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Goodman Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 184 students

 
 

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted May 8, 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted December 13, 2007

This school did an outstanding job supporting, encouraging, and teaching my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 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


Posted 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


Posted June 1, 2007

This is a wonderful school with excellent teachers and staff. highly recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 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 an administrator


Posted July 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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 former student


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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 59% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students63%
Female70%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income39%
Not low income68%
Special education11%
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income88%
Not low income89%
Special education56%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income54%
Not low income79%
Special education15%
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female89%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income78%
Not low income86%
Special education31%
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income72%
Not low income82%
Special education23%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students63%
Female66%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income27%
Not low income75%
Special education7%
Not special education67%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female92%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income72%
Not low income89%
Special education36%
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income71%
Not low income91%
Special education71%
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 94% in 2011.

24 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 100% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 99% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income100%
Not special education100%

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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 79% 60%
Two or more races 10% 6%
Hispanic 7% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 218%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 15N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 73%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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