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Woodland High School

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Posted October 4, 2009

i am a new student at woodland high school and so far i have been treated very well... the students are nice the teachers try their hardest to teach you trhings you need to know !
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2009

I am a current student here at Woodland as of 2009 and I have had a great experience here. Sure, some of the teachers aren't the best and should be replaced but overall it is a good school. This school as of 2008-2009 did not meet the Georgia AYP Standards due to low test scores, the school is striving to improve and is doing a great job at that. A++ School!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2009

I've been a parent at woodland now for 2 years and have three children at woodland , I'm very pleased with the staff and faculty, and feel very secure to have my kids there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

I went to Woodland High School all four years of my high school experience. I am a 2004 dual-seal graduate who moved on to go to a prestigious college (Berry College). Of my graduating class, there were many who went to prestigious colleges such as Berry, Shorter, Mercer, Presbyterian, Georgia Tech, among many, many more. I know in the graduating classes following me, there are several more students who went on to Berry. Woodland was, and I feel safe enough to say still is, an amazing school. They have a wonderful performing arts program, a good visual arts program, several athletic programs and pretty sound academic programs. As of now, they have four different academic tracks for people who have different career interests and/or different ways of learning; Tech Prep, College Prep, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate. All are valuable; it s just a matter of finding your best fit!


Posted June 26, 2008

This school is amazing. I love everything about it! performing arts is a fantastic exspirience for any high school student. I appreciate this school for all of its potential and putting opperatuntities for students to create a great start as an adult. Thank you, Brianna
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

My son will be a senior this next school year. I have been 100% satisfied with the whole school. I give it a 5 star rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2008

My daughter graduated from Woodland 2-years ago and my son will graduate this year. Overall it is a good school. It provides as safe an enviroment as a public school possibly can. The education you get depends on what you put in to it. That is to say you can take easy classes that don't provide much education or you can take advanced placement classes that will challege the students and provide a very good education, for a public school. I don't think much of the current principal or assitant principal. They both need to be replaced! The school needs to become a charter school so parents have more control and the curriculum can be expanded beyond the restrictions of State requirements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2007

Woodland has an outstanding Graduation Coach program which supports student achievement. Woodland offers a wide range of credit recovery and tutoring options. Top Cats awards encourage student success and achievement. A comprehensive Performing Arts curriculum promotes students who are gifted in the Arts. Academic achieving students are eligible to obtain a dual seal diploma and the prestigious International Baccalaureate seal diploma.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2007

I think it is a nice school but they need to put more into football program that's what makes a school more parents need to get involved
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2007

I loved woodland when I went there. I just graduated in 07 and i do believe that it is a very good school
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2007

I am a student at Woodland and must say that I love it! My main reason for going here is for the Performing Arts program and I have loved it. The Program here allows you to develop your current talents while ensuring knowledge of new talents you did not know you had. It is a great school for the aspiring actor/dancer/singer and although rehearsal hours are grueling (your hours have to be flexible)its all worth it when the end product is college level or better shows! The academics are also GREAT and I would recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2006

Woodland High School is not only a contender for excellence in the hierarchy of the education of the future, but a socially ideal environment for the growth and education of the individual student. WHS challenges every student to attain excellence at their specific level of academic achievement, and offers them a wide variety of extra curricular activities as well as a superior all around performing arts program. When people come to Woodland, they are usually amazed at the level of student activity in the classroom and as an interactive student body. Also, the number of students challenging themselves with advanced coursework has certainly seen improvement over the years. Overall, Woodland High School is not inadequately prepared to educate students, but is one of the most qualified schools to provide a basis for the future of its students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2006

I am a sophomore at Woodland. Here are my thoughts: firstly, the teachers are excellent. They encourage me to do my best. Second, the performing arts is great. I have a chance to make pottery in school, and keep what I make. I love my pottery class it is a great stress reliever! Third, parent involvement could be much better. They need to know what is going on with their children. Attending Woodland is a joy. My biggest problem is the administration. They do not take care of the students needs. My schedule has been messed up every semster I have to fight tooth and nail to get in the honors classes. My schedule only got changed when I used my mother as a last resort. Another thing is that counselors encourage you to take the easy way out. School is suppose to be a challenge, not an easy way out.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 18, 2006

I view this school as completely and utterly inadequete for the education of students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2006

Woodland is a very good school. This school has even greater potential. The biggest problem with this school is overcrowding. This is due to students being allowed to attend that do not live in the district. Many, many students who attend live in other surrounding counties. This is not fair to Bartow County residents, especially the ones who live in Woodland's district. There needs to be more control over out-of-district admissions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2005

I am a parent of a Freshman at Woodland. I think this school has alot to offer not only in extracurricular activities but mainly in academics. This school is challanging and that is what the kids need today in order to be prepared for tomorrow. I am proud to say that my son goes to Woodland High. I like knowing that the teachers and other staff members are willing to do all that they can to help each student achieve their highest level. I think the IB and AP courses are giving the students something to think about besides going to school and just getting by. I would encourage every parent to find out what is going on at the school and get involved. Woodland High keep up the great work that you are doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2005

I am a student at woodland. I really enjoy attending woodland because it offers it's students a wide variety of extracaricular activities and the IB and AP programs offered are great. The teachers at woodland are very dedicated to providing an excellent education to their students and are dedicated to their profession.This is not to say that woodland is not without its flaws, Woodland is becoming increasingly over populated reducing the amount of time teachers and staff have to help their students not to mention that the extremely limited budget of all the schools in the county does impact the types of learning experiences the teachers are able to provide their students with, i have seen this first hand as part of the AP science program because we have been unable to do many of our labs due to the lack of funds. All things said Woodland is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2005

The children of Bartow County are very fortunate to have such a dedicated staff of teachers like the one's working at Woodland High School. The new principal has the vision to incorporate new ideas to help them with basic skills and the English department is staffed by collegiate level instructors. For those students who continue to need repeat instruction, the faculty is patient and well versed in dealing with special needs. Bravo!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2005

My daughter is a sophomore at Woodland and I think that the teachers do a wonderful job and the athletic programs are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2004

I'm a senior this year. I have been going to Woodland since my freshman year. The teachers are great, they wanna help the students. They get involved with the students, they interact with them. The one thing I know about this school, is the coaches. They are great, they really bond with their team/squads. I have cheered for Woodland for 3 years. Shedd and Wilson are the best coaches I have ever had. (They really know their stuff). We have had our ups and downs here, but we get through them. I wouldn't wanna go to any other school. Oh! Our performing Arts in unbelieveable! They put on a show once a year for the little kids at the elementary schools.
—Submitted by a student


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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 91% in 2011.

383 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

373 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

381 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

379 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
88%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
47%
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

874 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

442 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
67%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
52%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 44%
Black 10% 37%
Hispanic 7% 12%
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%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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