Goodwillie Environmental School
Goodwillie Environmental School places among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:
- Category Attribute
- Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 1%)
- Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 1%)
- Reading/Language Arts Proficiency Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 1%)
- Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 20%)
Goodwillie Environmental School's student population of 101 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 4 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
|School Type||Magnet School|
|Grades Offered||Grades 5-6|
|Total Students||101 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||4 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
Goodwillie Environmental School is ranked within the top 1% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Goodwillie Environmental School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data||This School||State Level (MI)|
Overall Testing Rank
|#18 out of 3119 schools|
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
|Student : Teacher Ratio||25:1||18:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||Forest Hills School District|
Nearby Public Schools
The nearest high school to Goodwillie Environmental School is Eastern High School (3.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Eastern Middle School (3.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ada Vista Elementary School (3.6 miles away)
- School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
- Ada Eastern High School Grades: 9-12 | 804 students
2200 Pettis Ave Ne
Ada, MI 49301
(616) 493-8830 3.4 9-12 804
- Ada Eastern Middle School Grades: 7-8 | 411 students
2200 Pettis Ave Ne
Ada, MI 49301
(616) 493-8850 3.4 7-8 411
- Ada Ada Vista Elementary School Grades: K-4 | 481 students
7192 Bradfield Ave Se
Ada, MI 49301
(616) 493-8970 3.6 K-4 481
- Rockford Cannonsburg Elementary School Grades: K-5 | 196 students
4894 Sturgis Ave Ne
Rockford, MI 49341
(616) 863-6344 3.6 K-5 196
- Ada Ada Elementary School Grades: PK-4 | 345 students
731 Ada Dr Se
Ada, MI 49301
(616) 493-8940 3.7 PK-4 345
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
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
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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