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Woodstock Elementary School

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5 stars

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Posted March 5, 2014

I had one child in the much-lauded Mandarin immersion program and one child who started Mandarin but switched to the English-only neighborhood program in 3rd grade. I have to say that it was like they were in different schools. The staff do all they can to keep a "one school" experience, and with limited resources and space, they are doing a superb job. But there are many challenges with the English-only program. My 3rd grader is in a class with 32 kids. That's not teaching, that's chaos control. Parents with kids on the Mandarin side tend to be much more invested and involved with PTA as well as Shu Ren, the nonprofit support community for immersion families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2013

Every school tends to have one or two bad teachers. This school is the same but overall the teachers are great. The current principal is way better and more understanding than the previous one (thank god she is gone, hooray). I am sure under the new leadership this school is going to be an outstanding school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2013

I know this school and the fourth and fifth graders are not getting the help they need for the non maderin classes. Kids are falling threw the cracks. A consider parnet
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

Woodstock is a cute, friendly, neighborhood elementary school with a really supportive parent community. The Mandarin program is solid, but at the expense of the neighborhood program, that seems underserved. The Mandarin program ir rigorous and demanding (as any immersion program would be), but we found both the Chinese and English teachers too overwhelmed by burgeoning class sizes and 1/2 days with students made for kids falling through the cracks, including our own. While I deeply miss the parents there, I do not miss the scowling, scolding lower elementary Chinese teacher (who I am amazed has remained employed there) the extremely thick homework packets (including the last week of school) or the exhausted staff that lacks the energy/ability to serve those clearly presenting behaviors consistent with learning challenges. Woodstock is a great school, but it has its strengths and weaknesses like any other, and it is definitely not the right fit for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

I've been in woodsock from 4th to 5th grade. most kids in 5th grade said they can't wait to leave but on the last day of school, everyone cried. i love woodstock, especially 5th grade. i love my teacher, mrs. cerney, she's really fun. I'm really, really sad to leave woodstock. :(


Posted December 9, 2010

This is our family's 3rd year at Woodstock. I have a 2nd grader & a kindergartener. It is not 2 schools under one roof - it is one school. The principal really is dedicated to an inclusive environment. The staff are great - one example being the librarian who runs a year-round chess team that meets after school, which is entirely free. This program starts with an intro to chess course, for kids as young as k. The PTA is very active and inclusive, as well. I've really seen the school grow and develop over the past 3 years. It's a nice community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

I love my daughter's school and I hope our youngest also gets in. There are a limited number of spots but it is a public school. It doesn't cost any more than any other public school. There is a cost extra for full day Kindergarten which you have to do if you are in immersion but many of the full day Kindergartens have a cost for the full day. The other years have no extra cost associated. The Principal really does go out of her way to help everyone feel included. I would recommend this school without a moments hesitation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2010

It is not true that the immersion and nonimmersion students do not interact. The school has tons of events, an active PTA and in-school activities (chess club, student council, spirit week, writer's teas, Monday morning meeting for all students, fund raisers, parades--I could go on and on). The principal has made a huge personal commitment to trying to be inclusive and not divisive. There are always people who will feel left out if some people are doing something different. I say get over it and commit to working and helping the program your kid is part of: English or Mandarin, Spanish, sign language, or ____.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2010

Woodstock is a good school. No doubt. However, you have to understand that it is actually two different schools under one building. The Chinese Immersion program is, de facto, it's own school. The half of the school is the conventional English-speaking program. The Immersion program parents pay to have their children go here and much more involved. Their children are responsible for the high test scores this school gets. Great Schools gives Woodstock a 9/10 based on test scores. But keep in mind that if your child is not part of the Immersion program, s/he's not really going into a 9/10 school. It's still a good school, but probably not really a 9/10 school. And, contrarily, if you're child is going into the Immersion side of things, you're getting a superior education. Lastly, keep in mind that the Immersion kids and the regular kids do not really interact. So . .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

Woodstock is a wonderful school.I haven't found a better school yet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2005

Woodstock School is like a large family. The Staff, Teachers and Parent Volunteers are truly wonderful people. This elementary school is outstanding!
—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 61% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students82%
Female81%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial77%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial77%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
Female84%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female84%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female84%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 65%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 35% 4%
Two or more races 10% 5%
Hispanic 5% 21%
Black 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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