Goddard School/Science Technical

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Goddard School/Science Technical is an elementary school in Worcester, Massachusetts, serving 380 students from pre-kindergarten to 6th grade. The school is part of the Worcester school district, which is ranked 299 out of 356 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Goddard School/Science Technical faces significant challenges, with a student population that is 65% Hispanic, significantly higher than the state average. The school consistently ranks in the bottom 20% of Massachusetts elementary schools, with academic performance on MCAS assessments well below the state and district averages across all grades and subjects. This is particularly true for White, Special Education, and Disabled students, though the school performs better for English Language Learners. Despite relatively high per-student spending of around $19,000, the school's academic outcomes remain poor, suggesting that simply increasing funding may not be the sole solution to improving performance.

Nearby schools, such as May Street and Heard Street, have significantly higher academic proficiency rates and better overall performance, despite serving similar student populations. This indicates that there may be opportunities for Goddard School/Science Technical to learn from the practices and strategies employed at these higher-performing schools to address the underlying factors contributing to the achievement gaps.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 14 Richards Street
       Worcester, MA  01603


(508) 799-3594

District: Worcester

SchoolDigger Rank:
770th of 926 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,099 Help


Students who attend Goddard School/Science Technical usually attend:

Middle:    Sullivan Middle
High:    South High Community
    University Pk Campus School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.1 Help
Number of students:  380

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
65.3%
African American:
13.4%
White:
10.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  95.7% Help


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Compare Details Goddard School/Science Technical ranks worse than 83.2% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 22nd among 32 ranked elementary schools in the Worcester School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 17.84. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (65.3%), African American (13.4%), White (10.5%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Goddard School/Science Technical is 11.1, which is the 2nd best among 32 elementary schools in the Worcester School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Goddard School/Science Technical is $19,099, which is the 4th highest among 32 elementary schools in the Worcester School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Goddard School/Science Technical:

SchoolDigger ranks Goddard School/Science Technical 770th of 926 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Goddard School/Science Technical in the ranking list.)

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Worcester:

SchoolDigger ranks Worcester 299th of 355 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Goddard School/Science Technical

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Rank History for all students at Goddard School/Science Technical

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 8.74 808th 884 8.6%
2004 6.01 844th 882 4.3%
2005 8.10 832nd 887 6.2%
2006 6.21 875th 911 4.0%
2007 5.92 871st 911 4.4%
2008 6.41 864th 908 4.8%
2009 8.06 855th 909 5.9%
2011 4.83 902nd 924 2.4%
2012 4.74 900th 930 3.2%
2013 2.60 918th 928 1.1%
2014 2.18 915th 926 1.2%
2015 7.37 880th 914 3.7%
2016 3.77 920th 932 1.3%
2017 3.93 922nd 938 1.7%
2018 5.64 909th 934 2.7%
2019 8.71 895th 942 5.0%
2021 12.47 831st 936 11.2%
2022 9.38 876th 932 6.0%
2023 17.84 770th 928 17.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Goddard School/Science Technical

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.05 214th 244 12.3%
2019 21.99 232nd 258 10.1%
2021 35.69 157th 240 34.6%
2022 33.14 191st 267 28.5%
2023 60.19 45th 264 83.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Goddard School/Science Technical

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.47 834th 886 5.9%
2019 20.77 804th 896 10.3%
2021 25.10 724th 894 19.0%
2022 18.45 812th 905 10.3%
2023 19.18 647th 703 8.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Goddard School/Science Technical

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.93 644th 685 6.0%
2019 17.92 642nd 700 8.3%
2021 26.90 567th 705 19.6%
2022 20.22 687th 772 11.0%
2023 37.61 499th 757 34.1%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Goddard School/Science Technical

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 51.78 7th 12 41.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Goddard School/Science Technical

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 5.36 877th 893 1.8%
2019 7.66 874th 902 3.1%
2021 8.51 869th 898 3.2%
2022 9.79 855th 901 5.1%
2023 21.50 712th 887 19.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Goddard School/Science Technical

