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Mary Woodward Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 441 students

 
 

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Posted April 24, 2014

This school at first seems friendly until you spend time there and realize the parents are extremely cliquy, the principle isn't concerned with your children and their well being but rather his job and pay, and the classes are overcrowded. I will not be sending my children back to this school next year. If you're new to the area- check into some of the other schools that aren't dominated by a small group of parents who will see to it that your child will not fit in as an outsider.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2013

This school is incredible. I went here from first grade to fifth grade and loved every moment of it. The school itself is beautiful with lots of places to lean. I have great memories of reading in the garden as well as admiring its beauty. I loved being an ambassador in fifth grade and helping out the younger kids. I loved everyone of my teachers and felt loved throughout all my five years. I am a sophomore in high school now and only have fond memories.


Posted June 6, 2012

We love Mary Woodward! The teachers are supportive and fair, and the parents are heavily involved. We have full day kindergarten as an option, fun field trips, music programs, science fair, cultural fair, Art Lit, afterschool classes, and our beloved garden! There are just two big fundraisers, the Jogathon and Spring Auction. We have many learning specialists, TAG, and a parent supported library. Each grade has special projects and programs that parents can visit and attend. Our fifth graders can participate in an Ambassadors program to volunteer in special charity projects and the student store, promoting leadership. There are "buddy" links for classes of different grades to help everyone meet friends of all ages. I am surprised to hear about bullying, because that is certainly not the culture of the school, each student is encouraged to be respectful and work out their differences fairly. I feel so lucky that my children are able to attend this great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

My child attended this school for 2 years. First year, teachers were OK except I was puzzled with one of the 4th grade homeroom teachers. I think she favored the bullies more or was not fair. In short watch out for bullies at this school especially if you are new. Second year, teachers were so... so... Teachers do not help improve advanced students to grow. Advance students level out and are not encouraged. BiZ town job selection process was biased. Overall, maybe I expect too much since we came from a superior school district BUT if this school was to change they need to focus on the above criticisms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2009

Great teachers and one of the most spectacular sustainable school gardens in the world. Wish my kids went there.


Posted December 11, 2008

They have a great School garden that allows students to experience hands-on learning. It is called Woodward Gardens and it has many sustainable elements as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

My children have been at Mary Woodward for 5 year and during that time I have been in the classroom to volunteer, on committees, etc. I am so impressed with our school and the parent involvment! In some classes there have been TOO MANY volunteers, and parents are scaled back to accomodate everyone. I can't imagine sending my children anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2008

Bullying is a problem at this school. If your child doesn't fit into what other kids like, they will be bullied. Some kids are so peer pressured, they will not to stand up for what is right.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2006

We just finished our Kindergarten year here and I couldn't be more pleased with their program. My son needs an IEP and the teachers and staff here are phenomonal. Unfortunately, we are moving out of state. But to anyone reading this, I would strongly recommend Mary Woodward Elementary. The truly care about their kids and their academic growth and the encourage parent involvement. My son grew so much this year and accomplished much more than I could have ever dreamed. I will be forever grateful that he was able to start his education here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2004

Best school ever. My son has such a great time here and is learning so much.
—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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

2010

 
 
75%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial88%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial94%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
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 Students83%
Female75%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial29%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation25%

Reading

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial57%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation25%
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 Students76%
Female86%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation10%

Reading

All Students84%
Female93%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation22%

Science

All Students87%
Female93%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation30%
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 73% 65%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 4%
Two or more races 10% 5%
Hispanic 5% 21%
Black 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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