School Information

James A. Garfield Elementary School is a Marion City Schools elementary building located at 1170 Brookside Drive.

Hours are 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for students.

Our school is the home of the Garfield S.T.A.R.S.!

All students become a Garfield S.T.A.R. when they enter the building. We hold the values of safety, thinking, accountable and respect in all areas of our school. Students are taught to be respectful to each other and adults. We ask that students are accountable for their actions and to keep safety for themselves and others foremost in their minds.

Celebrations of student success are held weekly during our S.T.A.R. assembly on Friday afternoons where students are highlighted for their S.T.A.R. qualities.

Garfield Elementary is a place where we work with families and the community to make our school district and city strong. As a graduate of The Ohio State University Marion and Columbus I am proud to serve as a leader for Garfield Elementary. I welcome you to be part of our community of Garfield S.T.A.R.S.!

Garfield Principal

Leah Ann Childers

Assistant Principal

Jon Smith

Garfield Secretary

Patty Carwile


PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: Middle school students learn coding

There are currently more than half a million open jobs in computing, and that's expected to grow at twice the rate of other jobs. That's one of the reasons why Grant Middle School STEM instructor Kristin Tope suggests that students take computer programming classes.

Grant Middle School offers sixth graders the chance to take, a free online curriculum for students of all ages. Mrs. Tope said the platform is very student-friendly, a plus for drawing in students and getting them excited about learning to code. Check out what students say about learning coding in middle school.

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