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Joseph O. Goodwin School

Public | K-6 | 295 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 8, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 67% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
89%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
88%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
84%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2012.

23 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

23 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

23 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students57%
Female53%
Male60%
Black41%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Reading

All Students53%
Female56%
Male50%
Black50%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%

Writing

All Students55%
Female59%
Male50%
Black46%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students46%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%

Reading

All Students35%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%

Writing

All Students45%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students39%
Female33%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%

Reading

All Students46%
Female50%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%

Science

All Students39%
Female38%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%

Writing

All Students38%
Female46%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students35%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%

Reading

All Students52%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%

Writing

All Students39%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 62%
Black 34% 13%
Hispanic 15% 19%
Asian 5% 4%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1235 Forbes St
East Hartford, CT 06118
Phone: (860) 622-5420

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