School Details

Goodman Middle School

3701 38th Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
(253) 858-5500
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 603 students 18 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

63%
66%
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85%
72%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Peninsula School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
75%
64%
84%
81%
69%
79%
79%
71%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Peninsula School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
68%
53%
85%
80%
66%
86%
80%
65%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 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.
100%
100%
82%
100%
100%
99%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Peninsula School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Goodman Middle School is a public middle school in Gig Harbor. The principal of Goodman Middle School is Scott McDaniel. 603 students attend Goodman Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 17% of the 603 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Goodman Middle School is 18:1. Lighthouse Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 77% 79%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 11% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1.0% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (5 years ago)

    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!

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school did an outstanding job supporting encouraging and teaching my daughter.

  • (7 years ago)

    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!

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school with excellent teachers and staff. highly recommended.

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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!

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

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Overall score

(based on 16 ratings & reviews)

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