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Goshen Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 631 students

 
 

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Posted September 29, 2013

This is not the best school system for my children. It may be for parents who know certain people on a personal level at the school, but not me. Although my family has a history at Goshen, I do not. No diversity exists within Goshen's administration or faculty. I do believe Blacks are able to Substitute teach, but I do not know that a full time teaching position has been offered. I do not recall any Black person holding a position, except in the Athletic's department. Please correct me if I am mistaken. I find a problem with this as a parent who grew up in an all white school district, but yet I still had Black faculty members over 30 years ago. Separation is wrong on all levels, but when different learning levels are involved there should be a line drawn. So excuse you, to the parent with the child who has the learning disability. Special classes are set up for your child. Children with learning disabilities should not be excluded from class if they excel in a subject.. He/she should be able to be included in that classroom. I send my child to school with the expectation of getting the best education, athletic coaching, & opportunity for the future. I hope this place improves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2012

goshen schools are terrible. the teachers are fine but the lack of niceness from the assistant principle is very aggravating.


Posted June 7, 2010

I am saddened by the parent who is "not a big fan" of mainstreaming children with special needs. Clearly this person is not aware that inclusion of all students helps both children with special needs and their typical peers. This allows those with disabilities to learn appropriate social skills and academic learning that they need to be contributing members of their communities some day, and their typical peers learn acceptance and also cement new skills they have just learned by helping those who may be struggling. As a mother with a baby girl with down syndrome looking to move to goshen I hope most parents don't think like you do. But I am glad that Goshen strives to help all students acheive and does not believe those that are different should be locked away so those that are uncomfortable with things they don't understand feel safe from their own ignorance.


Posted April 30, 2010

I go to school here and it is GREAT! The teachers are excellent.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 16, 2010

Great network of educators, administrators, students, and community members who work amazingly hard to provide excellence in education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

I have one child in the GMS and one who has went through GMS, currently at GHS. I have always been happy with all teachers and the modifications my children recevied for there learning disabilities. However, I am afraid things are shifting for the worse. The zero tolerance rules and no child left behind joke is putting too much stress on the teachers. I have had a heck of a time getting assignments posted on the web timely so I know current grades, ect. They have no time to help the slower learning students and manage a class size so big. This is the first year I am looking at alternatives to GMS. I still have one more child to pass through . I am also not a big fan of the special ed children becoming so included into main stream education and the school is really pushing this too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

I really like all of the programs they have set up, the teacher are very caring for all of the students, it is a great safe school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2008

It is a great school for learning. Everyone has fun and learns well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2008

My daughter is in the 8th grade and every teacher that she has had has been great, I believe Goshen has made great strides to become an excellent school. Their sports are awesome and I can't wait for her to get into high school and rock it! Go GOSHEN!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2006

Regarding the parent who sent her children back to private school, I have worked extensively with the school and teachers at each grade level and have yet to find the kind of environment described. This is obviously a case of my child does nothing wrong and it is ALWAYS someone elses fault. GMS is a great school with a caring staff. My children's teachers went above and beyond every year. I am proud to say my children attend GMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2006

Overall, we have been satisified with GMS, however it depends on so many different aspects. Most teachers seem to care about the kids and are willing to work with parents to ensure good quality education. We have however had a few 'doosies' where it's obvious that they are waiting for retirement, lack caring, compassion, patience, and overall goodwill in the classroom & good rapport with the kids and parents. Nothing seems to be done to address those issues, but rather, shirking responsibilities and placing blame. Counselors support position of teachers which doesn't help. Guess the teacher's union is strong enough to prevent them from firing. Principal seems like a good man who has a good rapport with kids. All Goshen schools say they want parent involvement, but what that usually means is allowing parents to do work for them, not active communication about their kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

My son attends goshen. His teacher is excellent. She is very involved and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2005

I have two children in attendance at Goshen Middle School and I volunteer there on a regular basis (twice a month reading tutoring). I know the staff and the students and can honestly say, GMS is a wonderful place for students of any ability level. I loved how many activities involved the entire family and stressed the idea of group accountability. It is never the fault of one teacher, administrator, parent, or student if a student is failing. At GMS everyone works together and accepts responsibility for the success or failure of their students. Troy Smith is a great principal, and he leads a great team of well-educated teachers and aides.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2004

I had 2 children that attended Goshen. They asked to be put back into private school. We spent all year asking teachers to focus on teaching my children but they refused to only teach the bare minimum. The teachers and the staff are worse then the kids. They have more excuses then my kids do then they wonder why the children act the way they do. I could go on with dozen of stories of how my kids came home crying because they would not help them or tell them that they may not get around to grading papers. The schools atmoshpere is uninviting and only focuses on difficult children. I am appalled that they have the nerve to act like the parents are not involved when they push us aside. I gave up. My childrens education is to important. I will get a 2nd job or move.
—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 75% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%
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About the tests


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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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82%

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86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
90%

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90%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled52%
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female>=95%
Male89%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled81%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students85%
Female83%
Male87%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled63%
Non-disabled89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabled74%
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled61%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female>=95%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled67%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled56%
Non-disabled89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

In 2010-2011, this school received an Overall Rating of "Below Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 6BelowMet
Grade 7BelowMet
Grade 8MetMet

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
103 (2011)
 
100 (2010)
 
96 (2009)
 
97 (2008)

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120

About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value-added estimates from the state of Ohio.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 74%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Black N/A 16%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A47%
Female 48%N/A49%
Male 52%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 18%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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6692 Goshen Rd
Goshen, OH 45122
Phone: (513) 722-2226

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