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Woodland Middle School

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Posted December 4, 2013

i am currently a sixth grader and i love it there is no bullying the guidance counselor is great along with all of the teachers and staff this school does have a frc to help out man this school is great


Posted October 3, 2013

I attend Woodland currently, and am 7th grade. It is crazy what the other reviews are saying. I was in 6th grade when a teacher was removed from the school, but they definitely did a good job on replacing them. It was a ton of hullabaloo for this year. But now, it has all settled, and they have amazing teachers. The academics have improved, the sports there are really good, and have a lot of extra-curricular activities to join. With the improvements of Scott High School, I'm sure they are going to love going there as well. The only "picky problem" I have right now is all the construction you have to walk through. But it won't always stay that way. I do so recommend sending your child here, if they have the opportunity!


Posted September 1, 2009

Two of my sons have completed Woodland and my last child is currently attending. The principal, Mr. Morwessel, is great. He has high academic standards and keeps the kids under control. When the students are in 8th grade, they can take classes at Scott High School (provided that the student is doing well academically) that count as high school credit. The students transition easily to high school. Scott High School recently hired a new principal who's wonderful. He has turned that school around. It's a great place to learn whereas the kids used to have a little too much freedom in the halls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

My son attended Woodland Middle School for grades six through eight. He could not have had a better experience. I found the teachers to be well organized and clear in their expectations dealing with classroom work, homework, and behavior. The band director, who began teaching the year my son began school at Woodland, was extremely effective and produced wonderful sounding middle school bands. The choral director is also outstanding. My son's writing won a regional gold award and was sent to New York to be judged through the Scholastic Writing contest. His seventh grade teacher was instrumental in helping him with this writing piece. Extracurricularly, my son played football, attended dances, and took part in a leadership program. He is very prepared for high school and I thank the staff at Woodland for getting him ready. They did an excellent job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2005

My child, who is a very bright young lady, was not very focussed and not pushed enough. The teachers that have been there for the past 2 (almost 3) years have much more than overstayed their welcome. I am sending my daughter there again this year only because she has insisted on staying there for her 8th grade year. I was not pleased with the lack of attention that is given to the students. I, quite frankly, am sick and tired of it. To MOST of the woodland staff, you have dissapointed me greatly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2005

I am very pleased with Woodland Middle School. My daughter was transfered to Woodland from Ockerman Middle because of the way she was being treated by the students and staff. Her grades have improved greatly from making D's and F's to A's and B's. She is so much happier now with both the students and staff that I have decided to enroll my 6th grade son there this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2005

I am very concerned about what is going on at Woodland Middle School. The teachers are only concerned about discipline, detention is handed out constantly. My son was an all A student at Hinsdale Elementary and is now failing 2 classes at Woodland. When I try to email the teachers about his work, I get no responses. It is very frustrating to deal with the staff there. My son will be attending school elsewhere next year!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 19, 2004

I have had two children attend this school. Have been very satisfied overall with the education and discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2004

I could not have been more dissappointed with Woodland Middle School. The school has a focus on dicipline and not education. My daughter - who had never been in trouble at school - was constantly worried that she would receive after school detention due to the constant use of detention as punishment on other children. (My child never received any form of discipline) The teachers my daughter had did not want or welcome parental involvment - it was clearly seen as a inconvenience. The homework - over an hour daily in math alone - was busy work and not necessary. The teachers were generally unorganized. I will not send her back to this school or this group of teachers.
—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.
Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 44% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
37%
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 39% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%
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 45% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
48%
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 Students42%
Female54%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students39%
Female41%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial20%
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female56%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial40%
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students35%
Female52%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial20%
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities9%
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

All Students42%
Female47%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial36%
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female70%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial36%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female70%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial46%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities35%
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

All Students50%
Female48%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female62%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female65%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students26%
Female33%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities6%
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

The state average for Math was 65% in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
39%
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

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 36% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 36% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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English II

The state average for English II was 56% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
49%
of schools in the state are Average
29%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Reading growth at this school

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1 This rating is based on 2012-13 K-PREP and EOC results from the Kentucky Department of Education.

2 This rating is based 2012-13 median growth percentiles from the Kentucky Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 81%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 2% 11%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 36%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Taylor Mill, KY 41015
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