Are you looking for a new home near Garfield Elementary School? Finding a new home can be stressful, now, add researching schools to the equation and it can be overwhelming.

What are the most commons things parents want to know when looking for a home in near Garfield Elementary School? Well, I did a little research.

When looking for an elementary school parents usually want to know about the size of the school, the student to teacher ratio, the school’s ratings, and available options for before and after care. Below I’ve listed 4 things that will help you determine if Garfield Elementary is the right fit your you and your family.

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4 Things About Garfield Elementary


Garfield has an Advanced Academic Program for students in grades K-6. The school works with teachers to identify students that may benefit from the program, however, you can also request a screening of your child by contact the school directly. If your child is selected for the AAP program they’ll be pulled out with other students throughout the week for those subjects.

Garfield is a Title I school, which means they receive additional funds through a federal grant to help level the playing field for students in families with lower income. Schools are identified for Title I funds based on the percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

Garfield is one of 65 Fairfax County Elementary schools with a STEAM lab. STEAM Lab focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, including robotics, engineering design challenges, computer science, exposure to current STEAM fields, and invention curriculum.

Garfield participates in a program called a Responsive Classroom. The program focuses on making sure that social and academic learning happen simultaneously.


Garfield serves students in grades K-6. There are less than 400 students enrolled at Garfield Elementary each school year, making it one of the smallest elementary schools in Fairfax County.

Many students living in the 22150 zip code including those in Springvale, Westhaven, and Springfield Green may attend Garfield. Garfield is in the Lee Pyramid that means if your child goes to Forestdale they’ll go to Key Middle School then Lee High School.

We always recommend you check out the Fairfax County Boundary Locator to confirm the schools serving a specific address before making any decision to buy or rent a home. 

School Hours

One important thing to consider is the school’s hours of operation. Garfield’s hours are Monday through Friday are 9:20 to 4:05.

If you need to be at work by 8:30 that could present some challenges for you, especially if you’re commuting to the District or the Pentagon.

Garfield offers SACC which is a before and after-school program has with the Office for Children of Fairfax County. However, I have to warn you that SACC often times has a waiting list that’s months long. Check out the SACC website to see if there are spots currently available.

If you are unable to get your child signed up for SACC there are a number of private before and after care programs in the area that will drop off and pick up your child.

Parent Involvement

Parent involvement has been linked to student achievement. When looking for a school for your kids you’re also looking for a school that’s a good fit for you as well.

Garfield’s PTA supports a number of efforts to enrich the lives of the students, teachers, and families at the school. The PTA in partnership with Garfield Elementary School sponsors a number of popular activities each year including social events and fundraisers.

There are lots of opportunities to support your child and the school by volunteering in the lunchroom, office, and classrooms. Your level of involvement can be as much or as little as you like.

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Garfield Elementary School Ratings

Fairfax County Elementary Schools have numerous rating systems to measure the performance of schools in Northern Virginia. Two of the most popular methods are providing ratings based on test scores, and ranks schools by comparing them to other schools throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.* rated Garfield Elementary School as 4/10.* rating came in at 1035th of 1,097 schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Students attending Garfield Elementary School will move through the Fairfax County Pyramid system to Key Middle School which feeds into Lee High School. It is recommended that future home buyers use Fairfax County Boundary Locator to confirm the schools serving a specific address before making any decisions.

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Garfield Elementary School Location

Garfield Elementary School is located at:
7101 Old Keene Mill Rd
Springfield, Virginia 22150.

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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Fairfax County Public School boundaries provided are compiled from various sources and change frequently without notice. The approximations provided on are for informational purposes only and you are not advised to use in determining the legal eligibility of an individual or resident to attend a particular school. Use our website as your guide while searching for the right home and school. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school, or county directly. Visit Fairfax County Boundary Locator to look up the schools serving a specific address. Always confirm with the district the accuracy of the data prior to moving forward with a sale or purchase of any home.

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