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Woodland West Elementary School

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Posted August 2, 2013

My great granddaughter is a student at Woodland West now entering the first grade. I was amazed at the amount of knowledge she had acquired in Kindergarten. We were reading different articles and she was able to recognize and pronounce her words thru her phonics training. And this summer we were working on math skills in which she caught on very quickly. I attribute her learning ability to her teacher at Woodland West. Also, kudos to their principal, Ms. Hoyle.


Posted October 29, 2012

Woodland West is a good school. My daughter has been attending K for 9 weeks. I am concerned about the lack of respect that students have for each other and the teachers. Parent involvement will help improve all aspects of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2012

Woodland West really was one of the best schools on the Westbank back in the day I really hate to see how they fell off,the staff that's there now is just collecting a paycheck they seem to hate kids in my eyes.The principal does not have a clue about running a school nor does she care about those kids or the parents,I am taking my child out before its too late
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

This is an wonderful school. They welcome all students and work with them so no child is left behind and no child is held back. This is just wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2006

So far I am very unsatisfied with this school their lunch program needs improvement and there should be more teacher parent involvement. I have asked repeatedly for assitance and so far have been ignored.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2005

I was very disappointed in this school; The Principal emphasized parental participation but is not willing to compromise when it comes to parent teacher conferences. (Set times are 10:00 am to 2:00 pm) I called several times to re-schedule a later time, but never received a return call (even from the district superintendent). I went to the spaghetti Dinner (started at 6:30pm) and was promptly told that it was not a parent teacher conference. Then she (principal)gave praise to the teachers for showing up and emphasized that the teachers were not getting paid for being there. My point; as a caring parent,why should I have to take leave-with-out pay just to meet with a teacher / principal that is not willing to make the same sacrifice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2005

I have been involved with this school for more than 13 years. I feel if the parents are involved your child gets a better education , because they favor all who do for them ! My youngest is now attending and if not for my not knowing people from the past I think she would be stuck in the system. I have tried since kindergarten for her to be helped and without the help of ONE teacher after all this time she would have just been labeled lazy! Over all I rate this school a 4 on a scale of 1 to 10 . It's just not for the children anymore . Most of the teachers are only there for a paycheck , a lot of them do not know how to interact with children. I hope new coming tearchers are more like our teachers years ago ! CARING!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2005

I feel very confident having my student attend this school. She is hearing impaired, and the program and teachers there are helping her greatly. I like knowing that she is being taught in a speech and language atmosphere to help promote both forms of communication. I see and feel that they need more interpreters and teacher aides that use ASL. I have had problems with the cafeteria in that they do not properly communicate with parents about lunch fees before they withhold lunches from students and feed them cheese and bread. This upset me more because my daughter is hearing impaired and could not understand the situation. I hope that this can be resolved so that other children who depend on these healthy meals at school are not deprived because they can not afford the lunch fees.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2004

I am very saddened this year by this school. I do not think my child will be going back next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2004

Regret not having placed the kids in a private school. Lots of competent teachers leaving school because disciplinary problems with kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2003

So far I am impressed with the school.......Our daughters teacher Mrs.Clemmens <hope I spelled that right> she is wonderful and always so very cheerful and greets all children with a smile....... The only thing I do not like is after school it gets very confusing and somewhat not safe in my opinion with traffic going in so many different directions I hope they get a better handle on this problem soon.......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

My son attended Woodland West last year in 1st grade. His teacher Ms. Wegner was excellent!! The PTA president worked very hard in getting parents involved. There is a serious need for more structure on the administration's part. But overall I was satisfied with the school, primarily because he had such a good teacher. The teacher makes the difference!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

The new adminstrator is ineffective in every aspect of running a school. This school has become filled with discipline problems and chaos. Qualified teachers have left or are in the process of leaving.


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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
36%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 62% 45%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 1%
White 13% 47%
Hispanic 9% 4%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Amy Hoyle
Fax number
  • (504) 366-6962

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