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Garfield Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted April 27, 2014

Amazing school!!! My son did all 6 years there and my daughter is currently a third grader!!! Proactive teachers and principal! Great parent involvement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2012

All the staff at Garfield are strong and caring.Mrs Matteecheck is my granddaughter 1st grade teacher. She works very well with the first graders. Mrs Mattecheck has taught Aubryana to read very well. SHES VERY PATIENT WITH HER STUDENTS. I feel they have a great principal in place to lead the school. Let me not forget there nurse Diana who is also very caring and great with the kids. I want to thank all the staff at Garfield for all they do. Im looking forward to Aubryana's next 4yrs at your school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

a great sense of community and caring
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

Very good teachers and concern about the children learning..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

Because they have wonderful students and wonderful teachers


Posted May 13, 2010

Caring teachers and helpful parents make this a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

both of my children went there and loved it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

The criteria is on education and building character
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

Garfield is a real family oriented school with teachers and staff who want the best from and for each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

They did a great job of educating our 3 children


Posted May 12, 2010

Always has had a great reputation for a strong learning environment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

Have dedicated teachers that care about the children that attend and go above and beyond to make sure that our children are educated and safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2010

Great staff that cares about the students - YAHOO!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Great staff, such a good place for kids to learn.


Posted May 2, 2010

Garfield is a good school, my kids went to Garfield.


Posted May 2, 2010

Very good school. My cousin's little girl is in 1st grade and loves being a gator.


Posted May 1, 2010

Garfied is a great school with lots of school spirit
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

The teachers are great and the other families make everyone feel safe & a part of a bigger family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

very nice teachers and staff they really care about our children. i have never had any problems with anything at Garfield.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

Garfield has a caring community of staff and parents and is a welcoming environment to enhance student achievement.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 81%
Black 17% 5%
Two or more races 11% 3%
Hispanic 10% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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902 East 29th St
Davenport, IA 52803
Phone: (563) 322-1922

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