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9-12
Public district
Richmond, VA
Students enrolled: 1,831
 

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2101 Pump Rd
Richmond, VA 23238

(804) 750-2600
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March 05, 2014
I mean...it's not bad. Kind of like leftover pizza. You like it, but you prefer it fresh. Ya dig?

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October 26, 2013
my son loves this school.he freshman year one 8 and half weeks he feels very comfortable in this school.Teachers, friends,and higher grade kids help each other so much.People call it school but i think its a small godwin family where every body is lending helping hand to each other .Thank you God for giving me such a great school.

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July 27, 2013
Godwin is a really great school to go to. I'm a rising Junior right now, taking multiple APs and honors classes, and I feel ready for them. No, Godwin's not very diverse, but I have never seen someone get bullied, or attacked, and people are really open to "different" people. It's really competitive, and the hallways are crowded, but the kids are friendly and the teachers really want students to learn something. It's a great school to go to, academic and socially!

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July 25, 2013
Two of my kids graduated from MG with fabulous educations. No AP grants, no grade inflation like other area schools. No complaints.

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June 27, 2013
Godwin is a great school! I am a rising junior--class of 2015. The only bad thing about GHS is it is VERY competitive. Also, it is a huge school--some of the classes have 35 kids in them. It is very easy to feel "lost in the system." Otherwise, Godwin is an amazing school!!

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June 22, 2013
I graduated from Godwin in 2009 and this spring I took the next step and graduated from college. I honestly believe that without the solid educational foundation that I built at Godwin, I never would have succeeded to the degree that I did as an undergrad. At Godwin, I took multiple AP classes balanced with varsity sports and was also able to participate in several clubs: I was busy, but content, and by the time I left for college, I had learned how to manage my priorities on a busy schedule. The teachers were phenomenal: they pushed me in all of my classes, but were always willing to provide extra help if I asked for it. I grew into myself at Godwin, and was able to flex my creativity through the artistic license given to me in the classroom, particularly in English and the visual arts. Looking back, high school wasn't a breeze, but I would not trade my experience at Godwin for the world.

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October 03, 2009
my 4 children have and are going there, it prepares students well for their future endeavors

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May 20, 2009
Godwin is okay. The regular schedule is killer if you have multiple honors classes. GET INVOLVED! There are so many clubs that cater to your interests, take advantage of it. Most teachers are knowledgeable, but others are not. Make sure you use your time wisely because having 7 classes a day is tough. Overall, Godwin is a great school to get involved in and become one with your fellow classmates and teachers.

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April 22, 2009
I'm a student at godwin high school and I think it deserves a 10 out of 10. The teachers are excited about teaching and are really there to help you out. They always make themselves availabe when you need extra help. Godwin also has many great student orginizations and motivated school officers that help plan and lead many school functions. I have also heard from aother students and parents of students that attended Godwin that Godwin really prepares you well for college. i dont think there is any school better than Godwin .GO EAGLES!

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December 11, 2007
I am a 2002 graduate of Godwin High School. I graduated in 2006 from Longwood University and now I am in my second year of teaching 5th grade. Godwin is a great school and in one of the best counties in Virginia. I felt very prepared for College and had an excellent high school experience. The school spirit is unlike any other school in Henrico county and the people are real.

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December 11, 2007
I will graduate in 2010 and so far, I really like what Godwin has to offer.

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May 29, 2007
I am currently a freshman at Godwin and I, personally, love it there. I moved in the summer before freshman year to Richmond. I toured Freeman, Deep Run, and Godwin. I chose Godwin because of its personality. Everyone is fun and friendly, unlike Deep Run where no one spoke. One other thing is that I moved from a private school where the 'popular' clique ruled the school. It was so nice to come to Godwin and not have to worry about who was getting invited to a party and who was wearing the cutest clothes. The teachers are also extremely nice! At my old school most of the teachers did a poor job of preparing you for the next grade level, but Godwin, on the other hand, teaches me so much. Godwin is a great school and I would definetly chose this school for your child!

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April 05, 2007
If you are looking for the best school for your child, do not go to Godwin High School. I am a current student and I have one nice teacher that actually cares about the students, all of the other teachers could not care less about your child's education. Please reconsider your thoughts about sending your child to Godwin.

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November 14, 2006
As a graduate of the class of 2006 and freshman at James Madison University, I can attest that Godwin prepared me for the college life. Godwin provides academic opportunity and it is up to the student and his/her parents to take it. Many of the classes were not solely SOL-motivated, though students still did well on the tests. Teachers (most, I won't speak in generalities :)) cared for the students' grades. All my teachers provided extra help when asked and took their subjects seriously. Teachers and students are still presented with critical thinking opportunities and many are open to diversity. Sports, the math and science center, clubs, the music department, and drama are all very adequate and rigorous. I highly recommend Godwin to possible 'eagle' parents.

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October 19, 2006
I am in my last year at godwin and I have to say, I'm going to miss it! It's a small school so knowing almost everyone is easy (close-knit). Spirit is high because the students love being a godwin eagle. Academics are competitive, encouraging students to excel. Yes, halls are crowded but you still have plenty of time to get to your classes. Lunch is only 23 minutes, so if you want time to eat...don't buy your lunch! (the lunch lines take forever!) The students are about status: clothing, material things, cars, college. But overall I have enjoyed my time here immensely!

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October 14, 2006
Godwin is known for its excellence, but I am a current student and personally see no excellence whatsoever. Yes, we may have high test scores, but 95% of the student body are closedminded and unprepared for life. There are, however, some excellent teachers and you may be able to find a few good friends, even if you arent a sheep. Find a different school.

