Garfield High School

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400 23rd Ave

Seattle, WA 98122

(206) 252-2270

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,592

Students Per Teacher: 22

Parent Reviews

25 Parent Reviews for Garfield High School

Garfield is a very mixed bag. My academic experience, coming out of the APP program, and having gotten very unlucky with teachers, was abysmal. It's staggering the amount of time that was wasted in half of my classes. I had three good classes: AP US, Biology and Marine Biology. I was otherwise very ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 01/21/12

It's done extremely well with the students and the community.

Posted by a other on 10/13/10

The enviroment for learning is exceptional! It's a great community oriented school with, great programs!

Posted by a parent on 10/13/10

like any other high school, garfield is not perfect, but i am filled with love for this school and i would not be the person that i am today without the experience that i had there. the sense of community and pride that you gain from going to garfield will stick with you for the rest of your life. the ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 03/06/10

Garfield is an amazing place. Most of the teachers there are organized, intelligent, innovative and caring The coursework is rigorous and colleges value a GHS education. The music program and student directed activities are second to none. Athletics are very good and steadily getting better. It's a big ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 01/04/10

For a large inner city school, Mr Howard and most of the teachers has maintained and amazingly calm, safe,academically challenging, and supportive atmosphere. It is no more clique-ish than other high schools and we have observed a good amount of positive outreach from teachers and counselors. Shout out ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/11/09

Best school in town adcadenics and school pride u can't ask for more. Wonderful new building with a college feel

Posted by a parent on 02/03/09

Garfield is a big school which offers many choices and activities for students. One of the schools many strengths is the student run clubs. They have a lot of autonomy and responsibility to make the clubs work. Classes may be good or bad but the actives are really great.There must be over 100 groups. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/28/08

My child did not go to Washington for middle school but they did not feel left out through their years at GHS. They graduated last year, and though did not take all AP classes (which might contribute to the feeling of segregation) , he was very involved in Post, and CORE. Both programs are unique to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/25/08

Sadly, this school has not worked out for our student. If your student is very bright and has attended the AP program at Washington, I am sure it is a good fit. However, if your student is coming from another middle school, be prepared for them to feel somewhat excluded or marginalized by the more dominant ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/30/08

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Test scores for Garfield High School

EOC* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Garfield High School
Seattle Public Schools
* In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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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Seattle schools — Garfield High School is located at 400 23rd Ave, Seattle WA 98122. 400 23rd Ave is in the 98122 ZIP code in Seattle, WA The school district for Garfield High School is the Seattle Public Schools. Garfield High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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