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859 East Sierra Madre Avenue
Glendora, CA 91741

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November 17, 2014
Goddard Middle School has some good teachers, but it also has some really poor ones in terms of teaching and academics. The old API test scores are more of a reflection of the high socio-economic status of the surrounding neighborhoods, the low number of EL students (English learners), not the reality of the poor instruction my spouse and I saw with some teachers. Look at other middle schools in as affluent areas, and many will have students who perform better and have more varied AP courses and academic-based and community service clubs offered on campus as well. The school should focus less on non-academic social activities and more on academics, teacher training, and oversight of the teachers on campus, classroom instruction, and their curriculum. In fairness to the administration, some of the problems may be the result of California's low academic standards and ratings in terms of public education and teacher tenure.

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August 13, 2014
My daughter has just started her second year at this school. I agree to some extent with most of the reviews here. This is an excellent school academically. Mr. Jacobsen and Mr. Osborne seem to be very involved with all the students and very approachable. There is some bullying that goes on at this school however my child has not experienced any of it. She did at the elementary school level though at Sellers. There does seem to be some favoritism - Glendora is very clique-y and it definitely translates over to the schools here and many students have parents who work for the district. Personally, I'm grateful for an academically advanced, safe, public middle school and my child is very happy going to Goddard.

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February 06, 2014
Terrible school bad test scores and not good teachers my son went there and I had to transfer him out I don't recommend this school to anyone

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October 24, 2013
Great school with great teachers who really care about the kids. 2nd child going through Goddard and it gets better every year.

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September 18, 2013
I personally hate this school... They spend all money donated to them for staff parties instead of more teachers so, many of the kids in sixth grade advanced math had to repeat it the next year. Also, the principle and vice-principle do not try to solve your problems; they just tell you what you want to here to so they do not have to deal with you. I know this because, when my child needed to be moved to a more advanced class, he said there was a waiting list and that my child was on it. But, when my child asked her teacher, her teacher aid that there was no waiting list. HORRIBLE SCHOOL.

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August 23, 2013
Goddard middle school is a great school it is the best school I've ever been to. there is no bullying. what I like are the activities. My school in my opinion can't improve in any way.

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November 17, 2012
The teachers are good, but there is too much favoritism. It seams that the kids whose parents work for the school or are always on the PTA and into the school one way or another, always get recognized or get into the different school activities. There are plenty of very bright, extremely well behaved kids who are completely ignored. So, just like other parents, I do not give any money to this school. In particular, this year, the school made it very obvious, don't tell me that there are only a couple of good kids in the whole school, give me a break!!!!

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December 20, 2010
THE BEST SCHOOL I HAVE EVER GONE TO!!!!!!!!!!!! Goddard has great teachers who are always there for you and the students are good kids too. there is some bullying but not much at all. i went to sandburg last year and its the EXACT OPPOSITE as goddard. here, the kids are way more behaved! Its not always perfect, but its the best middle school in the district!!

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September 23, 2010
Bully problems ongoing at this school. I just removed my child because of this. This went on from 6th grade until now. Two other children are having the same issue. the school denies all responsibility. The school staff will act as though they will help and they simply do not. It is a true shame. It seems that the school and district just wants the good kids to either leave or be quiet, just like the bully's

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September 21, 2010
There seems to be a lack of communication between the adminstration and parents. The construction at the school might be impacting this (I am giving the benefit of the doubt). I have found each of my child's teacher to be well organized and seem to enjoy the profession and are challenging the students to do their best.

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August 04, 2009
Goddard Middle School is the best of the best in Glendora - what makes this school are the teachers and Mr. D and Mr. Jacobson - they are a strong team - they focus on the kids, the future and the education. Fun is apart of the school PTA joins hands with the principal to make sure there are partnerships through out - everyone really enjoys the energy and motivation to keep Goddard being strong Distinguish school is was awarded. No one beats this!

