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.!
Leah Ann Childers
Congratulations to Garfield students named to the merit and honor roll for first quarter.
Kindergarten registration will be held at the end of April and beginning of May. Children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2018, to register. Find out when it will be held at each school and call now to make an appointment.
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Marion City Schools will offer a kindergarten camp this summer to help prepare students to attend kindergarten.
The camp is geared towards students who did not attend a Marion City Schools preschool program. Students will have a chance to make new friends, have fun and get ready for kindergarten.