This school is probably one of the worst schools that my child has ever attended. The principle is terrible and does not have the students best interest in mind. It seem easier to sweep problems under the rug than to deal with them. Both the principle and counselor will not work to end bullying and consistently allow it to continue without any consequences. The down fall is that there is no other school unless you homeschool in woodland. The best thing that could happen is that the school board would replace the principle with someone who will actiually do what is necessary to protect students.
Horrible school. The current principal is a disappointment to several parents, students, tax payers, and members of the community that used to take pride in our local schools. I would recommend researching alternative options for the education of your 7th and/or 8th grade student(s).
The school is connected to the High School and share the same cafeteria, commons, and library. We have 12 year olds on campus with 20 year olds. The 7th grade science teacher doesn't care if the students pass or fail and he tells them exactly that. I've talked with other parents of kids who are A and B students, and even their children can hardly maintain a D in his class. I do think that most of the teachers care more about the kids in the middle school than the high school though. There are a few that will go that extra mile.
The principal of this school is reasonable and fair when dealing with students, parents, and staff and has the best interest at heart. Unlike the principals of the primary and intermediate, he is concernded for all involved and uses the best action that a reasonable person can without jumping to conclusions, taking sides, and actually listening to all those involved. He also uses suggestions to a problem whenever possible to try to teach the young adults how to handle situations on their own. I wish we had two more of him to replace the principals in the lower grades.
This school seems to be the best of the Woodland schools only because of the principal who is really great at what he does. All of the schools have their share of 'not so good' teachers, but let's face it- they're in every school in America. The primary has only 2 or 3 unfavorable teachers, the intermediate is about the same and the middle school has 2 that I feel fit that category. I am soon on my way to find out about the high school.
This is probably the most helpful of the Woodland Schools. Some very good teachers and excellent principal. Very understanking and caring. Very helpful. Lacking is the sports, mainly soccer, these are important years in a childs life who wants to play soccer in the future, community ed doesn't have for these kids, so two years of no sports is very damaging for them. We need a soccer team. This school does need more text books but is the best of the Woodland for getting as many text books out that they can.