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Garfield Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 81 students

 

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Posted November 8, 2013

I think the Garfield School is wonderful. My daughter and I love it. I feel she is receiving a great education. She is learning more at the Garfield than at the private school she attended in Revere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2013

Yesterday my son and his classmates (seconde grade) came to the door in the release time without their teacher. I think the teachers should be more responsible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2011

I love this school My daughter has attended since she was in Kindergarden, now entering fifth grade, The teacher's are great, Staffing here couldnt be better. Programs are also a plus for me.. I live in a different district but am able to keep her in this school since she has been there so long, I also have my youngest starting K. LUV LUV LUV this School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

The school is good , my biggest complain is the teachers ( some ) ! They speak to our children in an innapropiate manner yet demand respect !
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Posted May 2, 2009

When I lived in Revere I got permission for my son to attend the Garfield School. I am extremely happy that I did. I now live in NH and my son is not receiving half of the education and attention that he received in Revere. The teachers were amazing and the diversity was great for kids. The principal was always trying to find ways to have the children respect each other. I have seen a lot of bullying with children up here and it was never accepted in the Garfield School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2007

The garfield school is a great school.It's not only new, with a beautiful swimming pool , great teachers as well. My son goes there and we are extremely pleased. The rest of schools are old around here, this one is a magnet school, overall great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
28%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Female52%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I51%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners27%

Math

All Students73%
Female66%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I73%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learners55%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students27%
Female26%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asian31%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female45%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian62%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students60%
Female57%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I60%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female43%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I45%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students34%
Female25%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I34%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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How schools in the state rate:

24%
of schools in the state are Below average
50%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 57% 16%
White 24% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 6%
Black 4% 8%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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176 Garfield Ave
Revere, MA 02151
Phone: (781) 286-8296

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