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Woodbury Middle School

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Posted June 20, 2014

I am a eighth grader at WMS and I think that this school is a great place to send any kid. The teachers are caring, and love to teach. I must admit the food is not amazing, but no public school has amazing food. The only glaring problem I see in WMS is how it treats kids who have a powerful parents to back them, basically letting them walk over other kids. Despite that the love and amount of fun i experience everyday is overwhelming. WMS offers opportunities to all kinds of kids from basketball players to sewing club, no matter who you are there is a place for you here. The house system they have introduces a fun, competitive rivalry, which culminates every spring with the house cup a great way to go into summer.


Posted May 8, 2014

Im an 8th grade student at this school, and id say this school sucks. The food is TERRIBLE. With the pizza you literally have to get napkins to wipe the grease off (or a cup to pour it in to). The food tastes like grease, and thats what 98% or our lunches are. Our teachers dont even teach (Exept for a few). My social studies, math, and stem teachers have us watch videos and take notes off of them. It is really hard to learn that way because we are never interacting. I think its just the teachers being lazy, to be honest. But, my science teacher is the best teacher i have ever had. He is so great at explaining everything and its really interesting to learn about the world around us. The hallways in this school are way to small for the amount of kids running around. The school hallways here are so scary to be in, like in the middle of a jungle. Kids are everywhere, pushing and running and screaming. Nobody here seems to know how to walk in a hallway. The students at our school need to be punished for their actions, because most of the time they get let off the hook. But instead of punishing students for things that matter, they only focus on taking phones away and making nasty food


Posted May 30, 2013

Hallway behavior, bad. Classroom behavior, worse. Students run roughshod over the staff with few repercussions from the principal. Why would students stop bullying and acting out if there are no consequences?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2013

I was very excited for my son to start at Woodbury Middle School this year. I had read and heard so many great things about the school. My son had learning disabilities and I had heard that WMS did a great job with special ed. students. The year started out great and I will say that academically my son has had his best year yet. My son ended up getting into a little bit of trouble while letting himself be coerced by another student. When I contacted the school about his punishment the school principle didn't want to hear anything I had to say. She wouldn't decided it was better that we "agree to disagree", and frankly I don't want to agree to disagree when it comes to my child's education. After that conversation I had tried to reach the superintendent twice with no response as well as send an email to my son's case worker at school. Nobody could get back in touch with me and when I expressed my concern again at conferences I was told I should call again! Hello! How many times do I have to call again? I do not believe that WMS or it's staff really cared about my child as a student there. If they had someone would have gotten in touch with me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2012

The earlier reviews don't tell about the way kids bully the teachers or the way the kids act. I have a hard time studying here.


Posted May 16, 2011

Woodbury Junior is now Woodbury Middle School with grades 6-8. I cannot say enough good things about this school. Principal Kari Lopez is fabulous. She has a completely open door policy with staff, students, and parents, and she is totally student centered, always making decisions based on what is best for them. She has assembled a wonderful team of teachers. They are both great teachers in the classroom and hold their students to high standards in many areas of their lives both in and out of the classroom. Woodbury Middle's PTO is a strong vibrant organization very welcoming of new parents. They are focused on continuously working to build the community of Woodbury Middle. The student community is strong. School sponsored events sometimes draw half the student body. And student test scores are strong and growing. It's a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

I was never good at making friends or any of my classes at other schools, but my first year in 7th grade at WJH I learned so much I never thought possible! Not just academically but I learned more about myself and I made so many friends. It didn t matter how much money my family had or what I wore or what music I listened to everyone liked me for me! Recently I transferred to Lake Jr. High its nice but it doesn t have that feeling that makes it home.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2006

This is a great school! Wonderful education, teachers and principal who manages and takes action when problems occur. My child had a wonderful 1st year at Woodbury Jr. High!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 69% in 2010.

303 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

278 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
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 64% in 2010.

270 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

301 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
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 59% in 2010.

336 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

315 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

289 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
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%
Female87%
Male73%
Black66%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English82%
Non-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 Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
Black68%
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant79%
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 Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
Black44%
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant82%
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 57% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
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 56% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%
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 59% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%
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 Students65%
Female67%
Male62%
Black51%
Asian56%
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Economically non-disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant65%

Reading

All Students62%
Female66%
Male59%
Black41%
Asian63%
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English65%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant62%
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 Students79%
Female78%
Male80%
Black56%
Asian90%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant79%

Reading

All Students67%
Female73%
Male58%
Black47%
Asian75%
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant67%
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 Students78%
Female79%
Male76%
Black65%
Asian84%
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%

Reading

All Students68%
Female71%
Male65%
Black44%
Asian71%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant68%

Science

All Students71%
Female65%
Male78%
Black38%
Asian68%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant71%
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 71% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 6%
Black 8% 9%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Two or more races 5% 2%
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 21%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1425 School Dr
Woodbury, MN 55125
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