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Woodbury Elementary School

Public | 5-6 | 924 students

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Posted November 8, 2013

Teachers here seem to have their picks on who they want to help when problems arise. We plan on moving out of this school district soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

My son has went to Shaker schools since the third grade. Fell in love from day one, but since he has been at Woodbury the teachers seem to care less about the students. My son has told me on several occasions his teachers have yelled at him for no reason. Really can't wait to get him out of this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2012

We moved here from out of state recently and were hesitant about Shaker Schools because of the rankings online. If your child is in the honor/enriched classes it is better than a private school education. The teachers are seasoned and have masters degrees and are superb. The education exceeds our expectations. They challenge the kids in every subject so the child is never bored and is constantly learning. We were more than pleased with the schools and the teachers. Our child who had very little homework has regular homework but is loving the learning environment. The music program is excellent and the principal is engaged. You are given every opportunity to succeed here. Send your child here for an excellent education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2012

My son moved into the district this year starting 5th grade and he us doing really well. He especially loves the the enrichment language arts teachers...great staff, great afterschool activities, great experience overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

My daughter also was in a private school, came to Woodbury in 5th.What an amazing place.The teachers go above and beyond ! My daughter, in the first two months is organized and extremely happy. The after school activities are wonderful.... Do your homework.... Shaker Heights remains on top!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

I think That woodbury is a great school. my son went there and when we moved. On the first day of school he came back home almost sobbing because he missed woodbury.The enriched classes are great they gave my child a great challenge but he still had fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

Our daughter transferred from a private girls' school into Woodbury fifth grade this fall. We are very happy with the choice. Many of our associates at work had also told us that the Shaker schools were great, and we were nuts paying private school tuition. The teachers are dedicated, bright and wonderful people. The classes are 'tracked' and careful placement resulted in our daughter being placed with like-minded peers. She is being challenged for the first time, and we see none of the 'be quiet and fit in message' we heard in private school. Woodbury is large enough to have clubs, activities, friends, arts, music and athletics as well as educational programming to fit many, many needs. I can't believe our good fortune in making the choice to send our daughter there, and the warm reception she has received from teachers and many new friends and activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2007

I have been very disappointed in the way the school handles minor learning disabilities. After wonderful experiences in the lower elementary - it is like a different school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2007

My son attended Woodbury 6th grade in 2006-07 school year and there is a zero tolerance attitude to discipline problems at the school, as long as they are brought to teachers/administrators attention. I was disappoointed with enriched math as a lot of the curriculum seemed to require background knowledge that not all students had. Math fair presentations were clearly done to pretty advanced level with a lot of parental help (cutting and pasting from internet also) and my son got a low grade as the project was all his own work and did not look professional (i.e. done by a parent). The school needs to emphasize homework should be a child's own effort and heavy use of the internet and parent 'help' is not acceptable. Otherwise, there is some excellent teaching at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2007

My child attended Woodbury last year. The quality of education may be better than other districts, but my child experienced frequent bullying and intimidation. Administration had not adopted a zero tolerance as of last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2005

Woodbury is an upper elementary school with expectations that students will behave in an appropriate fashion. The staff is up-beat and holds to the standards. Problems are dealt with swiftly and compassionately. The enrichment classes in Math and Language Arts are stellar. For those who don't qualify, as my student did not, there are exemplary after-school enrichment opportunities. The new playgrounds are well conceived and get lots of use.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2005

Pros: Good music program, some enrichment classes offered, extracurricular offerings. Cons: Large class size, noisy, problems with shouting/verbally abusive teachers (parents rallied together to get a teacher fired but problem persists), playground equipment not installed until 2004 (still inadequate for 900+ kids), middle school atmosphere and expectations are inappropriate for many of this age group.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 68% in 2013.

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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94%

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92%

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88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
Female76%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanic61%
Asian or Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial91%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabled44%
Non-disabled86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)>=95%

Reading

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Black, non-Hispanic69%
Asian or Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial91%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled59%
Non-disabled87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)88%

Science

All Students77%
Female73%
Male81%
Black, non-Hispanic57%
Asian or Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial85%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled41%
Non-disabled84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)>=95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students81%
Female85%
Male77%
Black, non-Hispanic66%
Asian or Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled38%
Non-disabled89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)90%

Reading

All Students89%
Female93%
Male84%
Black, non-Hispanic79%
Asian or Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled62%
Non-disabled93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)>=95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

In 2010-2011, this school received an Overall Rating of "Met Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 5BelowAbove
Grade 6MetAbove

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
100 (2011)
 
97 (2010)
 
94 (2009)
 
98 (2008)

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120

About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value-added estimates from the state of Ohio.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 47% 16%
White 41% 74%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Asian 4% 2%
Hispanic 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 16%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
French
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Clubs
  • Debate
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 2:55 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Randall A. Yates
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (216) 295-4032

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Project-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Jump Rope
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Jump Rope
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Character in Action (CIA)
  • Chess club
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • ELAD
  • Game club
  • Geography Bee
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Recycling club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Woodbury Elementary School provides solid instruction in the core subjects and offers all students band, orchestra, science lab experiences & an outstanding library. Students can also participate in a wide range of lunchtime & after school activities, including intramural sports, drama club, chorus, chess club & more. Woodbury is adopting the International Baccalaureate program for all students. The program broadens the world view of students & equips them to have an edge in the global economy.
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