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Woodside Elementary School

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Posted April 5, 2011

I cannot say enough great things about this school. The entire staff seems to work together as a team and make such an effort to know every parent and child. The level of enthusiasm and energy is very high. The children are continually taught respect for themselves, others and property. They are taught skills to help them be good students, such as how to focus and be in control of their actions. Older children are taught to mentor the younger ones. Everyone knows what is expected of them. The reading/writing program is sensational. It's a new program developed by Columbia University and the authors of the program regularly visit Woodside to train the teachers. As I understand it, last year teachers in grades 3-5 were trained in the program. Next year, it will be K-2's turn. But even though the kindergarten teachers haven't been officially trained, they loved the program so much that they trained themselves over the summer!! That's the kind of dedication to learning you'll find at Woodside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2010

This is an amazing school for children. The teachers work hard to meet the needs of all children. There are wonderful opportunities for children to get involved in music, art and before school sports. The children come first at Woodside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2010

It is especially at times like this (February Vacation) when I realize how lucky we are to have Woodside as our school. The Gym Teacher and Principal have set up a group called Woodside One Wheelers, and they started a vacation camp to learn unicycling and juggling and all sorts of other skills that are amazing. This sort thing is the norm at the school. They have great academics, the teachers have high expectations for all, and awesome activities for kids. If you have the option of getting your kid into Woodside, do it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2009

Woodside is a wonderful school. They believe that every child should be dealt with on a personal basis. They also know that every child learns differently and so they as a school along with the parents work till they find the way that works best for your child. I love it here and all my children will go to this PHENOMINAL place of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2006

Woodside is a GREAT school.The teachers are very involved with both the students and the parents. Both the principal and vice principal are involved daily with the students and often know them by name. I have nothing but rave reviews for Woodside elementary school.
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Posted March 28, 2006

This is a wonderful school. The teachers are great and the class size is around 15. Plenty of programs for students.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 62% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
28%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MEA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 92%
Hispanic 4% 2%
Black 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 8%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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