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Goddard Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 806 students

 
 

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Posted July 18, 2012

I am about to enter my final year a to Goddard, and I think it's ok. There is always a lot of bullying, like any school, but the staff tends to not see a huge percentage of it. I get bullied a little bit. It's mostly name calling, but I was always told a teacher. They handled it perfectly, and I never had a problem with them agian. I love teachers I had. They are kind, easy to talk to, and helpful. My school work is challanging, and it really made me think sometimes. There are many many clubs you can join, there's even a knitting and bike club. Overall it is a good school, and I would recomend it to people thinking about which middle school to go to.


Posted January 30, 2012

This is NOT a good school. My daughter's grade have been continually slipping, but through very little fault of her own thanks to unclear instructions and obvious favoritism in the classroom. Bullying is ignored by the current administration and for the Choir concert I was shocked when they performed a popular song about drinking and going out to clubs. I did not consider this appropriate at all for Eight graders. I am removing my daughter from this school as soon as the term ends due to its poor performance, poor teachers, and even worse behavior towards their students. I have never had my daughter in such a obviously poor school before, I would never recommend this school for anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2011

As a student, I really got to experience the environment of Goddard. Unfortunately, it wasn't always a happy place to be. There are really dangerous situations kids can be put into, and they can really get caught in a bad group of kids. Bullying has always been an issue in schools. I was never bullied myself, but I've seen it happen to many kids at Goddard. Regarding the curriculum, the basic subjects are not that great. Math was a challenge, but only because I was in an accelerated class, but for the other subjects, nothing was really challenging, and I felt like I didn't really learn much. But, this is coming from a student who was at a private school prior to attending Goddard. Changes need to be made.


Posted March 8, 2011

I have a sixth grader at Goddard. Middle school is a big adjustment for kids and we were nervous. But, quickly we realized that our daughter was not only doing well at Goddard but she was thriving. She has amazing teachers that really care, a super involved administrative team, and a plethora of activities that she could get involved with. We have found that she is challenged in her classes but not overwhelmed by them. The communication from the administration and the teachers have been outstanding. Our bus driver is also awesome. He really knows and cares about the kids. We are so happy with our decision to send our daughter to Goddard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2010

The teachers are very easy to talk to and very fun. Goddard has very good test scores and a variety of children that attend.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2009

Currently we have our second Goddard student in attendance, and I cant say enough good things about the school. The curriculum is challenging but fair, and the teachers are fully invested in the children. I am extremely satisfied with the discipline of the administration, and the communication and availability of the staff is incredible. I highly recommend Goddard MS to anyone looking for a great school for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2007

Goddard is an amazing school for your child to be and I highly recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 23, 2007

I think Robert Goddard Middle School in Littleton, Colorado is a great place to be with great teachers and students who are caring and great academicly. They all show great leadership traits exspecally the leadership trait of character.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2006

Wonderful scholl. We couldn't be happier with the classroom environment, etc. Our daughter loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2006

THis is a wonderful school. Couldn't ask for more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2005

ive been to 3 middle schools and Goddard is the Best one I've been to! But we dont have as many sports programs as other schools.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 62% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students68%
Female70%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligible67%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)18%
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Reading

All Students77%
Female83%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligible67%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)23%
Proficient in English82%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Writing

All Students67%
Female74%
Male59%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligible57%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)14%
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students64%
Female64%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)18%
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Reading

All Students73%
Female78%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)18%
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Writing

All Students70%
Female78%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)27%
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students53%
Female56%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligible21%
Reduced lunch eligible29%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Reading

All Students71%
Female79%
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligible51%
Reduced lunch eligible52%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)20%
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%

Science

All Students56%
Female62%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligible33%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Writing

All Students64%
Female76%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligible24%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 56%
Hispanic 28% 32%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 2% 5%
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 40%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Littleton, CO 80123
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