Students enrolled 2535
School leader Jose Huerta
Transportation options Yes
District Los Angeles Unified School District

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5101 East Sixth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90022

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(323) 981-5500
(323) 268-4957
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4 stars
Based on 27 ratings

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August 16, 2011
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. The attendance staff lacks office skills ,customer service asap. The principal has a great challenge ahead of him in order for Garfield to be the best with that staff it will never happen.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2011
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 skill of some of the other faculty (non-AP)is not up to par.

- submitted by a community member
December 05, 2009
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 drive can certainly make his experience at Garfield well worth it in terms of preparation for college, and/or life. As a recent Garfield alumni, I know that there are great teachers who really care about their students. The question resides in whether the students care about themselves.

- submitted by a student
June 24, 2009
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 open and should become a student's best friend. There are alot of available clubs and that is just as essential to colleges -especially privates- as are grades. Of course it depends on the student's ambition and drive. The teacher's for the most part are friendly. For those lucky students, you experience teachers who have worked for 41 years+. I was able to take 9 AP courses throughout my high school hm I guess life but I had to cross-track. I would say there is a lack of diversity since it is predominant Hispanic.

- submitted by a student
June 10, 2009
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 get a little crowded. Just needs to be more diversed in population. I would say; Garfield, great school, just all depends on what the students have ambition for and incline towards.

- submitted by a student
April 19, 2009
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.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2009
good school for advance plcements and the diversity is an example how this High school works with diferent kids

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2009
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 Los Angeles County that exceeds in the expectations of their students. Believe in the students, while demanding more from them results in confident prepared college bound students.

- submitted by a community member
November 18, 2008
This school is very overcrowed but has very great programs such as AVID and Gear Up

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October 14, 2008
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no rating June 17, 2008
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.

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April 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 29, 2008
I had the best teacher and I learned a lot not like other schools that you not learn. This is one of the best school you could send your child .

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February 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2008
This is a great school. I had the best teachers anyone would want to have- Pescatello & Escalante, along with Mr. Gradillas and Mr. Morasic- career counselor. Also many many great students.

- submitted by a student
November 27, 2007
This pretty good school.Theres alot of sports and activities students can do.

- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2007
I love this school. The entire student body and teacher staff are amongst the best people I know. The teachers really care about the education of the students and really try to make their students interested in learning. The students, although most seem to not care, are committed to their education.

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June 05, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
March 26, 2007
Garfield is a tradition rich school. The teachers really care and most of the student population is involved in some type of extra curricular activity. Where else can you find aluni such as Oscar De La Hoya and Carlos Mencilla.

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March 07, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2006
Garfield is not a stereotypical 'hood' highschool, but a school with a very rich heritage and strong school spirit

- submitted by a former student
January 10, 2006
Garfield is a great school with great teachers. Not only did I learn academics I learned values and met great administrators that helped me along the way.

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December 31, 2005
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James A. Garfield Senior High School
5101 East Sixth Street, Los Angeles, CA  90022
(323) 981-5500
Last modified James A. Garfield Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
James A. Garfield Senior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top