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Woodward Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 950 students

 

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Posted February 16, 2014

Woodward is home to superior faculty and great administrative leadership. That fact is the school is completely an "Unknown" to the surrounding single-family home neighborhoods due to "white flight" or, more accurately, middle class flight. While the school is as advertised on the economic demographics, it is more like a 7 or 8, not a "1." The school atmosphere is excellent with an emphasis on leadership and scholarship. As a school funded in large part by federal dollars, our school is as well-equipped, if not more so, than our wealthier neighboring schools. The primarily immigrant-origin parents are very much of "traditional" values and discipline is excellent in the classroom with deep respect for educational opportunities and educators. There is no better school in the area for my child and he has been excelling with the support of superior primary teachers, gifted certified teachers, specials (reading, music, art) and a group of highly diverse classmates. The only reason I don't see Woodward as a "5 star" school is due to the facilities which are out-dated and generally neglected by the DeKalb school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2013

Woodward is a gem. Folks in the community shuttle their kids off to private schools because most of the kids at Woodward speak Spanish as a first language. Last time I checked, being bilingual was an asset. Anyway, the new principle is amazing, really progressive and forward thinking. There is a new wave of teachers who are young, fresh and open to trying new things in the classroom and differentiating for students who needs extra extension and supporting those who need more help. I think Brookhaven should give Woodward a chance, we need more diversity and kids from different socioeconomic backgrounds. Childhood (Especially elementary) should not be all about test scores, but about creating a decent little person who is well adjusted, has had a wide range of experiences and social interactions from people outside their community and who refuse to stereotype or judge others based on the brownness of their skin or how much money their parents have. There are some teachers at Woodward who probably have been teaching a bit too long, but that's every school. I love Woodward, and the community it serves. I love my kids, and couldn't think of any other way to spend my workdays.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 30, 2011

Where does everybody in this district send their children to get a quality education? The reviews for this school are substandard and I need some other options here...Anyone?
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

175 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

175 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

175 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

126 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

126 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

126 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
32%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
25%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
26%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
42%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 94% 12%
Black 4% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30am
School end time
  • 2:15pm
School Leader's name
  • Melanie Pearch
Fax number
  • (678) 874-7810

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3034 Curtis Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
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