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Garfield High School is a public school in Seattle, WA. It has 1,786 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 183 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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On Food: From my limited exposure to the cafeteria food - avoid it. Bring your home lunch, it's much healthier and you get to eat it during class!

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Recent Alumnus

On Academics: Best in the area, when I attended - not sure now, seems Ballard has taken that throne. Lots of fun and great teachers and AP opportunities, though easy to get an A in it, as long as you did your homework and listened in class.

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Recent Alumnus

On Overall Experience: I loved Garfield back in 2008-2012. It was diverse and teachers were great. Seems like many has changed in the last two years though. The diversity is lacking and many great teachers have left or been let go. It's a shame.

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Recent Alumnus

On Administration & Policies: Late to school by 30 seconds? Detention. To avoid detention, you need to sneak by the security, and then only if the teacher let you in. Best option if you are late is just hide in the library till your next class starts.

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Recent Alumnus

On Educational Outcomes: For college, I was more than prepared. For the real world? Not at all.

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Garfield High School is a public school in Seattle, WA. It has 1,786 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 183 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

91%

Test Performance

69
Garfield High School performed better than 69% of other schools on Washington math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1990

Based on 98 students surveyed
Math
660
Verbal
660
Writing
670

ACT:
30

Based on 37 students surveyed
Math
29
English
31
Reading
30
Science
29
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 23% The counseling department
  • 23% Unfair suspension policies
  • 23% Unfair policies in general
  • 14% Not being able to choose your own teachers
  • 9% Cafeteria food
  • 9% Biased

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 38% There are a lot of resources
  • 38% That you have to work for yourself to do well
  • 25% Establish a large friend group

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 8 responses

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 81% Yes
  • 19% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 9 responses

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
50%
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Female
50%
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Racial Diversity

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White
37.7%
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African American
30.2%
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Asian
23.2%
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Hispanic
7.7%
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Native American
0.7%
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Multiracial
0.3%
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Pacific Islander
0.2%