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Manteca, CA
Students enrolled: 999

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575 Tannehill Drive
Manteca, CA 95337

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(209) 858-7430
(209) 824-8783
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April 19, 2014
I will keep it short and simple. It was a good school, never a great school. McParland is a great school and continues to be a great school. Woodward had potential and still does have potential. Also, it is not even close to being a good school. And it all begins with the principal who lost control of the upper grades by losing great 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade teachers and replacing them with less qualified teachers. And I continue to blame the principal who constantly in front of parents like myself has made fun and poke jokes at her own Vice Principal very very unprofessionally might I add... I've read each and every comment that other parents have made and I do understand that some believe it to be a great school that is great until your kid passes the 4th grade then you will sou and feel the way other parents like myself feel

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2014
I have a 1st and 3rd grader attending this year. We are new to the school and I couldn't be happier. There is wonderful communication from the office and the teachers. The school also puts a lot of effort into special programs and activities to get families involved. We look forward to many successful years at Woodward.

- submitted by a parent

January 10, 2014
I love this school because it challenges kids to learn more than other schools like in stockton where my daughter went 1st

- submitted by a community member

December 19, 2012
We are very happy with this school. We have two children that attend here, Kinder and 2nd. Their teachers are awesome, helpful and caring. The office staff is amazing and is always looking out for the safety and well being of the students. The school always welcomes parent involment and I highly suggest getting to know your teachers and school staff to make each year of your childs education a great one!

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2012
I went to this school and i hated it.I was bullyed every day i was pushed got called mean names one time somebody told me nobody liked me right in front of a teacher and he did nothing. I use to love going to school but it got to the point were i would beg my parents to let me stay home every single day. I would not send your childern to this school. This is completly my opinion.

- submitted by a community member

January 31, 2012
My daughter is in kindergarten and her teacher Mrs Papineau is great.she has lots of patience and my daughter loves her so much and when she gets home she is so happy and ready to share the stories.By reading the reviews doesnt look like they have teachers like her in higher grades.

- submitted by a parent

October 11, 2011
Sadly I agree with the most recent review posted here for this school. I have several kids at this school. Most of the lower grade teacher are wonderful, but the higher grade teachers some in 5th, 6th and most of the Junior High teachers. I cannot say the same about them. It just seems they lack the love or passion for teaching that the lower grade teachers have. The administration has never been child friendly, especially after Mr. Goatcher left. He was the greatest and kindest person there.

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2011
This used to be a great school. Not true anymore. The lower grades have retained some fantastic teachers, but the new administration is not child focused, there are some terrible teachers in the upper grades, especially jr. high. Many parents who's children were happy here in the early grades have transferred or opted for home schooling

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 18, 2009
I love this school I am sad at the state of financial mess our district is in. I was very upset to learn that Mrs. Brubaker was no longer teaching at Woodward. She was released with a pink slip. My son had her last year and loved her class. I think she is wonderful with all of the children. Sad to hear that she is not with the school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 10, 2009
The school is new (close to 4 years old), but the programs are too slow, the school programs are the same than any school in CA, the key problem is that kids are not learning to be competitive, their programs are based on basics on any area, this is the reason why that on every State Test Review most kids fail or are too low in their grades. This school needs to start challenging Students and Parents to move above the current school rate.

- submitted by a community member

June 09, 2009
I volunteered as a Teacher Assistant/ Tutor for Walter Woodward and serving the school was perhaps the best experience that had ever happened to me. The staff and Principal and students are great and the learning environment is perfect for the students. This school is a great school and I would recommend it to everyone

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 20, 2009
i use to go to wood ward and that school had every thing great teachers, staff and the best is my friends

- submitted by a community member

July 31, 2007
The school is great! My kids started there toward the end of last year (transferring from Fremont) and I was pleasantly surprised at how good the staff were as well as the curriculum.

- submitted by a parent

October 04, 2006
I think there are a lot of great teachers @ Woodward. The band program is pretty good. I would like to see more sports brought back to the schools.

- submitted by a teacher

September 18, 2006
Great Principal! Newer school. Variety of teachers, some 'old school', some 'brand new' and everything in-between. The school has a huge carnival every year that is just a blast!

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2006
My kids have attended woodward since it opened 2 years ago. We are very impressed with the school, the teachers and especially the principal. He is always available to speak with and really seems to care about setting a high standard for the students.

- submitted by a parent

October 14, 2005
My son is a 7th grader at Woodward Elementary. The junior high staff is highly qualified and my son loves going to school now that we are at Woodward. The campus is beautiful and the office staff and administration are very helpful and supportive of my son's education.

- submitted by a parent

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Walter Woodward Elementary School
575 Tannehill Drive, Manteca, CA  95337
(209) 858-7430
Last modified Walter Woodward Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Walter Woodward Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top