Welcome to Garfield School District

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The Garfield school district is comprised of approximately five thousand students housed in seven elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. In addition, the district also offers PreK education to three and four-year-old children in various locations in the city.

Our district is proud to represent a culturally diverse population that shares a partnership with the families and school community.  Our students learn to collaborate with their peers in a diverse environment that promotes creativity and fosters tolerance, respect, and acceptance.

In an effort to support the individual learning styles and needs of our students, the Garfield District offers a variety of programs.  These programs include various Special Education programs, Gifts and Talents, Honors Courses and Advanced Placement courses.

The district is committed to implementing a curriculum based on the NJ Learning Standards.   The curriculum is continually revised based on multiple data sources, assessment scores, as well as teacher and student input.  Professional development for staff is essential to support instruction and learning in our classrooms. The district strives to provide professional development to staff that is collaborative, job embedded, content focused, models best practices, and provides coaching and expert support.

 At the current time, a Readers Workshop initiative is prevalent in the elementary schools and the Middle School.  Readers Workshop is a framework for reading instruction that provides students with a supportive environment that allocates time for students to read authentic texts of their choice and involves them in authentic reading experiences that focus on the strengths and needs of each individual student. Literacy and the development of lifelong readers are of the utmost importance and all efforts are being made to seek and implement the best practices that will lead to increased student achievement.

Our district sets goals each year that are aligned with student achievement, school culture and climate, as well as communication and parent involvement.  We are committed to believing in each student and strive to work together with parents and the community to make every Garfield student achieve to the fullest potential. 

Anna Sciacca
Superintendent of Schools

District News

Coffee With A Cop
02/20/2020
Join your neighbors and Garfield Police officers for coffee and conversation on Monday February 24th 10:00am-1:00pm at Spencer Savings Bank 34 Outwater Lane. Click for details
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Nominate Your Favorite Teacher for Teacher of the Year!
02/12/2020
Parents are Welcome to Nominate Your Favorite Teacher for Teacher of the Year! All Educational Stakeholders in the Garfield Educational Community, including: Teachers, Parents, Students, Garfield Alumni or Members of the Garfield Community can nominate their favorite Educational Professional for Teacher of the Year. Click to learn more...
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Freddie Porter Scholarship Fund Beeksteak
02/11/2020
Freddie Porter Scholarship Fund Beeksteak Honoring Woman of the Year Ms. Anna Sciacca May 1st at Three Saints Church. Click for Details
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Band Aid 2 March 6th at GHS. Click for Details
02/06/2020
Band Aid 2 Concert Featuring Music by Lizandro & SMACK. Coming To GHS. Tickets Pre-Sale Adults $5 and Students $3. Tickets sold at Door Adults $7 and Students $5. March 6th at GHS. Posted on 02/05/2020
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Garfield UNICO
Garfield UNICO Made Generous Donation
01/23/2020
GARFIELD UNICO made a generous donation of school supplies to the Garfield School District. Supplies will be distributed to students in need and are greatly appreciated.
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GHS Marching Band
Congratulations GHS Marching Band
10/27/2019
GHS Marching Band received a "Silver" rating at the NJMEA Marching Band Festival on Saturday!
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Media Violence and Youth Please Read Pamphlet
10/23/2019
Media Violence and Youth Pamphlet-Impact of a Child's Exposure to Media Violence
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TOTY 2019
Congratulations Teacher of the Year 2019
04/16/2019
Congratulations to the Garfield School District Teachers of the Year 2019!
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Quick Links

District Antibullying Coordinator

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator: 
Jessica Ribaudo-Piskuloski
973.272. 7020 ext. 3297
JRibaudo@gboe.org


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