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Woodland Heights Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 886 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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13 reviews of this school


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Posted February 22, 2014

I'm mixed feelings about the school. I have 2 children who attend here, and teacher quality varies from very good to very poor. Many rely on Moby Max to teach the kids and give little homework. Expectation run very high but there is a lack of support and great teaching to help kids meet this standard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2014

We were not impressed with this school. It is over crowded. I don't think the principal does a great job at all. I won't go into details, as the last 2 reviews who mentioned anything negative about Principal Mills were deleted. There are better options in Mooresville!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2013

My daughter started 1st grade at this school and I could not be more thrilled with the teacher. She was absolutely wonderful. However, gossip with the parents and students is out of control. I thought moving to this school district would be better so I am quite disappointed. Principal Mills did an excellent job this year, however his wife likes to use his "authority". There is way too much favoritism when the principals wife is a big gossip and telling other parents "don't worry, my husband will take care of it" type of deal. Parental involvement was not up to my expectations. We are now looking into the Mooresville Graded School District but are very grateful for my daughter's wonderful teacher this year. I just can not give this school a rating above 2 stars with the immaturity I see in adults who are supposed to be role models and leaders for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2012

This is our second year at WHE. Have to say that this year is MUCH less stellar than last year. MAJOR issues with class distribution in the 1st grade leaving several classes stacked w/problem students & lack of parental involvement/help. Also, rampant bullying in all grades...wouldnt' think that would be an issue at a school in such an affluent area, but it is. Principal has been promoted, which is a good thing, as he really isn't the phenomenal leader he's made out to be--it's truly the amazing PTO & parents who make things happen at WHE--he just happens to be around to take credit. Not a fan of his & am happy he's moving on. The A.P., Mr. Mills, is GREAT--friendly, sincere, responsive, logical, practical; he actually gets things done; hoping he gets a fair shot at the principalship. Teachers vary by grade. Most are great, but there are the few who seem overwhelmed & not with the program. Also, not all the classes in a grade level follow the same curriculum, which is frustrating. AIG program is a joke! Also, school is nearly at capacity. If moving to the area, be sure to check out Lake Norman--friends RAVE about it & they have about 350 less students making the ratios better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2011

Excellent school! Wonderful, caring teachers & staff! It's like a private school but in the public school sector. MAJOR parent involvement!!! Amazing, energized, enthusiastic PTO--they organize a variety of events & fundraisers and keep parents involved. The principal, Ethan Todd, and assistant principal, Brian Mills, are both personable, attentive, and easy-to-access. Parents and children LOVE WHE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

We love our school because we have great teachers who care about the kids, and our kids love to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Incredible elementary school! I know of nowhere where you can find the quality of teachers and the additional parental involvement that this school has. It is well run and has zero tolerance for behavior issues. Tons of choices for after school activities and enrichment. This is our fifth year in Woodland Heights.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

It is a great school and the teachers are super!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

Wondeful public school. Parents are highly involved and teachers are well educated and experienced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2008

I would highly recommend this school. The teachers are highly educated, seasoned and communicate well with the parents. My children have attended this school for the last three years and I am very pleased! The school has added portable classrooms to meet the needs of the growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

I would not recommend this school. They have placed 1st and 2nd grade students in their trailers (the school is only 3 years old!). Their teachers are not all seasoned and highly educated, in fact some are brand new. Their seems to be a large number of students with behavioral issues as well. My daughter attends this year and will not again next year! Principal does not follow through with commitments and does not communicate well with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

My son started Kindergarten this year. He loves this school. The staff are very friendly and my child is learning so much. Mrs. Wagner is so sweet and very good with the children. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2006

Academics and parent involvement are great at this school, however, lack of foresight and planning have made this brand new school already overcrowded. Teachers are well educated but overall the school is more concerned with its status in the community and concentration is on performance, not on each individual child.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
>95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students75%
Female75%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities27%
Non-disabled students79%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female78%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students80%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
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 Students74%
Female72%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students79%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students69%
Female68%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled students73%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Academically gifted-95%
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 Students70%
Female71%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students71%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students64%
Female67%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Academically gifted95%

Science

All Students70%
Female63%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students71%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Academically gifted-95%
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 93% 52%
Hispanic 3% 14%
Asian 1% 3%
Black 1% 26%
Two or more races 1% 4%
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 8%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Mooresville, NC 28117
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