Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Wilson Woodrow Middle School

Public | 6-8

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 8 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

18 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted Thursday, September 18, 2014

Worse school! Ever since a lot of middle schools were closed all the bad kids are coming to Wilson. My daughter went there last yr for 6th grade. She was constantly bullied and threatened. Her grades dropped drastically because of all the fighting that went on in the classrooms (she video recorded a fight amongst a bunch of girls). She stood up to the kids and told the teacher that it's distracting and affecting her grades and that's when she was threatened. I puller her out of there and there is no way in hell my youngest will be going their either when she gets to middle school. If I could I would have gave no stars but had to leave at least 1.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2014

I graduated from there and they give out A's from doing nothing but sleep and on there phones and cut class.


Posted November 20, 2013

Horrible school! Students are out of control. The cursing is awful. Fights daily. Lockers broken into and items stolen. Staff do not care. It is only November and I am pulling my child (6th grade, first year there) out. After school is the scariest time there. Students push other students into traffic. Punch other students in hallways. Even if child in the the IB program they are still picked on. HORRIBLE SCHOOL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

This is my second year at Wilson and it okay there some things they can improve on but overall i love my school.


Posted October 24, 2013

my child goes to Wilson ms and it is a great school but bad kids. There is a lot of cursing and so far there is no fights so i guess that is a good thing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

Well I don't know what to say.. There are usual fights and bullies. People pop lockers and take all your stuff or damage it. Most students are mean. But on the other side the teachers are great and some friends are really nice. Studies and stuff is OK. Not good not bad. I'm going to seventh grade and thinking of changing school.


Posted August 6, 2013

Don't get me started on this school!!there are fights EVERY SINGLE DAY.im a student entering the 7th grade!This was my first year here and there were boys with tattoos in 8th grade!! The assistant principles do NOTHING!there are rats in the cafeteria,the lunch aids smoke on school property.The staff curse,the students skipping,don't check cameras,students write about other students on social media,kids breaking locks and stealing them!TERRIBLE security,lots of drama,water fights,burnt lunches,litter all around the school,teachers have no control of students and rude staff and that's only a little bit!im just getting started.there are many more but I'm running out of space so..see if you like this school!


Posted August 1, 2013

It's an OK school. My granddaughter has been there for one year. The choir show is great.


Posted June 3, 2013

My school is great glad to be a Wilson Wildcat!!! I love my school and the IB program


Posted May 16, 2013

Woodrow Wilson Middle School... This has to be on of the worst middle schools in the city. I enrolled my daughter there because we moved into the neighborhood. That was a huge mistake to say the least!! My child was never suspended from school until she began attending Wilson. Since then she has been suspended over 5 times for things that don't believe warranted suspensions. First it was because her uniform shirt had no collar, then it was because she had a verbal altercation with another student... That's right verbal. And please don't try to call and talk to somebody like the principal about your concerns, because she is never available to discuss your concerns unless you are bringing your child back from suspension. No wonder the school is out of control! Lack of proper leadership. Extremely glad that this is her last year, but please take my warning into consideration before enrolling your child into this school. P.S. Suspending a child from school is not always the answer to the problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2011

Its not really a good school, I get in trouble at least everyday get yelled at&start fights& there is to much cursing going around i have to admit I am one of those kids that arent that smart & we dont have good teachers


Posted June 5, 2008

Im only an alumni of Wilson, but I have to say it is a great school to enroll your child. There is different programs students can choose from and I was in choir there. There was my special educationt eacher who always tried to help me when they could. It was a pretty good 3 years fro me. I never had a complaint.


Posted June 2, 2008

I am in the 8th grade and all I have to say is Thank God This Is My Last Year! I have been here for 3 years and I feel there are alot of changes that need to be done. I am in the IB program and it is a good program you learn alot and are around better kids who want to learn. I think that school is not clean and way to crowded. Some teachers are nice but most of them aren't. The fights and violence in the school is terrible. The security is like there is no security. I feel good I was only there 3 years or I would have to transfer. I am just glad to be done!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2004

I am currently going into the 8th grade at Wilson. I have to say overall it is a pretty good school, but a few things could be changed. For one, kids should not have 90 minutes of Math and Reading. All the classes should be the same time length. Also, I think we should have extra classes to take not just Math, Reading, S.S and Science. Also, I don't like the new teaching methods. Up until the 6th grade I was a straight A student. In 7th grade I went down to B's and C's. It's just very difficult to understand. I like a lot of the students and teachers there and I have to say the instrumental program is the coolest with Mr. Fumo as the teacher. That's the best thing that school has to offer.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2004

I have three kids here, 6th, 7th, 8th. The school is an ok school, the only thing that bothers me is 1 assistant principal (the school has 3 of them) worries about unimportant things, like if the kids have a second set of clothes under their uniforms (eventhough it's their gym uniform underneath) The school needs more security and I'm not to crazy about the new learning process. I really think they need to bring back the old courses (you know hands-on) like shop classes and Home Ec. The kids do need to learn reading and writing but they also need the old shop classes back! We learned more years ago, when school was fun to learn and not so stressfull.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2003

Yes, there are a lot of students at Wilson, but this new principal has really changed the school around. The children want to come to school. They want to learn. The staff are really looking forward to another year.


Posted August 22, 2003

Helpful and willing teachers. An Ok student environment
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 26, 2003

don't think it is a great school...too many students


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 77% in 2012.

243 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

242 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
53%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

432 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

432 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
66%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

419 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

417 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

415 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

408 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
66%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students56%
Female58%
Male55%
Black51%
Asian76%
Hispanic31%
Multi-ethnic55%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
English language learners21%

Reading

All Students42%
Female48%
Male36%
Black38%
Asian59%
Hispanic32%
Multi-ethnic25%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learners0%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students67%
Female68%
Male67%
Black54%
Asian92%
Hispanic55%
Multi-ethnic69%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
English language learners61%

Reading

All Students65%
Female74%
Male56%
Black55%
Asian83%
Hispanic53%
Multi-ethnic75%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
English language learners21%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students55%
Female52%
Male58%
Black37%
Asian85%
Hispanic50%
Multi-ethnic67%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
English language learners45%

Reading

All Students58%
Female63%
Male53%
Black51%
Asian73%
Hispanic51%
Multi-ethnic67%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
English language learners13%

Science

All Students29%
Female24%
Male32%
Black16%
Asian56%
Hispanic21%
Multi-ethnic28%
White33%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learners3%

Writing

All Students53%
Female62%
Male45%
Black41%
Asian76%
Hispanic51%
Multi-ethnic50%
White54%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
English language learners24%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 34% 15%
Hispanic 22% 9%
White 19% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 3%
Two or more races 6% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

1800 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Phone: (215) 728-5015

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools




Immanuel Lutheran School
Philadelphia, PA




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT