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Gages Lake, IL
Students enrolled: 2,034

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17261 West Gages Lake Road
Gages Lake, IL 60030

(847) 596-8800
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April 02, 2015
I used to work at Woodland School District 50 Elementary but now I work at Prairie Crossing Charter School. I love it at PCCS and I hated it at Woodland. I have many issues with this school but I will list two very important things. One. THE STUDENTS DO NOT GO OUTSIDE AT ALL. The only times the students go outside only for recess. THAT IS IT. No environmental learning at all. Another. Woodland is suing PCCS for no reason but money. The grades for the tests there are horrible but PCCS is great. I highly recommend PCCS and do not reccomend Woodland at all.

- submitted by a teacher

February 26, 2015
A typical large school but teachers pretty good. Very good curriculum and parents teachers. After care inside the school

- submitted by a parent

January 04, 2014
I have two children who've attended Woodland schools. I have to say that I am not impressed. We specifically moved to this area for the schools and have been nothing but disappointed. I have child with special needs who has attended Woodland since he was three. We realized that he wasn't getting everything he needed, but it wasn't until we moved out of the district until we saw how lacking Woodland's special education services are. My son has made more progress in two months in the new school than he did in 4 years there. The sheer number of students is a detriment in itself. It's as if the school does the bare minimum when providing resources. Maybe the district is over populated and under staffed?

- submitted by a parent

August 16, 2013
My school is Woodland elementary west, Gurnee, IL. Teachers are very good, school is clean, class size is okay (22-24 children. However, there are way too many half days . The school day is one of the shortest in Illinois and I hope they can lengthen it by one hour. I know children have sports at the end of the day but not even half of those that go to sports will end up becoming a professional athlete. Focus of school is academiics .

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2011
My daughter is now entering her third year at Woodland and it has been great! It's true that there are a lot of kids, but their system of organizing halls really works! My kids never go into a new classroom without knowing several kids. It's very organized! Dr. Hyllberg of Element. East is by far the best principal any school could have! The staff is just wonderful too.

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no rating
March 09, 2010
My grandchildren attend this school and I am constantly reminded how large this school is and how it misses out on the intimacy of neighborhood schools in academics as well as good fellowship among students, teachers and parents.. I have witnessed too many negatives when a positive remark would go such much further.What is with the midterms when they are only sent out with negative remarks.

- submitted by a community member

March 17, 2009
My daughter has ADHD and I suppose thats why we stay in this school district. We were thinking of moving to Grayslake however I was apaulled to hear that kids with ADHD are outcasts. Woodland is a fantastic school that works with the children and not against them. The children are not segregated based on their struggles and it seems to be a very positive environment. This is one school that I will say will go the extra mile to ensure that no child is left behind. Its a great school and I will definitely remain in this district so that both my children get the education that they deserve.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 02, 2008
I love Woodland! I have a daughter in Kindergarten and a son in 2nd grade. The first comment people make about Woodland is how large this district is. However, they have established a 'school within a school' concept and its really working. My children have the opportunity to learn with old friends and new friends each year. I love that and the diversity that comes with it. I am very proud to be a Woodland parent. The teachers and principals go the extra mile for the students. There is also a strong network of families supporting the school. Go Wildcats!

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2008
Very organized. Despite the variety of learning levels of each child, I feel like they approach each child as an individual.

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2007
I love this school. It is large, but they make it easy because they keep children together throughout the years. The teachers have been a God send. My daughter has ADHD and she is thriving at this school.

- submitted by a parent

July 12, 2005
My son was having trouble in school, and his teacher contacted me very early in the school year to address it. We had a meeting with other staff members to find out what each of us could do to help him. He was diagnosed with AD/HD. His teacher and I worked together, and he went from being a mediocre and disruptive student to a bright, energetic and gifted child at home and at school. I have heard stories of how some schools do the minimum possible with AD/HD students, but this is not the case with Woodland Elementary. The school went out of its way to help my son. I think that the staff (teachers, psychologists, principals, etc.) at Woodland are wonderful people who really made a positive difference in my son's life. As a parent, I could not wish for anything more.

- submitted by a parent

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Woodland Elementary School
17261 West Gages Lake Road, Gages Lake, IL  60030
(847) 596-8800
Last modified Woodland Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades 1-3
Woodland Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top