Student diversity

  This school
Asian 53%
White 14%
Hispanic 13%
Black 7%
Two or more races 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school
English learners 46%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 63%
Female 43%
Male 57%
Source: See notes

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Music Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts Drama
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
World languages taught Chinese - Cantonese
Academic themes / Areas of focus (misc.) Multiculturalism / Global, Social justice, Music
Instructional / curriculum models used Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Yes
Bi-lingual or language immersion languages Cantonese


Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Intensive - school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of the population
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Speech and language impairments
Facilities Audiovisual aids
Garden / Greenhouse


Extended care / Extended programs After
After school program offered Yes

After school program

Program name Garfield Elementary School Afterschool Enrichment Program (ExCEL Program)
About the program The After School Community Enrichment (ACE) Program serves approximately 93 youth on a daily basis in the areas of academic assistance, recreation, service learning, and enrichment.SFUSD ExCEL after school programs ensure involvement of teachers from students' schools to make sure that after school academics are aligned with the school day curriculum. Every school with an ExCEL program partners with a nonprofit community based organization to run activities and build bridges to the neighborhood.
Operated by Community Youth Center
Days offered Monday
End time 6:00 PM
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school? Yes
What grades can participate? KG
Is there a fee for the program? Yes


Academic award Title Achieving School Award
Year received 2005
Academic award Title Achieving School Award
Year received 2006
Academic award Title Achieving School Award
Year received 2007


Parent involvement Parents are elected to serve on our SSC/ELAC, help write the site plan and volunteer in various aspects of our school program. They are invited to attend workshops and meetings which are conducted trilingually. Parents are encouraged to volunteer in classrooms, on field trips, and share careers, talents, and cultural heritages.
Attend parent nights
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Students typically continue on to these schools Francisco Middle School
  Marina Middle School
  Roosevelt Middle School


Staff Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor


Transportation options Transportation provided for special education students
Transportation options (misc.) Moderate street parking. Muni: 30


Application or enrollment process Yes


Student diversity CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Students by group CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014