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Woodward Middle School

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Posted November 19, 2010

Woodward overall is a good school, and the middle school years are challenging however, if you have a child that doesn't "fit the mold" your child may get left behind even if you do everything you can to be a partner with the staff. My daughter was fine and had no real issues, however my son needed more individual help. He was met with a very harsh "you better do this work because that's just the way it is and you have to do this in HS". We spent plenty of extra time at home & with tutors and there were many nights of tears, with him struggling to keep up while his self confidence plummeted. It was the absolute worst 2 years of his school years and he pretty much fell through the cracks. I was accused of not wanting to help my son, which couldn't be farther from the truth. The teachers did not want to know his history, did not read his file and were not willing to meet him where he was so he could be successful and build his self confidence. He was expected to fit into the mold regardless and I found some of the staff unyielding and inflexible. I was dumbfounded and found Woodward a much more closed environment than Sakai or the HS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2010

WMS is an OUTSTANDING school. In more recent years, teachers are more up tight about getting prepared for High School. Nearly every teacher updates their website everyday. It is easy for me to go online and check my son's progress that is accurate and current. Only one thing: my son has wanted to take a language for many years, but he wasn't chosen (by random chance) to get into a class. Later in the year, many kids dropped out of their language class, but nobody was chosen to take their places. I think it makes a bit more sense to fill in empty spaces in areas where kids want to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

Woodward is a good middle school with the potential to be a great school. With funding cut backs, expecting additions and or improvements is probably not going to happen but a few of the things we would like to see added to the curriculum at Woodard are: additional foreign language choice(s), honors level language arts and social studies, and honors level science.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2005

In many aspects this is a great school. However, I don't feel that students are well enough prepared for High school. At Woodward some of the teachers to do not hold students accountable. This leads to students to expect the same treatment at Bainbridge High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2004

Woodward lacks basics such as textbooks. Teachers talk a good game but then do not communicate with parents or keep their Web Site current; often publishing assignments only after they are due. This combination ties the hands of parents trying to keep students on track. Administration admits that middle school students are disorganized; not developmentally ready for anything approaching perfect homework performance, but grades are weighted with homework completion, rather than mastery of material, making up the vast majority of academic grades. Unless changed for this year, there is a mandatary flunk policy for homework if it is late at all (50% off for up to the first day late and escalating thereafter). Students can ace the tests (a minority of their grades) and have perfect understanding of the material but if they are disorganized, they will still flunk their academic classes. This is a recipe for despair.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income82%
Not low income91%
Special education33%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female98%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income86%
Not low income93%
Special education47%
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female99%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income86%
Not low income96%
Special education47%
Not special education98%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students77%
Female76%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian71%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income44%
Not low income80%
Special education19%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income31%
Not low income84%
Special education29%
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female87%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic86%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income50%
Not low income89%
Special education43%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 94% in 2011.

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 100% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 99% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income100%
Not special education100%

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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
White 83% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 7%
Two or more races 5% 6%
Hispanic 4% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 19%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 15N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 81%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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