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Silver Spring, MD
Students enrolled: 543

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2101 Luzerne Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910

(301) 650-6440
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Map of Woodlin Elementary School address.
September 15, 2014
My child was in grade 2 in 2012-2013 and loved the teacher but was bored all year. Our impression is that wherever the school could eliminate specific feedback on academic performance that a parent could use to advocate for their child, they did. Report cards generic grading (used many places) and there was little feedback on work beyond P (proficient) and the occasional ES (exceeds). When I asked the teacher I got feedback like "S/he is where s/he needs to be." Still no idea what that means. The most shocking thing I heard was the principal telling a PTA meeting parents shouldn't expect to see any grades of ES on the report card until the 3rd quarter. (Basically the child could not possibly have mastered anything until then. So much for helpful feedback on report cards.) At year end our child's standardized test scores were at the very top; clearly my child was not where s/he "needed to be" and the promised differentiation within the classroom had not been enough. We consider most of the year to have been a lost opportunity for learning and being challenged. The school's parents are cliquish and very engaged, an echo chamber with everyone there saying how great the school is.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2013
Woodlin is a dynamic neighborhood school where the talents and importance of ALL students are highly respected. The teachers show a strong commitment to excellence and place high priority on ensuring our kids receive the best educational experience as possible. Our PTA strives to share knowledge across families and to support creative educational activities through after school clubs and other enrichment efforts. We are very proud of our school and committed to maintaining its sense of community.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2013
After we move for a year now, I getting more and more strong feeling about how great this elementary was...great teacher great principal great community will move back if possible.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2013
I started Woodlin Elementary as a Kindergartener 25 years ago... Crazy I can say that. I am now a Kindergarten teacher with a 1 year old and when we looked to settle into a neighborhood, my experience at Woodlin was the criteria I set. I don't want to her attend one of these new mega plex schools, we want a nice neighborhood school with nice teachers and a great feel. Let's go Woodlin Wizards are great.... (sure do remember the school song! and so do my friends!)

- submitted by a community member
May 14, 2013
I am glad I pulled my child out. This school is for the elite who are friends with the teachers. Some teachers are excellent; others not so much. The principal always sides with teachers and does not seriously responds to parents complaints. My child is happily in another cluster where parents concerns are treated with respect. If your child is not from a middle class home and advanced, don't send him to Woodlin. It will kill their self-esteem. Don't be fooled by the ratings or the glowing raves about the principal. Look at the schools scores that had a dip in 2012. I pulled my child out just in time. He went from low proficient to advanced in one year.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2010
Our experience during eight years at Woodlin has been fabulous. Exceptional administrative staff, who understand and adore the kids as well as being excellent "administrators", teachers who motivate and make school fun, and incredible parent involvement make for very happy and successful students. One of our children was accepted to a magnet program and did not go. We have no regrets with that decision.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2010
woodlin is a warm and welcoming school. my son is excited to go to school everyday, there is always something to look forward to and the staff keeps the children motivated with all the special eccentives and programs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
The teachers, administrators, staff and volunteers are the best! I have never had a question unanswered, my son has made more progress this year than I could have hoped, and everybody really cares about the students and their families. Outstanding school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Woodlin is a wonderful, supportive environment for kids to learn and grow!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Woodlin ES is a cheery place, where kids, teachers and administrators all seem to be at their best and happy to be doing what tehy're doing. The sense of community is very strong. We feel so lucky to have Woodlin on our street and part of our lives!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Woodlin has been a warm, supportive place for my daughter to begin her school career.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
Woodlin provides an environment where parents can be deeply involved in their child's education. The school gives us an opportuntiy to show our children how the world connects with them.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2010
The teachers are so involved and caring. So many parents are active and involved. We have a young, dynamic principal and an active vice principal and experienced office staff that keep everything running smoothly. It has been a wonderful place for both my sons.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 18, 2010
I love the dedicated teachers and administration along with the very active parents and PTA.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2009
I have a special needs child that attends Woodlin; he is in his second year attending.(grade 5) I must say that....our experience has been a great one! I adore his teacher and the rest of the teaching body.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2009
Woodlin E.S. is a wonderful school w/ a dynamic and creative principal and excellent teachers (though of course, there are exceptions as there are in any school). The student body is mixed both racially and ethnically, and is truly integrated -- your children will be friends with children from all different cultures and backgrounds, and it works very well. Our youngest, 3rd at Woodlin, is entering 4th grade there and has been very happy at the school, happy enough that we decided to keep her there rather than moving her to the gifted/talented separate school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2008
I am the parent of a kindergarten girl. Thus far, I am pleased with the teacher, the leadership in the front office. As a parent I feel welcome and am eager to partner with tthe school and other paretns to give all the children the best school experience possible.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 04, 2008
Wonderful school, small class sizes, after school clubs, very active PTA. Diverse and high achieving. Excellent conflict resolution and behavior management.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2008
We have a K and 1st grader at Woodlin and have been very, very pleased with the education our kids have received.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2008
My daughter is in Kindergarten at Woodlin and and is really thriving! By mid-year she has gone from reading simple words to sounding out entire books. She also has made tremendous gains in math and can add and substract on a much higher level than I thought she was capable of. Most important, she absolutely loves it and her teacher.

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December 10, 2007
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August 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2005
Woodlin Elementary is one of the best schools in this area, which is saying a lot. The academic programs are excellent, with advanced placement math, special reading programs, etc. Music programs are excellent, with most students participating. There are many after-school programs. The PTA is very active, and there is a great deal of parent involvement.

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September 14, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2005
I attended Woodlin Elementary school, and I truly believe it is one of the best schools in the county because of it's diversity, staff and students thats have the drive to excel in school.

- submitted by a former student
August 26, 2003
The quality attention that my children have recieved at Woodlin is a step beyond my realistic expectation and the personal bonding with the seeds of knowledge will have my children prepared for a bright future. Thanks Woodlin!

- submitted by a parent

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Woodlin Elementary School
2101 Luzerne Ave, Silver Spring, MD  20910
(301) 650-6440
Last modified Woodlin Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Woodlin Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top