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K-12
Public charter
Chapel Hill, NC
Students enrolled: 510
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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160 Woodland Grove Lane
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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(919) 960-8353
(919) 960-0133
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November 23, 2014
GreatSchools sent me an email asking what I "am thankful for at Woods Chartered". It was spam, but I am leaving to California due to work, and I would like to say what I am thankful for. I met Cotton without an appointment outside Woods at the mall they were in, and he convinced me that my kids belonged at Woods. All these years later, I know he was right. Amazing teachers such as Ms Green were there to transform my children's lives. My daughter owes her big time. I should mention all the other amazing teachers, but I'd mispell their names! I am thankful for everything Woods has done for my kids.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2014
I have attended Woods Charter since I was in the 3rd grade, and am currently a freshman. I love going to school there so much! The classes are small, so you don't know just the kids in your grade, you also have friends in other grades. The teachers are wonderful and extremely dedicated to teaching, and are in some cases overqualified! For example, my 7th grade english teacher went to Duke and Harvard. Due to the teachers being super smart, the classes are rigorous and challenging, but since the teachers have such great personalities, they are also fun! I love every day at Woods, and if you are lucky enough to make it in, then I know you will have as great of an experience as I do!

- submitted by a student
April 23, 2014
The school is an excellent place for students to learn and grow as individuals. I have two kids at Woods and feel that the current principal is a refreshing injection of energy that will take the school to an even greater level. The teachers and staff could not be more dedicated and the sense of community created with parents, students and faculty is amazing. Best school ever.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
I was a parent volunteer for many years and loved the school so much I accepted a position when it came available. I have no complaints. The faculty are engaged with the students and truly care about each one.

- submitted by a teacher
April 22, 2014
We cannot praise Woods Charter enough. Woods principal and staff sincerely and compassionately care about each student pro-actively involved in helping him/her succeed and always ready to give sympathetic support when the student has any personal challenges or problems . Faculty, staff, and volunteer parents all work together to make this school a community. The product is a unique culture that makes Woods a great school. We love this school !

- submitted by a community member
March 21, 2014
This school is amazing and has a great leader this year. Cannot be happier!!! My kids are thriving in all aspects.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2014
This school is an amazing place. We've been part of this school for ten years and been through 5 principals and I think Mr. Bryan is shaping up to be one of the best to date. I have two children in attendance and one who has graduated and I don't think I could drag my kids back to traditional public school. No single place can perfectly suit all people but this comes as close as it gets.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2014
I cannot imagine a better place for a kid to grow up. This is a school that really cares about my kids and pushes them to be their best. The teachers are a dedicated group, and the new principal has provided phenomenal leadership. We have been with the school for a long time and are excited that the current principal is finally head of the school. We are grateful for Woods!

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2014
I have been a member of the Woods community for more than 10 years. The new principal has not reversed or undermined any work done by parents over the years. On the contrary, he is revitalizing and re-energizing the staff and community. My children have thrived at Woods and I am grateful that I found the school when it was still in the strip mall! There was no wait list because most people cared more about the facilities than the wonderful people inside. Those of us who looked beyond were rewarded with an excellent educational institution and a fantastic group of teachers who care about each individual child. I have no doubt that under the leadership of Mr Bryan, Woods will put down strong roots in the building and community which will benefit youngsters for years to come!

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2014
I have a response to the person who wrote "New principle in his 1st year is not capable,". First I note this person did not say if he/she is a parent of one of our students, a student or a staff/teacher. Second it would be interesting to know how many years this person has been involved and volunteered at Woods. Third this person needs to spell principal correctly. I have full confidence in the principal and he has worked diligently for several years to help Woods. If this person has some positive recommendations to make I am sure the principal would be willing to listen. Grandparent to student at Woods for seven years. Lastly, if you don't like the school or the principal, there are other schools available.

- submitted by a community member
March 17, 2014
Sending my two children to Woods is the best choice I have made in regards to their education. Really happy with the new principal and the kids love him. I do wish more parents would volunteer because it seems like it is the same group of great people, but I would love to meet more families.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2014
New principle in his 1st year is not capable, and a very poor choice for this role. It has been very sad to see how quickly years of work by parents can be reversed and undermined. The ratings posted from previous years just simply are no longer the present situation.

- submitted by a community member
November 21, 2013
Great facility and community... Secure environment and feels like home.. Excellent academics and small class sizes. Very good parent involvement. Most importantly kids are happy!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
My school is a school with heart and a school with soul that has a steadfast dedication to its intellectual mission.

- submitted by a teacher
September 24, 2013
My 2 grandchildren attend Woods Charter--one for 10 years and one for 7 years. For them there is no other school. From the principal to the teachers to the office staff the school works to help each student. The office personnel know the children by name and are so good when a student comes to the office sick or a fall at recess. We do have to stretch our dollars because the taxpayers do not pay for our building, buses or desks, etc. Woods is great because of all the hours our volunteers put in from working in the lunchroom to spreading mulch to helping in classrooms. We work together; that is why Woods is great.

- submitted by a community member
September 24, 2013
We absolutely love Woods. Our son is in first grade and is thriving. The teachers, administrators and parents are passionate, engaged and involved. The small class size fosters a sense of community and enables each and every learner to grow and develop. If your family is fortunate enough to win the "Woods Education Lottery," you will not be disappointed (!).

