School Details

North Godwin Elementary School

161 34th Street Southwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
(616) 252-2010
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 431 students 19 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

61%
50%
40%
65%
69%
61%

MI00195

None
98%
98%
95%
93%
92%
87%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Godwin Heights Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
63%
45%
92%
78%
70%
84%
60%
51%

MI00195

None
99%
97%
92%
97%
93%
84%
81%
67%
47%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Godwin Heights Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

North Godwin Elementary School is a public elementary school in Grand Rapids. The principal of North Godwin Elementary School is Mary Lang and can be contacted at lang@godwinschools.org. 431 students attend North Godwin Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 89% of the 431 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at North Godwin Elementary School is 19:1. AnchorPoint Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 45% 31%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Asian 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 29% 36%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 24%
Multiracial 10% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    There are lots of great things about this school. My second child is attending first grade at this school and I have always been very pleased with the leadership and communication of the entire staff. I also appreciate the strong PTA that is present and the apparent parent involvement in many of the students. The teachers have been flexible in working with a wide arrange of talents in allowing some students advanced work and helping those who may be behind all at the same time. I also like the very ethnically diverse campus and believe that this will translate to better citizens later in their lives.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is an excellent School. My daughter is in Kindergarden and she enjoys attending this school. She always comes home discussing her dy and reviewing what she has learned. Her writing skills have improved and she is always practicing her letters wanting to be able to read and write more!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school continues to excell. I enjoy hearing my child talk about her experiences at NORTH. This staff shows they care for all my kids and they want to help kids be successful in the future.

  • (5 years ago)

    North Godwin is a wonderful school and has dramatically changed the way my daughter is academically excelling. The reading program is great and Master Classroom really keeps her motivated.

  • (5 years ago)

    North Godwin is an excellent school and is finally being recognized for the great instructional practices that go on there. Recently they received National Recognition and received the Dispelling the Myth Award. North Godwin serves a diverse student population which enhance student growth and learning by allowing student to learn by experiencing each other differences. Students are excelling at North because of the diverse environment caring teachers and excellent instruction that happens daily. I would highly recommend this school to any parent who values education!

  • (5 years ago)

    I think the teachers try very hard to keep the kids motivated. My child has done very well in the individualized reading and math but this year they are not doing this. She is falling behind her peers in other schools. There is very little parent involvement.

  • (6 years ago)

    i think it is a wonderful school.yes sometimes they give too much homework but they really improve your language skills.for instance one word the sixth graders learned is 'tenicious'.and they can use it correctly in a sentance.and we at home are amazed at their math and science skills.

  • (7 years ago)

    Our school is awesome and the teachers are even better they take the time to get what each student needs. These kids are amazing by the end of year they are different people literally.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have two kids in this school now in Kindergarten and 2nd grade. Class size has always been very large 23-25 kids. The teachers are pretty good but not great. It seems to be a school that really pushes the kids very hard (too hard?) in academics and behavior. Very structured behavior guidelines and lots of homework. Homework every night in Kindergarten! Does have great racial and economic mix. No after-school prgrams and poor parent involvement. A good school but with problems.

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