Garfield High School in Seattle, WA - Niche

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Garfield High School is a public school in Seattle, Washington. It has 1,723 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 81% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 325 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

400 23 Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 252-2270

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 325 reviews
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    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Teachers: some teachers are better than others, but in my experience all of my teachers are nice, and easy to work with.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: The clubs at Garfield are nice, there are all kinds, like the black students union, Japanese club, messenger, and more, they have some nice work too.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Resources & Facilities: We have. A lot of resources but lots of them are outdated and the few that are new like some computers and our smart boards, very little teachers know how to use.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Academics: Most students seem to be at school because they want to learn and the want to do well because they are going placesz
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: Diversity at our school is a huge part of what makes Garfield, Garfield. Although there is obvious separations in the classes taken, everybody supports everyone and we unite to make social differences in our community.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Washington Middle School 0 mi. 1,121
2.66 Franklin High School 2 mi. 1,415
4.00 Mercer Middle School 3 mi. 920
4.00 Hamilton International Middle School 4 mi. 921
4.00 Roosevelt High School 5 mi. 1,666

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 50%
Male 49%

Student Diversity

Garfield High School United States Franklin High School Hamilton International Middle School Mercer Middle School Roosevelt High School Washington Middle School
White 37.0% 51.6% 5.0% 63.0% 4.0% 61.0% 29.0%
African American 30.0% 15.2% 30.0% 4.0% 26.0% 9.0% 29.0%
Asian 21.0% 4.7% 53.0% 14.0% 52.0% 17.0% 23.0%
Hispanic 7.0% 24.5% 8.0% 10.0% 13.0% 8.0% 10.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.6% 1.0% 6.0% 1.0% 2.0% 6.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.2%
Grade 10 28.3%
Grade 11 22.8%
Grade 12 23.6%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 83% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 3% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 25% Diversity
  • 19% Spirit
  • 17% Fun
  • 10% Music
  • 10% Academics
  • 7% Strong social justice
  • 7% Clubs
  • 4% Theatre

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 20% The counseling department
  • 11% Unfair suspension policies
  • 11% Lack of diversity in AP classes
  • 11% Students segregating themselves despite diversity
  • 10% Not being able to choose your own teachers
  • 9% Cafeteria food
  • 8% Unfair policies in general
  • 6% Biased
  • 4% Administration
  • 4% Funding
  • 3% Superiority complex of AP kids
  • 1% Funding, seriously. We can't pay for paper.
  • 1% Detention if you are late for any class

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 25 responses

  • 64% Diversity
  • 20% Pride
  • 8% Most national merit scholars in the state
  • 8% All the above

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 28% Diverse
  • 24% Purple
  • 16% True Dogs
  • 12% BullDogs
  • 12% Pride
  • 8% Strive

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 29% Get involved
  • 21% There are a lot of resources
  • 21% Alot of resource, get invilved, and make friends
  • 17% That you have to work for yourself to do well
  • 8% Establish a large friend group
  • 4% A LOT of homework

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 5% I love everything about this school.
  • 84% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 11% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.