Since 2009 when the new principal stepped in, this school went downhill at the speed of the rocket ship because of no leadership , no discipline and no educational focus.Teachers are not inspired....the classrooms look like they are from the 80s, it smells bad inside too....There is no way to save this school except changing the whole management! They just remodeling the clasrooms, but this is not enough..... it's just bad....from the inside...
The leadership is absolutely awful here!! I'm sad that I decided to send my daughter here!! The principal is extremely unorganized and does not seem to have her priorities straight. The teachers and the staff seem well qualified and the school is small which is why i decided to send my daughter but because of the lack of leadership they are just not into it. To top it off I just got a letter stating that wood is barley passing the California standard testing scores and now other kids from less desirable neighborhoods are going to be bused in!! Absolutely unacceptable
This school has been not only excellent academic place, also a close friendly, family oriented enviroment world to my kids. Wooks school will be missed by us a lot since we are relocated.
This school has been an excellent environment for all of my children. From the teachers, to the principal, to the support staff -- they're terrific.
I totally agree about the principal. He's amazing. He's really shown that he cares about the children and their families. I have two boys and they are flourishing with the leadership of their teachers and principal. I never want to leave!
Howard Wood has the best principal and I believe that he cares greatly about the students first then the school. My daught is blossoming at Howard Wood mentally and academically!
I have found Wood Elementary to be an excellent school. My child is doing well academically and socially and due to an environment that recognizes safety, friendship, respect, responsibility and learning.
This school has been a major disappointment. Wood Elementary did not give our child a chance. They assessed him without our permission and gave him the wrong assessment of his personality. They did not help acclimate him into the classroom. Our son is 5 and started in their kindergarten class. We transferred him after 3 weeks - after we tried to talk to the teacher and the principal of the school. They did nothing for us. Now, at his new school, the teacher sent a certificate/award of excellence in my son's outstanding abilities to make new friends.
Wood Elementary is a family in itself. It became a distinguished school this year and my two children love it there. We are extremely pleased and proud to part of this community.
This school is truly a blessing. The atmosphere is great. I thought it would be hard for my daughter to make a smooth transaction from private school to public school, but woods made it so easy. This is my daughters second year and she loves every bit of school. My daughters weakess subject is math and the teachers have worked wonders with her not to mention the great programs offered, like after school and also the learning center on campus. Woods is truly a breath of fresh air.
I wish they had more excurricular activities (though they run a chess club in the spring, it's only for 6 weeks)
When my son attend Wood Elementary, Dr Feldman was principal. He was tested and we became aware of a learning disability. I appreciated the concern of the teachers and staff who worked with my son. I am very pleased that he attended Wood at that time.
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