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Wooddale High School

Public | 9-12 | 1525 students

 

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Posted April 5, 2014

GREAT GREAT GREAT , school upcoming school had its trials but its better than ever
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2014

Good School Great staff people try they best to knock certain schools but we are in Memphis right
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 8, 2013

I think wood dale is a very good school the teacher always helping my son one on one in missouri where i came from they wont help a child pr give them extra credit work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

My Daughter attend this school and it's awesome. Schooling doesn't stop at school and teachers are not there to raise your children. I'm proud to say that my daughter has had some acceptional teacher these pass 3 years and they are getting her prepared for college. And the Principal is absolutely awesome. He might not be the paper pusher the board wants him to be. But i can say he is most defiantly and hands on loving and caring person. And what he love most are children that try.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2013

Wooddale High School- This school is often looked over, and the people outside looking look down upon it, since i have attended this school from 11th grade to 12th i have enjoyed it, every school has it's flaws and as soon as you attend it you might not enjoy it as much as the people familiar with it, but this school is pretty good, i mainly like the teachers, they make the school. Without the teachers there would be no school right? that is my personal opinion.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2011

drop out and my lil sister inrolled in wooddale n the same teacher thought that my sister was me and she would not let my sister in her class for nun just because she had my last name n the teacher knew that she was related to me and didnt want nun to do with any one who had any relation with me all im saying is wooddle would be a better school if they would fire and hire new staff that are strict and wont let students run them over thats all they need n i meet the new principle wow he is a good one well if u all are wondering ohh poor child dropt out of school well happly to say i enrolled in jobcorp n now i am completed so now i have my cna license n my high school diploma i would highly recommend job corp to any and every one who thinks they cnt make it in school
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2010

Although the students did not notice the effort of discipline control and effective instruction, Wooddale high school is an outshining and one of the promising schools. The students attititude not to work hard and observe school rules seem reasons to rate low their own school. Hard working students and responsible students love Wooddale High school.


Posted May 13, 2009

Wooddale High School is not a god school at all. The principal we have now just isn't doing a good job. I believe that if you want to be a principal of a school you have to learn to communicate with the students. Especially if you are new there. You can't just come in and change everything. Talk to the students and show them that you care because if you don't then you will get no respect. And the principal we have now Mr. Banks, its liek he just doesn't care for the students. The seniors of Wooddale didn't even have a good senior year. It was so much confusion going on about deadlines and things. Wooddale just isn't what it use to be. I feel so bad for the seniors. And I am a rising senior and I do not plan on being at Wooddale next year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2009

Wooddale High is not the best of school, and if you listen to most of the students who go there they will make sure you know that. That is only because they just want to come to school just to have something to do. Being one of the students who are in the aviation program and is currently learning how to fly, I find that this diverse way of learning show that wooddale is not what most people say, especially if you do not take the oppurtunities it gives you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2009

I think Wooddale provides a unique opportunity for African-American students that is being greatly under utilized. Name one other MCS school that permits students to pilot an airplane. I don't think parents appreciate the value they have in their mists.


Posted August 23, 2007

My daughter always complains to me about this new principal, he just came and changed everything that makes the students don't feel comfortable. High school should be more free, but now it looks like a middle school. I prefer the old principal more, she was a great principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2006

Being a student of Wooddale, graduating class of '08, I have found some things that I dislike about Wooddale. Overall, Wooddale is a decent school though I know it can be better. I really dislike that lack of diversity. If you are a parent and want to send your kid to WHS, please make sure you are doing it for the Honors/AP. The principal is also very strict, we rarely have any fun day but that is majorly due to the student body's overall behavior.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 28, 2006

Wooddale High Is a great school. I attended it for 3 years and i might go back for my senior year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2006

I have two girls attending Wooddale High. One is in the twelth grade, and one is in the ninth. I have not had a lot of bad experiences, but, there have been some times when I wanted to ask the teachers, 'what is your problem?' The principal is trying to make the school one of, if not the best school in Memphis. I think she needs a staff to support her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2006

The students of Wooddale High try their best. The administration encourages the students to do their very best. However, parents can help by being more involved in their children's school, because children with parentts involved in their school are successful students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 31, 2006

The children of Wooddale High School are by far exceptional; however within the same walls of Wooddale High School, these same bright energetic children are treated with disrespect and as mediocre by the Principal and others of her administrative staff. According to some of the schools mission statement - All students have the right to a safe and secure learning environment. All students have a right to a fair, equitable, and consistent discipline. The school must provide a nurturing environment that promotes self-esteem. The school must provide a variety of opportunities to support and create awareness of student diversity. The school must provide mutual trust and shared educational responsibility with the stakeholders in the school and community. This is not being adhered to at Wooddale High School by the Principal and her APs. It is just the opposite.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2006

The community is very proud of the curriculum at Wooddale High School and the efforts of its students and faculty. It does need a makeover on the behalf of the relationship of the administrative staff with respect to the treatment and respect of the students and parent community. The halls that once resounded the spirit of happiness, which is key to education, has been changed to one of submission from the hand of oppression. The spark that once existed is now a dim speck in the tomb of gloom. The school run with an iron fist, by the principal with no regard for involved parents. The 'Cardinals' song of spirit has been silenced. Help Please!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2005

I am a senior at wooddale high. and i love my school. i admit it could ve better but we are working on it.the teachers are strict but that only makes the students better.if your child is doing poor in school wooddale will straighten them out. i love it and i wouldnt leave it for the world.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2005

I'm currently a student at wooddale high, and i think it's terrible. It's totally boring. I hate it. I can't wait to leave. We don't have much activities. Bathrooms are gross. Cafeterias are not clean, our principal blames it on us, but i don't eat there cause it's gross. Lockers are jammed, very cheap. People broke into my locker and stole personal belongings. You get in trouble for anything in this school. I hate it. Do not, i repeat, do not make your child go to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2005

I think that the grades could be better. I also think the teachers could do I better job in teaching. The football team as well as any other sport is in terrible shape. I couldn't see less parents involved at the school. I was once a student there and believe me I couldn't wait to leave because I wanted to learn more in school and the teachers wasn't giving me that advantage.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
11%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
4%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
35%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
26%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
23%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
15%
U.S. History

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students19%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students8%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students29%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learners8%

English I

All Students29%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students25%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students21%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners7%

U.S. History

All Students92%
African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learners58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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 89% 23%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
White 1% 67%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 82%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

Fax number
  • (901) 416-2476

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
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5151 Scottsdale
Memphis, TN 38118
Phone: (901) 416-2440

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