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Gig Harbor, WA
Students enrolled: 609

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3701 38th Ave NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

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(253) 530-1600
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May 21, 2014
I am very happy with Goodman so far! We have been able to experience wonderful teachers with high expectations and lots of guidance. Starting with the front desk, Carrie is one of the most pleasant people to work with. What a fantastic first impression with her at the front of the line. The principal and assistant principal are always walking the halls with students talking with them and providing a fun atmosphere with again high expectations. This school provides a tangible community for growth and learning for our middle schoolers!!! The teachers and counseling department are wonderful at communication! They are always available via email to work with you-the parent-to keep your child going in the right direction. My son loves school for socialization, however, the work part is not his forte. His teachers have been amazing at holding high expectations and always be available with words of affirmation and helpful interventions!! We are very happy with how GMS is caring and partnering with us for the most well-rounded education for our children!

- submitted by a parent

November 22, 2013
As a parent of an 8th grader at Goodman Middle School, I have been very pleased with the school as a whole. Over the last couple of years, we have worked with the counseling staff and had an amazing experience with Mr. L. Witnessed our child feel like he had a real advocate there. For the first time he participated in soccer as an 8th grader and had an awesome experience. Positive coaching and though a few were cut from the team who were totally inexperienced, acceptance of many athletic abilities. Like ANY school, there are one or two teachers who probably should retire and move on, we have had some frustrations, but I take that in stride and explain to our son that as an adult, there will be some bosses you like and can easily please, and some you cannot. Learn to deal with all of them and you'll be set for life. Have experienced great responsiveness, for the most part, from teachers when I reach out for information about grades or performance. I recall middle school being awful (I did not go to Goodman) and he's having a great experience at Goodman!

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2009
We had a child who went to Goodman for two years, and they were two wonderful years. There does seem to be little room for parent involvement, but my child was very happy with the teachers, the culture of respect and high expectations, and the academics. What impressed us is the culture of leadership that the school does a great job of cultivating among its students. I think the teachers, staff, and students do a wonderful job of working hard with some pretty tough adolescent years. Well done, Goodman!

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January 30, 2008
Hard working, dedicated teachers and a very approachable administration make the school environment great. The office staff is friendly and helpful. It would be nice to see a bigger commitment to elective courses so kids can explore the arts.

- submitted by a parent

December 13, 2007
This school did an outstanding job supporting, encouraging, and teaching my daughter.

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August 01, 2007
This school has its advantages and disadvantages. Some good things are, that the teachers are great and (almost) always know what they are doing. However, this school does not offer hardly any parent involvement, some of the teachers are terribly dull and the kids don't learn anything. Also, a lot of the time, the day schedule or entire schedule is changed and it makes it all the more confusing for the students. I will say that my son does enjoy this school but would like it to change..... for the best!

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2007
This is a terrific school with excellent teachers and councilors and especially noticeable out of the bunch is a teacher and councilor: Mr. T. My son just absolutely loved this school and I highly recommend it. But there is way too much homework in most classes.

- submitted by a parent

June 01, 2007
This is a wonderful school with excellent teachers and staff. highly recommended.

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February 06, 2006
Goodman Middle School has been a challenge for our child. While one teacher is outstanding, there are two that were deplorable. The principal in our book sided with a poor instructor, we had no recourse but to ask for a teacher transfer, finally got it, however it was a real struggle. The staff definately could use some sharpening up in dealing with children, and a review of their job description would be in order. We are considering a meeting with the school board. Poor behavior on the part of the teacher who used humiliation, degradation and bullying to accomplish what a good teacher would handle differently. Just over all poor experiences with a very bad teacher.

- submitted by a teacher

July 06, 2005
Quality at this school overall in academics is very good. It is one of the better schools in Gig harbor. There could be more extracurricular activities. Parental involvement is minimal. I signed up to help with NUMEROUS activities and was never contacted to assist at dances or anything.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2005
Absolutely wonderful staff, admin. and programs. I have worked in schools for 27 years and have 4 children in Gig Harbor schools. Goodman is outstanding. Principals, teachers, counselors and support staff are consistently friendly and go out of their way to make transition from elementary school to middle school a pleasant and inviting experience for students. Each student feels important and worthy. Great incentive and recognition programs to encourage students to do well. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2005
This is a horrible school! It did not allow my child to express themselves for a short period of time until the princable would yell at them! I would never reccomend this Middle School to any parent unless they want their child to be a stuck up brat who just moves with the crowd and doesn't present any individuality! And for the reviewing asked for above: The academic progress was fair but not too well, the extra curricular activites were horribley arranged and held and there is very few times that parents could get involved with school activities.

- submitted by a student

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Goodman Middle School
3701 38th Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA  98335
(253) 530-1600
Last modified Goodman Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Goodman Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top