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East Hartford, CT
Students enrolled: 295

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1235 Forbes St
East Hartford, CT 06118

(860) 622-5420
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September 01, 2015
Read this concerning and disturbing review! Terrible school! I have been traveling around the world alot and seen alot of schools. And as an specialist and student in educational and child developmental sciences, I can surely say that this school is not contributing to a healthy and responsible way when it comes to children's health and hygiene. My nephew went for the first time to the school and during the heat he himself went home with stories about headache because of the heat one side and on the hygiene side he said that he find the toilets are "disgusting". There were poop on the walls of the toilet and unflushed and smelly toilets. What does the teacher do about the heat? - Knowing that head can cause alot of damage to children leading to sickness and even death -. When he told the teacher he was thirsty and that he was tired and running and wanted to drink. The teacher told him to keep running and didn't give him any drinks. He wasn't even aloud to fill up his bottle with water. So all day all he had was one bottle of water in 90 degrees F. weather! And plus the whole school doesn't even have A/C. Instead, they have ventilators - which is okay - but seems like the ventilator was directed to the teacher only. So the kids were in the heated classroom without ventilation directed to them?! Words cannot describe how furious I am about this irresponsible manners of this school! I'm hoping that the school will get inspection because this is NOT right!

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February 08, 2014
The staff at this school could not possibly care more about the students and their success. For a school located in a town where every penny is hard to come by they do a fantastic job of trying to capture as much of the new technology and learning materials that they can with what little money there is to work with.

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June 22, 2009
I feel this is a great school because the staff and principal are caring and want the best for every child at the school. They are approachable, and go above, and beyond, especially if you have a special needs child. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.

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March 16, 2009
My son has been attending Goodwin for 4 years and my daughter for 2, and my family and I think that Goodwin is amazing. My children have done great and are constantly being challanged. The teachers are incredible. They are all so caring and approachable. The principle is very involved and is always around. He knows the students and the parents. And all of the support staff there is amazing and they all work together to ensure that everything runs like it should. I think that Goodwin is the best school in East Hartford by far.

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October 01, 2008
I think Joseph O. Goodwin School is an excellent school. Of course you are going to have a teacher who seems like a lone star; however, you can't punish the others who a fantastic! I have two kids in that school and they now have Mrs.Gianni and Mrs. Kowal and they are fabulous. Last year they had Mrs. Oulette and Mrs. Jordan and Gould. At any school I think being involved is they key to knowing what your child is capable of and what the teacher at the time can offer.

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April 12, 2007
I am not happy with the school overall. The school surely lacks in technology. They seemed very concerned about CMT's. Don't let those results fool you. I give the school a grade 2.

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December 15, 2005
In the 3years my son has been attending the school, I have enjoyed the relationship the staff have with the children. The principal is very involved in all the activities and the student body. Staff love the children like their own. I know the principal biggest wish is to do away with the tardiness.

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April 04, 2004
In the two years my son has been there I have been very pleased with the leadership in the school. The teachers and all the staff are very pleasant and attentive to the children.

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Joseph O. Goodwin School
1235 Forbes St, East Hartford, CT  06118
(860) 622-5420
Last modified Joseph O. Goodwin School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Joseph O. Goodwin School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top