My student is a pre school student, her learning capabilities have exceeded kindergarden requirements atteneding this school, she will continue here on to kindergarden.
My son loved school this past year at Woodward Academy, because of his 5th grade teacher, Mr. Justin Beffa. Mr. Beffa taught a split 5th, 6 grade class with my son as one of the nine 5th graders. Mr. Beffa made learning fun as well as challenging. The field trips were educational. Mr. Beffa even got my son to enjoy Romeo and Juliet, The Giver, and The Odessey! He brought his class up to a new level! My son wanted to fail the 5th grade when he found out he wouldn't have Mr. Beffa for the 6 grade. I just hope his 6 grade teacher will continue challenging my son and the other students he or she will have this school year. There are still some great teachers who care. Thanks Mr. Beffa, and thanks Woodward Academy. Please don't let my son down this school year.
I absolutely love my son's math teacher. She is truly one of the best Woodward has to offer. Mrs. Woods always makes time to help her students and makes me as a parent feel comfortable when talking to her. She is always warm and welcoming. I have witnessed so much growth in my sons math abilities, she pushes him to be his very best. She also teaches her students how to be organized and life lessons. In a heartbeat, I would send my son wherever she goes because I know he would be in good hands.
I have three children attending Woodward Academy . Two are grade schoolers and one is a middle school student . They have attended Woodward Academy since kindergarten . Woodward Academy has an excellent teaching staff . The teachers are hardworking , dedicated professionals truly interested in the educational advancement of their students . They make every effort to develop and maintain good communication with students and parents . Woodward Academy also has great after school programs with a variety of activities .
Woodward Acacdemy has one of the brightest and finest Principals in the Detroit area. Above all one of the best Chief Adminstrators Officers around. In addition, a very sound Assistant Principal that is not afraid to make tough disciplinary decisions. Each day, they continue to passionately support students, parents, families, and teachers. After teaching on the East side and downriver for many years, I also believe that our Administration, Teachers, Support staff, Food Services, Maintenance and Security are "second to none". Woodward Academy is committed to "bring it"- to prepare you child for the challenges of a very competitive and changing world. "Those that stay- will be Champions".
Woodward Academy has made many wonderful improvements over the past 2 years. They now offer transportation for students to get to and from school which is a huge help for us parents. Teachers and staff are extremely passionate about the students and their education. It is wonderful to have my kids in a school thats main concern is the students and their achievement. Knowledge is power - GO EAGLES!
The school does an enormous job at helping students and parents succeed. High achievement is the new norm at Woodward Academy.
I think Woodward Academy is one of the most up and coming schools in Detroit. The administration is second to none when it comes to my childrens well being. I hope Woodward continues to get better and becomes one of the premier schools in the city of Detroit.
As a former Woodward Academy parent I was pretty pleased with my child's education for elementary school, K-5, but I was very displeased with the middle school. I would not endorse this school for grades 6-8. There are many Detroit charter schools that are providing quality education for the children of Detroit, but I beg to differ that Woodward Academy is at the top of that list. I would definately check the MEAP scores, attend any Open Houses and really take a look at Woodward Academy's policy's before I decide to enroll there. Most of the parent reviews on this site in regards to Woodward Academy are very accurate.
Woodward Academy has established a reputation as a premier school. Student achievement is on the rise, after many struggles the academy now has a strong leadership team. Parents, staff and students alike are excited about the educational offerings at the school. Its instructional team is second to none. I wholeheartedly recommend WoodwardAcademy to any parent looking for a challenging academic program for their son/daughter.
Woodward Academy continues to get better each year, and meets the needs of the Detroit community. The Academt returned 100% of its teachers last year, and 100% of the administration. I am proud to be part of this school, and hope to see it grow into a high school. I wish more schools in the City of Detroit would think about students first, like Woodward Academy does. This is the safest and most friendly school in Detroit, with a real movement to toward continued improvement. Kids are learning at Woodward Academy.
I HAVE SEEN MANY IMPROVEMENTS. But there are still some more to go!! They are on their way to being a great school.
Most of the teachers are great but the administration has changed numerous times over the years. Just checked the Meap scores. Grades 3 through 6 showed some improvement but, 7th and 8th grade fail behind. What happened?:(
After many years and many changes I am sad to say I think the school has lost its battle on becoming a school I would endorse for the children of Detroit. It has excellent teachers, however that may even be changing. The school clearly needs some great academic leader that it currently lacks.
i graduated from woodward academy..it is a nice school..i just graduated in '09'..wishing ithat it had an high school part 2 it...i really hate that i cant go back.the teachers was great and everything..and very helpful to me..i've been going there since i was in 4th grade..and from 4th grade to 8h..was a great success.! -I will always love Woodward Academy.!
My son went to WA k-2nd grade. I took him to another school for 3rd grade, but that was a mistake. Woodward Academy is a excellant school.
My daughter has been at WA since kindergarden, and while she has excelled in math her comprehension skills are quite low. She is in an advanced placement class and I feel that she is lacking some necessary abilities that a 3rd grader should have. Since 2005 the school has been through numerous administrators (about 4). The constant change is disturbing. I do appreciate the policy of trying to keep children in school when behavioral problems arise. The have a system called final room, which is like in school suspension or detention. With this in place children who may have acted up are not missing school. They are still in the school invironment and able to complete assignments given by the teacher. All in all I dont think WA is a bad school. I would recommend this school to other parents.
I started going to Woodward Academy in the 4th Grade. I stayed there all the way until 8th grade. This school has helped me alot. I am now in the 9th Grade and had got accepted to Cass Technical High School. The school, teachers, and the Principal(Old Principle)has helped and encouraged me to achieve at my highest abilities. Every year when i was assigned to a new teacher i thought there were'nt going to be another teacher as great as the last one. I was wrong. All the teachers there can and try to make you a better student as you were before. Overall The School Is Great And If It Wasnt For Those Recommendations From Ms. Ross, Mrs. Houstoulakis, Mrs. Hone, Ms. Shaffer, And Mr Diggs. I dont think i would have never gotton into Cass Tech. Thanx Alot For The Support. Signed Gwendolyn Dean,Former Student
my child has been there since 6th grade, when she first got there, to me it was a great school now she is in the 8th and i think it a terrible school there is no organization, good teacher are always leaving. There are always fights going on I am very displease this year, i am glad my daughter is leaving. I would not recommend this school to anyone. they need to get a grip on there students before its to late.
I am not pleased with the new arrival and departure procedures for the 2008-2009 school year. Some of the class rooms do not have enough lighting
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