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Woodland Elementary School

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Posted May 25, 2010

We moved to Edwardsville specifically for the schools and have not regretted a single minute. Having gifted children can be as challenging as having a special needs child. This district and this school have stepped up to the plate and offer curriculum and teachers with the training to handle both. I am amazed at the support and extra thought given to challenging gifted students while also teaching to the entire classroom at the same time. Great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

The teachers and staff are excellent at Woodland Elementary. They promote participation and involvement of the family in the students education.


Posted March 9, 2010

I was surprised to see the ranking of Woodland when searching school reviews. Edwardsville SD is by far the most equipped SD within 30mi of Edwardsville. Not only are the schools consistently excelling in sports and competitions, but the amenities the are unsurpassed. The tutoring (including speech pathology) is free, the PTO is loaded and puts the money to excellent use, bullying is nil. The principal is very nice and attentive, giving prompt individual assistance. My son's 3rd grade teacher initiates communication via phone and email, promptly, about my son's progress and any concerns regarding slight changes in behavior. The school has a extremely resourceful website (see: http://www.ecusd7.org/woodland/) and a separate website from which parents may review their child's progress. This school is why I am on this site looking for something comparable when I move. Any parent considering the area, you will love the schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

I really like Woodland Elementary School! It's given my children a chance to learn in a safe and caring atmosphere!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

We are the very happy parents of two Woodland students! Great environment...great school, great education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2006

I have two sons, one is school age. This school is very nice, the staff is great and very friendly. The only problem with this school is that the third grade does not have art, which I think is important at any age. His teacher sends home a paper every week stating waht they are doing, what tests they have and the spelling words for the week.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income39%
Not low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male76%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income48%
Not low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students78%
Female80%
Male77%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Low income61%
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Low income71%
Not low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female90%
Male95%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Low income84%
Not low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students79%
Female73%
Male84%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Low income41%
Not low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female73%
Male79%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Low income35%
Not low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 51%
Black 8% 18%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Hispanic 1% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Tara Fox

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59 State 157
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Phone: (618) 692-8791

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