I have had 2 children attending Woodlands. I agree that I was at first very apprehensive in sending my children there, but then realized that I had to see for myself. Parents should be involved in the school, attend meetings and check on their children occasionally in the school. As for the staff, yes, most of the teachers talk to students in a negative way, which I disagree with. If the teachers want respect from their students, they should treat their students with respect. Children mirror the images that they see..... Mr. Clawson is a great asset to this school. We really needed a new Principal to take over & make a difference. He is only there 1 year & what a difference he has made already! I hope he continues with excellence this coming year! Congratulations on being an 'A' school!
I am a student in WMS so far i think its an okschool but i think they are too strict on the dress code but over that i say its an ok school.
This is a fantastic school. The teachers are wonderful...great at communication with the parents. Love that they have a strict dress code...especially with the way kids like to dress nowadays! Yes, they have a couple of 'bad seeds' that attend Woodlands, but that is by no means any fault of the school. If your child shows/gives the teacher the respect that they deserve, and has a thirst for knowledge, then they will excell here at woodlands!
im a student and they r so strict on the dress code., although the new princibable is the best lucky 4 me i havent had to see him yet but i think the teachers should be a littles more open to putting kids in advanced classes. onestly im an A student and yet they havent put me in an advanced class yet. In conclusoin Mrs. Feraco, Mrs. pettaway and Mrs. dewault are the best. the school is overall pretty strict but they can't help it they have some pretty bad students there.
This school has proven to be outstanding in my eyes. This is my daughters second year there with straight 'A' s' I have seen such a difference from grade school to middle school, wherein dress codes are in place. Edline is the best source of communication, and we have never had any problems in two years. I look forward to my other children attending this school.
the schools okay. im a student that goes there. but i miss the old principal. plus im in the gifted program so from where im lookin its okay. but i thinl there a ittle to strict on the dress code.
This is an awesome school. I'm not a parent lol im a kid and im in the gifted program. It's fun and awesome here. Maybe not the new principal though...He's a little strict and mean, so im rating him a 3.
Woodlands has a strict dress code, and it's enforced. I've only had one bullying problem with my child, and the school seemed to take the incident very seriously. Less serious concerns or questions are met with being sent in circles or dismissed - but parents seem meaningless at the elementary schools my kids attended too. The front desk smiles, but you get the feeling that they just don't mean it, and heck if I delt with the public all day I probably woulnd't either. Edline was ignored for a long time, but they seem to be taking it more seriously as it was used last year much more than the year before.
I placed a previous post a year ago complaining about the school's poor compliance with EDLINE grade postings. overthe the summer they employed an in-house administator for that vital evaluative tool, and the past year went very well.
Overall school policies are good that is if in fact they are enforced year round example - dress code we start the year with strict policy of shirts tucked in, length of shorts etc, by Christmas break and up to today nothing is enforced, What about safety issues. What happened to each grade levels team leaders by the teachers, I have a 7th grader and as of today have not received one letter about any information going on with his team, example the 7th grade field trip nothing was sent home, we were not told until 2 days before, it seems the the 7th graders are forgotten...
I'm currently an 8th grader at WMS and I gotta say that although it's real strict with the whole uniform policy, it's a pretty ok school. The people are awesome and the guidance counselor rocks! The only real problem is how rude some of the people working there can be.Overall it's a good school. - Celia
I went to Woodlands for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade and graduated in May of 2005. When I look back on it, Woodlands was a great school. The discipline was always in order and the teachers were wonderful.
I cannot believe what I am seeing and I am outraged. How could these parents cut up Woodlands when they never attended? I graduated from woodlands in 2005 and I must say that Woodlands is a little strict but it's an awesome school. The entire staff is dedicated and I am proud to say that I attended Woodlands. No matter what anyone says, I know that Woodlands is a quality school.
I had rather pay my life savings and send my child to a private school than risk the chances of my child developing self inferior issues by sending her to this school. It is awful. We made the mistake of sending our oldest child there, went in a respectable young man, came out an insecure child who went from straight A's to C,D's. The teachers are less than desirable and the principal is just unexplanable. Don't risk the education of your child, send him to a better school!
I had the chance to spend some time with my child at the school one day, and that was about all I could take, I dont know how he does it for an entire school year. The faculty talks to the kids like they are trash, and they even talk to the parents that way also I know because it has happened to me! The principal is not at all in control of that school, I would not recomend the school at all. the attention should not be on is their shirt tucked in is their id badge the right way... it should be strictly be focused on education and it isnt. the children recieve no respect at all and it is a shame.
I been very disappointed in the overall leadership at the shool. Communication from the top is poor.Many times things are miscommunicated or not communicated at all. I have wriiten letters and called the school with concerns and have had no response or very delayed response. The turn-over of teachers and assignment of teachers to a class has been aweful.The Edline program has not been used by 5 out of six of my child's teachers.
I have been very happy with woodlands. I love the uniforms and the strict code that the kids follow.
I think that Woodlands is a great academic school, their extracurricular activites are outstanding, and the parent involvement is like any other school. The discipline is like no other school. There is safety. This is coming from a former student.
This school has a lot of programs to offer so the children can be involved. There have been problems with the inconsistency of teachers staying the entire year that has been detrimental to the kids. Overall, the teachers are caring and supportive.
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