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Will C. Wood Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 666 students

 

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Posted June 4, 2013

Will C Wood is a good school and like any other school the success of the student depends on the student and the students family staying attentive to doing what needs to be done. My child went to this school and had a wonderful time, graduated with great grades, and was ready for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2012

This school offers alot of activities!!! This is what students need to develop their minds for future inventions. My daughter loves that they offer animation, and encourage reading. Their is a after school group for just about everyone to share likable interest with. I myself like the schools no tolerance to bullying and how the kids have taken to it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2011

Will C. Wood has a pretty bad reputation, but it's definitely not as bad as people make it seem to be. Most of the teachers there do a great job and they're always there to help you. Like many schools in the district, there have been budget cuts but WCW still manages to offer many afterschool sports and activites. They also focus heavily on reading. They have a large selection of novels in their library and many teachers promote reading in their classroom by offering free reading time or keeping a small selection of books in their classroom. Not only that, they also hold BBQ's and parties throughout the year to encourage reading and to motivate students to do better in school. They also have end-of-the-year fieldtrips to Six Flags. Anyone can go -- they just need to read 1 million words! (And it's a whole lot easier than it sounds.)


Posted February 1, 2010

As an 8th Grader at Wood, I have to say that my last two years (well, almost) spent here has been great. It's an average school that has it's share of pros and cons, but there's more pros than cons, if you ask me. Pros: On-campus police officer, phone calls home the very day a student is absent, great staff, fun afterschool activities, and much more. Most of the teachers here are great. Some have bad reps for being 'mean', but they do a great job at what they're doing. Each teacher has their own unique way of teaching. Mr. Krier, for example, doesn't believe in homework. Instead, he focuses on students to use their brain, and actually think. He can be strict, but he can joke around sometimes. People were always saying it was a bad school, but it wasn't. It was a good school, ANDiGotToMakeALotOfMemoriesHere. (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 26, 2008

i go here right now as an 8th grader and i am in the basketball team and it is a good school for high achievers and theres a spot for low achievers ,so yeah.its a good schoolthat has a lot of activities after school including:Asian,Yex,Gardening,and Anime
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2008

i started 8th grade at this school i thought it was going to be hard starting all over at a new school i heard things about this school that it was bad but the staff was welcoming i like this school...
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2007

Well this school is doing a lot better. They are adding a lot more activities. They just had an intramural sport going on a while back. I was in it, and I had a lot of fun. So yes this is a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2006

There is not much extrcurricular activites at this school nor there is a adequate picking up or drop-off point at this school for children.
—Submitted by a parent


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776

Change from
2012 to 2013

+13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


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776

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4 / 10

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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
37%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
66%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
43%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
32%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
53%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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English Language Arts

All Students48%
Females53%
Males43%
African American40%
Asian63%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander36%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate46%
Parent education - declined to state50%

Math

All Students43%
Females42%
Males43%
African American26%
Asian63%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander18%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate25%
Parent education - declined to state42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students86%
Females91%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate87%
Parent education - high school graduate84%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state82%

English Language Arts

All Students38%
Females42%
Males35%
African American22%
Asian49%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to state37%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students34%
Females30%
Males37%
African American30%
Asian43%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state27%

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
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Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
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English learnern/a
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students57%
Females55%
Males57%
African American35%
Asian72%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state55%

Science

All Students60%
Females56%
Males64%
African American41%
Asian75%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate47%
Parent education - declined to state57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 43%
Asian 34%
Black 12%
White 5%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/AN/A
English language learners 31%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 10%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Computer specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:10am
School end time
  • 2:26pm
School Leader's name
  • Tuan Duong
Fax number
  • (916) 382-5914

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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Sacramento, CA 95824
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