sign up for them. Garfield is a year-round school, so it does sometimes ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 06/10/09

Great school for our kids to attend. The school is nice and clean and they have a great lunch program. I recommend parents to think about it an sign up their children to this school.

Posted by a parent on 04/19/09

good school for advance plcements and the diversity is an example how this High school works with diferent kids

Posted by a parent on 03/07/09

The Advance Placement courses offered are diverse from Sciences to Foreign Languages and everything in between. Courses are designed to prepare students for the exam, as well as the content of what college courses will demand. GHS is one of the few high schools in a predominately low income sector of ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 01/15/09

This school is very overcrowed but has very great programs such as AVID and Gear Up

Posted by a student on 11/18/08

Overcrowded, lack of teacher support and encouragement.... I would not recommend sending any child to this school! Teachers do not inform the students of things such as the SATs, ACTs, provide them with post-secondary exposure, etc. Please think about your children's future and look elsewhere.

Posted by a parent on 06/17/08

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Test Year: 2012
James A. Garfield Senior High School
Los Angeles Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 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.

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Los Angeles schools — James A. Garfield Senior High School is located at 5101 E 6th St, Los Angeles CA 90022. 5101 E 6th St is in the 90022 ZIP code in Los Angeles, CA The school district for James A. Garfield Senior High School is the Los Angeles Unified School District. James A. Garfield Senior High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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