James A. Garfield Senior High School in East Los Angeles, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,438
  • Type
    Public, Magnet, Coed
  • Reviews
    311 3.6
  • Ranking

James A. Garfield Senior High School is a public, magnet, coed school in East Los Angeles, California. It has 2,438 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 51% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 311 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

5101 East Sixth St
Los Angeles, CA 90022
(323) 981-5500

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 311 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: Very few students go through trouble being accepted for their religion or their sexual orientation. Also, Garfiled High school is made up of 95% Hispanic and very few African Americans and White and Asian.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Academics: Garfield High School students are blessed to have some of the most prestigious and determines teachers on campus. The counsellors at the college center are also a great help to prepare us for the future.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: With a variety of clubs, students get to participate in anything they like. We try to meet all student interests. For instance,instance, some of the clubs differ from the Creative Writing club to the Minecraft Club to the LGBT society. We also have a large selection of sports for both girls and boys. Some of these sports include tennis, water polo, football, basketball, track and field, soccer, and many more.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Thus far, Garfield High School has been a great school. With a variety of activities such as multiple clubs and sports, my fellow peers and I agree that we are proud to be Bulldogs and that our school is academically stable.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: The extracurricular opportunities that are given to us are very good a lot of the clubs or organizations have teachers and staff who have strong convictions about their clubs. The cancer club has a strong support from cancer survivors and people who have family members with cancer. The administration supports the clubs well by offering them help with material stuff for their projects. The most popular club would be leadership it is like the heart of our school, it plans all of our dances and activities. After school activities are also big we have a wide variety of after school programs that are more than willing to help the students with their homework while also improving their character.

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2.66 Schurr High School 2 mi. 2,986
2.00 Montebello High School 2 mi. 2,988
2.33 Woodrow Wilson Senior High School 3 mi. 1,739
2.00 Bell Gardens High School 4 mi. 3,137
2.33 Maywood Academy High School 3 mi. 1,270

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

Gender

Gender
Female 50%
Male 49%

Student Diversity

James A. Garfield Senior High School United States California Bell Gardens High School Maywood Academy High School Montebello High School Schurr High School Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
Hispanic 98.0% 25.0% 53.3% 99.0% 98.0% 95.0% 88.0% 93.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 11.3% 0% 0% 1.0% 7.0% 3.0%
African American 0% 15.0% 6.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2.0%
White 0% 51.0% 24.8% 0% 0% 2.0% 2.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 3.3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 26.3%
Grade 10 30.3%
Grade 11 23.3%
Grade 12 20.1%

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 53 responses

  • 94% Yes
  • 6% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 31% Bulldog Pride
  • 23% Friends
  • 15% Being part of the school
  • 15% The comfort the school gives you
  • 10% The school staff welcome you with open arms
  • 6% Sports

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 54% Food isnt great or not enough
  • 22% Restrooms
  • 20% Not enough janitors
  • 5% Not focused in art

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 40 responses

  • 68% School Pride that lasts even after graduation.
  • 25% School Spirit
  • 8% No suspensions

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 39 responses

  • 33% Home
  • 23% Pride
  • 18% Journey
  • 15% Spirit
  • 10% Inspirtional

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 32 responses

  • 50% Get involved in the clubs
  • 19% Care about yourself and college from the beggining
  • 16% Love whatever you're dedicating yourself in
  • 12% Not get side tracked & focus on your high school
  • 3% Get to know people who share your interests

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 44 responses

  • 23% I love everything about this school.
  • 68% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 9% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.