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Goddard Middle School

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Posted February 6, 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.


Posted 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!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!!


Posted 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

I really love the school exept the principal,hes really rude to my child.everything besides the principal is great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2008

Goddard Middle school is the best! Teachers, Staff, Student body, Grounds, Activities, they all rate an A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

This School is one of the best schools in the country!
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


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875

Change from
2012 to 2013

-12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Females78%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students72%
Females70%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Females87%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students73%
Females74%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students74%
Females74%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Females72%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asian60%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students53%
Females46%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students72%
Females75%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian63%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students88%
Females88%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disability68%
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 55%
Hispanic 31%
Asian 7%
Two or more races 5%
Black 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16%N/AN/A
English language learners 2%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • Brock Jacobsen
Special schedule
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Fax number
  • (626) 852-4520
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