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14920 Spring St
Lakewood, WA 98439

(253) 583-5460
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December 15, 2014
I have a daughter that went to Woodbrook Middle November of 2013 to November 2014 my daughter was bullied and we went to the school numerous time talk to district numerous times they did nothing about the issue. In November my daughter was assaulted and she has a protective order since then the school has removed her and sent her to a different school this school is by far the worst school they do not take complaints very seriously the staff members are very rude the Principal and Vice Principal they take things as a joke as district does as well I would never recommend the school to anybody who lives on post my daughter is a fabulous child she deals with a concussion the school didn't take these needs very serious.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2014
The teachers care at this school, my sons have not experienced any bullying at the school. my oldest son was promoted from this school and moved on to high school with no problems.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2014
First I would like to say that the community reviews are mostly biased. Having teachers, PTA members get on here to taint the reviews is LOW Woodbrook. The real reviews are the one star reviews from Parents because it is the truth. If you really want to know, just take a look at their test scores and it is obvious what their so called "hard work" has accomplished. I have two kids at this school. I was warned about this school and wish that i could have gotten them in elsewhere. Hopefully the next school can repair the damage done to their education. If you have a good student, then the teachers will pretty much ignore you, if you have a special ed student, they single them out completely. And they love jumping straight to suspension over every little thing never mind that it is your child who will fall behind. They have a serious bullying problem at their school. If your child does nothing than nothing must be going on, if they stand up for themself, they are equally responsible. This school district is a joke but ive heard worse from other districts in the state of washington. This is not a state to live in if you have children!!!! Like i said, the scores...speak volumes!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2013
My 7th grade daughter goes to Woodbrook. She is in advanced classes and has no issues with teachers, staff, or the children. The school itself NEEDS to be updated and the neighborhood is rough. But overall as of now its going well.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2013
There communication skills to do with your child are pretty much not there. The bullying is ridiculous! The children that go to this school obviously have parents with minds of teenager. We have had nothing but problems since day 1. I have no contact with any of my daughters teachers, principal etc. Simply because they do not contact me what so ever. My daughter is not a problem child so I assume that is why I hear nothing but I would like a letter/note sometimes confirming that she does what she is suppose too. I pray we are never in this school district again.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Well im a 7th grader who attends Woodbrook Middle School right now and it is pretty cool.Woodbrook has nice teachers (my opinion) and they have cool classes and the friends are awesome! Go Woodbrook

- submitted by a student
April 10, 2010
Woodbrook is questionable at best. Don't even think about taking your specak needs child to this district. They don't do inclusion, even though they say they do when you call the district office. They have 'special design' classrooms they stuff the kids in. No accountability by principal for these teachers in this class. Just poor. And the teachers dress in jeans, tshirts and don't generally care about their appearance.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2010
Woodbrook has great teachers and a great caring staff. The neighborhood can be a bit rough, but the students work hard, the teachers work hard to get every student to learn and enjoy school and the school is getting better each year.

- submitted by a teacher
June 17, 2009
This school rocks. The neighborhood is rough but the teachers work hard to make sure every kid learns.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 25, 2008
This may be the last year there is a PTA unless next year's 6th grade parents step up and get involved. The PTA pays for field trips and gets most of their income (this yr and last) from Book Fairs. PTA also donates to the lunch fund for students that lose, forget or don't have a lunch (and aren't in the free lunch program yet). PTA also donates money to school nurse so kids that need clean clothes have some to choose from. The school does spend a lot of time with math, reading and writing programs but that is so they can pass the WASL. More gifted programs would be wonderful, but can't afford them.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2008
All the teachers help with anything you ask school or in general and they really help they just dont make something up and send you off they check back with you later. The classes help are challenging but not to challenging and a big oart is how the kids help and the teachers care.

- submitted by a student
January 02, 2008
My daughter loves school, participates in many of the great extracurricular activities that are held through the year so far, has made so many friends, and the teachers are always there to help her when needed. She loves it there and I know will have a difficult time leaving when we move again.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2007
We work very hard for our children at Woodbrook.And yes we had some problems but they have been solved.I enjoy working at Woodbrook and have been for the last four years.