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February 27, 2009
I really love the school exept the principal,hes really rude to my child.everything besides the principal is great

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October 28, 2008
I have a daughter currently in her second year at Goddard. I find that the teachers are usually very good at teaching to individual students' strengths and addressing their weaknesses. Middle school is typically a challenging transition from elementary school where the students remain in a single room for the entire day, with the same teacher. Goddard's staff and teachers made the transition easy and enjoyable to my girl. The principal and v.p. are both nearly omnipresent and always positive with the students. Definitely a 'recommend' here. -Mike Neely, parent

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October 27, 2008
Goddard Middle school is the best! Teachers, Staff, Student body, Grounds, Activities, they all rate an A+

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August 26, 2008
I have three children that have or are still at Goddard. Teachers, Office staff and Principle are awesome people. Easy to talk to and contact. School has the Edline system in place which makes it very easy to look at your childs homework, test and weekly schedule on line. You can also email your teachers through this system too. They offer Spanish, AP classes and a variety of electives. High academics are achieved at this school. I know my children are getting the best education.

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July 21, 2008
I have a son who just finished three years at Goddard and adaughter who is starting this year. Good School. Good teachers and a great administration. Plenty of outside activities to keep the kids busy.

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August 06, 2007
This School is one of the best schools in the country!

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January 29, 2007
I just came upon this website and had to speak up! I have one child who has completed Goddard and moved on to high school, one who is currently there and another on the way. I have been thoroughly impressed with the school. I have very unique children that vary tremendously in their 'needs' for a good fit at school, and Goddard seems to be meeting all of them. From the high academic classes to the RSP classes my children have an continue to be treated with respect, care, and genuine concern for their well being. I am proud to say my children come from Goddard.

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August 27, 2006
Great school,the principal and vice principal seem to know each kid and if they don,t they soon will.Most of the teachers are outstanding and often go above and beyond!as always there are a few,very few who seem to be just plain tired,and while very well qualified,just don,t seem to care as much about the individual as the other 98% of quite outstanding teachers here at goddard.To be fair the current state mandated curriculum makes it very difficult for the teachers to teach.The same can be said for any programs that relate to arts,sports and extracurricular activities.In todays day and age of school reform these programs often get left behind.Not so at goddard again the teachers go above and beyond in these fields and provide the best possible programs possible within the limits they have to cope with.After school daycare,homework club(need more help here)and after school math help are available

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November 02, 2005
Overall, this is a great school. The teachers we have gotten have been excellent, although I have heard of others that are bad. Make sure you research the teachers for next year to assure you don't get bad ones because once assigned, it is almost impossible to switch. They could use more organized extracurricular arctivities. This would help students be more involved.

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June 29, 2005
Goddard is the outstanding school in Glendora. Over the years, the staff and administration have consistently provided an atmosphere which is safe, promotes enthusiastic school spirit, and offers many positive incentives for academic success. Goddard has found the magic recipe for creating a wonderful school environment. There is a mutual respect between staff and students. School rules are reasonable, and discipline is consistent. There are many areas for students to excel, both in the classroom and in extracurricular activities. It offers a variety of activities in sports, academics and the arts. There is a high level of parental involvement.

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February 02, 2005
Good educators. They are involved and appear to love to teach. My daughters are doing very well there. A little bit of favoritism seen.

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January 13, 2005
What a great school. The teachers are caring as well as tough. The Principal and Assistant Principal are involved with the students and really work hard to make Goddard a wonderful school. The school work is challenging but my daughter loves it. We moved to Glendora three years ago and couldn't be happier with the schools.

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May 04, 2004
Goddard is a great school. Their various trips and interactive learning environment is great. The staff is very welcoming at all times and Mr. Digrazia and Mr. Bishop run a very tight ship, so to speak! The various electives are great at keeping the students busy, there is everything from orchestra to art! During the classes don't forget that Mr. DiGrazia or Mr. Bishop will be walking around!

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February 22, 2004
Great School. I was a first year attendee when Goddard opened back in the late 60's. Now my grandson attends classes there. His own compliant is that they removed the lockers so the kids have to carry a large stack of books to each class every day.

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September 09, 2003
Goddard is a wonderful environment for learning. The teachers are very talented and my daughter has had a wonderful experience and adjustment to middl school due to the way this school is run. Mr. DiGrazia is a wonderful principal, one that is always visible and involved.

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September 07, 2003
My daughter's first day in middle school went very well. It was very reassuring to hear her say that she likes all her teachers because they are so nice, and that she thinks she'll have a great year at Goddard.

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no rating
June 19, 2003
very good website, I am pleased to say the school my grandson attends is doing a great job. I especially am pleased with the response from teachers I have asked various things of.

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Goddard Middle School
859 East Sierra Madre Avenue, Glendora, CA  91741
(626) 852-4500
Last modified Goddard Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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