Garfield High School (Akron, Ohio)
|Garfield High School|
|435 North Firestone Boulevard
Akron OH 44301
|Motto||"Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve"|
|Color(s)||Maroon and Gold
Garfield High School was named for James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States. The school was formally dedicated on November 19, 1926. James R. Garfield, the son of the slain president, gave the principal address at the ceremony. In 1966 Garfield High School became the first comprehensive high school in Akron when it opened an addition for vocational education facilities.
In the 2011-2012 school year, the average enrollment was 880 students. The student body was 62.1% black (non-hispanic), 26.1% white (non-hispanic), 5.5% multi-racial, 3.9% Asian/Pacific Islander, and 2.0% Hipanic. 87.7% of the students were classified as economically disadventaged, and 22.1% had learning disabilities.
- Ron Negray, Former MLB player (Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies)
- Antoine Winfield professional football player (Cornerback) for the Minnesota Vikings
- Chris Wells professional football player (Halfback) for the Arizona Cardinals
- Whitney Mercilus professional football player (Linebacker/Defensive End) for the Houston Texans
- Ray Wise actor; most notably for his role as Leland Palmer in Twin Peaks
- Thomas Lewis former professional football player for the New York Giants
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