Students enrolled 890
School leader Timothy J. Donahue
Transportation options Yes
District Columbus City School District

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5151 Karl Rd
Columbus, OH 43229

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4 stars
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June 27, 2014
Of course there will be people you might but rarely have problems with, I'm getting through just fine. What you need is to work hard our you will be placed in the 'White' or 'Gold' team. White team is kinda above average, Gold is like they need a lot more help than others, and lastly, the team I belong, is blue. Blue is the smartest and by far the hardest classes and strict teachers that will turn a 'ghetto' kid that says he/she had sex into a little kid who cries in a class. So warning. Be good and don't be that ghetto kid. Be that 4.0 kid and go to collage. I know the blue team is doing me that favor of hard work and awesome teachers. :D

- submitted by a community member
March 31, 2014
a male choir teacher there sent a home to tell her mother that he wanted to date her. That is very inappropriate and their will be consequences to his actions.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2012
When I moved from Westerville City School was hard to find a School for my Child in Columbus City Schools. Most people didn't believe it is among the best schools. It was amazing my child loved it and had a lot of involvement with teachers and involved in music and other extra curriculum. The principal looking forward to every parent to be part of your child Education. He is a concerned Principal. The teachers and Staff are Great. Just make follow up with your child he/she will succeed.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2011
THIS IS THE BEST SCHOOL IN COLUMBUS I AM SO GLAD MY CHILDREN HAD THE CHANCE TO GO HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2011
This is great school and had improved VERY much from last year. My child is sensitive an from another district so when I sent him to Wiidward Park I thought that I may have made a mistake. Infact I did him a favor. He has made freinds and he gets involved in sports now! In his old school (he attended Westerville and Worthing schools both) he NEVER was invloved in anything and never played sports. People in this school are great. He has made freinds and maintains a VERY good grade. His grade ponint average is 4.0 which has NEVER happened. Thankyou Woodward Park staff! I RECOMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANY PARENT WHO WANTS A BETTER EDUCATION! IT DOESNT MATTER WERE YOUR CHILD IS FROM!

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2010
woodward park is a great school for you child to go there your child will fill safe

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2010
i have had my child go to multuple schools and Woodword Park Middle School is his favorite school. His grades have came up and he is a brighter child. He has more friend. Nobody makes fun of him. I dont know why someone wouldnt like to go transfer there son/daughter to Woodword Park! The princable had a little talk with him at first and he just started improving since then! 5 stars no doubt. We tried Heritage, Blendon, and Walnut Springs but none of them helped him...and now, he LOVES school. Always bragging to his friend how awesome his school is! My opinion TRANSFER YOUR CHILD TO WOODWORD PARK!!! Many people think it is a bad school but unless you've been there you should talk because it is a fantastic school!!!!!1

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2009
from a students point of view ( G.T student average 3.8) Woodward park is awesome with all the students around you would think it was a bad school, but we are a very well maintained school

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May 29, 2009
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March 31, 2009
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March 18, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2009
We moved from another state and my son came from the charter school system in which there is better discipline, more effort from the teachers to help the children succeed and better communication. My son will NOT be back next year.

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February 27, 2009
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February 20, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 01, 2009
if you want your child to be truly happy at their school,dont send them to woodward park middle school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 02, 2008
This school is the biggest and best middle school in Columbus. The academics are wonderful, students and staff are always engaged and they always make you feel welcome. This school is great and often labled a 'bad school'. This school is very nice and close to homes. I think the behavior of this school has changed drastically since the past 5 or so years.

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October 18, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2008
This school is great but the students messes everything up, too much ghetto kids. ive heard it was a good school 3 years ago but know it just changed.

