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Woodland Middle School

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Posted March 8, 2014

This is the worst school to send your child. Please listen to me this school is gang infected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2013

My son is a 6th grader here at Woodland Middle and he loves this school, just as well as I do. The staff is absolutely great. There are after school programs, extracurricular activities for all students to involve themselves in. I would love for my son to continue his education until his 8th grade year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2013

Well there is much i can say about this school because im a student that goes here in ms.nunnaly's class.all the teachers there are nice and helpful. they all care for the students and give high expactations.one thing i can say this is the school i always wanted to come too because woodland middle school is a community of scholars.and we keep our swag on.stay focused. will follow directions. always be prepared.give respect to get it.woodland middle school is the best school i ever been to.


Posted December 22, 2012

This is my son's first year at Woodland. He is in sixth grade. We have had positive experiences from day one. Both principal's have been exceptionally supportive. Hat's off to the trachers in the "The House of Respect" They are doing a fantastic job. As parents we can't just sit back and complain, point fingers and blame the staff for our own shortcomings and failures. We have to take responsibility and be proactive in our own children's education. We as parents have to first ask ourselves "How much time do I spend with my child tutoring and helping my child with his/her school work" Second "How much time do I voluteer to my child's school?" If you aren't busy being a part of the solution then you are definately a part of the problem. Instead of blaming and doing nothing, take action and do something. Volunteer, help out, support the school and the staff. Then you will be helping and supporting your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2011

Excellent school. I am eager to see how the new academy turns out. 5/5 stars.


Posted April 28, 2011

I'm glad to have this opportunity to respond to the most recent negative review. Obviously, this was a disgruntled parent who has applied their apparent negative experience with one or a few to the whole which is obviously exaggerated. This is ABSOLUTELY a school that cares about their students. I never would have allowed my daughter to transfer here if I didn't believe that. I personally witness on a daily basis the amount of care and concern the staff exercises for Woodland students. I regret this parent had a negative experience. That's one opinion based on a personal experience. I encourage and invite any parent considering Woodland to take a close look and decide for yourself. You will not be disappointed. It is a tight ship for the safety and security of all students and to provide the best and most conducive learning environment. Woodland is striving to be the best. For parents who expect less, (because some do), then perhaps it's not a good fit for them and their students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 27, 2011

I would advise anyone looking for a good school to bypass this one. The principal runs a tight ship by keeping the kids in line but a good portion of the people who work at the school- teachers and admin staff are just collecting checks. They don't care about the kids. It's very obvious.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2011

I'm a sixth grade student there and its great. The administration is a little strict but overall its wonderful. My teachers are great. They make doing work fun. But i'm worried about the bullies and kids who want to act like adults. Sometimes i'm afraid of running into them. I really hope they get that under control.


Posted June 26, 2008

Excellent Principal! Many dedicated teachers, a few mediocre ones. Great Staff - very supportive in moving parerwork setting up meetings, etc.. Poor, poor, poor handling of bullying. Sneaky, mean, violent kids operating under the radar and no one see's or does anything. Must stop the violence so ALL of the kids can concentrate on academics with NO FEAR of their safety, EVERYDAY. I''m so glad we've graduated and moved on!! My prayers to those still in it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

I now attend this school and it is great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2007

Woodland Middle School has become, in four years, under excellent and progressive new leadership, the best academic performing middle school in southern Fulton County Schools on standardized tests and other academic measures. It has made AYP each year meeting not only state and federal requirements, but has exceeded those requirements in each subject area tested by Georgia's curriculum. Woodland is the subject of a national documentary highlighting turnaround schools and commended as model for other middle schools around the country with similar demographics(produced by TBS). Woodland has been in the local and national news four times for its excellent interventions to catch students up and turnaround programs, including its well managed student body. Its new principal and restructured staff have been praised by Superintendent Cox,Secretary Spellings, and Superintendent Wilson. The faculty and administrators have the best attendance record in the entire school district. Woodland is on the brink of excellence!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2005

Hi! I'm not a parent but, I am a 2005 graduate from WMS. I've attended Woodland Middle School for 3 years. Overall the school is alright. There are some things that needs to change like for instance the Principal. But on the good side Woodland have a ton of after-school activities. This year I was on student council(SGA), newspaper club, yearbook club, art club, and book club. We have an awesome chorus, band, and orchrestra. The chorus have won many competitions. Ms. Harbin makes learning music fun in a relaxed environment. And a helpful foriegn language program. I had French. It was really difficult. Alot of the sudents didn't care for it. The teachers and the staff make learning really fun. All of my teachers had a good personality. They provide us(students) with tons of trips. This year as a end-of-the- year trip we went to Savanna.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 5, 2004

This is probably one of the worst schools I could have put my son in. Not only does he not have any type of choice on selecting classes but information is withheld. The principle is horrible and don't believe he has the children's best interest at heart, I think he feels he has something to prove as this is one of the worst rated schools in the county. It's sad, even when I tried to find out about the afterschool programs, again, no help, I asked information to be faxed, never received, I would not reccommend this school to my worst enemy's child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2004

Woodland Middle School was a good school about 2 years ago when Mr.Scott was principal. After that the only time my child had fun was with her classmates or with some teachers. That prinipal makes time hard for kids. They hardly get a real time to have fun. Woodland also has great foreign language classes,Spanish and French. In Spanish class, the teacher makes learning fun. Overall this school is educational but fun. I won't change nothing but the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 92% in 2013.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

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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 93% in 2013.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

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

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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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 82% in 2012.

361 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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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

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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
Black 89% 37%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2745 Stone Rd.
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