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Woodway Elementary School

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Posted July 25, 2013

Woodway's 5th grade teachers are fantastic!! They got my daughter to pass the STARR testing and bring up her scores after not passing the first time. Principal is AWESOME along with the Student Counselor. I was a bit concerned when we found out we had to send her to Woodway mid year, but all my concerns and fears were put at rest after the first week of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2012

This School is the worst elementary I have ever seen to in my life. My children suffer everyday they attend. My daughter is always dealing with boys picking on her. That takes away form her learning and drive to even want to be at school. I have spoken to teachers and two different Principles about many situations that happen on a daily basis. They do not have any control over the children and have done nothing in the 6 years my daughter has been there. Now my son started this year and I will not let him go through the same cruelty that has troubled my daughter and even had her speak of suicid. I am working on getting my children out of this school ASAP. I would never recommend having your child attened such a dysfunctional school! When your kids come home crying and begging not to have to go back to school because of being harassed, scared from threatening peers, enough is enough!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2008

Woodway is an awesome school. Sadly last year our rating went down due to one subject in one grade from only one subgroup. We have already addressed the issue and anticipate being recognized again this year! Wonderful, caring teachers and administrators!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 31, 2006

Woodway is a great school. My daughter has been a student there since Pre-K. Several of the teachers are outstanding. Ms. Geisler, Ms. Fleetwood, Ms. Levine, Ms. Marsh, and Ms. Anderson stand out. They are the 'rocks' the forms such a great foundation. Tehy have a principle that cares for the students (Ms. Brown). She disciplines them, commands respect, and loves them as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

Woodway Elementary has teachers that really care and focus on helping each child individually. I am very pleased with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2005

A great school with outstanding teachers. High PTA participation. Offer music, art, pe to grades 3-5.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2004

This is our 4th year now at Woodway and I can not say enough about this school. The teachers are so wonderful. I will be so sad when we have to leave Woodway. I wish all schools had such great teacher like Woodway. And a great Princpal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This will be my son's last year at Woodway and I have nothing but great things to say about this school. The teachers and staff treat the kids like they are special. My son is in the gifted program there and they really know how to challenge him to do his best. My son started school at Woodway and I can't think of any other school I would put him in. The teachers are very concerned about the well being of the kids in their class. The staff is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2003

My daughter Started at this school last year and i loved how much she got out of it,Mrs Denslow was a fantastic teacher and my daughter learned so much from her and missed her alot during the summer.
—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 89% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students71%
Female77%
Male64%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education45%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students59%
Female62%
Male55%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education29%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Female87%
Male75%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students79%
Female85%
Male73%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Female90%
Male71%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education38%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female76%
Male73%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education50%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female76%
Male66%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education44%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
37%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
52%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
51%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Female72%
Male55%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education0%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students43%
Female49%
Male38%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted35%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students57%
Female61%
Male55%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students47%
Female51%
Male43%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education33%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)19%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students39%
Female45%
Male34%
Black or African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted36%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Female60%
Male55%
Black or African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female55%
Male50%
Black or African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education20%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students55%
Female57%
Male53%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education25%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 50% 52%
Black 38% 13%
White 7% 29%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 30%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • FRANCHESCA CAIN
Fax number
  • (817) 370-5724

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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6701 Woodway Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76133
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Phone: (817) 370-5890

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