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Woodhome Elementary/Middle School

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Posted September 4, 2013

My daughter currently attends this school. I am very impressed with the curriculum. The teachers really challenge the students. In fact, all of the faculty that we have encountered have been very supportive and encouraging. The school lacks extra curricula activities and foreign language which is why I gave 4 stars. If they had more extracurricular activities (not informal dance teams) they would be comparable to some of the area private institutions (in my opinion). In other reviews, I have read parents complaints about the teachers not working with students with "issues" that appear to be behavioral. I have to side with the school on this if the post is infact true. The teachers are not behaviorist and if your child is disruptive they should be removed. Other children should not be deprived because your child for whatever reason can not get it together. Sorry, try to see it both ways. We are very pleased with Woodholme Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2012

My son attended Woodhome Elementary/Middle for PreK - but I will be doing everything I can to make sure he is not attending Kindergarten there. I wanted to give my neighborhood school a chance before automatically looking into charters and private schools. Unfortunately all of my fears came true. The new principal of this school is very condescending, cold and uncaring. Students were getting expelled from PreK......these are 4 year old children! The school would rather 'get rid' of kids then work WITH them and their parents to help them. There are some fantastic teachers - but they seem to be stifled under the current administration. The school building itself is in disrepair and in awful condition. Until Woodhome gets new, caring and respectful leaders - I would caution against sending your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2011

I'm a graduate from Woodhome, went from 4th to 8th grade. Woodhome is a very unique school in terms of having a diverse student population and a small student population. The small population of students allows for the school to truly be a community, and I can say most teachers will be very approachable to you and help you out with any issues you may be having, academic or personal. Woodhome's problem when I went there was it's overall lack of organization, a building in need of many repairs, and a FAILING middle school math teacher. Woodhome consistently performs poorly on the math MSA because they refuse to get a math teacher who can actually instruct the class. They've gotten bettter by adding another math teacher, but until they get rid of the one incapable of teaching, it will always be a problem. Woodhome has great potential: a FANTASTIC English department, stationed in a great community, generally good teacher involvement, and kids who actually WANT to learn. Woodhome is a good school, but is far from being the best, but I hope positive changes will be made since the school has entirely new administration starting this year (2011-2012 school year)


Posted March 13, 2011

The school interest is provided special education services to black children whom do not need it. They are in need of better teachers whom are culturely diverse and are not quick to fail the child and thiswill make things better. The school could use a makeover and the transportation is very poor. I just hope the school system gets better soon and to promote continue sucess to all children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2010

I attended Woodhome from Kindergarten to Eighth Grade. This year I started high school. I thought it would be alot different but honestly at Woodhome things are run alot alike. Maybe a little more leaniency but its a decent school. There are alot of very good teachers that know what they're doing. I miss Woodhome, but in my heart it will always be a good School. Also Ms. Ski and Ms. Ringgold are great Princpals. They know what they are doing and I will always appreciate them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2010

Woodhome is a great school which exceeds my expectations by far for a Baltimore city public school. This is my 3rd year. My experience with the teachers and staff for grades pre-k to 1st have been great. The teachers make themselves very easy to reach whether it would be face to face,emails,personal cell phone #'s. All of them have given us parents no excuse not to reach them and make it easy to get involved. The PTA is great and always are doing different activities to raise money than just your normal candy bars. I think this school is like great little community school. I went to private school all my life and I would have thought that a Baltimore city public school would be so so much different. Not at all the case-except the noisy lunchroom.The environment provided for these children are loving,safe and challenging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

This school is very out of order.There are only a few good teachers.Also the school dose'nt have vaguely any after school activities
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2009

The orincipal at this elementary school rises above all expectations you can have from a principal. She CARES about all her students and strives for the best. Parenting needs to be a strong home base for any school to acheive greatness.


Posted July 8, 2008

I grew up in Woodhome. Pre-K all the way through 8th grade and I can honestly say this school is the reason behind so many great memories I'll always hold dear. The teachers and other staff are what make the school one of the best; two teachers in particular, but I won't mention any names. They made learning fun and easy while still making sure you got everything. I think I remember more from my middle school years there then I do from my last year of high school. I know I'm ranting so I'll finish this review by saying, Woodhome 'is' the best.


Posted April 6, 2007

The problem with this school is that the current principal does not value gifted children. Children are thrown together in classes without any regard to the range of ability levels in a class. This requires teachers to do triple the amount of work to try to teach all levels in one class. Discipline is not applied consistently. If you have a high achieving, motivated, gifted child, send them to one of the middle schools that have citywide programs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2006

I have children who attend the school now. I have a son going to the 1st Grade and another son going to the 5th Grade. I believe the school is trying to make strides to improve the scores and it is apparent by the increase in some of the grades listed. I do believe that it could be a little better. We all, not just the school, have to work with our children to ensure they are prepared for middle school, high school, college and life. I do believe that the Baltimore City School System should equip the schools with up to date materials (i.e. books, computers, art materials, etc.) to assist in preparing the children for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2006

I attended woodhome for 5 years. (kindergarten - 4th grade) and I must say it was a good school. There I made friends that I can honestly say I still have today. My teachers challenged me but still made sure I had fun while learning. They had after school activities like the teddy bear daycare which I went to in the third grade. They also held outside school activities and fundraisers like skateland or jeepers night. This is why I think woodhome is currently one of the better schools in Baltimore City.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 82% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
33%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 73% 35%
White 20% 42%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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 77%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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