Garfield Elementary

Welcome to Garfield Elementary

At Garfield Elementary, we inspire, challenge, and empower scholars through the love of learning by mastering the basics as they develop their own skills and interests. Serving scholars in grades PreK–5, we promote high expectations while working together with parents and the community to develop scholars to their full potential.

Garfield Highlights:
  • All Day Preschool and Kindergarten
  • Comprehensive Services for Scholars Who Are Identified As Gifted
  • Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Scholars
  • Free Shuttle to Mercy School Based Health Clinic
  • Innovative and Responsive Methods for Teaching and Learning Scholars of All Abilities
  • Near 1:1 Access to Technology in grades 3-5
  • Regular Celebrations of Scholar Achievements and Incentives for Regular Attendance
  • Restorative Practice Approaches to Social Emotional Learning
  • Special Education Services for Scholars Across All Disabilities
  • Visual Arts, Music, and Physical Education
2018-2019 Enrollment: 250

What's In a Name

President Garfield photo

Garfield Elementary opened in August of 2005 and is named for Ohio born President James A. Garfield (1831-1881). President Garfield was born in Ohio and was a teacher and headmaster at several schools before entering politics.  He served as a major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, and fought in the battles of Middle Creek, Shiloh, and Chickamauga. He was first elected to Congress in 1862 to represent Ohio's 19th District. Throughout Garfield's extended congressional service after the Civil War, he firmly supported the gold standard and gained a reputation as a skilled orator. Garfield is one of four American Presidents who have been assassinated while in office. His presidential memorial is located at Lakeview Cemetery near Cleveland, Ohio.  

Garfield Elementary School replaced a former school with the same name. The original building opened in 1901 as the Bond Street School. The name was changed to Garfield in 1909 because Bond Street was renamed West 30th Street. A school has stood on this property for more than 100 years.


Garfield Elementary School

200 W. 31st Street

Lorain, Ohio 44055

Turnaround Principal: Megan Young

Dean of Academics: Staci McDaniel

Dean of Scholar and Family Engagement: Lisa Quick


Secretary: Cindy Vegh

Phone (440) 830-4140*

Fax (440) 246-1121

Español Linea: (440) 830-4082

*To report an absence or to reach a particular person please listen for options


TIME CHANGE: Southview Middle School Pantry Program 3-5 p.m.

Second Harvest Food Bank School Pantry distributions have moved to a drive-thru model. Please stay in your vehicles. For the safety of staff & the safety of The Ohio National Guard, Second Harvest would appreciate if you took the time to empty & COMPLETELY clean out your vehicle's trunk to make room for the loading of boxes and bags of food. Second Harvest will only place your groceries in the trunk of the vehicle, they will not put them inside your back seats. If the trunk of your vehicle is not clear during the distribution, Second Harvest will ask you to leave and only return once your trunk is empty.

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