The school is ok but the teachers all they do for teaching is yelling to the kids, one day I asked my son to wait near his teacher, he told me that he can not stand close to her because she is going to yell at him , he was so scared of her and I asked him to talk to me in front of her he couldn't say a word but he keep looking at her so scared. Really I was so mad and sad because now I know how my son learn at school.
Garfield is one of the few 'themed' middle schools in the state, focusing on Science & Technology. They provide science based electives and a program devoted to excellence in homework led by community citizens and leaders who serve as tutors. Currently the middle school teacher to student ratio is 1 to 17.