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Goshen Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 17, 2014

My granddaughter went to Goshen for 1 1/2 years for speech therapy. She had the greatest teacher Mrs. Schramm and her assistant Mrs. Mai. She will be going there next fall for elementary school and I am looking forward to working with her teachers and the administrative team. This is a great school.


Posted August 22, 2013

I'm surprised that Goshen only gets a 5 out of 10 score. This is a wonderful school with excellent teachers and staff and great kids. I'm so glad my children go to Goshen!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2013

My son went to Goshen and my daughter is there now,Goshen is excellent.The teachers and the principal are very supportive, they work with the kids to put out their best effort.I will recommend Goshen to any parent looking for a nurturing environment for their children,my only regret is that the middle and high schools are not as good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2012

On the right track and doing a wonderful job! My child started Goshen this year and I couldn't be more pleased. As an educator and having researched many private schools and other MCPS schools in our area I'm happy with our decision to send our child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2011

Goshen elementary is a great school. Parents involvement in PTA programs and teachers effort to deliver better education for students are outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2010

The Goshen ES community of teachers and administrators truly care about your child's safety, security, happiness and academic and social success. We have a diverse population of childrent which is wonderful because it teaches us all more about ourselves and others. These kids will be running the country when we retire, the more comfortable they are embracing one another's srengths and differences, the more success they will enjoy and the more secure we will be in our retirement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2010

The entirety of this school, is excellent!! I wish the school went up to grade 12.. I love everything about the school. The staff, teachers, cleaniness, e.tc.. This is my child last year with this school. He attended since kindergarten (4yrs) and now 10..wow. i will truly miss Goshen, but will recommend it to others..Thanks Goshen for all the time and effort you have bestow in my son's education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

Good school, great teachers, PTA and programs. Unfortunately, the middle and high schools are not that great here. We have four more years until my son graduates from Goshen elementary then we are moving out of this area...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

My child is graduating in a couple of weeks from Goshen and I can confidently say that the academic and social experiences that she has experienced had have been outstanding. My daughter has been encouraged and supported to be in advanced classes and I have never felt that the homework load for ever was too cumbersome or extreme. As with any school Goshen is faced with a very diverse population which I can only assume would make it challenging for any educator. Amazingly the teachers at Goshen have mastered this diversity and thus accommodate all intellectual and skill levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2009

We have a student in 4th grade this year. Goshen elementary is in decline. The highschool Gaithersburg High is not good at all. Lately, the biggest frustration has been the amount of Math homework. We are not able to keep up when we spend 2 to 3 hours on it Monday thru Saturday. Other Parents in the class are saying the some thing. These are all sharp kids with very supportive Parents. I know the school is desperate to get higher test scores, but 3 hours of Math each night is not the solution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

Goshen is an excellent school . Our son is now on his second year and we are very pleased with his progress. Class sizes are larger than we would like (approx 18 students) but this has been more than compensated for by the skill, enthusiasm and clear dedication of the teachers and principal. In our experience, the students are all very well behaved , sociable and respectful. We see this both in the school as well in the behavior of children out of school (many of whom live nearby and we see regularly). I am completely comfortable with my child remaining at Goshen and look forward to the coming years there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2008

I've had children at this school for 5 years and have watched this school decline. So many more children who need extra help that children who are on grade level or above get less time with the teacher. More and more problems with discipline, language, respect and authority. I'm disappointed because there are quite a few great teachers at this school! But they can only do so much with what they are given. Class sizes are increasing as well. Ms. King, the principal, has her hands full. Parent involvement is half of what it was 5 years ago and declining. So sad. The middle and high school options in this district are not good either, so we're moving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2007

The Principal, Mrs King takes keen interest and we certainly are happy with the progress made by our daughter
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Posted September 13, 2006

Goshen is an excellent school. My son and I loved his 2nd grade teacher. She challenged him with work beyond his grade level and his reading and math improved, he was reading way beyond his grade level. Ms. King, the principal is excellent and is really involved with the teachers and students. She so caring and is all about the children and their needs. At the beginning of this school year, they changed bus locations in my neighborhood. Ms. King took the time to meet the parents at the bus stop on the first day of school to address any concerns and to make sure the children arrived safely...as you see exceptional service.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2006

My daughter and I both love Goshen. Her teacher went the extra mile to ensure she was challenged and is now reading far higher than her grade level. Love the all-day Kindergarten. It gives them a chance for music, art, gym, computer lab, and library time. Teachers excellent and principal very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2005

Although the classes are large, the students are assessed individualy and grouped by ability. My kindergarten son is doing both Reading and Math on a first grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2004

I love this schoola and so do my children. The teachers are very supportive and go the extra mile for each of their students.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 82% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 27% 12%
White 27% 42%
Black 26% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 6%
Two or more races 7% 4%
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 38%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8701 Warfield Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20882
Phone: (301) 840-8165

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