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Woodland Hills Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 3, 2014

This school is the best! The teachers work together to help students succeed! Parent involvement is awesome and our PTA is superior! Our students become leaders in their learning and we use the 7 Habits of highly effective people and Great Expectations models of learning. Woodland Hills is a great place to learn and grow!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 6, 2013

This year will be so exciting we have a new principal who is really involved and really cares about each student. A lot of teachers have retired and new ones have replaced them! The school uniforms have been moved to Fridays which all the kids wanted. This school is not title 1 which means they arent just given tons of money so we have to have fundraisers. Parents get involved if you want to see a change for the positive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2013

My daughter attended Woodland Hills for the 2012-2013 school year as a kindergartener and is moving on to first grade this year. I LOVE this school. The amount of personal attention shown to the students is amazing. There are a lot of family friendly activities: Fall carnival, black light BINGO nights, Breakfast With Santa, a Valentine's Day Family Fun dance, and much more. I see a few reviews say they do a lot of fundraising- well thank goodness for that! All the rooms have Smart Boards, the grade levels have iPads to share between classes, technology is taking over our world- without the fundraising the school would not be able to have these things. Woodland is not Title 1- so they don't get any extra government funding. If you are looking for a great school family- this is it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2013

This school is ineffective, the principal and teachers are self absorbed. Its all about the money and not the quality of education and caring about students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2013

This school is terrible, they got a C rating last year, and I can see why. The administartors loose your paper work, have no information about anything going on at the school, and seem like they just don't take their jobs very seriousely. They barely teach. My daughter has learned more from reading and private study this year, than she has at school. If they spent more time teaching, instead of worring about there new dress code, tardy policy, and fund raisers, then they would probably have a higher rating than a C. Seriousely they have a fund raiser every month, as well as some other scheme like fun night; or selling bs junk to the kids to make more money. Its like sending your kids to school ran by telemarketers, ridiculous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2013

The perception is this school is one of the best in Lawton, my daughter has been there for 4 years and as a school they have failed. I don't understand how a strait A student can be tested on a national level and the test show she's below grade level. I'm very much aware that Oklahoma is rated at the very end nationally, but this is absolutely ridiculous. As far as the teachers are concerned, I have only had the privilege of knowing one teacher (out of the 4 yrs) who I felt was teaching because it was a passion and not just a pay check. I'm lucky enough to be military so we'll be leaving in the next month. #ohhappyday
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2012

This school is surrounded by money, they talk about nothing but money, and send flyers home at least twice a week asking for money. I raise my children to be humble and appreciative and this type of selfish environment gives me the creeps. They have the children chant these codes of ethics like some sort of brain-washed child, drone army... They preach anti-bullying yet there have been several incidents when my child was not supervised and was bullied, on a daily basis. When I asked him why he did not tell the teacher he explained to me that the children had him cornered and he was unable to get to a teacher fast enough before they yanked him away. Where is the faculty? My daughter has been sent to the office several times and I was never informed. How am I to fix these situations if I know nothing about them, simply because the school wants to save face? It strives for excellence yet this CogAT program it expects these children (and parents) to slave over for hours after school is just exhausting. What happened to the children coming first and incorporating their learning styles? The constant top rating this school has strived to achieve at the mercy of these young students is sad
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2012

Not impressed at all. I enorolled my daughter here because I purchased a house in the surrounding neighborhood. Her teacher told me she would contact me the minute my daughter started slipping in class and said nothing until the conference and then decided to advise me of the parent portal. She is singled out and bullied and teacher does nothing. Teacher blames her for all wrong doings in class without questioning other kids' motives. This is supposed to be one of the best schools with the best teachers but to be honest, Eisenhower was better and more consentious about their pupils.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2009

Woodland Hills is truly a great school. My daughter has been there for 2 year. The entire staff is very caring and friendly. I recommend every child that wants to have fun while learning, attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2008

Woodland Hills is a great school for my boys. During 07-08 school year, I was a single parent working and attending school full time. My oldest son had behavioral problems and trouble completing his assignments during school. Through it all, the adminstrative staff along with the principal kept it professional and handled my situation with deep concern. The principal did not give up on my child and I appreciate it. It did not matter how many times in a day I called the school about my boys they were there to help. I would like to thank the two receptionists (they know who they are) for a job well done. Mrs. Zepel Robertson (Otey)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2008

Over the last 11 years, I have consistently had a child attending WHS. My younger child is currently in the 4th grade. This is a fantastic school. The faculty and staff are outstanding educators who honestly care about each child. The parents are very involved with PTA and are always willing to go the extra mile to help provide the school with any needed resources. Don't trust me though--just look at their test scores! These kids are getting a top-notch education, and many are landing in scholarship programs at the high school level. I know--my older child is one of them! The Woodland Hills school district is exactly where you'll want to live.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2007

This is the start of the second school year for my daughter. She is currently in the fifth grade. I have had nothing but problems in this school all together. When calling the front desk which I have done several times noone ever seems to have any info on the simpliest of things that go on at the school. I have not had a great experience at this school. My daughter has not been treated well here, nor have I .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

I went to this school and now my son attends. I had my doudts about my child going to the school due to the competivtive nature that it has in sports. I contemplating private school and decided we would try public. My son loves it I like it and have not looked back. The principal is an outstanding role model and although only gone through kindergarten the teachers were caring and loving to my child. HIghly recommended
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

This school is wonderful. My daughter was struggling at our prior school and this year she received the most improved for her class.
—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 76% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 77% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 59%
Black 22% 9%
Hispanic 14% 14%
Native American 5% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A61%
Special education 12%N/A15%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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405 NW Woodland Dr
Lawton, OK 73505
Phone: (580) 536-7991

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