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Woodmore Elementary School

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Posted August 24, 2013

woodmore ele is a hard working staff school .They have really work hard with my grandson. Ido appriate them so much .Ireally would like to see them have a up grade on the building.If any school where they have a LOVING place for our children IT IS WOODMORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Cant say enough good about it


Posted May 23, 2011

My experience at Woodmore has been a very positive one. Despite the challenges faced ouside of the school, there is a core group of educators that come to school every day and work hard for the benefit of the STUDENTS. Yes, the leadership of the school does have a difficult job and individuals will not always agree with their decisions, but their committment to the students and families of this community cannot be questioned. Continue to soar high Eagles!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 13, 2011

Most of these reviews are a gross misrepresentation of what's happening at this school. Indeed, as others note, the teachers are, by and large, hardworking, creative professionals attempting to provide a hand up to children living in this exceptionally challenged neighborhood. However, the leadership is among the worst imaginable. As evidenced in an excessive annual staff turnover, morale is rock-bottom, fear and intimidation reign, and those teachers who can escape to other schools (generally the best and brightest), do so after the first year. This failing school is in dire straits, and it will not improve so long as it continues to repel those very professionals (the teachers) who are the most instrumental part of ensuring a nurturing, yet challenging, classroom environment. The causes are varied and complex, but one thing is certain. It's time for a change of leadership at Woodmore Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2010

Woodmore Elementary School has a warm, family atmoshphere. The teachers are friendly and hold high expectations for all students. I was a bit concerned that the level of instruction was not up to par for my child who is an advanced learner. At first, i was very frustrated with the school until I realized that my child was the minority and that the majority of the students there were performing well below grade level. I ended up pulling my child from that school so that he could be with students who were closer to his academic level. My son and I both miss this school and wish them the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2010

Upon stepping into a classroom at Woodmore, one will find that the teachers are striving to make a difference in their students' education and lives. As a newer teacher at Woodmore and in my profession, I have had my challenges, and many have asked me why I don't leave. The answer is simple: Woodmore is a family. The administration have showed me nothing but support and encouragement. My grade level team is always there to listen and share ideas. Other faculty and staff always there to support one another. And the students are the biggest part of this family and the most important. They are bright, wonderful students, and I cherish every day that I spend getting to work with them.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 1, 2010

As a teacher at Woodmore for many, many years, I have witnessed many changes and have implemented many programs. Woodmore now is using best practices and strategies to make sure that each student is successful in their learning. It is now the best it has ever been. Test data is used to determine placement for individual students and a program is planned for the students at their learning level. Teachers must work hard and have a commitment to the students and the school. Teamwork is a must and happens in most cases. I chose to remain at Woodmore for 27 years because I knew it could become the great school that it is now. I have always been supported by the administration and they were always willing to listen to new ideas. I was treated with respect and as a professional. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to be a part of Woodmore. LPL
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 1, 2010

Caring, committed, and concerned! These are just three adjectives that I chose to describe the majority of faculty and staff at Woodmore Elementary School. It is rare to find an educational setting where the faculty and staff ( the majority) just don't treat what they do as a job. At Woodmore you find a faculty and staff that treat their job as their mission in life. We are committed to doing what is best for our students. We are a family that works together towards the common good of all students in the building. I consider it an honor and a pleasure to work at Woodmore. I look forward to getting up each and every morning coming to work with my family and serving the children in our community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 1, 2010

Woodmore Elementary has been a part of my life for 27 years. My entire teaching career has been at Woodmore and I intend to stay until my retirement. I have been accepted as a part of the community and feel at home in the community and the school. I feel that the students, faculty and staff are all caring and hardworking. The students are always top priority with everyone in the building. The administrative staff has always been very supportive of all teachers. They have gone above and beyond to make sure that all of the teachers are successful. Teaching requires a lot of hard work, dedication and a 'heart' for what you are doing. You will only get out of it, what you put into it. We all should strive to make sure that all of Woodmore's students become successful and productive citizens. I consider it a privilege and an honor to be a part of Woodmore Elementary. PK
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 17, 2010

Woodmore Elementary is a very good school. Most teachers at the school do work really hard. There are quite a few new teachers this year but most seem to really care about the students. In any school there will be challenges but the leadership of this school does tackle those challenges head on.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 5, 2010

I am disappointed in the leadership of this school. As a teacher I am restricted in my teaching methods and forced to conform to the 'Woodmore Way'. Administration won't even acknowledge that there are other methods that work just as well if not better than the current methods being used. They use the intercom system to spy on staff to make sure that they are following the 'woodmore way'. I would not put my child in this school and I am surprised that anyone else does. (1 star only because I can't give it 0)
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 25, 2008

My child wiil not be returning back to this school ever, this school is so behide. The things they are teaching, my child did in pre-K.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2007

We just moved here from out of state and are shocked and disappointed with this elementary school. We are very involved with our child's education, however, the school doesn't want to be involved with us. We've spoke to teachers, faculty, wrote, called. We never get a response back unless we confront someone face to face. The office staff is just down right rude and lazy. The teachers are overwhelmed with children that clearly have no discipline in their homes. We will be getting out of this school as soon as possible.
—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.

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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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
18%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
15%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
20%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
14%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
11%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
14%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
13%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
16%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students33%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students11%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students38%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students56%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students23%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students8%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students56%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students24%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students20%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students16%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students53%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 94% 23%
White 6% 67%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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800 Woodmore La
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