Working at Woodland Elementary feels like family. You can depend on each other to do what it takes to help students be successful.
If you are looking for a school that cares for the whole child then Woodland is it! Not only will your child have a great education, the teachers really care about the quality in the curriculum they teach. They have a wonderful enriched learning environment and the teachers are very accommodating.
Woodland is a great school! This is my first year teaching; the staff and administration have been so supportive. Woodland provides each child with a quality education! Woodland provides differentiated instruction, which allows teachers to meet the academic needs of all students. All students receive an academically rich and safe learning environment at Woodland.
This is my fourth year teaching at Woodland and have really enjoyed my experience. There are many great teachers who are helpful and really care about their students. I feel that the Administration has been supportive this year and great in providing new strategies and materials to provide a better learning experience for our students. I am glad to be a teacher at Woodland
This is my first year teaching at Woodland and I love it. Administration, especially the principal, is wonderful and supportive. My peers make me feel welcome every day and I feel a true sense of camaraderie. Most importantly, I adore my students and do my best every day to ensure that they are having fun while learning and being challenged. I have found a home at Woodland and know that anyone who chooses to work or go to school here will too.
I have taught at Woodland for five years, and it has been an amazing teaching experience. The administration, parents, and staff have all been very supportive in providing the best education for the students at Woodland. The Woodland staff provides quality instructions, sets high expectations for student achievement, and works assiduously to meet the needs of all students. I enjoy every moment at Woodland. The workload and obstacles are no more at Woodland than any other school or work environment. I feel respected and empowered to express my creativity in the classroom. I was happy as a parent and remain happy as a staff for Woodland s culturally diverse and positive school climate. In my opinion, Woodland continues and will always be a school of excellence!
Woodland is a four STAR school, where the number one priority is student's success and safety. The teachers are hard working and dedicated to the mission of the school.
Do not move in this district. My daughter attended Woodland last year. My goodness, what a HORRIBLE experience. We moved at the first opportunity. I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to move; many don't. Now my daughter attends a school with teachers who are not burnt out, children whose parents actually care about their education. The dynamics at Woodland are simply not worth it.
Many of what the parents say about this school is true! If you are going to send your child/children here beware. For the cost of the homes around this school you would hope for much more.
My child attends Woodland and this will be her last year. My child unfortanately did not receive a great teacher. The school does not take suggestions and refuse to view ideas in learning styles. Each child does not learn the same. The school had a few incidents of missing children being let off at the incorrect bust stops at the beginning of the year. In addition, the principal will portray she cares but neglects safety of children, i.e. the incident with the shooting at a nearby daycare and the school failed to go on lock down only to have a boosterthon event. There are many great teachers at this school, but some teachers that show the are there to collect a pay check needs to quit or retire.
From CONCERNED PARENT Rating Area - Parent Involvement Woodland does offer many opportunities for parents and the community to participate in activities and student support programs. There are times that the volunteers are not effectivley used (3.5 stars). The school does notify parents about volunteer opportunities via newsletter, flyers, e-mail, etc. Great Schools criteria within this area asks if the school "encourages" parent participation. The answer is two-sided -- Yes, if you do exactly as they want and No, if you have questions or suggestions. Another part, and to me the most important, is if parents are treated as partners. If I was married to Woodland I would run away to a shelter and beg the courts to give me a divorce! Going against the "Woodland way" can leave you bruised and battered (2 stars).
We had very good teacher last year, but we can t say the same this year. This year, teacher doesn t care if our children learn or not. Teacher is not willing to put out the extra effort on students that need more help. I have seen some teachers left the school before 2:30 PM.
Woodland has achieved academic excellence within a socioeconomically diverse environment.
The teachers care, the parents are involved and the academic achievement is high!
My son went to Kindergarten at Woodland last year. He had Ms. Fritchie and Ms. Fineis. I can't say enough wonderful things about them. I will have two there next year. I was at the school a lot and witnessed wonderful interactions between the staff, teachers and students. I think it says a lot about a school when 50 private school families have chosen Woodland next year over the private schools. Like anything else...parent involvement is key to your child's success. There is a lot of opportunity for the parents to get involved. We're looking forward to another great year at Woodland!!!
Just from reading parents' reviews on not just WECS, it is said to see that the opinions take zero consideration to the nature of their child and his/her home experience. We came to WECS from a private school, where we thought that was the best choice for us to ensure great education and a healthy social environment. We were wrong. Our experience at Woodland was very pleasant. The teachers and staff are amazing and caring. Both our children love their school and take pride in being part of it. Go WECS! you don't have to fork out thousands of dollars for private education when you have a school like Woodland where the school and the parents CARE!:-)
My child has been in the school since Kindergarten and has been in TAG as well. I have to say although I would love to see a few things change, for the most part it's a pretty good school. The new Principle is very nice and if you ever would like to meet with her, her door is always opened. She has a soft look that will melt you away. I am very grateful that my daughter goes to Woodland, I wouldn't have it any other way.
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