Excellent school. The teachers really care about the students and tailor extra materials based upon the students progress.
Good school still overall, however teacher quality is decreasing with budget cuts. Noticing that substitutes are very common in every classroom and this is hard on the kids and definitely slows down the progress.
I moved my kids from private school to woodland elementary. I was thinking its going to be a disaster. Instead I got more than what the private school had to offer. Principal and the class teachers are very dedicated. Even PE , music and art teachers are great. During semester conference, PE, Music and art teachers were available to answer our questions. They customize and individualize each kids needs. Parents involvement is absolutely fantastic. Working parents and stay at home parents equally participate. School leadership especially the Principal is the best of all! Principal is standing in the gate when school bus drops and picks them up. She is dedicated to the improvement of the kids.
Our family loves our school! Great teachers. Knowledgeable, caring principal. High standards for all. Many special programs and afterschool activities.
It is luck to get a good teacher...on average one per grade so everyone is requesting the same teacher if they know better. Total lack of leadership and accountability are the main problems in my opinion. Children who are more intellectual will suffer and their is no computer training, maybe once or twice a year the computers will be used depending on the teacher.
Lack of experienced leadership. Quality of teachers is questionable. Parent involvement seems to have diminished. Curriculum is even questionable. Woodland used to be a premier elementary school within Avondale. Unfortunately, this isn't true as of today.
My twins have spent the past 2 years at Woodland Elementary and although we were very blessed to have the greatest kindergarten teacher Avondale has to offer, I'm very unimpressed with how the school handles the coordination of events and the transportation is an absolute joke. In the case of student events, we typically are informed at the last minute and arrive to a complete disarray, disorganized event, where the volunteer parents are busy chatting with teachers and kids (young kids) are completely lost as to any sort of order or instruction. Incidents at the school are rarely reported and are found out by the parents through the children. Bus drivers drop children off at the wrong stop and generally are not paying attention.
This school has quality teachers with quality programs,my child is autistic he's been with Woodland K-3 and I've always seen nothing but progress progress progress. Everyone really cares and now his future look bright thanks to they're great help. I'd recommend this school to anyone! The best part is the parent turn out to every event. Make you feel like your part of a family! They teach more than academic, they teach morals as well, no one is allowed to bully, they have 0 tollarance of it and it works.
We moved into Avondale School District in 2003 from the Lamphere School District. My son, Michael, is now in 4th grade and I am very impressed with all of the teachers and administrators at Woodland Elementary. Michael was not doing very well in 3rd grade and each professional at Woodland has placed 150% of their time in making sure that he does well. The NCLB Act has been a wonderful thing for us. Woodland has put forth more effort than I could have ever imagined. They've put a special program together for my son and he is advancing at his own speed and his self-esteem has increased tremendously. Michael is going into 5th grade next year and I am sure he will make the transition well. I would recommend Woodland Elementary to anyone who is concerned about the quality of academics as well as the emotional development of their child.
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