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Garfield Elementary School is located in an established neighborhood in West Long Beach. There is a lot of pride in the community, with many of our students being the children and grandchildren of Garfield alumni. Teachers and support staff at Garfield are committed to working with students so they are able to achieve their academic as well as social-emotional goals. Families are welcome and invited to be partners of the school-home team that makes a difference in the education of children.

                                                                                           2023-2024 Programs and Opportunities for Learning

Grades TK-5:  Focused Systematic Foundational Reading Skills lessons

Grades 3-5: Focused Inquiry Approach Math Lessons

TK-5 Harmony Curriculum: Social Emotional (SEL) program that helps cultivate strong relationships between all students.

Positive Behavior Supports: Reinforce positive behavior practices, systems of support and character education. We practice the Big 3: Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be Responsible.

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS): Provides academic, social-emotional and behavioral prevention and intervention support for our students.

GATE & EXCEL Classrooms: The GATE program is designed to meet the unique needs of gifted and talented students, and to maximize their academic and social development. Classroom instruction begins with grade level core curriculum and is differentiated by the teacher based upon student need and ability, ensuring positive motivation and intellectual growth of gifted and accelerated students.

Technology: 1:1 Chromebooks are available for all students TK-5.

The Arts: All students will receive art and music instruction weekly.

New Furniture: All TK-5 classrooms as well as the WRAP After School Program have received new classroom furniture.

Professional Learning Communities:  Allow teachers and support staff to collaborate, analyze data and plan for the purpose of achieving student success.

All students are included in the many academic opportunities happening at Garfield. We invite our families to grow with us!