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!!!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
This school rocks. The neighborhood is rough but the teachers work hard to make sure every kid learns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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