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September 24, 2007
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September 09, 2007
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August 25, 2007
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- submitted by a student
February 19, 2007
Three of my children attended this school. One who was in the gifted program in Elementary was completely bored the entire time he attended this school. He was not challenged at all.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2007
I am a student my self and can tell you that not much has changed since 2004. The school has excellent teachers it is just the curriculum that bothers me...no advanced classes, unless you in gifted(which is a joke)and the curriculum would barely challenge a 4th grader. They are trying there best but they do not have enough money or teachers. They really expect every student to do the fundraising and are on the verge of losing all after school activities. I am not to fond of the principal either, you never see her and for the last two years has sat in her office all day sitting. I'm not trying to bomb on Woodbrook but they seriously need help and money.I really care about my education and hope to go to BYU-Utah, and I am disappointed in wasting three years at this school. Everything else is Okay,hitting bad.

- submitted by a student
December 02, 2006
Woodbrook, like any other school has its good points and its bad points. What I like about this school is that most of the teachers use and respond to e mail. Most are more than eager to work with you and help you find a way for your child to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
Like any school, it has great teachers and some not so great. But, I was able to talk with all the teachers when I was concerned and that was a big deal!

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2006
My son is in the 6th grade at woodbrook and I have to say I am very impressed with the school. The staff is very interested in the students and provide a variety of field trips, extra curricular activities and night time get togethers. To see how this school works, you only need visit during lunch and see the parental involvement, staff involvements and activities that are provided to entertain students.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2006
I am a parent who sent my son to Woodbrook after he was feeling distressed in the Tacoma School District. Other students and administration worked well to make him feel like he belonged. He was in a gifted program in Tacoma, but all of his classes at Woodbrook were challenging, rigorous and planned in strict accordance to the state standards. This school is a gem- I highly recommend Woodbrook Middle School to any family. My children feel very safe and happy here.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
I have been very happy with woodbrook. My 2 children love it, they have great, caring teachers and the school does not tolerate bullying!As soon as kids report it, the adminstration addresses it. Lots of kids get involved. Unfortunately, it's the parents that don't! The only way parents come to evening things is when they can get something for free! what happened to caring about your kids education or getting involved in their school world? Lot's of people complain, but they aren't the ones that actually participate in PTSA or other evening activities! Get involved with you child's work, help them study and learn, quit blaming the school!

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2005
This school is really making progress. Parent involvement has increased and the PTSA is making positive steps. The rules are established and enforced. I find that it is easy to contact key personnel (ie. admin, couselors, teachers). My son is enjoying his experience and getting a quality education. I really like their attention to individual reading needs of students.

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September 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2005
The quality of academic programs is very low at Woodbrook. They need to add more to the carriculum. Extracurricular activities are available but they don't give all kids a chance at Woodbrok. The level of parent involvement in this school is the lowest by all means. They have recently started a PTA but again you have to be 'in the click' to be involved.

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July 20, 2005
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June 20, 2005
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June 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2005
This school is behind Thurston county schools. They have wonderful teachers and they try very hard however the subjects do not challange my child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 12, 2005
I really appreciate what Woodbrook does for my child after the school day is over. They have several extra-curricular activities, homework tables for extra help, and a Friday Latenight program that started on a grant and is being continued on a strictly volunteer basis. These people really care about their students.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2005
I appreciate what Woodbrook is doing to become a better place for kids. I have read the reviews posted and I do not agree. My child attends Woodbrook and she is progressing just fine. No one is perfect. Woodbrook is doing alot of things to improve teaching and learning. If you really want to know what is going on there get involved and not just on a superficial level. PTSA is really doing things to change the perception that this school got years ago during a time of gang violence and a time when the officers made political efforts to segregate their children from the enlisted children. Woodbrook is not perfect, but it is not at the bottom by any means. Take some time to visit and get involved in the improvement initiatives of the school. 'GO WILDCATS'

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2005
I am a parent who just moved my child to Woodbrook. I read these reviews and expected the worst. My experience was GREAT! The counselors and teachers were welcoming, my child feels included and really has had an easy transition into a new school during a time where it is very hard to make new friends. When I had a concern, I went to the school and observed and talked with the teachers who heard what I had to say and made changes. If parents would take the time to get involved and find out for themselves what is happening at Woodbrook, rather than listen to bitter rumors, they will be pleasantly surprised! I am VERY happy with Woodbrook, and more importantly, my child feels safe and welcomed! I will be joining the PTA so I can get more involved with changing the reputation this school has!

