Garfield Elementary School

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325 Plymouth St Nw

Olympia, WA 98502

(360) 753-8960

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 355

Students Per Teacher: 18

Parent Reviews

24 Parent Reviews for Garfield Elementary School

After a great start at Garfield with a phenom kinder teacher, I couldn't have been happier for my child to attend Garfield. The honeymoon was over and problems started. I felt so in the dark while my daughter attended 1st- and part of 2nd grade at Garfield. A common theme I recognized not only from ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/21/14

i remember the days back in the 80s when this school was filled with fun adventure and lots to learn helpful teachrs and a pricipal that would have fun with students... but i see times have changed..

Posted by a other on 08/19/12

I had my daughter enrolled in this school and within a month I had to pull her back out due to her 3rd grade teacher not being a good teacher. The teacher was not able to explain things to me about my daughters school work or the school work of his classroom. He was rude to both me and my husband and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/10/11

We are in our second year at Garfield and my daughter loves her second grade class! She's had the benefit of looping with the same teacher and class, and has made great progress in her reading and writing. I value the diversity in the classroom and the strong teacher that she has. Garfield also has a ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/12/11

Garfield elementary is a poorly run school. The teachers and staff are disrespectful to the students, volunteers, and other staff. Teachers seem to regard little value in the students as people. The academics are mediocre. The principal does not show strong leadership, and seems to be apathetic about ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 11/05/10

I'm a proud parent of a new kindergartner and this school has been wonderful!

Posted by a parent on 10/08/10

From what I have observed during my daughter's kindergarten and first grade year, Garfield is an excellent school. I do not know the principal very well yet but he appears friendly and my daughter likes him. He speaks calmly with students who are misbehaving. My daughter's teacher Mrs. Sheafe is amazing ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/29/10

Garfield is a wonderful school with caring teachers and staff, it's a great community to be a part of!

Posted by a parent on 11/03/09

This school has some big work to do with its neighborhood community. Its not a one size fits all neighborhood yet you wouldn't know it by they way its run.

Posted by a parent on 09/29/08

Over the las three years the community feel to this school has diminished which is sad. I can no longer recommend it as better than the others nearby because of that. The message to parents:'You're family here (principal's slogan) and stay out of our way and let us do our jobs...' Lets just say, its ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/28/08

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Test scores for Garfield Elementary School

MSP* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Garfield Elementary School
Olympia School District
* In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Olympia schools — Garfield Elementary School is located at 325 Plymouth St Nw, Olympia WA 98502. 325 Plymouth St Nw is in the 98502 ZIP code in Olympia, WA The school district for Garfield Elementary School is the Olympia School District. Garfield Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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