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
We are new to the school with out child entering kindergarten. It is early in the year, but we've had a great experience so far. We feel the teachers are great, the administration engaged and the parental involvement outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2013
Woods charter is an AMAZING school it has very supportive teachers and the students there are really cool. I absolutely love going there I will be a sophomore in 2014 and have never been to a better school ever before.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 13, 2010
This is my daughter's 3rd year in the high school at Woods. We've been very happy with the school. Although before 9th grade she'd been begging to attend the big high school to which we were districted, we wanted the small school experience for her. Two weeks after starting she said 'Mom, I'm so glad you sent me to Woods - it's like going to my other family.'

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2010
This is our 4th year at Woods. We have children in elementary, middle and high school here. All have done very well. The teachers are very accessible and always willing to give help when needed to every student. Since it is a small school everyone gets to know everyone so you feel comfortable about who you child is hanging out with. Parents are very involved and it shows in all the activities offered at Woods

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The small classes, personalized attention, and the enthusiasm of the instructors.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The teachers are committed to ensuring that every student is successful. The classes are interesting and engaging. All learning styles are accommodated. The students and teachers don't leave anyone out. Teachers are responsive to parents. My kid tells me every day how much she loves her school!

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2009
I can't say enough good things about this school. My son is medically and developmentally disabled and Woods has done everything he needs to help him. They worked with us way above and beyond what our base school would do. Because of their support, my son has caught up with his peers and no longer needs extra services. I can't say enough good things about this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2008
After having taught in public schools in Virginia and North Carolina, I left teaching altogether. I was disenchanted with the general idea of teaching after all I had seen at the public schools. A friend let me know of an opening at Woods, and I have never been so happy in my life. The administration here is wonderful, the faculty are superb, the parents are involved and supportive at the same time, and everyone who is here every single day seems genuinely happy to be at school. The facility is wonderful!

- submitted by a teacher
August 19, 2008
I adore Woods! It has such a unique environment that is kind and supporting and completely lacking in the malicious groups of students that I have experienced at other schools. The teachers(as well as the students) are kind and supportive and will go out of their way for your well being and comfort. The classes are harder then at a 'normal' school, and there aren't as many 'fun classes', but even the most difficult classes are made fun by the teachers and students, and you receive a higher quality of education. It's so easy to make friends there. When I first came to Woods, I had had very bad experiences at other schools and I didn't trust anyone, but(if you read this Mr. Brian, I apologize for my comma splices and run on sentences and this randomly inserted apology) everyone was kind and caring and this is the best school ever!

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August 16, 2008
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October 04, 2007
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October 08, 2006
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February 15, 2006
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February 15, 2006
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- submitted by a student
February 14, 2006
Woods Charter is a place where students need not be ashamed of loving knowledge. The standards are extremely high, but every child is encouraged and helped to do their absolute best. An outstanding principal, staff, and parent ivolvement is the most commited I have ever experienced.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2006
Woods is a wonderful academic environnment in every way. Quality acadmics, great principal and teachers and students, awesome parents. Overall quality at Woods is unmatched.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2006
We love the Woods! It's a supercool school with tons of awesome electives, and my sister and I are completely satisfied with the small campus! It's so cool to be at a school where learning and loving school is ok and actually the norm. And my parents are happy cause its totally safe, the SAT's rock, and my sister is in all AP classes getting tons of credit for college! And like every senior is going to UNC or Duke!

- submitted by a student
February 12, 2006
This is an outstanding school, with outstanding teachers, principal, staff, and wonderful, academically oriented students. The teachers are exceptional, many with advanced degrees and with a love for teaching and a commitment to working with the parents and students to make sure that every need is met. There are absolutely no safety or discipline issues, repspect abounds. The small campus creates an unbelievable family atmosphere, a true 21 century community school! It is well worth a long commute, I am thrilled that my children have a rigorous academic environment that not only prepares them for the most rigorous universities, but also emphasizes relationships, community service, local and global awareness, everything for success in our world. The new park-like campus will allow for expansion and for more extracurricular activities and athletics, no doubt making admissions even more grueling! Top in NC!

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2006
Woods Charter is a school with a solid commitment to rigorous academics, first and foremost. The strenuous academics, combined with strong emphasis on preparation for becoming responsible World Citizens create a remarkable environment for our children. While highschool electives are not yet comparable to a full-service large campus highschool, children work hand-in-hand with teachers to develop new activities as need arises, with the support of the principal and a fabulous administrative team. There are absolutely no safety or discipline issues, dress code is enforced, teachers are accessable (and hold at least a masters degree) and the leadership/parent body works together in a unified Mission for unsurpassed quality. With the advent of a new park-like campus in 2007, enrollement will become even more competitive as electives and athletics grow. Good luck trying to get a spot, but it is definitely worth every bit of effort. Raleigh Charter, watch out!

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2005
I think the school is completely disorganized and unkempt. I would never send a child to that school.

- submitted by a teacher
August 16, 2005
This is a very family oriented school and the staff is extremely dedicated. I was so happy when they added 1st and 2nd grade so my daughter could attend at an early age. They are one of the best in the state for SAT scores.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2005
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Woods Charter
160 Woodland Grove Lane, Chapel Hill, NC  27514
(919) 960-8353
Last modified Woods Charter is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Woods Charter Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top