School Details

Goshen Elementary School

8701 Warfield Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20882
(301) 840-8165
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 590 students 16 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

73%
78%
82%
91%
85%
83%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
91%
89%
90%
91%
88%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
85%
81%
98%
93%
88%
71%
72%
67%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Goshen Elementary School is a public elementary school. 590 students attend Goshen Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 25% of the Goshen Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 34% of the 590 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Goshen Elementary School is 16:1. Mother of God School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 31% 39%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 23%
Hispanic 24% 22%
Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 15%
Asian 12% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34% 27%
Limited English proficiency 25% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm surprised that Goshen only gets a 5 out of 10 score. This is a wonderful school with excellent teachers and staff and great kids. I'm so glad my children go to Goshen!

  • (2 years ago)

    My son went to Goshen and my daughter is there now Goshen is excellent.The teachers and the principal are very supportive they work with the kids to put out their best effort.I will recommend Goshen to any parent looking for a nurturing environment for their children my only regret is that the middle and high schools are not as good.

  • (2 years ago)

    On the right track and doing a wonderful job! My child started Goshen this year and I couldn't be more pleased. As an educator and having researched many private schools and other MCPS schools in our area I'm happy with our decision to send our child here.

  • (4 years ago)

    Goshen elementary is a great school. Parents involvement in PTA programs and teachers effort to deliver better education for students are outstanding.

  • (4 years ago)

    The Goshen ES community of teachers and administrators truly care about your child's safety security happiness and academic and social success. We have a diverse population of childrent which is wonderful because it teaches us all more about ourselves and others. These kids will be running the country when we retire the more comfortable they are embracing one another's srengths and differences the more success they will enjoy and the more secure we will be in our retirement.

  • (4 years ago)

    The entirety of this school is excellent!! I wish the school went up to grade 12.. I love everything about the school. The staff teachers cleaniness e.tc.. This is my child last year with this school. He attended since kindergarten (4yrs) and now 10..wow. i will truly miss Goshen but will recommend it to others..Thanks Goshen for all the time and effort you have bestow in my son's education

  • (4 years ago)

    Good school great teachers PTA and programs. Unfortunately the middle and high schools are not that great here. We have four more years until my son graduates from Goshen elementary then we are moving out of this area...

  • (5 years ago)

    My child is graduating in a couple of weeks from Goshen and I can confidently say that the academic and social experiences that she has experienced had have been outstanding. My daughter has been encouraged and supported to be in advanced classes and I have never felt that the homework load for ever was too cumbersome or extreme. As with any school Goshen is faced with a very diverse population which I can only assume would make it challenging for any educator. Amazingly the teachers at Goshen have mastered this diversity and thus accommodate all intellectual and skill levels.

  • (5 years ago)

    We have a student in 4th grade this year. Goshen elementary is in decline. The highschool Gaithersburg High is not good at all. Lately the biggest frustration has been the amount of Math homework. We are not able to keep up when we spend 2 to 3 hours on it Monday thru Saturday. Other Parents in the class are saying the some thing. These are all sharp kids with very supportive Parents. I know the school is desperate to get higher test scores but 3 hours of Math each night is not the solution.

  • (6 years ago)

    Goshen is an excellent school . Our son is now on his second year and we are very pleased with his progress. Class sizes are larger than we would like (approx 18 students) but this has been more than compensated for by the skill enthusiasm and clear dedication of the teachers and principal. In our experience the students are all very well behaved sociable and respectful. We see this both in the school as well in the behavior of children out of school (many of whom live nearby and we see regularly). I am completely comfortable with my child remaining at Goshen and look forward to the coming years there.

  • (6 years ago)

    I've had children at this school for 5 years and have watched this school decline. So many more children who need extra help that children who are on grade level or above get less time with the teacher. More and more problems with discipline language respect and authority. I'm disappointed because there are quite a few great teachers at this school! But they can only do so much with what they are given. Class sizes are increasing as well. Ms. King the principal has her hands full. Parent involvement is half of what it was 5 years ago and declining. So sad. The middle and high school options in this district are not good either so we're moving.

  • (7 years ago)

    The Principal Mrs King takes keen interest and we certainly are happy with the progress made by our daughter

  • (8 years ago)

    Goshen is an excellent school. My son and I loved his 2nd grade teacher. She challenged him with work beyond his grade level and his reading and math improved he was reading way beyond his grade level. Ms. King the principal is excellent and is really involved with the teachers and students. She so caring and is all about the children and their needs. At the beginning of this school year they changed bus locations in my neighborhood. Ms. King took the time to meet the parents at the bus stop on the first day of school to address any concerns and to make sure the children arrived safely...as you see exceptional service.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter and I both love Goshen. Her teacher went the extra mile to ensure she was challenged and is now reading far higher than her grade level. Love the all-day Kindergarten. It gives them a chance for music art gym computer lab and library time. Teachers excellent and principal very involved.

  • (9 years ago)

    Although the classes are large the students are assessed individualy and grouped by ability. My kindergarten son is doing both Reading and Math on a first grade level.

  • (10 years ago)

    I love this schoola and so do my children. The teachers are very supportive and go the extra mile for each of their students.

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Overall score

(based on 17 ratings & reviews)

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