Garfield Elementary School is one of the largest and oldest elementary schools in Oakland, California, located in the San Antonio District. It has been in existence circa 1928 and was named after the 20th President, James A. Garfield. He was the president from March 4, 1881 until September 19, 1881. Our mascot is the Wildcat and our school colors are blue and yellow.
Currently, approximately 510 TK-5th grade scholars attend Garfield and are steadily rising to the top. Garfield Elementary School focuses heavily on literacy, including designated phonics instruction and evidence-based reading and writing. Teachers have received extensive training to address scholars’ reading and writing needs by focusing on standards-based unit and lesson planning and analyzing weekly formative assessments.
Along with a new mathematics curriculum, re-vamped science instruction, and designated English language development block, our scholars are being challenged on a new level to prepare them for the real world once they graduate high school. Garfield also offers art, music, garden, dance, and restorative justice programming to ensure that our team is nurturing the whole child.
With the support from Garfield teachers, families, and the East Bay Asian Youth Center's after-school program and family center, Garfield students are receiving the attention they deserve in this fast-paced society.
4% Multiple Ethnicity
1% Pacific Islander
1% Not Reported
52% English Language Learners
19% Special Education
93.4% Free or Reduced Price Meals