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Woodside Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 627 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 5 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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Posted today

My child is in Kindergarten at Woodside and I have to say the experience has been a real eye opener for our family! The teacher my child has forgets things all the time, she had lost numerous kids report cards, double booked conferences, let kids out 15 minutes late because of just plain forgetfulness and honestly has no respect or regard for others including her co-workers, this teacher has bad mouthed other teachers including the principal, it's very sad!. There is a real lack of communication and sadly, the Principal has been notified of numerous incidents within the classroom and will not do anything about it. It's really unfortunate because Kindergarten is supposed to be such a great experience and I have to say ours has been pretty awful this far.. We will be attending another school next year. I hope no body else has to go through what we have gone through!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014

My family is new to Woodside. I am still learning the nuances of the school. However the staff seem engaged and do care about the development of our children. I would like to see more resources made available to this campus especially when compared to the other elementary schools in Everett. Woodside could use a facelift as relates to infrastructure, equipment etc. I am very interested in actively supporting Woodside through its PTA and I have made myself available by providing my contact info to no avail. I think we all have to assume responsibility for success and failure; can't just blame "administration".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2013

The principal (Bobble Head), vice principal (Barbie) and counselor (Surfer Dude) do NOT care nothing about the well being of your child. They only care about the ratings and how wonderful the school. Instead of helping your child needs, they get rid of the problem not caring the consequences it may cause your child or those around you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

My son attended Woodside for his Kindergarten year. The Principal and staff are great. The principal really cares about the students. My guess as to way she has been bad mouthed thru reviews, is because she is stern. She expects her students to do their best and beyond. Woodside needs someone who there for the students. For the most part the teachers care about their students and their learning. There have been some issues or concerns with teachers lashing out at students in front of their peers. Listen with the way schools are going now, we need for our students, parents, teachers, etc. to be more responsible for their part in the child's behavior. If it had not been for a move my son would still be there. Parents must stand up and show out (in a positive way) to let any school know that your child's education is important to you. As a former volunteer/pta mom. Woodside deserves their rating, talk to the school before simply reading the reviews. Make your own decision. By the way I think there are alternative motives as to why others have bad mouthed the principal, and not in a good way!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

Woodside is the worst school my child has ever attended. They allow your children to be bullied. we know several students who are now home schooled because of this, the teachers ridicule students in front of their peers. when my child got beat up and harassed at school, the counselor called my child in and told them that the student who had done that had anger issues and to quit being a victim. my child is no longer at woodside. every child deserves to be in a safe learning enviroment and woodside does not provide that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2013

There are some excellent teachers at this school, but the administration is very poor. The current principal dictates all policy, works poorly with the PTA, blames the children for difficulties in the classroom, lacks empathy for special needs kids and their parents and discourages cooperative efforts to address issues. I pulled my kid out of this school even though he'd had good teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2013

Woodside,This Is Your Basic School Nothing Outstanding Or special.There Are A Couple Of Teachers In There That You Will Want To avoid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2012

My children have attended for 4 years. Most of the teachers are very good. The principal is another matter. Parent conferences are only scheduled from noon to 3, orientation is the same and we are often only given less than 24 hours notice for concerts or information nights ECT. It's reasonable to expect more notice. I'm sure it's incontinent for teachers to have to stay late but can't there be some accomidations for orientation? Whenwe have reached out to Dr. Cobbs she hasn't been easy to get a hold of or even understanding. The interference by the office staff means its virtually impossible to speak with her even via email. Finally, despite having the same address and phone number the entire 4 years, and filling out countless forms they still don't have our correct phone number. The school sends out second set of forms to verify and they are yet make the corrections. If my kids didn't know their number the school couldn't get ahold of us. Dr. Cobbs has yet to respond to multiple emails and calls about this issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

all of my grandkids have attended woodside and it is a great school.


Posted November 21, 2007

The teachers and staff at Woodside are very good. Test scores are way up for our son. Thanks Woodside!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2006

My son is in woodside since kindergarden. Great programs, great teacher. A lot of learning activities to boost child confidence. Monthly awards keeps them motivated to learn more .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2006

This is a good school, with higher scores than neighboring Cedarwood and Mill Creek Elementary. The PTA is very supportive, the teachers and administration are very good as well. It does not have the tax base of the Mill Creek schools, so there is a substantial amount of fundraising. They do not have the 'challenge' programs or accelerated 4/5 hybrids.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
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 63% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%
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 63% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students85%
Female83%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income82%
Not low income89%
Special education86%
Not special education85%
Limited English76%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Low income85%
Not low income96%
Special education86%
Not special education92%
Limited English80%
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 Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic74%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income69%
Not low income90%
Special education64%
Not special education83%
Limited English69%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female89%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income76%
Not low income90%
Special education64%
Not special education87%
Limited English56%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female75%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income40%
Not low income78%
Special education36%
Not special education66%
Limited English31%
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 Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income80%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic74%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income73%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female88%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic90%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income91%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
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

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 52% 63%
Hispanic 23% 18%
Asian 11% 7%
Two or more races 11% 5%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 143%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 217%N/A8%
Special education 212%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 20N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 52%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Bothell, WA 98012
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