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Woodfin Elementary

Public | K-5 | 143 students

 

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2014:
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2012:
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Posted April 3, 2014

We loved Woodfin Elementary! My son excelled in Kindergarten and 1st grade. The teachers were very open to parental involvement and we loved the diversity Woodfin offered. The best part was the size...all the teachers will know your kids and family. It's a wonderful atmosphere!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2014

We have been at Woodfin Elementary for three years and our family absolutely loves it. It is unlike any other school experience we've had before. The teachers genuinely care about the children and are passionate about the success of the kids. One of my children has been able to get a lot of the extra support that he needs. The new principle, Mr. Upton, is very present and involved with the children and families. The small classroom sizes are an optimal learning environment. Parent involvement is welcomed and encouraged. I can say enough good things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2012

Great small school! The teacher-student ratio is that of a private school. Reconsider a move to the Woodfin area just for K-4! Avery's Park, a wonderful playground, is conveniently located behind the school. Up and coming area!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2012

Woodfin Elementary School is a wonderful small school. The children are challenged to further themselves. My son has excelled in the individualized learning environment. The child/teacher ratio is excellent both for above average learners as well as below average learners. All children are encouraged to do their best and to help each other. There is a great sense of community here. Woodfin Elementary is a great benefit both for the community and for the school system as a whole.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2012

Woodfin Elementary is a gem of the Buncombe County School System. The teachers are attentive, caring and always welcoming of a parent volunteer. This school has the private school ratio with a public school price. All the staff is excellent to work with. I especially like that the teachers encourage community in the classrooms. A very safe school with Police next door and fire close as well. My son has excelled in the loving environment. In my research for schools, Woodfin was the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2012

My children and I love this school. The teachers are great and very personable.They are able to teach on all levels and willing to try different approaches to meet different needs. The communication is excellent. I am always welcomed to volunteer. I have 4 children that have gone through Woodfin and are excelling academically!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2012

Woodfin Elementary School is a great example of the "little school that could." I have had the pleasure of sending all of my children to Woodfin, and I can say without hesitation that the experience has been excellent. The teachers excel at building the foundation children need in order to succeed in their education. Because of the relatively small class sizes, children receive more individual "one-on-one" time with educators. The school is safe, with the Woodfin PD right next door, and the Woodfin FD right down the street. Teachers are vigilant and attentive to their surroundings, which is important to me. I've never had any problems communicating with or receiving communication from my children's teachers. Parent volunteers are always welcome and the PTO is very active. I consider my children fortunate to have had such a wonderful little elementary school to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2009

I find this school to be an example of where the American School system is going. As we delve further into a global economy our children face the possibility of not being prepared to compete, due to the inability of schools such as this, to challenge our children and properly identify and resolve student deficiencies through individualized learning assessments and student focused teaching initiatives. As we know all children learn differently and it should be the schools goal to guide our children into affective ways to cope in the class room by identifying how they learn. My experience with this school has been one of great resistance from an instructor who refused to address parental concerns. If our schools continue to get it wrong as I believe Woodfin Elementary and many Buncombe county schools have, it will be our children and our way of life that will suffer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2008

Wonderful school and great teachers and a very nice princaple.


Posted September 29, 2003

I have been very pleased with the overall quality of education that my 3 children have recieved at Woodfin.
—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.

About these ratings

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 47% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students63%
Female55%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students70%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female55%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students65%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

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

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students40%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students44%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students56%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

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

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

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

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 52%
Hispanic 24% 14%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Black 4% 26%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Christopher Upton
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Fax number
  • (828) 232-4288

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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