PROFICIENCY 43% 13% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
30%Los Angeles Unified
26%East Los Angeles

James A. Garfield Senior High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Los Angeles Unified" in East Los Angeles, CA. There are a total of 2,538 students and 101 teachers at James A. Garfield Senior High, for a student to teacher ratio of 26 to 1. There are a total of 2,378 free lunch students and 19 reduced lunch students.

James A. Garfield Senior High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 43.0%, which is 13% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio26:1
Free lunch2378
Reduced lunch19


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment525
Taking some courses340
Taking some courses (not tests)191
Passing some courses89
Passing no courses242

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At James A. Garfield Senior High, there are a total of 525 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 340 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School25%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School61%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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James A. Garfield Senior High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 0.4% 7.3% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 0.6% 8.7% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 0.2% 6.0% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 98.6% 76.7% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.2% 0.4% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.4% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.0% 0.5% 3.1% 3.1%

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East Los Angeles demographics profile

StatisticEast Los AngelesCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)16,66823291
Median age31.136.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%52%55%
Speak English11%56%79%
Speak Spanish88%29%13%

Education level achieved in East Los Angeles

IndexEast Los AngelesCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade51.5%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school46.4%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college24.2%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree10.5%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors6.3%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters1.4%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.3%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.1%1.6%1.3%
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