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J E Woodard Elementary School

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Posted April 20, 2010

My family had wonderful experiences at the school with our first child who was a smart, well-behaved child. We have been very disatisfied with the principal and my second child's teacher. His third grade teacher who has been around for YEARS is arrogant, doesn't work as a team with a parent, and shows no compassion or concern for a student who is not perfect. My child was a well behaved child but had ADD - with no hyperactivity. She expected my child to perform as the rest of the students and punished him when my child didnt. This teacher also has a ridiculous behavior plan which punishes students for five days if they so much as whisper one sentence to someone in the hallway. She needs training on research based behavior plans and how to deal with students who have attention problems. The principal never addressed the situation effectively.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

I have enjoyed our experience at Woodard. My children have been challenged academically (they do not cater only to the low and challenge the high functioning students). They have fun, interactive activities to get the students involved in the learning process. You can tell by their test scores over the years that they are doing what most in Maury County are not. I have had 3 go through this school and 1 on the way...they have all been adequately prepared with a strong foundation in their education and I have no doubt it is because of the teachers and the school environment. They have more to offer then ANY other public school in the district as far as extra curricular activities go. It is the private school of public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2007

This school and its faculty are top notch! My daughter attended Woodard for 4 years and had a very positive experience. The academics are incredible which is proved by the schools tests results. Obviously, the teachers are doing something right. As for the extracurricular activities, I have never seen an elementary school that has as much to offer. The schools P.E. teacher is second to none and provides the students with several before & after school activities from which to choose. I feel fortunate that my daughter was able to attend a school of this caliber and believe that she is well prepared for middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

My child attended this school for two years. Although I agree that teachers had a lot of fun activities going on and many seemed to have good intentions, many of the teachers are rigid in their approaches to teaching. Children, for example, switch classes in the 3rd grade and are treated like middle schoolers. Other grades are well-known for their large homework demands. High scores justify any concerns you may have with the education. As for the principal- she is not friendly and always gives you the impression that she is too busy to talk to you. I was very surprised to see a 5 star rating. Very.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2007

This is a wonderful school for any child to attend. The teachers are very dedicated to their profession. They almost always have something fun going on that is also educational.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

I think the school is a pretty good school, but on the downside I think that the teachers themselves need to be challenged on learning new teaching skills/techniques for the students.
—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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading/Language Arts

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading/Language Arts

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
41%
Reading/Language Arts

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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 Students74%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students60%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students79%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities53%
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 Students60%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities73%
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 67%
Black 16% 23%
Hispanic 12% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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