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John P. Woods Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 492 students

 

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Posted September 24, 2014

sucks! admins act as if its their first rodeo...and clearly, upon their appearance of maturity, its not. sloppy handling of records, no rhyme or reason to dropoff/pickup, completely unsatisfactory in communication skills. the list is long for wishing we'd never purchased a home in this particular school's district. i'm assuming they achieved their GSrating because of student test scores only. I've witnessed more responsibility and professionalism, not to mention student safety!, in schools rated at 4.
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Posted October 30, 2012

I went to Woods when I was elementary school. Woods and Euper are the only public schools I will allow my child to go to in Ft. Smith. The only problem I have had to deal with this year is bullying. Unfortunately it is off school propetywhile my child is walking home. My child now takes me long way home and instead of the 5 minutes it takes to get home once off school property it now takes 20 minutes. I have called the school about it. Have also called school to see about getting my child sessions with the counselor. I was told by the counselor that she would be seeing my child weekly. My child went to one session and hasn't been back. If we re still in the area next school year we will homeschool again or try the virtual public school.
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Posted August 22, 2011

Excellence is expected out of every student at Woods. As a parent if you are not willing to help your children achieve excellence, and will settle for low or average performance then Woods may not be for you. Great school, caring teachers, fair principle and most of all a great environment for learning.
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Posted April 20, 2011

Moved my child to Woods during mid year because she was bullied, still being bullied teachers act as though they don't care even when they see the bullying right in front of them
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Posted March 17, 2011

My daughter attends Woods, and I am very satisfied. I cannot see why someone would rate the school based on their children being shifted between two schools. How does that pertain to Woods? That only has to do with the school system itself. I find the teachers to be very good and the principal expects nothing but the best from the students. In a matter of two years (Pre-K to 1st grade) my daughter has made leaps and bonds. Very happy with her education upto this point.
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Posted August 23, 2005

I have given this school a rating review from the past years experience. This is the beginning of a new year & we have been faced with a major obsticle. My daughter is a 6th grader & is being moved from one school to another because of overcrowding in her grade. I am very unhappy about this decision. I now have to take my kids to to seperate schools. We have been put on a waiting list to get them back together. This is become an emotionally damaging event for my kids. I have voiced my concerns but the school system is not caring to the effect it has on the kids. Fort smith public school system doesn't care about the kids wellbeing. 6Th grade had three classes last year but now only has two. (Due to population decrease) this doesn't make sense seeing how the class is now overcrowded.
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 85% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

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85%

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86%

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93%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 84% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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96%

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84%

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84%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

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85%

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76%

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72%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

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76%

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68%

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66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 73% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
92%

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91%

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87%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 77% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 64%
Hispanic 12% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 1%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Black 5% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3201 Massard Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: (479) 452-5808

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