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About This School

Goodwin Elementary School is a public elementary school in North Aurora. The principal of Goodwin Elementary School is Dr. Jeffrey Dietrich. 469 students attend Goodwin Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 0.8% of the Goodwin Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 23% of the 469 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 32% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Goodwin Elementary School is 17:1. Aurora Seventh-Day Adventist School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 56% 33%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 25% 45%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 16%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 50%
Limited English proficiency 0.8% 8%
Economically disadvantaged 23% 33%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This is my sons second year at Goodwin and they have been two great years. Last year he had Ms. Donash who was an excellent Kindergarten teacher. It was said to see her go. My son has Ms. Testone this year and so far I am extremely pleased with her lesson plans. He is engaged with the activities given by the teacher and comes home with something new every day. Thank you Goodwin team for a great experience so far.

  • (2 years ago)

    Goodwin Recently had a change in Principals the last one did great things for Goodwin Elementary. It seems that the new Principal is continuing in maintaining a high standard for Goodwin. It has a great atmosphere for the Children and has excellent Parental involvement. There is a strong focus on Reading and Math.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is my 3rd year with children in Goodwin from the outside they boast on antibully policies with signage with I guess makes outsiders and parents feel good. But if your child is bullied and they ask for help little to nothing is done about it even so far as the child being ignored. Children get 20 mins for lunch and with an already over crowded lunchroom. I have children who have taken only a few bites of food at lunch and have had to throw away the rest and told they could not take home the packaged left overs bought and paid for by their parents. Other school districts offer so many more extra curricular activities at lower and higher grade levels. The interior of this school is very unwelcoming. It is in my opinion that this is a bottom of the barrel Elementary School. Even the teachers seem to just 'get' the kids through the day.

  • (5 years ago)

    We have had two children attend Goodwin and we have nothing but the best to say about this school. We feel that our children have recieved the best elementary experience possible. The teachers are caring devoted and passionate about what they do. Classroom sizes are small and personal attention to every child's need is paramount. The diversity in this school is also a plus.

  • (5 years ago)

    So far so good our son had a great first great teacher Mrs. Pinkowski. Second grade has also started off pretty well. I agree that the principal was horrible but he has since moved on and we have a new principal. Looking forward to what he can bring to the table.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school. My kids have been attending Goodwin Elementary for four years. Love this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    This unfortunately is the school that we are assigned to with our address. It is quite possibly the worst school I have seen and I am very disappointed in the principal and staff. There are a couple of average teachers that keep it afloat but in general it is a cold impersonal staff with no regard for a student's individual needs or growth. A child is treated as a number who is a bother and just needs to be pushed through. We are now investigating area private schools and will make the sacrifice to pay for them rather than continue with this farse of a school. It is dirty dark depressing and just an unpleasant environment. The principal is an uncaring cold and difficult man who seems to care less about fair treatment academic responsibility or safety of his students. Truly a nightmare experience. Parents-BEWARE!

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