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.
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!
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.
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.
Woodside,This Is Your Basic School Nothing Outstanding Or special.There Are A Couple Of Teachers In There That You Will Want To avoid.
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.
all of my grandkids have attended woodside and it is a great school.
The teachers and staff at Woodside are very good. Test scores are way up for our son. Thanks Woodside!
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 .
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.
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