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Woodland Springs Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 587 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 29, 2014

I can't speak highly enough about this school. We moved here after a terrible experience at a neighboring school and were overjoyed by the difference a school can make. Our children have consistently had teachers who are not only great at teaching academics, they care about the whole child. Our children have grown academically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially under the leadership of their teachers and the other fabulous staff. The principal is involved, the co-curricular staff is exceptional, and the front office staff is super friendly. I have had my children here for three years now and honestly don't want to ever move as we have seen how other schools operate. I do not work here or have any other motivation for writing this other than to celebrate a campus that does things right!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2014

Staff is very supportive of our son with high functioning Asperger's. I do wish that they had stronger dyslexia programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2014

My daughter's first grade teacher noticed her struggles right away and before the end of first grade, she was diagnosed with Dyslexia. The school administrators and teachers have worked to ensure that she is both protected and placed in a classroom each year with a teacher that is the best fit for her. They take input from both me and the teacher from the previous year to best determine where she should be. She is now in 3rd grade and is still struggling, but the school is doing everything possible to help her have success. When we were deciding 10 years ago on where to purchase a home, we researched the area school districts and decided on Keller. We had no idea how important that decision was until now. We are so thankful for our Woodland Springs family of teachers and administrators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

In my experience, only parents with something to complain about take the time to post some sort of "review". Curious I was to search my own district. I was shocked to see any negativity with regards to Woodland Springs Elementary. Being a parent of a special needs "autistic" child and having the privilege to work with Mr. W and others, I have come to the conclusion that other parents like myself are just compelled to project our frustrations with our own children's short comings onto the care givers taking care of them. It is understandably frustrating to hear that your child needs summer school, but I have been in several districts across Texas; and Keller ISD, Woodland Springs Elementary has been nothing but TOP NOTCH! Always informative and caring of my children's needs. Well done WSES!!! A++ God Bless!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2012

I was thrilled to learn about the special education classes they offered at Woodland Springs, but then within a year my positive attitude turned into frustration. I thought my child was doing well, not once received any notice from his teacher that he was struggling, until it was near the end of the year and to my surprise I was told he needed summer school to catch up. I was floored. I belive the lack of continued assessment and communication the teachers (especially Mr W, whom I could even say more about but I won't since it's a public website) need a HUGE overhaul. The school has the potential to be the best in Keller ISD but the administration needs to re-evaluate a few teachers and clean house so to speak because a few parents will NOT bring their kids back to that school as long as some teachers are working there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2012

My son has aspberger's syndrome. So, he had to go to Woodland Springs. We were thrilled that they had the STARS program, as the city we came from had nothing like it. However, the personnel involved did a poor job working with our son, us, and each other. He was basically placed in solitary so that he did not disrupt the class. The worst part is that he realized it. The teacher announced to the class that our son was different. Only at the meeting with the principal where we had decided to pull our son out did the resource room teacher offer suggestions on how to manage inclusion efforts. Also, our boy was supposed to see the speech therapist twice per week. However, we don't know if that ever happened, because even after multiple attempts to contact her, we never heard back. The program exists. The staff was poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2011

I am a parent of a child who attended Woodland Springs Elementary and I am very impressed with the teachers, principal, and staff. Everyone is always very helpful and encourage our children to do their best. My daughter says she will miss her school next year when she will be going to the 5th grade at Trinity Meadows. She loved her teachers and I was always thrilled to hear all of the wonderful things she was so excited about learning during her day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2010

Both my sons go to this school and I can not say enough about the teachers and staff. They all go out of their way to do what is best for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

This school is exceptional. I have a child in Ms. Long class she is a very talented educator with the skills, and talent. The school Principal and staff are dedicated to the success of every child. I rate this school a 5 stars
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

My son has been going to Woodland Springs for K-2 and I have been happy with the teachers. My son's second grade teacher Mrs. Helm really tries to find what's the best way for my son to learn. And really utilizes his strength's to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2007

My child had a horrible first grade year, but here at Woodland Springs his second grade teacher is working so hard to be sure that he is enjoying learning. Mrs. Helm has made the difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2007

My child's 2006-07 school year in second grade was amazing at WSES! Our teacher worked with our family beautifully and was patient as well as understanding with our special needs (autistic) child who was mainstreamed. This teacher did a lot to take care of our little guy. She really made a difference!
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

129 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

130 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

146 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

146 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students94%
Female100%
Male88%
Black or African American92%
Asian86%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education89%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female95%
Male80%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education80%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
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 Students94%
Female97%
Male90%
Black or African American91%
Asian89%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education83%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students82%
Female83%
Male82%
Black or African American36%
Asian78%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education73%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented96%

Writing

All Students95%
Female94%
Male95%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%
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 Students95%
Female100%
Male89%
Black or African American83%
Asian83%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education67%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female86%
Male87%
Black or African American67%
Asian67%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education67%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education67%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female69%
Male79%
Black or African American57%
Asian100%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education17%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female78%
Male86%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education57%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 31%
Hispanic 15% 50%
Black 9% 13%
Asian 7% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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12120 Woodland Springs
Keller, TX 76244
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Phone: (817) 744-5900

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