Our Mission

In partnership with our families and community, Lakewood City Schools will develop responsible citizens, who are critical and creative thinkers, committed to lifelong learning, invested in a diverse society, and prepared for technological and global opportunities.

News & Announcements


Middle school students and families are invited to celebrate a year of writing progress on Tuesday, May 3 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Garfield Middle School cafeteria. Students must attend with a parent or guardian and bring along one copy of a published writing piece from this school year. Registration for the event is requested before April 29 at the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/LWn0nRokCe?



Dear Parents/Guardians of 5th grade students,

        You are cordially invited to attend an Open House at Garfield Middle School on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to learn more about the academic and extra-curricular activities that Garfield has to offer.  Students are encouraged to attend with their parents to get a first-hand look at our building and to start to get an understanding of what middle school life is really like.

         The Open House will start with an informational presentation in our cafeteria followed by an opportunity to ask questions.   Members of our PTSA will be available to discuss how parents can be involved in their middle-schooler’s life and some tips on what to expect out of middle school.   After the presentation, parents and students may take a self-guided tour of the building.  Student volunteers will also be available to answer questions and help you navigate the building.  

         There will be an orientation meeting for incoming 6th graders and their families on Thursday, August 18th at 12:00 p.m. and an evening session at 6:00 p.m.  At the orientation students will receive their schedules and more detailed information specific to their studies.


8th Grade Awards Night

Parents and family members of our 8th grade students are invited to celebrate the completion of the middle school years at our annual awards night ceremony.  The awards night will be held at 7:00 p.m on Thursday, May 19th in the Garfield Cafetorium.  Afterwards, the Garfield PTSA will provide a cake and punch reception.

8th Grade Party

The 8th grade party is on Friday, May 20th from 6:30-9:00 p.m.  This year's theme is "Let's Dance".   The student ticket is $5.00 and they will go on sale the week of May 16th.  Garfield PTSA assumes most of the cost for this party, but they are seeking donations of bags of individually wrapped candy to be droppped off in the office before May 20th.  Please click here for more information about the 8th grade party.


The application and course offerings for Lakewood City Schools' 2016 Summer School program is now available. Sessions begin June 6 and June 24, 2016.
Summer School info & application

Garfield Night at Kalahari

The Garfield PTSA is sponsoring a fundraiser at Kalahari Resort and Waterpark on Sunday, June 12th .  For only $129 you will receive a room AND waterpark passes for up to 4 guests.  Book Early to avoid being shut out at 1-877-525-2427.  To view the flyer click here.


The Garfield Middle School Academic Challenge Team finished second in the St. Ed’s Classroom of Champions Championship for the second year in a row. St. Christopher claimed the trophy with 480 points to Garfield's 405. St. Raphael finished third with 265. The team, coached by Josh Thornsberry, was led by Captain Evan Bell and participants Patrick McCallum and Aidan Bohac. Alternates included Colin Sabo, Max Gilliland, Kathryn Oleksa, Brier Bracken, and Alice King. The team has one online national competition left to cap off its amazing season.

Standardized Testing Schedule

This year the mandatory state testing has been drastically reduced and will be administered during one time frame only.  This testing timeframe is very similar to those we have had in the past and minimizes lost instructional time.

April 12-6th Grade Language Arts
April 13-6th Grade Language Arts
April 14-7th Grade Language Arts
April 15-7th Grade Language Arts
April 19-8th Grade Language Arts
April 20-8th Grade Language Arts

April 26-6th Grade Math
April 27-6th Grade Math
April 28-8th Grade Math
April 29-8th Grade Math
May 3-7th Grade Math
May 4-7th Grade Math

May 5-6th Grade Social Studies & 8th Grade Science
May 6-6th Grade Social Studies & 8th Grade Science

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