If you're a high performing student then yes. If you require more help this school isn't for you. They even threaten students to be kicked out if they don't get their grades up. This is to basically help with their school overal score.
Absolutely disgusting group of people working there. They boasts how the community is "diverse" and how they help minorities. All wrong....
They kick out students who performs badly academically and send them to other schools. This is to keep their own scores high while plummeting others. I personally had been threaten to be kicked out by the counselor. Yeah the counselor...He did nothing to help me with the only thing of telling me to do my work. With that kind of "counselling" he should be fired. I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety disorder however he did nothing to find the actual problem.
I liked the school when going in. I just didn't expect them to be doing such shady things behind everyone.
Garfield is an interesting school. it is a happy mix of students are highly gifted, neighborhood students and those lucky to get a seat through school choice.. As a result you have a very well rounded school with something for everyone, be it a choice of over 20 some AP classes or a spot on the state championship basketball team or a musician in the top high school orchestra in the country or member of the Shakespeare club. This school has it all. For a large urban school it is very well run. The students are very active in the community.