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Woodward Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted February 26, 2013

I cannot say anything negative about this school. Moving from Webster Groves, I had many doubts and concerns. We prefer this school over Webster any day of the week! They have extra curricular activities for the kids, they go on field trips, the teachers are ENGAGED and many have been there for 10+ years. We could not be any bit happier with our local pubic school. The parents are all really nice, and the children are polite. They are taught to be respectful of others, manners, on top of all their school work. They have daily homework assignments and the teachers are great at staying on top of their assignments. The principal is AMAZING. She will never give up on a kid, ever. She's absolutely wonderful. We are relocating due to a job change soon, and I will miss this school SO much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

I am thinking of selling my home and moving because of this school! I have with my own eyes seen TWO fights outside on the playground before school!! I went to the principal and she told me to make an appointment with her if I had any concerns. I was shocked to hear that from a school official!! I thought fights were taken more serious than that. I need reassurance that FIGHTS on school property do not happen everyday but, all I got was "make an appointment"!! I will be weighing my options on what to do!! Bad Bad school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

My daughter has been attending the pre-school at Woodward. She is challenged and enjoys the variety of programs the teacher, Ms. Blanke and teacher assistant, Ms. Dukes provide. My daughter is progressing nicely and is very excited about learning. She is also learning the lessons of playing with others, a nice benefit as our daughter is an only child. It is obvious these educators care about their students. You should have no concerns about sending your child to pre-school here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2008

My daughter attends preschool in woodward. I dont really have anypreblems with it. The teachers are very nice to her ,and she loves them by the way. They teach her what she needs to know before she goes to kg. They notify me if she is having problems or not listening.I would recommened this school to anyone in the St.Louis area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2004

We have had two children attend Woodward in the past six years. Our oldest child completed the Success for All reading program they have and excelled beyond what we and the teachers expected. The math program they have is terrible. My youngest child could not understand the math at all. They did not stick with one teaching method. There were times I could not understand the math homework myself. Last year, ('03 - '04 )Woodward changed principals. I cannot say enough about the new principal. I have personally talked with him for an hour or more about my concerns and past experiences with the last principal. We also talked about his concerns and views as the new principal. His first priority is the children. He looks out for them everyday. He is very involved with the students. It was nice to see a caring principal for a change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2004

My children used to attend Woodward School. When they were there the School started a reading program called Success For All, it is agreat reading program. My son left kg. reading second grade level. However, the Math program I didnt like. The classrooms were over crowded, the principal never had time for parents or students,the students did get awards at the end of the year on the acheivements. The PTO did almost everything for the school, from fund raising to graduation parties. The preschool is amazing. The preschool teachers go out of their way to make sure their students learn and know what is needed for kg. I would not send my kids back to Woodward, except for preschool only.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.
Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 49% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
16%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
29%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 54% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
16%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 53% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
17%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students26%
Black30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students11%
Black9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch12%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students16%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch15%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students16%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch12%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students28%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students12%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch13%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 59% 17%
White 18% 74%
Hispanic 14% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. Candice Carter-Oliver
Fax number
  • (314) 353-5768

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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725 Bellerive Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63111
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