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Garfield Elementary School

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Posted April 24, 2010

This school is in such a low-income neighborhood, and have limited supplies. Many times we(community) have been asked to help out with school supplies and such for the teachers are paying for thing needed out of their own pockets, to make sure all of the children have what they need.


Posted August 26, 2009

I graduated high school in the class of 2009, as a junior. I can honestly say that if it wasn't for the staff at garfield I would not be as interested in school and striving for the best. I now have a son, And there's no way anyone can keep him from Garfield.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
26%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
9%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students33%
Female33%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income33%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education35%
Limited English26%
Migrant42%

Reading

All Students39%
Female39%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income39%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited English23%
Migrant53%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students41%
Female43%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income42%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English22%
Migrant27%

Reading

All Students34%
Female41%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income34%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education34%
Limited English16%
Migrant18%

Writing

All Students54%
Female57%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income55%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English32%
Migrant55%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students37%
Female34%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income37%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education38%
Limited English18%
Migrant30%

Reading

All Students40%
Female45%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income41%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited English14%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students27%
Female33%
Male20%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income26%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education27%
Limited English6%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 96% 20%
White 3% 60%
Two or more races 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 160%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 296%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 61%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Alan Matsumoto

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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612 North 6th Ave
Yakima, WA 98902
Phone: (509) 573-5701

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