Woodland Forrest is a great school. Dr. Byrts is an awesome principal and she has such a wonderful faculty full of passionate teachers who really love their students. This school promotes learning and leadership skills. The teachers here have high expectations of their students and they are very professional and friendly. You would truly enjoy being a parent here and your child or children would absolutely love it.
My school is fantastic, always clean and conmfortable, competent friendly staff who are very knowledgeable
I love this school because it works hard to demonstrate that all kids can succeed and become leaders, even amidst a context where nearly 59% of students are on free and reduced lunch
We loved Kindegarten. My child had a wonderful experience. We hope for the same next year.
WFS is a great school! My child has been there for 5 years. The staff and teachers are all very dedicated to our children and their education. Our PTA is one of the best! We do a great job at raising money for the school, which keeps our kids from having to sell cookie dough, wrapping paper, etc. Our biggest fund raiser is the Fall Festival. It is always a big event and draws people from our community, not just parents and kids. My only complaint is that we are losing our principal this year. She has been there since when my younger sister (20 years old) was a student at the school, but has decided to retire. She will be missed greatly!! Other than that, I can only say great things about our school!
The teachers are good. My daughter had great years there. My son enjoyed Kindergarten. The only problem I had ws my daughter going to Enrichment Class and missing most of her math class. Her grade in math slipped to a B becasue she was missing the lesson in math. After talking to her teacher about it, she allowed my daughter to stay in her math class and attend Enrichment afterwards. It worked out great. She now has an A in math.
I was very happy with my son's first year on school(kindergarten). The teachers made the transition exciting by making him feel welcomed. So now he loves to go to school.
My children have had a wonderful experience at Woodland Forrest. High points included wonderful classroom teachers and an exceptional music teacher that enrich the lives of WFS children. In addition, 'Run for the Fun of it', family reading nights and the enrichment program have also been my children's favorite. WFS has received 100% on the Annual Yearly Progress the last few years. My children are very happy. Things that could improve...right now it is a little overcrowded, but this should get better with the new restructuring plan. I would also like to see more parent involvement in PTA leadership roles. We have great PTA support, but there are always room for new ideas! Thanks WFS for what you have done for my children!
A school with a great Principal and PTA. Teachers are involved and love on the new children. The school has a great 'extended day' program that rotates children through study time, computers, and the playground. The playground is one of the best around. The school added an 'Outdoor Classroom' that will be certified by the Alabama Wildlife Federation. The school has been chosen as an Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative site.
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