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Goodrell Middle School

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Posted October 7, 2011

Mmm. Being a former student of this school, I can safely say ... DO NOT send your children here. The children are nasty and bully a LOT, and the teachers do little about it. The place knew about my depression because of it, but still refused to do anything. Got several Fs for missing school when they knew I was doing it from home and they should be sending asssignments over.


Posted January 18, 2008

This school has really helped my student improve in life. Mr. Brown is the best teacher there. He has seemed to help my student so much and my son never wants to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

Goodrell is an excellent school. They have a great staff, and they help you if you need it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2006

The teachers are great. I have a student with special needs and completely disagree with the previous poster. My student is in 8th grade and I have had many conversations with his case manager and resource teacher. Mr. Brown and the rest of the 8th grade staff have been great to work with. I have to admit it is better this year than previous ones but overall I would highly recommend this school as long as you plan on taking an active roll in your childs education and want high exectations for your kid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2006

If you child needs extra attention(ADHD) pick another school. They had to be reminded of the 504 plan numerous times and it was still not fully followed. Overall after having a child in for two years I'm extremely disappointed that the school failed to live up to what we were sold and no one really seems to take our concerns seriously. How can you dock a child for 'misses lessons' when you were supposed to remind the ADHD child to come to the lessons. The nurse was the only one who got it because she had a child with similar needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Since this is a traditional school the kids that go here want to go here. The teachers don't let anyone slip through their fingers. They are here to teach the basics and this gives these young people a great start towards life.
—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.

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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 72% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students62%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial64%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students61%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial64%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students60%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 81%
Hispanic 17% 9%
Black 7% 5%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 67%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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3300 East 29th St
Des Moines, IA 50317
Phone: (515) 242-8444

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