Even though we have limited resources due to the incompetency of Seattle Public Schools, I still consider Garfield to be a great school. Like most public schools, some teachers are only there because they have tenure, which makes it almost impossible for them to be fired. Considering this, so many of our teachers are great. They are nice, caring people that want to help you succeed. Communication is key. Our administration is a bit racist and overbearing, but everyone in the community, including them, seems to recognize this and work towards making our school the best it can possibly be. It's a little different than a classic high school experience, because there isn't really a popularity factor. For the most part students just stick to their social groups.