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!
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.