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James A. Garfield Senior High School is a public school in East Los Angeles, CA. It has 2,912 students in grades 8-12. Students score below average on state standardized tests. There have been 205 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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Recent Alumnus

On Resources & Facilities: One new building and the rest are ready to fall apart

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Recent Alumnus

On Academics: Some challenging classes few aps

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High School Junior

On Overall Experience: I love Garfield because mostly everyone is friendly it's just that since I am in the Jrotc program I get judged a lot. Most football players, cheerleaders, or any "cool" person looks at you as if you're an alien from outer space. My school principle also just focuses on the football team other than that its academics but the rest of our school team doesn't have enough equipment and they don't get new jerseys every year. Other than that academics are well known in our school.

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High School Junior

On Sports & Fitness: The principal is probably the most fanatic of the sports teams at Garfield. Many family and friends go support the sport events at the school. Some coaches of the teams are alumni, that shows alot.

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High School Senior

On Extracurriculars: Its okay there is opportunities but we are underprivileged compared to other high schools.

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James A. Garfield Senior High School is a public school in East Los Angeles, CA. It has 2,912 students in grades 8-12. Students score below average on state standardized tests. There have been 205 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

79%

Test Performance

31
James A. Garfield Senior High School performed better than 31% of other schools on California math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1360

Based on 38 students surveyed
Math
470
Verbal
440
Writing
450

ACT:
20

Based on 19 students surveyed
Math
21
English
20
Reading
21
Science
18
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

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

Student Polls

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 30% The comfort the school gives you
  • 30% Friends
  • 30% Bulldog Pride
  • 10% The school staff welcome you with open arms

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 5 responses

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 95% Yes
  • 5% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 5 responses

  • 40% School Spirit
  • 40% School Pride that lasts even after graduation.
  • 20% No suspensions

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 80% Get involved in the clubs
  • 20% Get to know people who share your interests

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

Gender Diversity

Male
51.0%
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Female
49.0%
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Racial Diversity

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Hispanic
99.1%
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Asian
0.3%
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White
0.3%
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African American
0.1%
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Native American
0.1%
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Multiracial
0.1%
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Pacific Islander
0.0%