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Goodwyn Middle School

Public | 7-9 | 437 students

 

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Posted October 10, 2013

Community Service - Principal Bright, the PTSA, and the students at Goodwyn raised $600 in September for the The Muscular Dystrophy Association. They have an annual fundraiser (MDA Lock-Up) where representatives from community businesses, schools etc. are arrested and held in a "jail". In order to "post bail', they raise money for MDA! See the pictures of the event on the PTSA blog at: http://www.goodwynptsa.blogspot.com/
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2012

I am an student i mean goodwyn is a good school but just need better teacher and better ways to handle student i went their and tried to impress people by doing something wrong by doing trying to impress them by saying mean word to a teacher but goodwyn i made good friend if you hangout with wrong people you will get horrible friends but other words you'll get awesome funny friend like i have now!!!


Posted June 25, 2012

Posted June 9,201 This school has been a big disappointment! I have three kids who go here. No control over the classes. My kids have come home crying because of bullying.After they told a counselor it has gotten better. But I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2009

My son comes from a military family and wanted to go to Goodwyn because of the extracurricular activities that are not at a lot of the magnet schools. I have to say, he just loves it, the teachers are strict but caring and he has made tons of friends there. I was happy with the curriculum and the way the pricipal handles the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

Goodwyn is an okay school,i mean its not a bad school or nothing. A lot of people kept telling me its bad and dont go, but when i went there it wasnt that bad. Just dont start nothing with anybody or talk to the 'wrong' people. As far as the education its going well. At Goodwyn, they do have great discipline and are not very strict. The principal is very caring and does his job like hes suppose too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2007

My son has attended Goodwyn Junior High from 7th-9th. This is his last year in Junior High School and I am already greatly disappointed. The Administration staff seems to care very little, if any at all. I do not see any academic challenge whatsoever, and this year should be especially important since the high school credits start now. Overall, if it were not for my sons close friends who attend Goodwyn, he would have been moved and relocated 2 years ago!! Last, regardless of how mis-behaved, rude, and/or dis-respectful some of the students *and* staff may be, each child should be allowed to voice their opinion and be heard...and our educators should look at each and every student as our furture leaders. SMB
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2007

I went to Goodwyn for two years. Goodwyn has very good teachers and parents are really involved in what goes on at the school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 20, 2006

Goodwyn is a great school, you just have to stay away from the wrong people. Sometimes the teachers dont care.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2004

This school has been a big disappointment! I have a child in the eigth grade at this school and we have had nothing but problems out of this school since he started last year. Some of the teachers do not have good control over their classes and the principle has been a big disappointment to us.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students50%
Female57%
Male44%
Black45%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligible68%
Special education18%
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty48%
Not poverty62%

Reading

All Students78%
Female87%
Male69%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special education32%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty75%
Not poverty93%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students48%
Female48%
Male49%
Black42%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligible57%
Special education18%
General population53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty44%
Not poverty72%

Reading

All Students67%
Female72%
Male63%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligible76%
Special education39%
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty64%
Not poverty87%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
44%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

All Students49%
Female55%
Male44%
Black40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligible59%
Special education25%
General population53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty45%
Not poverty71%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 65% 34%
White 26% 58%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Assistant principal(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:40 am
School end time
  • 2:50 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr Rodney A. Bright, Sr.
Fax number
  • (334) 260-1079

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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209 Perry Hill Rd
Montgomery, AL 36109
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Phone: (334) 260-1021

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