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Woodward Avenue Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 606 students

 

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Posted August 6, 2012

This is the best school in the area. The teachers are wonderful. For the parents that want to be more involved in the school all you have to do is volunteer and you will be up to date with everything at the same time the school can use you help. Way to go woodward!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2012

My son has been a student at Woodward for 5 years for most part until recent years the teachers have been awesome. However some staff communication skills do need some work. The higher level teachers are so worked that it seems to affect their comminication. The teachers are exellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

It is one of the most 'caring' schools I have ever taught in. That includes staff, parents, teachers, aides, lunch room ladies and the cleaning staff. We all work together to help each other and mostly to give the students our very best. We literally fight to our last breath to help each and every student achive their best. Our purpose is clear and we want our students to love going to school and learning everything they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Because it offers many unique teaching practices that allow students to participate in a wide variety of educational opportunities.


Posted October 3, 2009

Awesome teachers and administration
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

All 4 of my daughters have attended Woodward Avenue Elementary School. The school is dedicated to the students and making sure they are well educated and ready to hit Middle School. The teachers are the best and they have single gender classes which aid in learning. They work hand in hand with Stetson University and bring great programs to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Woodward's principal cares deeply about this school and all of its faculty, staff, students, and parents. The innovative single gender program this school has works to meet the individual needs of all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

I ama picky parent,and I am very satisfied with the staff. I am also impressed with the organization.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2008

My son started attending Woodward elem. in kindergarden, he is now going to the 4th grade. I can not say enough good things about the school, teachers, staff, and students. The same gender classes are amazing - it really gears to girl/boy way of thinking. Everyone at the school really goes the extra step. Thankyou for 4 great years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2007

I took my son out of private school to attend their same gender classes and gifted program. We have been very pleased and we were amazed by the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2005

Good school with an excellent principal and dedicated, experienced teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

Woodward is the best elementary school in Deland. It is the 'other' school for gifted children, has only ever had 2 principles in its 25+ years in existence. Many teachers have been there for a long time as well, although they are beginning to retire out. School has great relationship with Stetson University for tutoring and interns. Principal works until late in the evening every night and is a wonderful and willing resource for parents and children. Get involved with SAC committee - they discuss teaching theories and what the school is doing. Very progressive school - not afraid to try anything if it helps the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2005

Woodward is the best elementary school in Volusia County in my opinion. The teachers and especially the principals of this school really take time to get to know the students on a one-to-one basis. It has kept an 'A' rating for two years now and the quality of work that the students put out is phoenominal. The students in the 3rd grade consistently test high on the FCAT as well. And the amount of parent support for the teachers and students is more than the average. They have music, art and sports for all ages, and also extracurricular activities as well. The only drawback this school has is that it handwriting is not really high on the list of priorities but the parents pick up the slack in that area. My son has been there two years and has excelled each year and that is due to the teachers consistency.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 58% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
92%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 63%
Black 17%
Hispanic 15%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 185%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 29%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 57%56%61%
Master's degree 43%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. KATE GODBEE
Fax number
  • (386) 943-7921

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1201 South Woodward Avenue
DeLand, FL 32720
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Phone: (386) 943-7910

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