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Wood School

Public | PK-5 | 611 students

 

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Posted May 1, 2013

Is the first year of my daughter in kindergarten, with Miss, Sussan Lee, excellent teacher, kind, patient. dedicated the best kindergarten teacher,. my daughter loves her. and loves school thanks to her teacher .. miss, tilton and naylor kindergarten teachers are fantastic .. My daughter reads books 2nd grade now .. I'm very happy with everything that have done for my daughter. she is goin to be 1st grade this year,. this is the last month of my daughter's kindergarten. Thanks miss. Lee for Your patience, and dedicaion with kindergarten children Parents should be Involvement more in school, it's too bad many of them do not like to be aware of what's going on. but this School is great ..
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Posted March 10, 2011

I have 3 children in Wood School. The teachers there are very good. They listen and act on your concerns about your child. My daughter had trouble with her speech when she first began and struggled with ADD and the teachers there at Wood did an excellent job at getting her on the right track. She makes excellent grades and enjoys going to school there. All my kids love their school and mom does too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2008

I have nothing but good to say about wood school. My daughter is in first grade and she has an outstanding teacher as well as she did last year! She had learned so much and opened her eyes to even so much more.
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Posted March 13, 2008

My son went to this school sadly for only a year. His teacher was awesome! I have a son that struggles in school and this teacher was able to reach him and he grew leaps and bounds. They have a great music program which I think all children should be encouraged to join. If I was able to keep him in the school all the way through high school I would have.
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Posted October 8, 2007

I am pleased with Wood And think if more Parents get involved with there childrens education. It will only be a win win situation for the students, the parents, and the school.
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Posted April 14, 2005

I am pleasantly surprised with Wood Elementary. Parents are able to volunteer in class and have a PTA organization. The children are able to participate in choir or orchestra. The reading program for kindergarteners is great. My kindergartener is doing great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2004

teachers are good, good reading program
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Posted January 12, 2004

This school lacks communication with the parents. The principal lacks communication with parents. The reading program seems to be not followed by certain teachers. Certain teachers show too many students 'frustration' when it comes to certain things. No child should go to school disliking it.. Every Child should be treated the same but every child has a different way of learning which they should understand!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2003

As a former student of this school, I am pleased to see that at least 2 of my old teachers are still teaching here. My son is now in 1st grade and I am very happy with the new reading program. When I was a student here, we had a similar program for math. I would like to see that again. I think any parent looking for a great school for their children would be wise to consider Wood School.
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Posted March 28, 2003

Wood school is great at keeping up with the students level of performance not just their grade level. The reading programs are terrific.


Posted October 15, 2002

Wood School is a great school. The teachers are very friendly. The school is well organized and managed.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing Plus".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 55% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 14% 6%
White 13% 42%
Black 12% 5%
Asian 5% 3%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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727 W Cornell Dr
Tempe, AZ 85283
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