Goodwillie Environmental School

8400 2 Mile Rd Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Goodwillie Environmental School serves 103 students in grades 5-6.
Goodwillie Environmental School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 36% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 5-6
  • Enrollment: 103 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in MI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Goodwillie Environmental School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

Goodwillie Environmental School's student population of 103 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 4 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 5-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
103 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
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School Rankings

Goodwillie Environmental School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,925 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Goodwillie Environmental School is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#308 out of 2925 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
6%
9%
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Black
n/a
18%
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White
86%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.26
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Goodwillie Environmental School's ranking?
Goodwillie Environmental School is ranked #308 out of 2,925 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
50-54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MI state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% MI state average).
How many students attend Goodwillie Environmental School?
103 students attend Goodwillie Environmental School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
86% of Goodwillie Environmental School students are White, 6% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Goodwillie Environmental School?
Goodwillie Environmental School has a student ration of 26:1, which is higher than the Michigan state average of 17:1.
What grades does Goodwillie Environmental School offer ?
Goodwillie Environmental School offers enrollment in grades 5-6 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Goodwillie Environmental School part of?
Goodwillie Environmental School is part of Forest Hills Public Schools School District.

School Reviews

5   1/19/2022
A great for 5/6 graders who appreciate a smaller caring environment and being out in nature. We know many families with former students (high school and college-age) who all sing the praises of this school. Some of the other reviews mentioned that it''s perhaps not a good fit for quieter students. I disagree. My child was extremely quiet and after 1.5 years she has made big leaps in her confidence and ability to work with others. I could not be happier with this school and highly recommend that others consider it if it''s good for their students.
- Posted by Parent - Misdoscentavos
1   7/20/2020
I used to go there. They focused on the environment all the time and let me tell you they didn't focus on math and the core subjects as they said. 10-15 minutes maybe once or a week or when they have time for it. Fifth grade was horrible from my experience. If you are quiet, then one of the teachers will not respect you as she respects louder kids. She told my parents, She should raise her hand even if she doesn't know the answer. Hmm, questionable thing to say. They do not have a counselor, which is what I needed. I cried most of the nights while attending that school. I had to deal with arguments and would only have to talk to my parents. The 5th grade teacher whom was a girl always was rude or did not have the time for quiet kids. You could clearly see she had favorites. I do not recommend this school at all.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Unknown
2   7/20/2020
I do NOT recommend this school. I attended this school 2 years ago. First off, 5th grade was not the best year. The girl 5th grade teacher in 2018 did not like me because I was quiet. She told my parents, Have her raise her hand even if she doesn't know the answer. She also did not like my parents, and there is a reason why I do not want to put on my review. You could see that she had favorites, and it honestly didn't feel good because you get treated differently from her favorites. If you are quiet, I do not recommend this school. They say that they focus on math and the core classes, but we only had core classes when we had time for it. 10-15 minutes at the maximum of time. You spend maybe an hour outside for recess. They specialize on the environment. Yes, you learn a lot about the environment but if you don't LOVE nature then I don't recommend this school at all. If I had the option to redo 5th grade, I would leave that school right away. I wish they had a counselor because I really needed it. I was depressed at that school and did not have the best grades at all. 4th grade I was extremely smart, but 5-6th grade had a 2.6gpa. They do not treat you fairly and the way you should be treated. Not only that, but the students were very rude. Especially on the bus, it got very problematic. There was tons of drama and it would make you feel 10x worse. 6th grade teachers are very nice, but they still need to focus on the core classes. Overall, it was very messy. Just FYI this is my experience but I know for a fact some of of my friends have similar experiences at Goodwillie. Do not recommend. I would do a 0 star rating if I could.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Unknown ok
5   2/28/2014
Best 5/6 experience possible for young students! Education going far beyond just four walls. Expectations of the students run high and the excellent, nurturing staff help the students reach those expectations.
- Posted by Parent - ruppr

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 5-6
  • Enrollment: 103 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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