The staff and teachers at Woodside care about all students and it shows in the thoughtful things that they do. Many of the parents are also active here and volunteer and donate to the school. My child transferred to Woodside from another elementary school in Pleasant Hill and not only had a better experience socially/emotionally, but also exceeded all educational milestones set by both myself and his teacher. My child has developed a love of learning and reading while at Woodside and I believe that this school has helped to set a great foundation for him in life and academics. Words cannot express how grateful I am to the teachers and staff. As the saying goes "It takes a village to raise a child" and I am thankful that Woodside is a part of our village.
Amazing school!! I can't say enough about this wonderful learning environment! The teachers are outstanding, the children are respectful and welcoming, and the parents are actively involved. Thank you, Woodside!!
I just want to comment on the review posted by a parent on June 5, 2012 below... When you said that the crayon cans are filthy, did you ever do anything about it? Like donating new cans or cleaning supplies? Regarding the books, ever tried donating some books for the kids to use? And about having an adult watch the kids during recess, have you notified the admin/teacher about this issue? I'm just curious to know if you addressed these issues and nothing have been done about these.
My daughter has attended Woodside for Kindergarten and First grade. We love this school! The parent envolvement is great, the teachers have been great and the principal is wonderful. My daughter can't wait for second grade to start!
Our child attended kindergarten here. It was horrible. They have a reading area, but no books. They all shared text books that were used. The crayons "cans" on each desk were absolutely filthy. The teacher actually said to the parents during our first group meeting that it was too hard for her to tear out 30 single pages from the workbooks so they would not send homework home for us to see, but would let us know how our child was doing if we contacted them to ask. No discipline in the classroom and NO ONE watching them at recess. My child was seriously injured once and there was no adult to tell - another child took the initiative and sought one out to help my child. It was shocking.
Woodside is a wonderful school in a spotty school district. The teachers are dedicated, the principal is great, and there is a lot of parent involvement. The feeder pattern for Woodside is not good though - the middle school is bad, and the high school is just okay. Otherwise love this school.
even though the school doesn't any money, they are trying to do their best, the teachers are very care giving and they don't want any other kid fall behind.
Woodside is a great school! Amazing teachers, wonderful, friendly, and funny staff, great job by the principal. Very active parent group. We are lucky to have a great public education available to our kids.
we have been going to woodside since 1990. as my kids have grown up . every year the school has impressed me more and more ,the level of parent participation and teacher quality has been the biggest factor,you would think this was a private school with all of the involvement .it makes me proud to be a parent of a fith grader,my last child to attend woodside.we are excited to see whats in store for us this year ,TWS a happy parent.
This schools thrives with its outstanding parental involvement. A distinguished designation is only the tip of the iceberg here. An exceptional school with extraordinary teaching and genuine care.
Not a parent, but a student that attended Woodside when I was 5, that was 17 years ago! This school is the best, my brother, sister and cousins attended....I believe this to be the best school in bay area!
Great school, teachers care, lots of parent volunteers for just about everything, strong parent faculty club
Excellent teachers and staff. Very involved parents that have provided many extras for the students. After school enrichment, playground equipment, musical equipment, computers, computer teacher and more. Music programs for 4th and 5th grade. After school programs for all grades.
This is a great school. Teachers & principal are very involved in giving the students their best. There is a high level of parental involvement and the school is constantly working on ways to improve its ability to give the children the best education possible. The playgrounds were recently upgraded, they have a separate art awareness program as well as music program. I'm glad my son is going to this school.
Woodside Elementary is an outstanding school in a close knit community. The staff and parents collaborate to help each child achieve their absolute academic best. Woodside maintains a friendly, warm, and cheerful environment tempered with the discipline and structure necessary for optimum learning conditions. I have been a teacher at Woodside for over 10 years, and I can assure you that you could not find a more ideal atmosphere for your child to excel during the crucial years of elementary education.
Woodside Elementary scool has high focued learning standards. There is high parent participation. The school staff is highly motivated. Most of these students transfer to Sequoia Middle School after 5th grade as they all like to challanged academically, and Sequoia is a magnet school for these highly charged children and families. This school ranks very high in the district and had a well deserved repretation.
Woodside Elementary is a wonderful learning environement for children of all learning levels and abilities. The environment is warm and caring with strong parent involvement. There are many fun activities offered throughout the year. My daughter was a struggling reader for a couple of years but the compassion and dedication of various teachers and administration gave her the opportunity to overcome her challenges and she began to excel in her academics. I couldn't have hoped for a better elementary school experience for my child.
My son just completed his first year at woodside,It was a great experience, The teachers are caring and great with the kids. Wonderful school.
I'm not a parent but a full time teacher at Woodside. We have a hard working collaborative staff with the leadership of an excellent principal. We also have a very supportive PFC that helps us to do the best job we can in educating thir children.
I have 3 children who have attended Woodside Elementary. The school has wonderful teachers and has had its share of great principals. The most recent principal is one of the best I've ever seen at this level. The parent involvement is extremely high with many fun, exciting, and educational activities sponsored by our Parent Faculty Club. The partnership between the school and the parents is wonderful.
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