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Woodland Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1189 students

 

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Posted November 30, 2013

Most teachers are great!! Some are very mean and extremely rude. Sports are fun! Lunch is not good at all. Other students are sometimes mean but that's just because it's middle school. To many things happen that the dean doesn't control at all some parents of the district let their kids get away with every thing. Great learning though!


Posted December 26, 2009

I am a student at Woodland Middle school. The teachers are really good and reliable people.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2009

Woodland is amazing!! The teachers are so nice but they help you learn soooooo much!! it is very clean and the food is awesome. the out door activities are very fun and the day seems to go by so fast!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2009

awsome school!! teachers are nice, bathrooms are extremely clean, and lunch is delicous.all the cooks are AMAZING!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2008

Good education... Great teachers and very smart students! lots of fun! love this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2008

Parent of a graduate 97 and now a 6th gr here One child having had been outgoing ,keeping good grades and still experiencing hard times with fellow students-the dean is very aware of every childs actions and handles matters very prof. I was very impressed the way he addressed a situation my kid had he gave very good heart felt advise & changed her outlook on everyone and everything afterwards for the better. My 6th grader a totally different child has wonderful teachers who all work together to make the childrens learning experience possitive. She has gone from a struggling grade school student to 90's hr roll child. They offer xtra help & I could not ask for a any better. Its a tough town kids all trying to keep up w/ea other making it hard for others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2006

My daughters had a successful experience at Woodland and my sixth-grade son is currently enjoying WMS. Despite the contractual issues, teachers are still providing students with academically rigorous instruction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2006

This school is wonderful. My child who is in the 6th grade loves it there. The academics are very satisfying for parents like myself. THe music department is one of the best on Long Island. Overall this school is terrific.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2005

One of the best schools on long island. All three of my children went here. Very caring teachers & staff members.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2005

I believe this school is providing upper level teaching with good curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

The students and parents in this school are very motivated. Sadly, the teaching staff is not. In particular, the English department is very far behind other schools in regards to curriculum and teaching method. What a shame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2004

On a scale of 1 to 10, I would be hard pressed to rate this school anything but a 0 and even that is being generous. Attending the two introductory to 6th grade meetings prior to actually experiencing this school, I was very impressed with all they had to say. As of this date, I can assure you that everything they said were bald faced lies. This school is not very parent friendly, not welcoming, and definitely not protective of your children. With few exceptions, teachers are extrememly unpleasant, very unfair and very difficult to deal with. Administration seem out of touch with the day to day development of their students, often allowing the troublesome students to continue to slack and to impair the education of the conscientious, hard working motivated students. Administration will often discipline the innocent student as a solution to controlling the troublesome student.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2013.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students42%
Female55%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities4%
General population49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%

Math

All Students49%
Female56%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities8%
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students46%
Female51%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities11%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%

Math

All Students40%
Female40%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities16%
General population44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students54%
Female61%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities14%
General population60%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Math

All Students39%
Female37%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander48%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities9%
General population42%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female86%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities59%
General population92%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 48%
Hispanic 18% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 9%
Black 4% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 214%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 71%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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690 Wenwood Dr
East Meadow, NY 11554
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