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2005
Since my child started this school in the fall, her grades have gone from A's to F's, her self-esteem has gone down to nothing, and her outlook on life is not the same. She wanted to go to an ivy-league college, and now she doesn't seem to care anymore. There is no orchestra, and the band is only for the eight graders. In one of my child's classes, all but 2 or 3 students is failing. How can an entire class fail? And when trying to get involved and talk with the teachers or anyone from the administrative side, the only response I EVER get is about my child. The blame is put on all the students and there is no accountability for the teachers. I thought I could get involved and make a difference. I couldn't have been more wrong!! I can't afford to move, but will have no choice.

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October 04, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2004
Wow... I wish I had read these reviews before putting my kids in this school. They barely offer the basic curriculum. Music is minimal and the band director is a joke. Second language? Not here! Books are shared, security is minimal. I called for an evaluation for my child.....got the run around. The WASL is the worst thing to hit eduaction ever. My child was one of only 38 kids to pass all 4 tests. Instead of being shamed by a 20% passing rate... the school threw the few that passed a spaghetti dinner. My child did well because of her education inNY state. Woodbrook should save their money and buy some books. My husband volenteered for 1 year unaccompanied tour in Korea, we are Air Force, so we can get out of this school. If you don't care about a substandard education for your child.... go to Woodbrook.

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September 20, 2004
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August 04, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2004
This school is the epitome of an abomination. The teachers don't communicate amongst each other well. Individuals doing IEP evaluations, when done, are done by someone who does not know the child, or their specifics, instead relying on secondary sources for their information. Then get upset if you request an IEE. The school states that they don't tolerate abuse/profanity. But, it's to the point that students curse out the teachers, and little is done about it, if anything. Misbehavior on the school buses is the norm. Students are not provided lockers to secure their personal belongings, if not in 8th grade. When something is stolen, the teachers try to blame the parents instead of seeking a remedy (secure storage). If you're military, your kids will be going here if you live on post. Don't move into post housing for this reason alone. This school is the worst my children have ever attended!

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2004
This is a hard to school to work with. There is no parent teacher communication, You have got to go in if you want to know anything. It's a hard place to get solutions to your childs problems. To me it's sad when you have to remind your childs teacher that an IEP is due and they didn't remember, and things still are not done on the time promised.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2004
Since he began at Woodbrook I have watched my son's grades go from straight A's to low C's, his self esteem has plummeted due to the attitudes of the teachers and I myself have been treated extremely poorly. There is no communication by any staff members of this school. Parent-teacher conferences are geared to find nothing but fault in your child. Teachers target students based on hearsay from other teachers. I have yet to see any positive reinforcement. In a era of school shootings and violence staff at this school are more concerned about their personal conversations then the welfare of our children. If you love your children don't put them in Woodbrook!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2004
I am very pleased to have the opportunity to advise others who wish to attend this school before doing so. I have been all over due to being active duty military and i honestly cannot say anything good about the washington school system. I was extreamly shocked at how woodbrook in perticular treats their students and the teaching quality is also poor.Not that the teachers are not wonderful people but that they are ill-equipped to deal with adhd students. I have to pull my child out and put him in a private school because with him having adhd he is not recieveing the education he needs and deserves- wake up parents and beware.....

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2004
As a parent I feel that there is not enough communication from the school. The parent involvement is very low but alot of this could be due to the lack of communication. I feel that anything that happens in or around the school is relevant and should be shared as long as it is not of a personal in nature. Parents cannot be involved if the school does not allow us.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2004
I feel like this school is not here for the children. I am very concerned about the quality of this school. My children are very unhappy here and when I try to talk to the teachers or the staff nobody wants to help. I know I am not the only person with this problem. I am concerned that the only way to get action is to go higher then the school itself. I know there is something that needs to be done.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2003
This school has an inordinate amount of free-time, as well as a discipline problem. The school touts itself as a place with zero tolerance for misdeeds, yet does nothing when a student curses a teacher. Zero tolerance? Yes, if only for disciplinary actions.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
My daughter is in her 3rd year at Woodbrook and I have seen very little progress in the school system since she began. One of my concerns is the lack of any curriculum and organization for the highly cabable/gifted students. I'm told there is a district wide program but it's up to the individual teachers to institute some kind of curriculum. This is an accepted policy?

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
This is a very difficult school to be able to talk to the principal or anyone for that matter. Bullying is a huge problem at this school and the principal does nothing to help the problem. This is not our first middle school, the other schools my children have attended have always been open to discussion and open to helping. I have checked into moving my child out of this school.

- submitted by a parent
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Woodbrook Middle School
14920 Spring St, Lakewood, WA  98439
(253) 583-5460
Last modified Woodbrook Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Woodbrook Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top