School Performance Report

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About Our SchoolGarfield Elementary School

Patrick Murphy, Superintendent

Brendon Chertok, Principal


The Garfield Elementary School community strives to create an environment which promotes high levels of student academic and social/emotional development, respects and encourages diversity and seeks to extend learning opportunities for students that broaden the traditional school day.

Garfield is proud of its reputation for promoting high levels of student, family and community volunteering. Garfield is supported by a strong school-shared governance structure that includes Site Council, PTA and many task-specific committees and advisory groups.



2022-23 School Facts

Based on the October 2022 enrollment report, there were 347 students enrolled at Garfield Elementary.


The OSPI Report Card captures data for all enrolled students as of October 1 of each year. This total number DOES NOT provide a complete count of students Full-Time Equivalency (FTE) which districts receive funding. For additional resources on enrollment reporting and FTE calculations visit Washington OSPI Enrollment ReportingOpening in a new windowOpening in a new window.



Hispanic/Latino of any race(s)   
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.4%
Black/African American 3.7% 
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander  1.2%
Two or More Races


Student Demographics

Male students 54.8%
Female students 44.7%
Gender X 0.6%
Special Education 30.8%


Teacher Information


  • Number of classroom teachers: TBD
  • Average years of teacher experience: 14.2
  • Teachers with at least a Master's Degree: 66.7%



2022-23 District Operating Budget





Building Administration
$10,620,504 6.42%
Maintenance & Operations   $10,667,395 6.44%
District Support
$5,113,296 3.09%
$4,832,295 2.92%
Technology $2,072,858 1.25%
Utilities & Insurance $5,034,198 3.04%
Food Service
$4,206,291 2.54%
Other $195,070 0.12%
Total Expenditures $165,535,574 100.00%




$31,547,262 19.42%
Federal   $13,996,756 8.62%
Other Sources                          
$511,105 0.31%
Total Revenue $162,443,780 100.00%

Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program

Washington students participate in state tests annually to assess their progress as well as the progress of our educational system as a whole.

Our state uses the Smarter Balanced assessment system, aligned to Washington’s K-12 Learning Standards. The scores below represent the percent of students meeting standard in three core subjects, ELA, Math, and for grades 5, 8, and 11, Science (Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science or WCAS).

2021-22 3rd Grade SBA 


2022-23 3rd Grade SBA

Our School  
Our District 
WA State 
  Our School 
Our District 
WA State 
ELA 28.3% 47.2% 47.4%
34.0% 53.3% 47.7%
41.5% 51.3% 49.1%
32.0%% 52.9% 50.3%

2021-22 4th Grade SBA


2022-23 4th Grade SBA

Our School  
Our District 
WA State 
  Our School 
Our District 
WA State 
ELA 61.5% 54.4% 48.9%
34.0% 50.5% 49.0%
48.1% 50.1% 45.5%
37.3% 50.7% 48.2%


2021-22 5th Grade SBA


2022-23 5th Grade SBA

Our School  
Our District 
WA State 
  Our School 
Our District 
WA State 
ELA 46.8% 55.2% 51.6%
48.1% 57.0% 52.5%
27.7% 40.5% 38.0%
37.0% 43.0% 40.9%
Science 54.3% 57.9% 50.0%   52.8% 57.5% 50.9%


Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

MAP is a district assessment that measures a student's developing skills through a series of questions that adapt to the child’s level of learning. Research on MAP indicates the results are highly accurate. The results help teachers measure growth and determine whether a student may need more support or more challenge.


What is the Rasch UnIT (RIT) scale?

When students finish their MAP Growth test, they receive a number called an RIT score for each area they are tested in (reading, language usage, math, or science). This score represents a student’s achievement level at any given moment and helps measure their academic growth over time. The RIT scale is a stable scale, like feet and inches, that accurately measures student performance, regardless of age, grades, or grade level. Like marking height on a growth chart, and being able to see how tall your child is at various points in time, you can also see how much they have grown between tests.

The higher the RIT score, the more achievement the student has in the subject. The student's percentile ranking and conditional growth percentile can show how much the student has achieved in comparison with their peers. You can also refer to the Comparative Data to Inform Instructional Decisions to understand how students are performing relative to other students in the same grade level according to our national norms.


2021-22 Reading


2022-23 Reading 

Our School  
Our District 
National Norm 
  Our School 
Our District 
National Norm 
Kinder 153 155 152   152 156 153
Grade 1 164 172 171   164 173 171
Grade 2
182 186 185   185 190 186
Grade 3
192 200 197   195 201 197
Grade 4
206 209 205   200 208 205
Grade 5
211 214 218   210 216 211

2021-22 Math


2022-23 Math 

Our School  
Our District 
National Norm 
  Our School 
Our District 
National Norm 
Kinder 158 161 156   156 162 157
Grade 1 171 178 175   170 180 176
Grade 2 
187 193 189   187 194 189
Grade 3
197 202 200   195 201 201
Grade 4
209 211 210   206 210 211
Grade 5
214 219 218   216 219 219


Garfield Elementary School Mission Statement

It is the mission of Garfield Elementary to create an environment which promotes critical thinking, respects diversity, strives to integrate understanding and invites participation by students, staff, families and community members.

Olympia School District Vision

We envision a supportive environment that promotes trust, growth, and achievement of the highest standards. We build our capacity for success through leading-edge programs and operations based on continuous improvement. We have a 100 percent commitment to quality and excellence in all things.


National Assessment of Educational Progress

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a survey of grade student achievement in core subject areas. NAEP measures what students across the country know and can do in 10 subject areas, including mathematics, reading, writing, and science. Current state-level results may be viewed here.

To learn more about NAEP, visit this page.



For More Information

If you would like more details about student achievement and demographics, visit the OSPI website and select reports by district or school.

If you would like other information about Garfield Elementary SchoolOpening in a new window, please call (360) 596-6900.