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Rosemead, CA
Students enrolled: 733
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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2720 North Jackson Avenue
Rosemead, CA 91770

(626) 307-3385
(626) 307-3443
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August 24, 2013
My daughter attends Garvey and has improved in her math skills tremendously her first year there ... her math teacher was a breath of fresh air and knew how to teach in a way my daughter would "get it" as she says. Every teacher she's had is wonderful and I have no complaints. Starting a new year and I expect the same to be true.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2010
I'm currently a senior in high school, and the teachers I'd had in Garvey have definitely prepared me. Despite graduating a number of years ago, I still remember my teachers very well and the procedures that went on everyday during class. The teachers were fantastic, and I can't think of a single class I regret taking. The incoming freshmen from Garvey, however, have less nice things to say about the school. Though they do not complain about the teachers, the school is getting a very bad reputation in the area. Even teachers from other schools know. There's a saying about the school, that students from Garvey have "done it all." This means what you think it means. I loved this school, but it's changed. Don't send your kid here until the school gets their act together.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 03, 2009
Garvey is a good school. They provide an excellent transition from elementary to middle school. Most of the teachers are nurturing and excelled in their math and science program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 02, 2009
Garvey intermediate is a great school.. but needs a little improvements

- submitted by a student
May 24, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 24, 2009
Garvey is one of the best schools I ever worked in. Everybody, including the students are treated like family. T here are many activities like trips to Catalina, Astrocamp, Knott's berry farm, Math, Science and History day, Mock trial and lots of afterschool clubs.

- submitted by a community member
February 20, 2009
The school has poor academic leadership. Teachers even taught wrong concept and methods to approach a problem. My son got wrong ideas about math and science. Even though the whole class got the same answer, with good grades, but this would not be the case since all of them got the same wrong concept.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2009
I am attending Garvey and I belive that it is safe and googd school

- submitted by a student
no rating January 01, 2009
As a student of the class of 2005, I must say beforehand that I do not know how much has changed. I do know that teacher involvement is great, if you are a good student. The teachers that teach honor classes are excellent and engaging if the needed effort is used. Parents might think teachers do not engage or students may think the teachers are not good, but overall, it is the student themselves that see how it is. If the student is willing to have a good relationship and steer clear of trouble, it is simple to do well, if not, then you see the bad side of the school. It is true, there are fights and graffiti, but remember, it is not just because of the school, the neighborhood is part of the environment as well. Personally, I had an excellent time at Garvey.

- submitted by a student
October 30, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 28, 2008
I am a former student of Garvey, after my 7th grade year I decided to go to a different school. Garvey has very poor academic leadership. The teachers are careless and don't seem to care much for their students. The students are just as worse. It's very easy to fall behind in this school regardless of how well you've done in your elementary school. At Garvey, I witnessed many fights, drug use, and trash cans set on fire in the bathroom. The campus is very dirty and trashed with graffiti. In conclusion, I would not recommend this school to any student or parent. on fire

- submitted by a student
June 07, 2008
Poor leadership. Poor Safety. Worst teachers teaching top students because they can't handle behavior students. Students are tracked. Lots of misplacement. Worst Principal in the many years that I have been there. Please get a permit to another school.

- submitted by a teacher
May 15, 2008
I work at this school and can tell you that the majority of the teachers care about the kids and do their best to help and challenge them. However, there is a lot of racism, disrespect, bullying, and lack of motivation that is brought to school with some of the students. If a student steers clear of the troublemakers and focuses on academics they will be fine.

- submitted by a teacher
February 26, 2008
Garvey is a great school, i had a wonderful time there i love that place and wish i could be there again, teachers are great and wonderful

- submitted by a student
September 19, 2007
I was a former student at garvey, and I did great. I just want to say that, Garvey is a great school, and if your kid isn't doing so good, it's not the school's fault, it's your kid's! Don't blame the school if your child isn't doing as well as you expect them to!

- submitted by a former student
no rating September 06, 2007
My Son attends this school, he's in Special Ed and the teachers have all be wonderful. The teachers have been great keeping me informed of his progress. They have been very patient, caring and understanding of his learning disabilities. I hope this year will be another great year. I would definately recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2007
Garvey is an excellent school. Recently there have been many state wide events that we have been in. Garvey had won 1st for math fielday. They also made it into the state competition for science olympiad.

- submitted by a student
August 24, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 25, 2007
teachers are nice and all but their involvement with the students is very minimal, their classrooms are really overcrowded which in terms allows for those kids that need a lot of attention and encouragement to fall between the cracks, they need to somehow get the parents to be involved more in their child's education, i've had three of my kids attend this school, one of them is super smart so i didn't have to really too much about her but the other two always falling behind and the teachers fail to report their progress until is time for report cards. but also you can't expect the teachers to take care of every single kid....

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2007
This school is a great school. The teachers there are nice too, and some student are friendly to my child. I believe is a great school for anyone. Hope it will stay that way.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
March 30, 2007
Garvey is a wonderful school. The teachers there are very nice. They are willing to work with anyone who needs help.

- submitted by a former student
January 05, 2007
My children go there and after just two weeks, both of them were recommended for all honor classes. After on parent conference day, the teachers seemed very intelligent and willing to work with anyone whenever they can and try with their best efforts. I definite recommend Garvey Intermediate

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2006
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- submitted by a student
July 05, 2004
I think it is a good school and that the teachers are willing to work with students to help them in school.

- submitted by a student
May 19, 2004
My children go here now and they have problems with rascism and gang violence and a lack of good teaching. I don't recomend this school at all.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2003
My nephew was promoted from this school yet cannot read or write properly nor do math. Although his parents asked the school for him to be tested for special education classes, he was not. Very disappointing!

- submitted by a community member
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Garvey (Richard) Intermediate School
2720 North Jackson Avenue, Rosemead, CA  91770
(626) 307-3385
Last modified Garvey (Richard) Intermediate School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Garvey (Richard) Intermediate School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top