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Woodville School

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Posted August 11, 2014

I have two kids that attend Woodville and couldn't be happier. There is a teacher and teachers aid assigned to each class and the teachers are approachable and involved. When one of our kids started having problems with attention, they helped have him evaluated and set up with an individualized program that was designed around inclusion in the classroom. He has since excelled in his studies and enjoys going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

Woodville School Staff did not follow my child's IEP and refused to acknowledge her diagnosis. I would not recommend Woodville
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2013

My children attended the school for two years and we moved mainly because of the school. On the positive side, there are some good and dedicated teachers. On the negative side, a lot of the staff yell, have little patience, and overall do not seem to like working with children. The principal makes no effort to get to know the names of the children in the school or any of the parents unless there is a problem. Compared to the new school my children are attending, Woodville is not up to date with technology and the standards are much lower. This is not a challenging school and sadly has an overall negative attitude to children. Would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2007

Woodville is a physically beautiful school. My daughters do enjoy it there. Most of the teachers are really good-only one so far being too old-school and negative. The school is run very well and it is fairly easy to volunteer. However the PTO is a clique and the principal is condescending to the parents. My main complaint is that there is way too much emphasis on professional sports. Classes have been interrupted to watch the red sox, football is played in the cafeteria, this goes on all year! If they were doing more music, drama, art, things that my kids really respond to and get a lot out of I wouldn't mind 'red sox' week.
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Posted January 11, 2007

Woodville was built in 2003 and has good security. The interior is nice and clean, and the library is beautiful. Academically, my three children are doing quite well there. The faculty is well balanced in experience, a healthy mix of young and young in spirit. Of the eight teachers my kids have had, seven were outstanding. Discipline is handled well. There is high parental involvement, many opportunities to volunteer; opening doors at drop off, guest reading, chaperoning field trips, Lunch Duty, and more. Parents who volunteer are welcomed by appreciative administration staff and an active PTO. Sports are organized by excellent local organizations. Music and Computer clubs are fee based. Sadly, there is no drama, dance, or chorale; performance art is not a priority. Its a brand new school without enough parking. Retrieving children is a hassle especially in foul weather. Leaving the lot you can expect significant delays.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

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63%

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81%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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58%

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53%

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58%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students62%
Female68%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female73%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Female79%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female58%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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How schools in the state rate:

24%
of schools in the state are Below average
50%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 67%
Hispanic 6% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Black 2% 8%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 12%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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30 Farm St
Wakefield, MA 01880
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