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Woodglen Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 362 students

 
 

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Posted August 8, 2014

This is the start of my daughters third year at woodglenn. I haven't personally had any problems and neither has my daughter. They communicate great with me and the front office is friendly and helpful. The science and math fair they had last year was great my daughter really enjoyed it. The after school activities are great and so is the summer BASE program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2014

We just moved from the San Luis Valley, it's a small town there and my kids were not doing as well as they are here in Woodglen Elementry School, the teachers are really nice and they take the time to speak to you if you have any questions, I highly recommend this school, this is a great school, they are very anti bulling and they don't tolerate that at all, and that really makes me feel good about this school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2012

Woodglen is a great school.We enjoy all the before and after school activities.Principal, teachers and office staff are great to work with. Communication between parents and teachers always has been excellent. We would recommend Woodglen to everyone. Thank you Mr. Drobney and Woodglen Staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2012

Currently i have two students @ Woodglen and we have every reason to absolytely love this school. Woodglen staff is amasing and very friendly. Thanks to everyone for volunteering their time for after school activities. My daughter who is in High School already,stiill talks about Woodglenn and how she misses coming here and she can't compare Woodglen with any other schools. I would encourage every parent to bring their children to Woodglen. Special thanks to Mr. Drobney and whole Woodglenn staff for making it all happen in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2012

This school is far better then district 50 school my children attended. The PRINCIPAL is extremely involved in the schools activities. What ever happened in the past with this parent group needs to stay there. I think things need to be let go. I am a new parent and love the activities before and after school. I have had parents try to tell me differently but in my opinion...don't let one bad apple spoil the basket! Lunches are nutritious. My child was also injured and I was notified right away and felt that they were cared for with great diligence. Also, I had a problem with some paperwork and the front office staff helped me through it with great professionalism. Thank you Wooglen STAFF!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2012

Woodglen is a wonderful school!! Currently they offer 14 after school clubs- there is something for everyone. The teachers work hard to make sure my advance student continues to be challenged. The school put on an amazing field day last May ( can't wait to see what they have in store this year). I have only known the kindergarten and first grade teachers, but have to say they have been amazing for my student. There have been several parent nights, that the whole family has enjoyed. From top to bottom, this is a great school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2012

The sense of community at this school is superior. I hate when people compare apples to oranges! The specials are amazing, they have excellent special teachers. When calling the school I have nothing but excellent service. My children love going to school. They have enjoyed choir. The breakfast program has been a real life saver.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

Four of my children attended Woodglen over a span of 13 years. The first 7 years were fantastic. Then came the change of principles and many staff changes. The current principle does not care about anything but test scores (because the scores are integral to his job). He is very controlling and condescending and does not promote parent involvement. Second, third and fourth grade teachers are fantastic but I will not send my youngest child to this school because the Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers are terrible. They cut music at this school and kept art which is comprised mostly of coloring. Community and spirit activities are not encouraged by the principle and field day and assemblies are a joke. I am driving my little girl 10 miles away from our home to a charter school just to avoid Woodglen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

The best part of this school is the after school program. My daughter went her for K-6 and I never saw how poor the school was until I had a better school to compare to. My son has been going to a different school for his kindergarten year and the difference between the academics, level of professionalism with teachers, level of thought that is put into each day cannot even compare. I am very disappointed in Woodglen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

Woodglen leaves alot to be desired. For the most part the teachers we have had have been been great. However, when it comes to the "specials" that are offered. It has much room for improvement. There are very little clubs offered, and fitness days are usually diappointing. There isn't much positive momentum currently. The current Principal does not encourage parent involvement and only wants, and allows activities and events in which he plans. It is a very diffucult school to be involved with on a volunteer level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2009

I love Woodglenn!! They have such good teaching strategies and love helping students!! I was so happy I went to this school! I went to a different school and my grades were low, I moved to Woodglenn I my grades raised fast! I will miss the loving teachers! They have so much passion towards kids. Pick this school!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 8, 2008

woodglenn is a great school! Awesome teachers to work with the lovly students every single student should be very glad to go there!!!!!They are very protective of every child! Any student would be so happy to be at woodglenn, and im sure every teacher would be delighted to have more wonderful children!!!!!!!!!


Posted June 26, 2007

My son has been going to Woodglen for over two years. The kids fall in line because it is very disciplined. They have a new principal who is committed and working hard to improve the school. I have been very satisfied with the 3 teachers that I have experience with. The next year should be better since the district has opened a new school which relieves the student count at Woodglen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2007

I did not like this school, I went here from Kindergarten to Fourth Grade, it was horrible!!! The kids that actually work at grade level get ignored, and the kids that don't work well at all get all of the attention and the others are left to be bored. Unless your kid is struggling in school, find another school for them!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 14, 2005

I love the drama program the school has to offer. The drama club puts on an unbeliveable production each spring. The teachers are involved and do everything they can for each student.
—Submitted by a teacher


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
48%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
Female86%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant83%

Reading

All Students78%
Female83%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Writing

All Students59%
Female69%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students69%
Female57%
Male85%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Reading

All Students68%
Female57%
Male82%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Writing

All Students47%
Female43%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students61%
Female48%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%

Reading

All Students80%
Female67%
Male93%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%

Science

All Students50%
Female33%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%

Writing

All Students63%
Female56%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 56%
Hispanic 37% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 2% 5%
Two or more races 2% 3%
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 40%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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