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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Mills E. Godwin High School is a top rated, public school located in Richmond, VA. It has 1,861 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.

Mills E. Godwin High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1230
506 responses
Average ACT
30
126 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$68,572
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,128
National
$949
Median Home Value
$233,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Senior guys dance, Mr. MG, and the variety show
    28%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • School productions (theatre, events, etc.)
    10%
  • Football Games
    9%
  • Athletics
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,861
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,948
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,646/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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Mills E. Godwin High School Reviews

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The academics and atmosphere at Godwin are absolutely great! I am a rising senior and have been very pleased with the classes, clubs, and sports that are available to students. As an active member in the Godwin community I can also attest to the AMAZING school spirit at Godwin. The energy at the various school events, including sporting events, talents shows, and dances, is unmatched. My only negative comment about the school would be on the facilities, which are understandably a little bit aged due to the older building. However, despite its age, Godwin has fantastic technology available to teachers and students.
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Attending Godwin High School was an overall positive experience. Academically, the school offered relatively small class sizes, knowledgable teachers, and a variety of elective and AP classes that could be taken. The counseling department also provided a substantial amount of help for the college admissions process. The school always felt safe and clean for the most part. The main drawback to Godwin is its age - the building is very old, with narrow hallways that often become cramped with the high student population, low ceilings, and an almost complete lack of windows (which can make it look quite sad at times). However, looking past the building itself, Godwin provided a great high school experience.
In spite of both the good and bad experiences here, Godwin has definitely changed me into a stronger person and provided me with many unforgettable memories. Be it the weekly library gatherings, club events, or other fun activities, the school always offered something more than just academics, which is quite important in enriching a student's school life. However, I personally felt that some teachers unnecessarily made the curriculum quite difficult than other schools, but I do believe that it prepares one for college better.