Garfield is a wonderful school. I have 3 children attending this year. We have had nothing but wonderful experiences with the staff since we moved to Olympia in 2000. Not only are they very professional and do their job well, they are compassionate about the kids individually. Mr. Walton, teachers, office staff, the learning environment, and the encouragement of essiential lifeskills are excellent. As my oldest moves on to middle school next year, I look forward to bringing my youngest in to join the Garfield family. -Lisa-Marie Lewis
I think Garfield is one of the best elementary schools. My daughter went to this school for two years and my two younger children have been attending this school for four years. The teachers are excellent. The children are treated well. The communication between the school staffs and the parents are very good. Our family appreciate the efforts from the Principal and the Teachers.
My child has attended Garfield for several years and I am very disappointed. The amount of time that the students spend on the play ground area is ridiculas to me! I evaluated my child's instructor and found him reading to a small group, while another few where asleep, and another few where chattering If the children just completed one of several recess periods, why is there napping and social time going on when there should be instruction? The homework has no instructions, and it is made so complicated that I can not offer help sometimes to my child. If I explain it the way I learned, regardless to if it is more understandable, it is marked wrong- all the time! I have went back over graded work and found many errors. Lastly, I hate my child being yelled at, follow the rules you teach! Grade: F
Excellent staff. Principle McDonald is simply outstanding to work with. We're very pleased with Roosevelt.
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