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.33 651st 656 0.8%
2019 14.87 647th 665 2.7%
2021 34.34 411th 632 35.0%
2022 21.97 580th 672 13.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Goddard School/Science Technical

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 8.35 857th 898 4.6%
2019 11.30 844th 907 6.9%
2021 19.85 729th 904 19.4%
2022 11.27 846th 908 6.8%
2023 16.28 772nd 896 13.8%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Goddard School/Science Technical

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 13.43 810th 925 12.4%
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Rank History for Tested Remotely students at Goddard School/Science Technical

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 18.91 339th 399 15.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Goddard School/Science Technical

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.44 348th 379 8.2%
2019 17.82 370th 398 7.0%
2021 27.50 303rd 379 20.1%
2022 21.59 365th 401 9.0%
2023 42.79 231st 420 45.0%
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Rank History for White students at Goddard School/Science Technical

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 0.98 771st 772 0.1%
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Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Goddard School/Science Technical

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 212 17 15 51 1 n/a n/a 0 296
1989 184 16 30 31 1 n/a n/a 0 262
1990 179 18 40 38 3 n/a n/a 0 278
1991 126 15 33 57 1 n/a n/a 0 232
1992 120 12 33 51 3 n/a n/a 0 219
1993 343 27 34 268 2 n/a n/a 0 674
1994 378 35 38 320 2 n/a n/a 0 773
1995 344 30 42 309 0 n/a n/a 0 725
1996 344 30 42 309 0 n/a n/a 0 725
1997 341 37 42 349 0 n/a n/a 0 769
1998 304 40 47 249 0 n/a n/a 0 640
1999 256 48 44 249 0 n/a n/a 0 597
2000 238 43 42 279 0 n/a n/a 0 602
2001 223 36 56 274 0 n/a n/a 0 589
2002 194 31 57 279 0 n/a n/a 0 561
2003 194 31 57 279 0 n/a n/a 0 561
2004 172 47 58 310 1 n/a n/a 0 588
2005 184 26 58 323 0 n/a n/a 0 591
2006 135 15 48 357 0 n/a n/a 21 576
2007 128 32 57 430 0 n/a n/a 24 671
2008 107 31 53 435 0 n/a n/a 23 649
2009 96 41 59 446 0 0 19 0 661
2010 84 39 66 374 0 0 19 0 582
2011 68 53 71 376 2 0 16 0 586
2012 66 65 78 374 2 1 12 0 598
2013 87 77 78 342 2 0 12 0 598
2014 74 68 73 297 3 0 18 0 533
2015 72 46 65 275 3 0 23 0 484
2016 71 49 64 275 3 0 21 0 483
2017 89 52 56 295 4 0 21 0 517
2018 65 42 51 288 4 0 15 0 465
2019 55 41 48 245 4 0 14 0 407
2020 34 43 43 238 5 0 11 0 374
2021 42 40 35 222 2 0 15 0 356
2022 51 46 33 231 1 0 16 0 378
2023 40 51 31 248 1 0 9 0 380

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Goddard School/Science Technical

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 296 n/a n/a n/a
1989 262 n/a n/a n/a
1990 278 n/a n/a n/a
1991 232 n/a n/a n/a
1992 219 n/a n/a n/a
1993 674 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 773 n/a n/a n/a
1995 725 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 725 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 769 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 640 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 597 n/a 0.0 0
2000 602 n/a 0.0 82.6
2001 589 n/a 0.0 81.8
2002 561 n/a n/a 86.6
2003 561 n/a n/a 86.6
2004 588 46.4 12.7 88.9
2005 591 42.5 13.9 92.7
2006 576 44.7 12.9 97.3
2007 671 44.0 15.3 100.5
2008 649 40.4 16.1 99
2009 661 50.7 13.0 95.5
2010 582 46.7 12.4 98.6
2011 586 37.0 15.8 95.7
2012 598 34.8 17.1 94.5
2013 598 35.5 16.8 94.6
2014 533 29.0 18.3 93.1
2015 484 38.0 12.7 95.7
2016 483 35.0 13.8 n/a
2017 517 34.3 15.0 n/a
2018 465 32.8 14.1 n/a
2019 407 30.4 13.3 n/a
2020 374 32.5 11.5 n/a
2021 356 31.8 11.1 n/a
2022 378 31.9 11.8 n/a
2023 380 34.0 11.1 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Goddard School/Science Technical

