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Woodland Regional High School

Public | 9-12 | 742 students

 

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Posted January 29, 2013

So far, I am very pleased with the school, in particular, my child's teacher and classroom staff, and the principal. Child is in 3rd grade currently; I am unfamiliar with high school staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2010

The students @ WRHS are offered a vast array of courses....the students and staff pride themselves on offering some deeper technical classes than some other schoos; it is VERY CLEAN, and the community service requirement helps the student and the community. Most importantly, staff really and truly care about the well-being of the students...both in and outside of WRHS.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 6, 2010

Not enough discipline or leadership. Some of the teachers are wonderful; others less so. Students aren't being prepared well for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

as a student at woodland, i think the school is a very good school that develops great futures for all who attend it. woodland is perfect in size for all of its students; and offers many extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2008

I graduated from WRHS in '05, and I have to say I am very displeased with the way the school has developed (or not) since then. My sister is a junior currently. Woodland has lost many of it's best teachers over the past few years. The school mainly serves to train new teachers, and then allow them to find better paying jobs in other schools. Region 16 does not pay competitively. The budget rarely ever passes without major cuts being made. I served on the Board of Education during my senior year in Woodland, so I know how hard people try to make budgets work without making major cuts, but when a region cannot even afford to pay it's teachers enough to keep them there, it's a huge problem. WRHS had potential, but the lack of funding is going to severely impact the students as they lose quality teachers and resources.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2007

My son attended Woodland as an exchange student and I cannot speak highly enough about it. Thank you to the administration team, teachers and other staff and the students for making his year at Woodland such a phenomenal success
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2007

I attend Woodland, and quite frankly, I love it. Althought there are tough times where you strain with your teachers and work, but it is a great school. I wouldn't want to attend anyother high school for my high school education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2007

So excited to have my child attending Woodland. We are coming from Ansonia High and what a difference. I'm excited for her this school year. Everyone is friendly, could possibly be a little more strict with dress code.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2007

Excellent school, the teachers take a personal interest in the students. I love the 'senior projects' that require volunteer work and foster civic pride. Michele L.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2007

I do not like this school at all. it seems that the students are not disciplined enough. the teachers all try to act more like friends than teachers and that way the students don't take them seriously and don't want to do any work thinking that the teacher is their friend and doesn't think that the teacher will fail them. also I believe that the school is too small. the halls are flooded with students, and it is hard to walk around from class to class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2006

I think this school is good. It has good teachers. They make you work hard. There aren't that many extracurricular activities. It seems kids constantly get in trouble. I guess that means there's good discipline, but also a lot of misbehavior. The school seems big on the outside, but it is really quite small. My daughter says the hallways are so packed with kids that sometimes you can't even walk down them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2006

i cant not say enough good things about this school. i am currently a student who moved to waterury and was going to have to go to crosby high school. i went through everything to get into this school. i had to change legal guardianship to get into this school because i loved it so much. the teachers are great, the school is apauling it is so beautiful. the teachers try really hard to pass students, they never give up. i honestly can not say one bad thing about this school, id recomened anyone to it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2006

Woodland offers excellenct academic programs in all areas. The availability of music, art and sports along with other exrtacurricular activities is a wide range and the best thing about it is that it's not a 'pay as you play' program. It's offered for free so families not being able to afford these programs in other school do not have to worry about their children's interest in playing. Parent involvement in all areas are welcome and parents do take full advantage of this. Woodland Regional High School is among the best in my opinion for excellent education, dicipline and motivation for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2005

Woodland is an great school, faculty wise. However, the school has just too many flaws. It is entirely too small for it's student population, and there aren't enough teachers. The budget is decreasing year by year, and sooner than later, this school will downfall. If there new budget passes, this school will lose the prestige that it has built over the past 4 years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2005

Woodland is a great community of learners. It is a difficult school with high standards, both academic and not. The teachers and students create special bonds and there is a high level of respect. The classes and schedules are rigorous. The school has block schedulig which means the students have four classes a day, every other day. This program works exceptionally well for the students and the teachers. The Advisory program is a huge asset to the school. Overall, Woodland is a great school. It's only fauls lie in that it is a new school, just opened in 2001, and ther are many things that still need to be formed, especially extracurriculars, but more are being added every year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2004

wonderful school, great teachers, and beatiful school
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Science

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Writing

All Students97%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

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

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 61%
Hispanic 5% 20%
Black 3% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 15%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Beacon Falls, CT 06403
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