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James A. Garfield Senior High School is a public school in South Gate-East Los Angeles Township, California. It has 2,912 students in grades 8-12. According to state standards, 48% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 244 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 244 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Safety policies are great and followed
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: James A Garfield is the best school I have attend to be honest. I always look forward to going to school and makes me feel good to know that a school could influence in such a way. I am really proud to be a Bulldog and so is every other student in the school is also proud. I would choose to attend this school if I had the chance to do all over again except I will try to actually take advantage of all the opportunities Garfield High School has to offer.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Health & Safety: Bullying is not a issue in my school. We all get along pretty fine with each other. The school is a safe environment nobody gets hurt inside the school. The nurse cares for you like if she was your mother, even though most of the cures she gives you would be an ice pack. I feel safe in my school, I know nothing will harm me in school. School is literally like a second home to me and others in my school.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Food: The food service is great. The cafeteria is always maintained clean and the employees are always attentive while heating up the food. The food itself is okay. You get a variety of types of food, but the drink for lunch is always milk. I personally do not like milk as much as others but I have to drink something to wash down my food. The cafeteria always offers vegetables and fruits such as apples. pears, bananas, carrots, broccoli, and grapes.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: The principal, guidance counselors, and office staff are always helping the students. The principle every morning stands in front of the school entrance to encourage us to attend and be ready for the school day. The guidance counselors are always happy to answer questions about your academics, but the problem with trying to visit the guidance counselors is that there is a wait list to talk to them.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 David Wark Griffith Middle School 0 mi. 1,547
2.33 Belvedere Middle School 2 mi. 1,644
2.66 Schurr High School 2 mi. 3,513
2.00 Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School 2 mi. 2,039
2.00 Montebello High School 2 mi. 3,545

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

Student Diversity

James A. Garfield Senior High School United States Belvedere Middle School David Wark Griffith Middle School Montebello High School Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School Schurr High School
Hispanic 98.0% 24.5% 99.0% 98.0% 95.0% 99.0% 87.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.7% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 8.0%
African American 0% 15.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
White 0% 51.6% 0% 0% 2.0% 0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 23.3%
Grade 10 27.5%
Grade 11 22.5%
Grade 12 26.7%

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 22 responses

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

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

  • 40% Bulldog Pride
  • 27% Friends
  • 20% The comfort the school gives you
  • 7% Being part of the school
  • 7% The school staff welcome you with open arms

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

  • 78% Food isnt great or not enough
  • 11% Restrooms
  • 11% Not enough janitors

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

  • 67% School Pride that lasts even after graduation.
  • 22% School Spirit
  • 11% No suspensions

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 44% Home
  • 33% Journey
  • 22% Spirit

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 78% Get involved in the clubs
  • 11% Get to know people who share your interests
  • 11% Love whatever you're dedicating yourself in

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 12% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 12% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.