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 296 n/a n/a n/a
1989 262 n/a n/a n/a
1990 278 n/a n/a n/a
1991 232 n/a n/a n/a
1992 219 n/a n/a n/a
1993 674 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 773 n/a n/a n/a
1995 725 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 725 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 769 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 640 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 597 n/a 0.0 0
2000 602 n/a 0.0 82.6
2001 589 n/a 0.0 81.8
2002 561 n/a n/a 86.6
2003 561 n/a n/a 86.6
2004 588 46.4 12.7 88.9
2005 591 42.5 13.9 92.7
2006 576 44.7 12.9 97.3
2007 671 44.0 15.3 100.5
2008 649 40.4 16.1 99
2009 661 50.7 13.0 95.5
2010 582 46.7 12.4 98.6
2011 586 37.0 15.8 95.7
2012 598 34.8 17.1 94.5
2013 598 35.5 16.8 94.6
2014 533 29.0 18.3 93.1
2015 484 38.0 12.7 95.7
2016 483 35.0 13.8 n/a
2017 517 34.3 15.0 n/a
2018 465 32.8 14.1 n/a
2019 407 30.4 13.3 n/a
2020 374 32.5 11.5 n/a
2021 356 31.8 11.1 n/a
2022 378 31.9 11.8 n/a
2023 380 34.0 11.1 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Goddard School/Science Technical

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,603 (15.0%) $14,730 (85.0%) $17,332
2020 $1,862 (9.8%) $17,060 (90.2%) $18,923
2021 $1,595 (8.4%) $17,504 (91.6%) $19,099

Data source: Massachusetts Department of Education
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Impact of COVID-19 on Goddard School/Science Technical

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 895th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 770th of 928 Elementary schools
 12%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Goddard School/Science Technical)1023.4
 13.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Worcester)3824.8
 13.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Goddard School/Science Technical)1221.3
 9.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Worcester)3026.3
 3.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Goddard School/Science Technical)1520.9
 5.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Worcester)3722.6
 14.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Goddard School/Science Technical)2314
 9.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Worcester)3224.2
 7.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Goddard School/Science Technical)1731.4
 14.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Worcester)3931.9
 7.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5243.8
 8.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Goddard School/Science Technical)2121.6
 0.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Worcester)3326.9
 6.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.9
 8.2%
5th Grade Science (Goddard School/Science Technical)1722
 5%
   5th Grade Science (Worcester)3125.7
 5.3%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4841.6
 6.4%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Goddard School/Science Technical)3929
 10.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Worcester)4532.2
 12.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5442.3
 11.7%
6th Grade Mathematics (Goddard School/Science Technical)3218.4
 13.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Worcester)4329
 14%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)5141
 10%
All Grades English Language Arts (Goddard School/Science Technical)2126.3
 5.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Worcester)3726.9
 10.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Goddard School/Science Technical)2219
 3%
   All Grades Mathematics (Worcester)3124.1
 6.9%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Goddard School/Science Technical)1722
 5%
   All Grades Science (Worcester)2724.7
 2.3%
   All Grades Science (Massachusetts)4741.2
 5.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students407380
 6.6%
African American4151
 24.4%
American Indian41
 75%
Asian4831
 35.4%
Hispanic245248
 1.2%
Pacific Islander00
White5540
 27.3%
Two or More Races149
 35.7%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 380 students attended Goddard School/Science Technical.

Students who attend Goddard School/Science Technical usually go on to attend:

Middle : Sullivan Middle
High : South High Community
High : University Pk Campus School

Students at Goddard School/Science Technical are 65% Hispanic, 13% African American, 11% White, 8% Asian, 2% Two or more races.

Goddard School/Science Technical ranks in the bottom 16.8% of Massachusetts elementary schools.


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