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Woodland Elementary School

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Posted February 11, 2014

This school stinks as much as my lover's sweaty socks. They take into account not having homework in late, but whether or not kids wear uniforms correctly?! Wow. My child is telling me how the other kids in her class are rude, and her teacher never really cares. She's picked on for her conditions, and no one cares? Bull! This school is a horrible one for these two reasons, but also gives low activity. My kid excels in all areas, is never actually challenged, and does nothing but sit on her bottom all day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

Woodland has to be one of the better schools in this area. My daughter enjoys going to school, and always tells me how wonderful her day was. She has attended this school 2 yrs now and I have loved every teacher she has had. If they don't feel she is being challenged they find other resources to make sure she is. She exceeded her grade level in every subject last year and I can't wait to see her reach for the stars this year. Thanks to the wonderful staff at Woodland I am grateful. I am one proud mom!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2011

We are military orientated, which means periodically we return home for a period of time between moving from one place to another. My child attended first grade at this school and I believe her teacher was unqualified and racisit. Wish I could remember her name, anyways we are back again three years later and i like what i see so far and my child enjoys going to school. I absolutely am for the uniform policy for a variety of reasons, but you as a parent can twurk it a little if take the time and give up Walmart as your only source of uniform. My child walks out of here looking good in her uniform. They do though love their dentention. Let my child out early then told her she had to make up the difference later. Can we all say it together? That's BS. Had a issue with one teacher and it was resolved to my satisfication. So now, as of now i must reserve a couple stars to see how things play out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

This is an awesome school for children to go to. Teachers here really care about your child. The teaching is of the highest quality. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2007

I love this school. My son has thrived here. He has learned so much and he enjoys going. I find the principal and staff to be very friendly and approachable. The thought of uniforms at first was a bit icky, however wearing uniforms puts everyone on the same level. Kids from lower income homes don't have to worry about not having the expense clothes. School should be about learning, having fun and relationships, not a walk down the high fashion runway. Keep up the good work Woodland!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

I think Woodland E.S. is an excellent school. I am a parent of 3 Woodland children and my experience has been nothing but positive. The faculty is second to none and are of a professional caliber. At first I wasn't thrilled about the uniforms but then I realized I was focusing more on name brands than my son's education. The quality of the academic program is outstanding and the attention that is paid to the students is remarkable. The school sends home fliers announcing a variety of extracurricular activities, not only in the school, but for the community as well. I love this school and will keep my children here as long as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2006

My children went to Woodland. Uniforms are great! I have found that issues with the uniforms are generally parents who are not focussing on academics themselves and complain about everything. I found the administration open and the teachers truly caring. They were always willing to take extra time with my student (non-medicated ADHD) and stayed late or came in early as needed. We were an out-of-district transfer so I drove my children everyday just so that they could attend Woodland. The school has the highest standards and I have the deepest admiration for the faculty and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2006

Woodland was not my first choice of schools to send my children to,honestly, it would not have been my second or third choice. My oldest son is in kindergarten, the youngest will be enrolled in preschool after he turns 3. Other than the preschool program, which was wonderful to my older child, I find the rest of the staff standoffish and unapproachable when it comes to discussing his education. My child is a kindergartener in a split K/1st grade class, and they are just now finally beginning to cover subjects that he had not already learned at home. The homework every night does not bother me, it gives them a glimpse of what's to come. However, I find the uniform policy ridiclous and unecessary. Not only are they unattractive and tacky looking, I resent someone else telling me that I don't know how to properly dress my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

'Uniforms for our children... what exactly does this accomplish? Do you want your child to be a drone of society or a creative innovator? Stifling any outlet of self expression in our children should be looked upon as a poor choice by our schools systems and our Government. I, for one, abhor the use of uniforms and their strict policy that is in use at Woodland. My son goes to Woodland, as does my Daughter... he is 5 years old and just started Kindergarden, yet he brings home twice the homework of my 9 year old. I think they are pushing a bit much to expect so much so soon from a 5 year old. The teachers seem unsympathetic to the fact that this is all new to him, and are quick to send home disciplinary notes. I look forward to moving back to Louisville to get out of here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2005

This is an excellent school. My child went from reading below grade level to recognizing words 2 grades higher than the present level. The staff is caring and devoted. The principle and vice principle are always visible and accessible. The uniforms eliminate competition over 'fashion' giving more focus back to the learning environment. I back this school 100% and would recommend it to anyone who wants their children to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2005

I can see from the other responses that perhaps it is the parents who failed to recieve the proper education. My child likes the school and so do I. Being in uniform helps the children develop many skills early. The 3rd grade cabbage program is wonderful, we also enjoy the spelling bee and are working with staff to develop a Cinco De Mayo program. Parent involvement is an individual responsibilty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2005

I have six kids. 4 have graduated from high school. one has spent three awful years at woodland. We are moving out of the district so our youngest, who starts school next year will not have to attend this school. If you have a choice, dont send your children here. Teachers are too pushy. principle seems to have very little common sence. and always is flustered. My child has reached 2nd grade and still can not write properly. We are now trying to teach it at home. Teachers do not have time for him, I have been told this twice by 2 different teachers. For the sake of your child. Do not send them to this school. Superintendant will not look into all this. There is no help. They stick by each other. It has been one long bad experiance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2005

If I could, I would not send my kids to this school. They are so strict, my God let there be a uniform violation! You know, kids should be allowed to be kids at least for a little while. All day Kindergarden??? Lets see, 4 years old, going from sleeping until 8:00 a.m and having a nap after lunch, probably around noon, to being up at 0600 like the military, school all day, no nap, and then sending notes home saying the kids are having a bad day! PLEASE, I think they are entiltled to have a bad day after this. How about re-looking at the whole deal and doing something more practicle for the kids sake, not yours.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2004

When my child went here at Woodland they hated her. Grades went down and this school is below level. I think my neice went here and the same thing happen to her. This is not a school I would send my child to again. They are the only elementary school in the county who wears uniform and belts. my son is always in fights for kids picking on him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2004

Woodland is a modern facility, with wonderful teachers. The school is a uniform school, and at times it seems that they are more concerned with whether the students are in proper uniform, than they are with teaching the fundamentals. Students are suspended or given detention for not wearing belts or having shirt tails untucked.
—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.

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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
38%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 54% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
36%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
22%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students34%
Female36%
Male32%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female51%
Male45%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students35%
Female39%
Male30%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students42%
Female37%
Male48%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students30%
Female33%
Male26%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students41%
Female41%
Male40%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female39%
Male28%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students41%
Female39%
Male43%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students20%
Female25%
Male15%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 81%
Black 35% 11%
Hispanic 12% 4%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6000 South Woodland Dr
Radcliff, KY 40160
Phone: (270) 352-5828

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