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October 05, 2006
I am a 2002 graduate of Godwin High School, now attending the University of Virginia. I believe Godwin High School well prepared me for the rigors of college life. I believe the teachers I had were excellent and very able to convey the information needed to form a successful base for higher education. The students which attend Godwin are of a high caliber and those in honors and AP classes, do enjoy their coursework, although they may not readily admit to it. I know for a fact that Godwin is viewed known to be an excellent school by many of the colleges to which I applied, including Johns Hopkins, University of Washington in St. Louis, and the University of Virginia. Minor concerns such a hall crowding are not indicative of the truly high quality of education which I received there.

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May 18, 2006
I have just completed my junior year at Godwin High School (well, as of June 16). I take primarily honors courses with electives and a college level course mixed in. I must say that my experience at this school has not been excellent. First of all, this school is quite old, and everything, from the bathrooms to the learning resources, exhubes a decrepit quality. The cafeteria food tastes little better than dirt, and our air conditioning is always, always messed up! Nonetheless, learning does take place at this institution, and I have greatly enjoyed a few of my classes here. Some teachers are priceless human beings who passionately teach their favorite subjects. Others just go to work everyday. I would definitely like to mention the cutthroat atmosphere here. Everyone wants to go to UVA and will cheat, bend the rules, or any number of things to get there. Thanks!

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January 01, 2006
I went to Godwin for three years before moving to Raleigh, NC. The differences in the two schools proved striking! Godwin provides a decent textbook education, but does VERY little to prepare students for the proverbial 'real world.' There is NO diversity at the school, and Godwin unfortunately falls into the cliche of valuing clothes, material things, etc. over character and intelligence. Many of the students are spoiled and wealthy, so it shouldn't come as a surprise. Overall, try to find a magnet school that affords your child a more encompassing experience.

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September 25, 2005
I just moved here this year and am currently a freshman at Godwin. People say that the halls are very crowded but they are not. I have not been late to class once this year and I am probably the shortest one in the hall. You just have to find all the back hallways(There is one spot were it gets very crowded). I used to go through it at least twise a day now I don't go through it at all. I live in the Deep Run district but go to Godwin because of the Math and Science Center. I like having 7 periods a day (my old school had 8) and I do not like the idea of block scheduling (you need every class every day). The only thing I don't like is the requirement that you have to be in marching band if you are in regular band.

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August 22, 2005
True, Godwin High School is crowded, not particularly diverse, and the students tend to form huge cliques. I, as a recently graduated, former student am aware of this. But, it is a very safe, strict school, where the students are pushed to achieve, and though the classes are large, they are always enjoyable. Teachers often have a tendency to teach primarily the SOL material, which is basically the core of the course. On the other hand, after the SOLs are over and done with, the students have more fun, with more varied material chosen by the teacher. Work can be done either using books, or the provided computers, and teachers usually employ both. There aren t many disciplinary problems, and the administrators know even the non-problematic students by name. Despite the fact the school houses a large student population; the education received there is absolutely worth it.

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August 05, 2005
I am a graduate from Godwin--Class of 2005--and I have to say I received the best education from this school. I moved from New York City in my junior year and even though it was a challenge getting used to the lack of diversity (I'm in the 2% Hispanic population at the school) I had fun both of my years attending.

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June 14, 2005
My son started at Godwin in the middle of year because we moved. I am glad that he is at Godwin and I don't have a problem with the teachers, if I need them to call they call the same day. Yes, my son said the halls are crowded and he is small for his age, so it is harder for him to get through. But he loves the school.

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April 19, 2005
I am at godwin and there really arent' that many black people here. It's not fun either.

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January 25, 2005
I am currently a student at Godwin High School, and I highly dislike it. I am one of the 4% of African Americans at this school. I feel that the African Americans in this school aren't giving as much attention as the Whites. It also seems the teachers don't care for this problem.

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January 22, 2005
I go to Godwin and I think it is a great school, I mean the halls are crowded sometimes but if you really want to get to class, you wont be late and the lunches aren't bad. If I buy lunch I have plenty time to eat it. I think this school is much better then most other schools in Henrico and I'm glad to be part of it.

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September 28, 2004
I graduated from Godwin in 2001 and received a good education, but was frustrated by the lack of personal attention and the anonyminity of my education. We were taught by what would be on the SOLs and teaachers often rushed us so that we could received the scores Godwin wanted us to receive and we missed out on receiving a richer education because of this. It's a well-disciplined school with few problems with violence or drugs, but there are too many students and not enough teachers. Plus, the cliques that happen naturally in this type of environment are too powerful and too large. Godwin administrators need to aid students in reaching past their own group and learning about other ways of thinking and other cultures.

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September 20, 2004
I am currently enrolled as a student in Godwin. I and other children constantly complain of the overcrowdedness of the school. How we are repeatedly late to class because of clogs in the hall ways and sometimes we are literally at a standstill while trying to commute to class. The teachers are good educators, but there is no such thing as individual attention. Because of the overcrowding, there could be up to 33 children in one class with only one teacher. In many of the classes not all the children have desks to sit in, whereas they are forced to sit in regular chairs (if available) and pull them up to another desk in the class room to share. Many of the text books are in poor condition, some are even distributed to us in two pieces and we are told to tape the books back together. The lunches are often crowded especially if your child is buying lunch. If you buy your lunch you will spend most of the 20 minutes of lunch in line having at most 5 minutes to eat. If you are given the choice do not send your child to Godwin, send him instead to Deep Run, it's like Godwin but better. It's a larger school with new supplies and less students. And Deep Run also offers block scheduling, unlike Godwin. Overall if I was given the opportunity I would attend Deep Run, because it is more advanced and up to date, and it's a very new school.

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Godwin High School
2101 Pump Rd, Richmond, VA  23238
(804) 750-2600
Last modified Godwin High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Godwin High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top