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Wildwood Forest Elementary

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Posted December 1, 2013

My son attended this school for early intervention and I had no idea what an amazing school this was until he was placed at a bad one. This school (principal included) will make every effort to work with and what is for the best of the child. They were a true blessing in my life and for my son. I have trying to get him back there ever since. Their communication is top notch as well as teachers with a passion for what they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2013

Some good teachers, some torrible teachers, and some average. Oldest son graduate last year and still have a 3rd grader there. Grade reports are better than average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

Wildwood Forest turned out to be better than I was expecting. My son started mid 2nd grade due to some health and emotional issues, and because of that I was very nervous about his starting into a larger school. Ms. Jackie who worked in the office did a tour with us on his first day and helped him adjust to being at the school. He did very well and continues to do well this year in 3rd grade. I think the teachers do an excellent job of teamwork to help all the students do well in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2013

Both my children attend this school and we have had nothing but wonderful things to say about it. The principal and staff are strong & it boasts some of the best academic scores in the county. The interior building is neat, bright and inviting. Nearly all classrooms have Promethean boards which helps children learn how to use current technology. The PTA is supportive and goes above & beyond to help keep the school climate positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2013

My daughter is now if fifth grade at Wildwood and has been at this school since kindergarten. The school has been great and she s been lucky enough to have great teachers over the years most notably in 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th grades. The teachers have always been available when needed and have communicated effectively with me. The principal is very involved and seems to care a lot about the students. My daughter has made many friends here over the years. The PTA also has a strong presence and you can see that during the annual carnival as many people come out and volunteer their time. I ve been happy with this school and I would recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2012

My son has attended this school for three years. His teachers have been amazing, the PTA is strong and I have had a very positive experience regarding opportunities to volunteer and participate in his classes. The staff and administration is responsive and understanding. Its been a great school for our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

We moved and this was our base school. My son was so excited to attend and it could not have been a worse experience. So many things are wrong with this school, and his teacher was just plain awful. It became so bad that after 2.5 months, we pulled him out to homeschool. I would not recommend this school to anyone, ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2010

How anyoone could give it a rating above 1, are you kdding me? The school is so bad the got rid of the principal and AP. Might get better but I wouldn't put an enemy's kid there. If you went to a school in a slum, then perhaps this MIGHT be an improvement. There are a bunch of good schools in the Wake county, Brassfield, Davis Dr, Highcroft, Green Hope...Stay away for this establishment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2008

I was very happy this past year w/ the 1st & 3rd grade teachers that my sons had . The love the school and the classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2008

My daughter went here for second grade. We've moved several times since she started kindergarten and she usually adjusts/does well but she has done beautifully here. The teachers worked well with her and the principal was hands on. There is a strong PTA and parental involvement/volunteerng is OK but can be improved. Per my daughter, this school was in the middle, they challenged me but I wanted to be challenged a litlle bit more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

My son went to school in Kindergarden and loved it. His teacher was amazing and the staff was wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

This is my first year at Wildwood Forest Elementary. The principal is amazing, she is so friendly , helpful, and knowledgeable. My children's teachers (kind & 2nd grade) have all been exceptional. I love all of the positive attention, I think it is terrific.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

My son is in the third grade and has attended this school since kindergarten. We have been very satisfied with his experience there so far. The teachers are wonderful about communicating with parents and show a genuine and personal interest in students. Parent involvement is exceptional - very active and productive PTA. The former principal was a jewel - a real people person and excellent communicator. The new principle, though well recognized and celebrated in education has not been as visible or involved with parents as her predecessor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2007

Overall this is a terrific school. The teachers are great and the new principal will get the scores up if anyone can!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2004

This school is great. My son has attended since 3rd grade and has shown marked improvements in math and reading skills. The school is very active in community events and the PTA is awesome.
—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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students48%
Female45%
Male49%
Black27%
Asian58%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students52%
Limited English proficiency33%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students51%
Female62%
Male42%
Black46%
Asian67%
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students54%
Limited English proficiency33%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
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 Students60%
Female65%
Male56%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students62%
Limited English proficiency33%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students49%
Female57%
Male43%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiency11%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
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 Students61%
Female63%
Male60%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial70%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students49%
Female55%
Male43%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial90%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically gifted83%

Science

All Students49%
Female52%
Male46%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial60%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled students54%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically gifted93%
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
Black 39% 26%
White 29% 52%
Hispanic 19% 14%
Asian 7% 3%
Two or more races 5% 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 50%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Ms Holly Shaw
Fax number
  • (919) 713-0615

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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8401 Wildwood Forest Drive
Raleigh, NC 27616
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