School Details

Mills E. Godwin Middle School

14800 Darbydale Av, Woodbridge, VA 22193
(703) 670-6166
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1071 students 20 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

73%
75%
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70%
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78%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Prince William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
77%
75%
37%
55%
61%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Prince William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
75%
71%
69%
75%
70%
79%
75%
62%
70%
78%
76%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Prince William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
76%
76%
100%
73%
76%

Standards of Learning End-of-Course (SOLEOC)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Prince William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mills E. Godwin Middle School is a public middle school in Woodbridge. The principal of Mills E. Godwin Middle School is Ms. Jehovanni Mitchell. 1,071 children attend Mills E. Godwin Middle School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 57% of the 1,071 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Mills E. Godwin Middle School is 20:1. Holy Family Catholic 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

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 8%
Hispanic 44% 24%
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 23%
White, non-Hispanic 20% 41%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    They call it guetto godwin it should be better nobody even does their he and its totally normal

  • (2 years ago)

    this school is pretty good academics and a great and strict bullying policy that i love i would reccomend

  • (3 years ago)

    Godwin middle school is a awesome school. they have new staff and they are very strict. Students are getting better grades and higher scores. LOVE THIS SCHOOL

  • (3 years ago)

    Estoy muy orgullosa de decir que nuestra experiencia en Godwin ha sido una fant stica. Los maestros son muy dedicados y profesionales. Nuestro hijo ha formado parte del programa I.B. y nos encontramos muy felices por todos sus logros en su trayectoria por Godwin. Sabemos que continuar haciendo una gran labor acad mica gracias a el apoyo y esfuerzo de los consejeros y maestros de GM School. Gracias. ) Fam. Nieves

  • (3 years ago)

    I am going to 8th. When I was in the 6th Godwin was CRAZY. BC out staff didnt care what we did. Now this year we have bette staff and we are strict. We might even be having uni-forms. There was 1 or 2 fights when i was in the 7th. but when i was in the 6th there was like 6-7 fights. with a great new staff it changed. and the fights when i was in the 7th it wasnt even at our school it was one behind the 7'11 and one in a neighborhood. So i think you should let your child go there. Cant wait tillt school starts back.

  • (5 years ago)

    I like the new renovations but there is some fighting going on in the hallways.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am very happy with the IB program at Godwin Middle! The administration could use some work though....

  • (5 years ago)

    I taught at Godwin for less than a year and it was the worst experience of my life. The students were great for the most part but administration was the worst. The principal was nowhere to be found. One of the vice principal was very supportive and the other was out for blood. The teachers for the most part were good but there are a few that were only concern with their own success rather the school as a whole.

  • (6 years ago)

    I attended this school and i thought they had great teachers. I will always remember that Godwin was the first school that i ever recieved straight A's in! =]

  • (6 years ago)

    Godwin I think could have alot fo potential if some things were to change. I sent my child who has an IEP to thic school because I liked the IB program that was presented. My son started out in those classes but then they basically switched him to regular classes. The teachers do not seem to want to work with him or his IEP just as much as the school does not seem to comply with it. Also as a board member pf the PTO I can tell you that it is very difficult to work with both the parents and the teachers. Everyone has great ideas but nobody wants to help enforce them. Suffice to say my child will not be returning next year and I believe our family will be going the route of home schooling.

  • (6 years ago)

    the program at goodwin has deteriated since they changed principals. the current principal is hard to find

  • (6 years ago)

    Godwin is an OK school i guess. I'm not sure if i get the education i woulda like. We have two huge problems First is our principal acts in a way like she doesnt like her job. She never interacts with us. Second is the way the teachers teach they read out of a book and expect us to have it learned.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child goes to this wonderful school though the students tend to get a little over excited in the hallways sometimes it is a very educational and safe school enviroment. I highly recomend this school for other children!

  • (7 years ago)

    Godwin is a very diverse school where students openly express themselves. Although the principal comes to school late often and she never interacts with us. Bullying is another huge problem trying to be dealt with. My second year at Godwin has beem a complete disaster.

  • (7 years ago)

    My student is involved in the International Bacalaureate program. It is the only middle school in Woodbridge that offers the program and my child enjoys it although it is really intense.

  • (7 years ago)

    Godwin is the best school i've ever been in. It has caring and educated teachers as well as students. It has its ups and downs but thats just normal for a school with so many talented students in. It's a very safe envirment. The only bad thing about Godwin would have to be the principal it seems as if she does not care for the students nor school. Other then that i would have to say 'Godwin Pride Governers Rule!'

  • (7 years ago)

    I think godwin is a 4 alot of changes with the school apperance should be change but godwin ad a whole is wonderful and I enjoyed my three years. AND the princapal is great and Im said too see him go.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child is experiencing problems in regards to Bullying @ GMS. I have met & talked to several school officials regarding my concerns for my child's safety to during & from school. At one of my meetings w/the principal he assured me that he would personally look into my situation and handle it accordingly for he and GMS has a 'Zero Tolerence'. To date the problem still exist. What 'Zero Tolerence'?! multiple trips to school/school security half a dozen remediation attempts multiple verbal threats & multiple near miss fights...how much more does my child need to be subject to before this 'ZERO TOLERANCE' is implemented? Needless to say I'm looking into a school transfer & assistance from the School Board.

  • (10 years ago)

    MY daughter is a 7th grade IBMYP student at GMS. I have found the school to be wonderful. She had a great transition from Elementary to Middle school. Thanks to the Sixth grade teachers. She passed Adanced in the recent SOL exam. The extra curriculum activities are extensive and varied. Some techers even offer after school help for students free of charge. We have a new Principal who seems to care a lot about the school. I urge parents to get involved and use the EDULINK to check on thier child's progress. Also encourage your children to tap on to all that GMS has to offer. I have been extremly pleased with my daughter's progress and her teachers. Keep up the good work.

  • (10 years ago)

    My Son is a 7th grade IB Student at Godwin Middle. Our first year was positive for the most part. I found most of his teachers helpful when I needed them. I like the homework hotline so I can check to see if he is doing his assigments. I also like being able to email the teachers and get a response. (one or two don't use emails but the majoity of them do.) My only concern is the standards of learning test. Although he is an A/B student he fails these test consistantly. I have spent thousands of dollars at Huntington Learning Centers to help but he still struggles. I have been told when he matures more he will learn to study more effectively and pass these tests. But it is mind blowing that a child could get A/B report cards on class work and not pass these tests?

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