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Goshen High School

Public | 9-12 | 1811 students


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Posted March 18, 2013

If feel like this is a very good school because it can prepare you well for college. I was able to get 15 COLLEGE CREDITS transferred so far due to the International Baccalaureate. I am also going to fight for some US History credits. Overall, this is a top notch school and I would recommend it, but the school is NOT the only one responsible for a their students success or failure rate of the school.
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 3, 2012

I am a teacher at Goshen High School. In the past 10 years, we have improved soooooo much!!! We are a great school with great teachers and great students. We have a program for every student entering our building. We are an International Baccalaureate school, we provide a laptop to all incoming freshmen, a fantastic program for English Language Learners, our own television studio, a class that actually builds a house, and so much more! US News ranked us 12th in Indiana! Here's the link...
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted May 27, 2009

is not true GHS is the best school in Indiana I feel sorry for people who dont go here

Posted July 22, 2008

My daughters were in music, theatre, and the sciences, and participated in the honors programs at GHS. The teaching staff is made up of adults very proficient in their subject areas who are dedicated to teaching students and working to help parents shape our children into young, caring individuals very prepared to face the world. I'm very impressed with the positive influences, the exceptional academics, and the kindness and caring for others, and the whole-school community building that Goshen High School faculty stresses.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 8, 2007

Goshen High School has been an awesome experience for all three of my teenagers. My oldest daughter had the highest Math score her advisor had ever seen at Indiana University in Bloomington. The courses are challenging; the teachers are top-notch. GHS's music department is one of the top in the nation!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 2, 2007

If scores do not do a school justice, that what does? Goshen scores a D- across the board in student scores, violence in the school, and the lack of support. There are some good teachers, but I question why they stay there when GHS fails so many in just letting them 'get by' to get their Federal Funding.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 13, 2007

I have always been impressed with the quality education my children received and are receiving at GHS. The test scores do not do the school justice. Quality educators working hard to help all students. Impressive.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 7, 2006

Goshen HS school was a huge let down. While some parents have said their children have enjoyed a quality education, mine has not. The administration has allowed the school to be overrun with gang-bangers & a less than ample security system. I can not recommend this school to any parents of special needs - special ed or IEP (ADD, AD/HD,or ODC).
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 26, 2006

Goshen Community Schools and its educators and administrators are a consistently below average performers. Please see the link below. Goshen Community Schools Not every child graduating from this district excels afterward.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 20, 2004

Goshen is an awesome school. The music program is one of the best in the state and all the teachers are very caring. The entire educational staff welcome parents to visit and observe, I have done this on several occasions. Academic standards are high and the extracurricular programs are excellent. This is an excellent school for your children.
—Submitted by a parent

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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

467 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

461 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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About the tests

In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of graduates taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

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1Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012
2Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
3Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
* Of those that went to Indiana public postsecondary institutions

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 72%
Hispanic 43% 10%
Black 2% 12%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Asian 1% 2%
American Indian 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A46%
Special education 14%N/A14%
English learners 19%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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401 Lincolnway East
Goshen, IN 46526
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Phone: (574) 533-8651


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