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Wood School

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Posted August 28, 2014

My son is still enrolled in this school at first I was wow'd I thought it was great but the more I stuck around the school the more I opened my eyes. Lock downs cause they can't find students? I was in the office waiting for my son and heard more than 2 parents calling angry because their child got lost and wandered outside the gates. It was my sons first day and I got him out 10 minutes early so asked for him to be sent to the office...what do you know...he got lost..they don't escort your child or even show that they care. So many wrong things going on with this school, my son came home upset because his teacher wouldn't let him hold the restroom & he ended up peeing his pants. No sorry or anything she sent him away to the nurse office.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2014

I was in love with this school in 2013 but has change so much .. I'm not happy with this school.. teacher are great but they are not teamwork, the office the principal not good !! I moving my kid from this crazy unless school.. kinder garden teacher great!! first great too.. but that is not all... they don't close gate on time! the person who close the gates is so rude!. for 2 yr I have never see the principal out side checking on the kids... the playgrounds are not clean , and if you said something they just laugh at you!.. they move many kids from Phoenix school and not even said a word about that.. there was a time that a kid get out from school ground and they not even notice , until the end of the day!! crazy!!! and other time when a men get in the bathroom from kinder garden area, and they did not said nothing. some teacher from 5 grade is so rude!, I will not recommend this school.. lack of security. lack of common sense , lack of respect , and much more.. if you go to Arizona department of education they were B and went down to C what is next D , E , F?? This school lacks communication with the parents. The principal lacks communication with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2014

Awesome school. I have 4 children enrolled and they have awesome teachers. Ms.Barnes the 4rd grade teacher goes way beyond what a teacher is. She is wonderful! Mrs. Radick is great and my son loves her. Mr. Naylor and Mr. Radzik are awesome kindergarten teachers. The staff here is wonderful and all really care about each child. Awesome school.
—Submitted by a parent


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.
—Submitted by a parent


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
—Submitted by a parent


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.
—Submitted by a parent


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 Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 61% 43%
Black 11% 5%
White 11% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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727 W Cornell Dr
Tempe, AZ 85283
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