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July 12, 2008
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June 27, 2008
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March 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2007
This school has improved immeasurably over the past 2 1/2 years. The new principal in 2005 made changes that hopefully will continue now that she has retired. The discipline is so much better, my son felt much safer there, the academics are very important. They have the best music program anywhere. My son very much enjoyed his last 2 years at this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2007
I enjoy my child attending Woodward Park, I am not involved as well as I would like to be, although when I've noticed problems with my child either academically or socially, I have scheduled meetings with the teachers and things changed around in those areas. I just want to say, keep up the good work to all staff members and thank you.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2007
that school is great. it has a great academic system and athletic program.wonderful pysical education teacher and marvolus principals and cudious staff.I would recommend that school to any-one because it is a great viriaty of culture`s and religion. a child could go to that school being shy and timid and finish very socialable and outgoing..I suggest that if you have a chioce to send your child there from start to finish.

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September 15, 2007
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- submitted by a student
January 26, 2007
My daughter is completing her 3rd year at WPMS. We have gone through some radical changes. The faculty and staff are the best. They are truly engaged in the education of all 1000 students. My only complaint really is parent involvement. PTO meetings have 20 in attendance if their lucky. What is it about parents that they don't have time for their kids anymore. That said, there is a great program at WPMS that reaches to students through academics, music, and sports. Even if you don't have a student there, drop by for a concert some time. You will find it to be a blessing.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2006
I personally believe that Woodward Park Middle School is one of the best middle schools in the city. It has one of the widest varieties of nationalities I have thus far seen in any school ever. The principle is very connected with her students and the teachers give their undivided attention to each and every student. Woodward Park Middle School is the best school to send your child to.

- submitted by a student
May 18, 2006
There are great teachers at this school. Teachers that genuiley care.The girls basketball team won the district. Also the boys team lost in finall round in playoffs. There is somewhat a problem with fighting.

- submitted by a student
April 14, 2006
The Gifted students are adequately supported. All classes are in separate mobile classrooms just outside the building. Fights are too prevalent. There are fights everyday. Teachers are very helpful, but classroom disruptions limit their opportunity to teach. Still, one of the best Middle Schools in the entire Columbus District

- submitted by a former student
April 10, 2006
Woodward Park has made some great changes in the past year. The administration is a great group of people who truly care about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2005
Im an ex student ofwpms and it is a very great middle school. Now i attend Centennial High which is one of the top 4 schools in the U.S.A and i know more than most of the students there thanks to woodward park. If your thinking about sending your child there you'll be happy you did. The school does has very good disclipine skills too i got in two fights since i been there and for both i got 10 days suspension and 3 days in P.E.A.K so that was good. If i could go back i would.

- submitted by a former student
May 23, 2005
this is one of the worst schools i've ever seen. in fact Ohio seems to have the poorest schools of all.

- submitted by a parent
December 26, 2004
My child has done well with his academics but we have had issuse's with safety. These problems have not be resolved and no one seems to know how to correct the problem. I would like to see more sport's at our middle schools.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2004
WP has a wonderful music/ instrumental program and there are some excellent, caring teachers; however, the overall atmosphere is of laizzey-faire, disorganization, and non-communication. The office staff is discourteous and gives the parent a distinct feeling of 'being a nuisance.' Communication between school and parent is horrendous - newsletter is routinely mailed out 3 weeks into the month that it is reporting so the activity information is already useless. Student bullying and reckless behaviour is tolerated; overcrowding is an issue. It is difficult to see the principal and IEPs are not enforced (many teachers do not even know the child has an IEP). Tutors are given responsibilities for which they are not trained and they have too many students to deal with properly. All this is worsened by a highly transient student body resulting in a very difficult teaching situation. I am homeschooling my child now.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2004
I am a parent who thinks Woodward Park MS has some very dedicated, hardworking teachers who place great effort on trying to get children to achieve at high levels. We just have to help motivate our children to partake of what is given them. We have some very bright children, but often times the bad test scores overshadows the diligent high achievers. Just visit the school on concert nights and see the talent that has been harvested. Also, open enrollment will not guarantee your child will succeed. If you have a child across town, busing he/she to a new school may not improve the child. Join the PTA to make things better. Remember, it takes a village to raise a child, but first start at home with respect and compassion for others taught by the parent(s) at a young age.

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Woodward Park Middle School
5151 Karl Rd, Columbus, OH  43229
(614) 365-5354
Last modified Woodward Park Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Woodward Park Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top