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Woodland Heights Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 411 students

 

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Posted August 4, 2013

The Principle is so caring, she truly loves the children and has their best interests at heart. All the teachers and staff are wonderful to work with. My child has been there for several years and I have no complaints.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2011

Schools don't get much better than this. I would put the administration and the teachers up against any other school out there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

My children went there as students and now I have a granddaughter there and the principal , Dr. Pridgen, is fabulous and the school has won so many awards and honors, due to her and her staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2009

My son with special needs has been attending Woodland Heights for the past two years. It has been the best school experience we have ever had (I have an older child). We are switching schools for the upcoming year back to our home school because the class is a better fit for the level my son is now at. We will miss Woodland Heights greatly. Dr. Pridgen, the Principal, is wonderful. All of the special ed teachers (Miss G., you rock!) are fantastic and Kendra Mills in Speech is phenominal! All of the teachers (especially, Mrs. Gabriel and Mrs. Shook) are great and you can tell that Woodland Heights is where they want to be! It is a very happy place to be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2007

My son attended this school for only a semester, but I was very impressed with it. He was always excited to go to school and for being an advanced child, he really felt challenged. His 3rd grade teacher, Ms. Schachner, was awesome and really seemed to be invested in the well-being of her students. She tried to involve me, as a parent, every step of the way. The office staff was always very friendly, and were quick to address any concerns I had. The principal especially impressed me. We attended one of the school programs, and she was very involved, full of energy, and obviously loves her students, her job, her school. You can really tell when you meet them, that the entire staff is proud to be there and love their jobs. I highly recommend this school to other parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

Woodland Heights is one of the top Elementary Schools in Spartanburg County. My son attends Woodland Heights, and was coming to this school from a private school setting. I am both pleased with his academic progress and the extra effort that the school's teachers, administration and staff make to expose all of their students to the greater community around them. Woodland Heights provides one of the most comprehensive programs for its students through academic, cultural and extracurricular activities. I am extremely pleased with this school and the leadership that its administration has taken toward educating and exposing students to and about the larger world around them regardless of ethnic, socioeconomic, religious or other background. This is definitely a school for other schools to model themselves after!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2006

Woodland Heights Elementary School is an excellent school with wonderful opportunities for all children. The faculty and staff are very friendly and they are always willing to go the extra mile for their students. My son cries when he is sick and must miss a day of school. This speaks volumes about the professional, funloving teaching staff at Woodland Heights. My family is blessed to be a part of this great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2005

Woodland Heights is a great school that offers an equal opportunity for all students to learn in a safe nurturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent


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.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 80% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 75% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students79%
Female85%
Male74%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled40%
Not disabled85%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%

Math

All Students71%
Female76%
Male66%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled20%
Not disabled79%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%

Science

All Students66%
Female79%
Male50%
African-American48%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female86%
Male82%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Writing

All Students78%
Female90%
Male67%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled86%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina 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: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant83%

Math

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant78%

Science

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
African-American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%

Writing

All Students73%
Female80%
Male68%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina 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: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
African-American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled60%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant73%

Math

All Students75%
Female79%
Male72%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled20%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant75%

Science

All Students47%
Female27%
Male58%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals32%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant47%

Social Studies

All Students63%
Female69%
Male59%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant63%

Writing

All Students70%
Female72%
Male68%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled40%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina 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: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 58% 36%
White 25% 53%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Asian 5% 1%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1216 John B. White Sr. Blvd
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