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Wood Acres Elementary School5
Posted June 27, 2014
- a parent
We just completed third year at Wood Acres. Our proud soon to be 3rd grader has done extremely well with support of each one of her teachers. Her reading level is far above the average, her math skills also exceed state averages. As a parent I found that to be the ultimate quality of the teachers and management of Wood Acres. Communication with teachers and the principal has been very effective. A number of fun and educational events organized by the PTA throughout the year are always well organized and attended. The building is beautiful and spatious and outdoor space for kids to enjoy during recess is huge. The school is an integral part of our neighborhood and we as parents, as well as our daughter are very happy in Wood Acres.
Don't believe the reviews. This school is awful. Teachers are hit or miss, and the principal is not engaged. I didn't realize how awful this school was until I moved out of state and my kids started attending a *truly* great school where the teachers and administrators encourage children to attend after-school events (unlike Wood Acres, where student attendance is prohibited). The only reason for the great reviews here is because the property values in this neighborhood are tied to the myth that this school is great. If you're considering moving into this neighborhood for the quality of the school, be forewarned.
WA is a great school with terrific facilities and an active parent-teacher-student community. Set in a quiet neighborhood, every morning you can see parents walking their kids to school through the neighborhood, greeting fellow students and parents along the way. Every good school in this area has to manage with some level of oversubscription (likely because the better the school, the more people flock to that cluster to send their kids there). WA is no exception, but that doesn't change our view that it's truly a great school and a big part of the reason we chose to be in this district.
This school is one of the most exceptional elementary schools in the state. There's always a reason a school is overcrowded, in this case it's because so many people want their kids to go there. The addition being added later this year will alleviate the issue.
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.
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.
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.