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Woodridge Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 309 students

 

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Posted March 9, 2013

Woodridge happens to sit directly across the street from another elementary school. So overcrowding doesn't seem to be an issue yet at Woodridge. There is a new principal, so this is a year of adjustment for the teachers & parents who were sad to see the previous principal go. There is no assistant principal to ease the load. The school staff do a great job of providing support to the predominantly Spanish-speaking parents and students. There's a committed ESOL team and a bilingual parent liaison. Like a lot of public schools, there seems to be an over-emphasis on testing, a problem that goes beyond Woodridge. Woodridge has a large field where the children play at recess. There are no organized sports afterschool, although it would be nice if someday there could be. Woodridge has a full-time art teacher on staff, which is rare bonus. Some of the teachers seem very strong; others less so. I agree with the previous comment that there have been a teacher or two with chronic absenteeism/tardiness. There are also a few teachers who seem to be unnecessarily harsh or impatient in their tone. Behavior issues seem to have crept up this year. That may subside soon when there's no more Gr. 6.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2008

I have worked at woodrige for several years. The staff is wonderful and supportive. The parents as a whole are not as involved as you'd like, the PTA is very small. There is a high turnover rate of children as this school, as many move in an out of the area.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 26, 2008

This school years ago had great teachers, now they have teachers who don't have the patience to teach and the teachers have bad attendance and are very unorganized. Teachers need to be teachers and need to stop trying to be friends and have favorites with the children. The teachers have to give respect to receive it. The principal is great they need new asst.principal and teachers who can handle what the school board issues so they will be able to teach the kids Most of the kids parents voluntarily sent their kids to summer school because the kids didn't learn much because the way the teachers taught.
—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 74% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 68% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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
Hispanic 69% 12%
Black 25% 35%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 0%
White 3% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Language learning

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  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

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  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

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5001 Flintridge Dr
Hyattsville, MD 20784
Phone: (301) 918-8585

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