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Inza R Wood Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 695 students

 
 

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3 stars

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11 reviews of this school


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Posted July 9, 2013

This school was the best thing that could of happened to me. I don't know what some of you parents are talking about especially the one who only read the review it. You have no idea what you are talking about. I have been at this school for all three years, and it was great. You got some bad info from somewhere, and I am a student so I would think I would know what it's about. The teachers and staff have zero tolerance for drama and bullying there are systems but in place to prevent that and to talk with someone. Homework is collected regularly and you have math homework everyday, and homework in other classes is very rare not to get. It's not the schools fault is YOUR child doesn't show up for school. Teachers are great at this school and always fit students into their busy schedule who are willing to put in the extra time to get help with work etc. The only students who get to use the audio books are the students who have trouble reading and even then they have to follow along in the book. I wish I could write more about how amazing this school was to me, and how much I loved it and everyone in it. And our principal works very hard to make Inza R. Wood Middle School great!


Posted October 29, 2012

Wood middle school is a great place to meet people, there are many opportunities to make friends and many group projects that don't put all the weight on one person and a variety of classes that students may pick to meet people with the same interests. The education in advanced classes is a little rocky but the teachers usually do have scheduled times where students can come get help if needed. The 6th grade science teacher Mrs.Juras is amazing, she's firm but fair and does so many interesting projects with the kids that make them want to go to class. All in all for the people who rate this school as 1 star are probably 6th grade parents. I want to tell them that the first year is crazy and the kids need more organizing tips but after that it calms down and is an amazing place to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2012

If you care about learning and academic progress for your child, this school will be a huge disappointment. Based on the descriptions for the ratings, I don't even want to give the school one star. This school needs a complete revamp. There is no focus on learning/teaching. In Reading, 8th graders listen to an audio book and then the teacher posts a Summary on the screen for them to read on your own. There are minimal class discussions. In Science, they make foldable vocabulary terms and then do a Chapter Review. The actual chapters are never assigned or reviewed in class. Attendance is very low; on half days, many kids skip school altogether. Math homework is very rarely collected. Most teachers do the bare minimum and kids sit around in class. There is very little accountability required by the teachers. There is an issue with theft within the school as well. Gifted students are not challenged, and children who struggle will not receive the support they need. The Art and Spanish teachers are excellent. Overall, I do not recommend this school. It is much lower in quality than the other schools within the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2012

The educators here need to go back to schOol and learn how to COMMUNICATE TO PARENTS IN A TIMELY MANNER and HOW TO PREPARE KIDS TO BE INDEPENDANT LEARNERS. some teachers are great but they have to follow the convoluted plan of the principal...which does not work. Parents do not know anything is missing or needs their further attention until after a semester's grades have been given! The technology they use to post grades online is not effective and the teachers tell me it's hard to use. Some of them doesn't even post updates online.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2012

I can't even give this school 1/2 star! Teachers do not communicate with students or parents they use the excuse "check your childs progress online for missing assignment/test scores" that might be a great tool if the teachers actually entered info. & not have weeks go bye until they decide to do their job. Principal & staff act as if they are middle schoolers themselves spending more time creating drama than dealing with real issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2012

I hated this school. I was so far behind in the coursework, and I was not given any opportunities for tutoring or outside helping via the school. This school gives no opportunity for student growth, and spends too much time trying to stamp out teenage phases rather than directing them. Worst mistake of my life.


Posted February 17, 2010

Too much emphasis on homework, without proper help for the students. Too much focus on criminalizing typical adolescent behavior. Not enough positive redirection to other activities. Boys must move more to learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

i go to this school it is a wonderful school, the students are very generous
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 19, 2008

Great environment and sense of community spirit. Philosophy emphasizes the golden rule.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2006

Talented kids are 'left behind' basic academics are good but not challenging/interesting enough for the gifted kids. Nice school but not above average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2004

Science teaching is good. Well equipped with computers/IT related materials. Possible to track assignments etc. over the internet. More talented students are not sufficiently challenged, perhaps in an attempt to ensure that 'no child is left behind'.
—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 59% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
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 61% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

2010

 
 
74%
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 63% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students71%
Female74%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial71%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation18%

Reading

All Students75%
Female78%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic51%
Multiracial65%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learners13%
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 Students69%
Female74%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial47%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners29%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation8%

Reading

All Students80%
Female92%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learners14%
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 Students74%
Female79%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial78%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation13%

Reading

All Students80%
Female84%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial89%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female74%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial89%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities44%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 66%
Hispanic 19% 21%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 3% 4%
Black 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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