Due to budgetary constraints, Dover, as a city, has its issues with providing everything that our students need to thrive. Our teachers are consistently asked to do more with less. Despite this, the teachers, staff, and students at Woodman Park thrive. There is no more cohesive teaching team in the district. There is not a principal that comes close to having the capabilities and level of fairness and caring that Patrick Boodey possesses. True, WPS has a high population of students in financial need. True, there are many students that need extra help to achieve their highest potential. True, the standardized tests that measure the "success" of our schools does not provide accommodation for many of our students. But, when you walk down the halls, meet the principal, talk to the educators, and converse with families, you will undoubtedly find that the overwhelming majority are in love with Woodman Park School and would not (and do not, as permitted by WPS's Title 1 status) choose to send their children anywhere else in the district.
This school has been a blessing for my son. They have done every possible thing to provide the best education possible for him k-4.
I have had nothing but problems with this school! If it wasn't mid year I would move my child in a heart beat! They blatantly disregard doctors notes, when a parent talks to them one on one and don't care if your child needs a nurse unless they are throwing up!
This is my daughter's third year at Woodman Park School. When I saw the ranking of this school, I was shocked. Mr. Boodey, the Principal, is top-notch. He was the recipient of the Principal of the Year for the state of New Hampshire. As a volunteer parent with the amazingly active PTO and in my daughter's classroom, I see first-hand his involvement with the teachers, parents and most importantly, the students. He attributes the success of the school to the passionate and dedicated teaching staff. This school is one of the few schools in the area to be granted interns from UNH. Their criteria is high, and Woodman Park exceeds expectations on so many levels. The school is always hosting events to bring the students together with their families. There is an openness to every person who enters its doors. The student population is diverse, and gifted students are challenged just as students who need extra are helped. Given the choice of the 3 elementary schools in Dover, I would hands-down choose Woodman Park. This school wins on all levels. This school is a 10 out of 10 ranking in my opinion.
My 5-year old daughter goes here now and she is thriving! The staff and teachers are amazing and so willing to find away to help her and they have. The principle is great! he knows most of the kids by name and is outside rain or shine to greet the kids every morning. We just moved out the district and it broke my heart to think of pulling my daughter from this school that I am going to drive her everyday so that she can keep going here rather then another school. Only thing I don't understand is how the districts are set up doesn't make much sense to me but I love this school and so does my daughter.
This is an amazing elementary school. Principal Boodey does an excellent job, as do all the teachers. The PTO is extremely warm & involved. We have loved all five years of our son being here.
The school office staff is very rude. It seem they need get more "education" before they can educate the children. The K teacher does not understand the children developmental issue. Parents involvement very low. No wonder NECAP test always the lowest in the district.
First, We were worried because We have to moved our kids in to this school, but it turns out Nothing to be worried about this school, They are all Great Teachers, Principal Mr.Boodey, Special Education Team..Great Building&nice & organize classrooms, you name it ..it's there..We're just so grateful there's still a Awesome Public School around..
My brother and I went to school there and now my son does. I feel so fortunate to live in the Woodman Park School district.
I loved my time at Woodman Park. I got the best education I could have ever possibly recieved! Mr Boodey was awesome, and I felt like I belonged in that atmosphere.
We weren't very pleased with my daughters 1st grade teacher but since then it has been excellent! Mr. Roux, her 4th grade teacher, is amazing and the kids really seem to not only love him but respect him. Mr Boodey, the prinicipal, is very involved and seems to know most of the kids, not just the 'trouble makers', by name. Ms. Norris, guidance counselor, is amazing and has been a huge support to my daughter as she has endure different personal obstacles this year. Overall a great school!
The school has a lot of programs for all learners. The staff is excellent and values all children. There is a lot of honest and open communication. No other school in the areas offers all that WPS can do. Ask for a tour.
WPS does amazing work with a wonderfully diverse student population that includes students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Some need remedial work because they went without the social and cognitive stimulation of preschool and other advantages. WPS has the most dedicated, capable group of educators I have ever known. My three children went to WPS, each w/different learning needs. one did well w/extra support and encouragement, one was a very capable learner and rec'd perfect scores in his 3rd grade testing, and one had a learning disability that was quickly diagnosed and addressed. They had wonderful experiences, remained enthusiastic about school and went on to successful middle school experiences. Parents, don't let this site's rating frighten: WPS is wonderful.
I love this school, so much so that I am trying to put off a move until my daughter is too old to attend. She has been there for three years and I have been more impressed as the years have gone on. The teachers are wonderful and I truly feel like my child is taken care of while she is away from me. Her reading and math skills are above average and the extra's such as art, music, health, gym, and computer are all helping me to help her become a well rounded individual! Keep up the good work Woodman Park!
I've been very impressed with Woodman Park elementary school. The teachers have been wonderful and given their all to the classroom. The kids seem to be happy, upbeat and enjoying their school experience.
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