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Woodlawn Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 710 students

 

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Posted April 24, 2014

We have been very happy with our experience at WES (K & 1st). The atmosphere is friendly and our daughter has enjoyed her learning experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2013

I have been nothing but pleased with Woodlawn elementary school. My daughter attended Woodlawn for 4 years. In those 4 years any concerns I had were addressed in a timely manner. I have dealt with the principal and assistant principal on more than one occasion for both positive and negative issues and they took the time to listen to my concerns or suggestions and address them. Love Woodlawn!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2013

I was in this school daily for four years and I personally saw children actively engaging with their teachers, creating a lifelong love of learning. All teachers are under an enormous strain, but this faculty puts their all into giving the students their all. The community supports this school in so many ways, and it shows. The administration is thoughtful and caring- knowing every child by name and greeting them with a smile. The AP has personally helped me deal with issues and reaches out to help families feel comfortable. She holds this school together! There is a reason this school earns such wonderful test scores- it is a great school and the people care!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2013

My child had a problem with another child in the school and the school stated that there was no problem in the classroom and dismissed everything as my child having adjustment problems. I was treated like I was just being overprotective and enabling. Despite the fact that my child was crying every day before and after school and they had to physically carry her into the building. I had to get outside people involved in order to get to the truth. I am not impressed with the A P at all. Then even after the truth that another student had hit my child came out I overheard the A P talking with a janitor about my child having adjustment issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

I love this school! Miss it terribly! We moved to "the best school district" here in Bell County, Texas (near Fort Hood) and these schools don't even compare to Woodlawn Elementary. It might have been the teacher though too. Mrs. Leto (K) is so wonderful - I think I try and compare all teachers to her - and she by far is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

The school is all about appearance they will pass any child with no reguard to their ability. If they struggle they just send them down a grade to do that subject with a lower grade not prepairing them for the move to middle school. they train to test only providing help to children that do tcap test, not children who need help in lower grades. WHO needs a good foundation their is always tutoring in 3rd grade to help them catch up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2009

This school has a big turn-over in students & teachers. It is strict and the lunchroom monitor is very tough on the kids. It's hit or miss on a good or not so good teacher. The school is good with parents volunteering.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2007

I am currently a 7th grader and attened this school for 2 years. It was wonderful, some of my best memories come from here. The teachers were wonderful and plenty heplful. They teach us more than just reading, language, math, s.s, and science they teach us about responspiblity, friendship, and so much more! It gave me allot of oppritunities, and i will always remeber my time there. My teacher,mrs.Huenick, was only one of the absolutly fabulous staff members there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 21, 2006

I found this site looking for the address to the school. I have loved this school since we moved my son here from Liberty. My son went to Liberty K and 1st Grade and they failed him in 1st grade because his reading was at 65%. Woodawn on the other hand has been great and my son has gotten straight A's since beginning there this year. Mrs Dunn is a great teacher and you can tell she loves te chidren. Thank You.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2005

Woodlawn has a good staff and they keep it safe and orderly. It is a great school. I have one in 5th one in 1st. The teachers keep parnets in formed. The school office does the same. I would say this is one school that cares about the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2005

I also moved to Woodlawn for the schools. I have 2 children at Woodlawn Elem. One is 4th and the other Kindergarten. My 4th grader is a good student with good grades. My K kid is a bit of a challenge. He has ADHD and I don't feel like I am getting any help. Although I refuse to medicate my child, the educators to him are frustrated. We definately don't see eye to eye on the situation. I don't believe medication especially an amphetamine is the answer to all issues. I do wish there was a different solution to the problem. I want to find an alternative solution and not medication. I just cannot give my child a Control II narcotic. There is another solution. GOD will mediate the situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2003

I have had 3 children in this school differing in their needs from a gifted and talented child to a child with a learning disability and I have found the staff exceptionally helpful and caring. I purposely moved to Woodlawn when my husband got stationed at Ft. Campbell for no other reason but the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

I went to Woodlawn myself years ago and loved it then. With all the upgrades now it is wonderful. Our county has a huge budget crisis and we just deal with it the best way we can. Our teachers and staff really care. And our parent involvement in raising money to volunteering is outstanding! The murals on the wall are an eyecatcher and the kids just love them. Our school is also very secure. All doors are locked and you have to sign in and give your car keys(if you're not a volunteer).
—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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading/Language Arts

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading/Language Arts

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading/Language Arts

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
57%
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 Students69%
African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities85%
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 Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities80%
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 Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
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 81% 67%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Two or more races 6% 1%
Black 5% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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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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
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
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  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

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  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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2250 Dover Rd
Woodlawn, TN 37191
Phone: (931) 648-5680

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