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Woodland Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 1001 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted August 7, 2014

My child was bullied for 3 years and I consistently voiced concerns with staff and with both principals but nothing was ever done. The schools policy is to have the victim and the bully work out their issues so essentially the bully has no consequences for his actions. This is unacceptable - the staff should be ashamed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2014

Woodland is a wonderful school they offers a variety of challenges in all grades. Both our 4th and 5th graders have been on accelerated math and reading courses, and have learning computer coding. Both entered ahead of the curve for their age 4 years ago and they have improved that score statewide each year since.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2014

High academic success in a caring environment. MN School of Excellence 2012 award winner. Large percentage go staff have Master's Degree or higher level of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2014

This school was a huge disappointment. The principal is only concerned with the "no child left behind" and "closing the achievement gap", so will not support any programs for bright or gifted children - which is obvious by the test scores. Yes it is important that we support the children who need the most help but at the same time every child should be able to grow and learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2014

We love this school. The teachers have been amazing. So supportive, nurturing and simply great teachers. They have great programs for gifted learners. My kids love to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2014

My daughter is now in 4th grade and has attended Woodland since kindergarten. I love that the teachers genuinely care about each child. They treat each child as an individual and tailor their learning experience accordingly. No child is left behind! My daughter WANTS to go to school everyday. Great staff, great facility, great before and after school options, many volunteer opportunities. This school has the perfect balance of academics and social emotional support. I love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2013

An absolutely fantastic school. We found a house we lived elsewhere and this school was almost enough to make us stay on Brooklyn park. I cannot say enough good things about it. Our daughter has been going here for two years, Kindergarten and 1st grade and the activities, special events and volunteer opportunities are superb. Our daughter loves going here, we love volunteering and can only hope the next elementary school will be half as good. An absolutely wonderful school we were lucky to be a part of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2013

Amazing staff, involved parents, wonderful early and late hour options. Dedicated Administration. We are so happy with our child experience here...we can't praise it enough. Such a blessing to have this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2011

Active and successful PTA. Great community spirit. Talented, patient, dedicated staff. Huge knowledge base on the use of technology in the classroom. Outdoor classroom (WET Lab). Good leadership. Cutting edge school truly dedicated to academic, social, and emotial growth of all students. A school you feel welcome in. Encourages volunteers and parental involvement. Love Woodland elementary in Brooklyn Park. I have 4 children who have gone to or are still at Woodland. I am an involved parent who knows what is going on at the scool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2010

I do not like this school, because it does not seem like a school someone might want to go to.


Posted December 6, 2010

I dislike this school very much, because it is a bad school. I was told this by a trusted colleague.


Posted April 30, 2010

The teachers, staff and parents are all committed to making the school and the children's learning experience a positive one! They offer a variety of experiences through field trips, classes, extra cirricular programs and through social school events for children to express their creativity and to grow as individuals. This helps to create an early positive foundation for educational growth and development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2009

My son will be in 5th grade at Woodland Elementary and he absolutely LOVES the school. My husband and I have also been very pleased with the school, the teachers, the principal, etc. Woodland takes bullying serious and won't tolerate it. My son experienced some issues with being bullied and the school was on top of it immediately and things were solved. We love the fact that Woodland does looping, what an excellent concept!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2009

I have 2 children at Woodland and both have had very positive experiences. The principal is on the top of her game and runs it with authority yet with compassion. The teachers are top notch even with the higher class sizes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2008

dedicated staff, strong technology push- kids are advanced in their use of technology, supportive principal. Energetic teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

There is no other word to describe Woodland than: phenomenal. The teachers are wonderful; the staff is caring and committed; and the principal leads the school with a firm but loving hand. A new, clean environment, gorgeous library, spacious classrooms and gyms, music classrooms, computer labs, and an outdoor WET lab are only the beginning of what you will find at Woodland. The teachers work hard to reach all of their children, no matter what the skill level or special needs may be. Communication between school and home is stressed, and many family activities are offered to unite the two. Our Kindergartner loves Woodland and her teacher. Friends in the area with older children in the school support the excitement we have found in our first year. We are so impressed and encouraged by the wonderful education that Woodland is providing.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2010.

128 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2010.

130 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

156 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

132 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
38%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

119 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Black69%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
Black80%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
Black80%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black82%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities81%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
45%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students73%
Female74%
Male71%
Black62%
Asian61%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant73%

Reading

All Students52%
Female56%
Male47%
Black38%
Asian33%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant52%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students66%
Female70%
Male63%
Black42%
Asian66%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant66%

Reading

All Students51%
Female57%
Male45%
Black32%
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant51%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
Black68%
Asian57%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant63%

Reading

All Students66%
Female64%
Male68%
Black73%
Asian54%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant66%

Science

All Students41%
Female35%
Male49%
Black44%
Asian31%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant41%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students64%
Female60%
Male70%
Black43%
Asian72%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant64%

Reading

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Black66%
Asian67%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 49% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 23% 6%
Black 20% 9%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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