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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 83% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students87%
Female89%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students59%
Female67%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%

Writing

All Students76%
Female82%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students73%
Female60%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Reading

All Students73%
Female65%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Writing

All Students86%
Female90%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students69%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Reading

All Students71%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students72%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Writing

All Students83%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students73%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Reading

All Students70%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%

Writing

All Students61%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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
Hispanic 32% 20%
White 32% 61%
Black 29% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 51%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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

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