Goodwillie Environmental School

8400 2 Mile Rd Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 1%
2.67 5 1 (3 reviews)
Goodwillie Environmental School serves 101 students in grades 5-6.
Goodwillie Environmental School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-84% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

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 TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 5-6
Total Students101 students
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Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
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School Comparison

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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#18 out of 3119 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
n/a
8%
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Black
1%
18%
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White
96%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.080.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
2%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameForest Hills School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ada Eastern High School Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 804 students
    3.4 miles
    2200 Pettis Ave Ne
    Ada, MI 49301
    (616) 493-8830
    3.4 9-12 804
  • Ada Eastern Middle School Math: 62% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 7-8 | 411 students
    3.4 miles
    2200 Pettis Ave Ne
    Ada, MI 49301
    (616) 493-8850
    3.4 7-8 411
  • Ada Ada Vista Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-4 | 481 students
    3.6 miles
    7192 Bradfield Ave Se
    Ada, MI 49301
    (616) 493-8970
    3.6 K-4 481
  • Rockford Cannonsburg Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 196 students
    3.6 miles
    4894 Sturgis Ave Ne
    Rockford, MI 49341
    (616) 863-6344
    3.6 K-5 196
  • Ada Ada Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: PK-4 | 345 students
    3.7 miles
    731 Ada Dr Se
    Ada, MI 49301
    (616) 493-8940
    3.7 PK-4 345

School Reviews

  2.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
1  
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.
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2  
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.
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5  
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.
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