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Wood Acres Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 733 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
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Posted February 15, 2014

Woodacres Elementary school is an excellent school with capable and helping teachers and a strong and sincere principal Mrs Sharban. This school has a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The new students never feel as this is there first week or first month. The teachers know how to help there students and get the best out of them . The way kids participate in every project in the class or in the community is remarkable. I am amazed why it has a rating of 8 from great school , according to me it is the best school of the Montgomery County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2012

Wood Acres' teachers are terrific, and it is a generally happy place for kids. But I agree with the other reviewer who said kids get almost no supervision at recess, and the administration is disengaged about this problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2012

The school has great facilities and very involved parents, but is lacking on a many many qualities that matter for a grade school. Teachers are overwhelmed with large class sizes and have no additional support to cater to any above average bright children. Facilities are nice, but kids are left alone to find their way, including NO supervision at recess or lunch unless there are parent volunteers. School administration appears completely disengaged. Big disappointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

i love the kids and the staff at wood acres~
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

REgarding the diversity issue, parents move to this school district to avoid diversity. Diversity is a great thing when you choose when to engage it - but the demographics of this school district are self selecting and allow for a very safe, non-disruptive, and self-selecting group of families to give kids a great public school education that rivals many top private schools. Plus, there is plenty of diversity with the kids from Embassy parents. It may not be the type that the reviewer below is looking for but is much richer from a cultural and global perspective than what the politically correct contingent is looking for which this school is not looking to foster.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

We moved to the school last year and have found it to be superb. Not only are the teachers top-notch, but the parental involvement is very high and the music and art teachers are fabulous. I haven't heard of anyone who is unhappy with their teacher and the school is run beautifully. Our daughter is advanced academically and her first grade teacher has gone above and beyond in her efforts to challenge her every day. In addition, the school has a fabulous guidance counselor who brings a great deal of awareness to the kids as to behavior and respect issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

This school has gone down hill in the last four years. Parents have become disgruntled and from what i hear, the staff is disillusioned. It seems there is no leadership here, one more year for me and my youngest will move on to middle school. Many good teachers have left recently and it's a shame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

My son joined this school as a new third grader and loved it from the very first day. The staff went out of their way to make sure we settled nicely. Mrs Sherburne the principal is awesome! She connects with both children and parents and whenever I'm at the school, I see her up and about ... always actively engaged and best of all, our son's third grade teacher, Ms Crabtree is just wonderful! Altogether its a great school. It also has a very active PTA - I haven't been too involved in that but I'm kept updated through regular emails.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
92%

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94%

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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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 43%
Asian 8% 6%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 3% 36%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 1%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Bethesda, MD 20816
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