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Woodlan Jr/Sr High School

Public | 7-12 | 704 students

 
 

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Posted September 25, 2013

I feel Woodlan Jr./Sr. High School is a good school. I feel the staff needs to focus on the needs of the kids instead of what they are/aren't wearing, etc. The teachers seem to respect their students but I feel there isn't much leadership from our principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2013

I was involved in the infamous attempt to fire a journalism teacher who approved an editorial by a student that advocated, wait for it, tolerance. Shameful. Because the teacher could not afford to lose her job, she had to agree to a disciplinary transfer to another school. Thankfully she landed a job elsewhere and then received an award for her courage in letting discussion be discussed in the student paper. Given the cast of characters I would assume. That this kind of thinking is still there. Stay away if you like tolerance.


Posted September 17, 2012

I use to go to that school and it was the worst experience ever. At that school no one knows how to welcome a new student. I felt judge and no one would bother to pick me as a partner for class. If you are new and going to go to this school don't expect to make a lot of friends. Students were stuck up. Teachers should really teach the students how to welcome someone new. Teachers also give out way to much homework and test.


Posted April 26, 2012

All this talk about intolerance is plain stupid. I am a 3 year student so far and I see no problems with the school. Its just the fact that we never had a great principle until now. With the Harding transition and all its not terrible. Some people just need to learn respect of others. The only thing tolerated is an act against the original Woodlan student. It seems to me that the Harding transfers get a lot more privileges than the rest of us. And people are saying all this stuff about because its a small town, but only about half of the students actually live in Woodburn. And only about 12 of the teachers are even from the Woodburn area.


Posted October 7, 2009

For all the years that I have gone to Woodlan, I have been one of these 'different' students you speak of, and I feel that my class has done much more than accept me. There are a few groups of people that are not as easily accepted as others, though. These include: extremely obese people, students that act as if they are smarter than others, and people the students find mean or annoying. Woodlan isn't perfect, and no doubt it has a few weaknesses, but in comparison to other schools, I think that Woodlan is definitely near if not at the top. I would say that Woodlan is a rating of about 4.6 out of 5.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2008

I feel that Woodlan should evaluate things that go on and involve the student body and opinions more. I think that the principal now should listen to the students more and not make any major changes without this. I feel that the safety of the students are also a major factor at this school, I feel that it is an issue that needs more attention. My children no longer attend public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

This school is not as bad as you all are making it out to be. I've gone here for three years now and I see no problem with the tolerance issue. If your kid is doing something anyone thinks should not be tolerated, you as a parent have the responsibility to get a handle on that instead of complaining to the school administration. Yes, it is true that different types of people are not always accepted immediately in such a small town. I always thought that was a shame. But give Woodlan a break, most of the student body has no idea what the 'real world' is like because we live in such a small community. I think that Woodlan HAD some leadership issues in the past, but this year we have a new principal who I think will be an excellent leader.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2008

As a graduate of Woodlan Jr./Sr. High School, I felt that I had a great education. The staff was very supportive of me and allowed me to grow as a person. The education and activities offered by Woodlan and EACS are second to none. Because of the support and education, I was able to attend college and have since completed a Masters degree, and I am working on my second. This is a great school and a great community to raise your children.


Posted May 29, 2007

Horrible school for any child who is not cut from a particular mold.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 29, 2007

A dangerous place to send a child that might be perceived to be 'different' as the school does not encourage protection of those children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2007

Send your kids to this school if you want them to learn intolerance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2007

They seem to think tolerance is a bad thing.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 27, 2007

This school should be ashamed of itself. The leadership is terrible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2007

Perhaps you should add some classes about tolerance to the curriculum. To date you seemed to have missed the boat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2007

This is a terrible school, who's main focus is ignoring the personal growth of all of its students. Personal life-styles, choices, and beliefs are not welcomed at Woodlan Jr/Sr. High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2007

All educators should focus on acceptance of student differences, not in small town ideologies of pseudo-protectionism.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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 74% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

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78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
30%
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".

About the tests


Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

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55%
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25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

53%

Average SAT score

954

Graduation rate

89.1%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of graduates taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Starting College

How many graduates from this school ...


Enroll in college immediately after high school graduation1

This school

 
 
63%

State Average

 
 
64%

Need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills2*

This school

 
 
25%

State Average

 
 
31%

First year

How well prepared for college are these graduates?*


Average first year GPA (out of 4.0)2
2.7
This school
2.6
State Average

Average number of units completed in first year2
19
This school
30
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Sticking with it

How many college-going students...*


Enroll in college for a second year3

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73%

State Average

 
 
75%
1Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012
2Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
3Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
* Of those that went to Indiana public postsecondary institutions

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 72%
Asian 8% 2%
Black 4% 12%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 3% 10%
American Indian 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A46%
Special education 11%N/A14%
English learners 8%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Woodburn, IN 46797
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