School Details

Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson Elementary/Middle School

2501 Seabury Rd, Baltimore, MD 21225
(410) 396-1366
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 343 students 13 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

32%
48%
74%
34%
56%
77%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Baltimore City Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
53%
81%
49%
68%
86%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Baltimore City Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
44%
73%
65%
74%
89%
19%
34%
64%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Baltimore City Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
43%
68%
61%
63%
83%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Baltimore City Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
59%
79%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Baltimore City Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
28%
59%
36%
55%
77%
33%
40%
69%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Baltimore City Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson Elementary/Middle School is a public middle school in Baltimore. 343 children attend Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson Elementary/Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0% of the Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson Elementary/Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 96% of the 343 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson Elementary/Middle School is 13:1. Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 97% 86%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
Hispanic 0.6% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Asian 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 84%
Limited English proficiency 0% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Dr. Carter G Woodson is only what the children parents and staff make it. In order to get something out you have to put something in. So what are the people doing besides CRITICIZING? STOP TALKING AND DO SOMETHING TO MAKE IT BETTER. PARENTS FAMILY FRIENDS AND THE COMMUNITY GET INVOLVED. BE ABOUT MAKING A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER INSTEAD OF THE PROBLEM. YOU NEED THE ENTIRE VILLAGE TO MAKE A CHANGE WORKING ON ONE ACCORDED.

  • (3 years ago)

    Fair warning to any teacher in the BCPS system Do not join this school. The principal is the most unprofessional I have known in this system after several years. While the tax payers paid for much of his Phd education he has failed his own staff and his students time and time again. Not only does he not grasp the inner workings of the school system but also much of life. Pity I feel for him more than anything else. Nevertheless do not join this school if you can avoid it at all.

  • (3 years ago)

    Unfortunately the principal has no interest in the growth of the students or the teachers. Experiencing the chaos lack of structure in addition to inconsistent non existing protocol that does not support the teacher nor encourage the students. These kids are being set-up for failure. Those few parents who view this is as a positive please view the entire picture.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is a disgrace to the educational system. The principal is unsupportive uncooperative and disrespectful. He knows few children's names and is clearly only there for his own agenda. The teachers are excellent and are there for the kids however the principal puts discipline on the backburner resulting in shear chaos. The principal has a wonderful chance to make a strong impact on those children by being a male role model however he has really turned the school into a place where learning is not valued. CGW will be a better place when he moves on.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a former educator at this school and parent. This is my second time relocating and enrolling my children at Dr. Carter G. Woodson. I feel that Mr. Harris has done a wonderful job since he's been assigned to this school. He is always available and willing to listen and try new ideas. He's open to different approaches from parents and community partners'. As a overseer of children in different schools across Maryland ( Baltimore county Montgomery Harford And Prince George's) I would like to clear the air by saying this is in the top 6 schools that I would recommend. You and your child(ren) are treated fairly and not prejudged like any many of the counties and your child is not passed through because of your poverty level or race. This school could use some improvements but overall it's a good school. It would be beneficial if some of the parents' would visit the school or volunteer throughout the year. I work full time but I still manage to support my children by participating in school activities. The neighborhood surrounding the school is really wonderful. It's quiet clean and peaceful.

  • (4 years ago)

    Im a parent at Dr.Carter G woodson And I Strongly opssed of what the person below me says mr.Harris had donea remarkable Job for these students Today towson universty has came a video taped such young students it brings me happiness bu this and very please if anyone has to blame for the fighting and misshalfs inthis school dont blame the teachers of the principal I Say blame the parents thats raising th

  • (4 years ago)

    i feel that when mr. harris had taken over it has been a monstrocity as far as the learning of the student. but as a parent i feel fustrated that my child comes home beaten up because of the bullying that happen s there. i think that mr.harris or somebody should do something about that.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have one child currently enrolled at this school and one that went on to grad a few years ago. I am a PTA member and I try to participate as offten as I can latley I haven't been to active. My child as had some very fine teachers over the years and for some reason alot of them left the school. Parent please stop blaming everything on the Principal and take time out to become active in your childs education. Parent participation is very low at this school and some of the administration has become lazy and complacent. Me and Mr. Harris has not always agreed on some issues however we had always kept thing professional and have the understnding that it's in the best intrest of the child that matters. These are our children and it's up to us to to determine their future not Mr. Harris.

  • (6 years ago)

    Your school is a reflection of its leadership. There is no leadership so therefore the school is in chaos. When good leadership comes to Dr. G then the school will prosper.

  • (6 years ago)

    I disagree with the comments posted in reference to Mr. Harris. During his tenure here at Dr. Carter G. Woodson Elementary Middle School Pre-K - 8th his students are his first concern - their wellfare and certainly their education. He has been a good leader and is a very dedicated principal who have helped the children discover their potential through education and other experiences. I have had the opportunity to talk to students who left the school and are doing well thanks to a dedicated and caring Principal.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have to agree with the other comments posted previously. The Principal Mr. Patrick F. Harris exhibits poor leadership qualities at best. He doesn't have the support of the staff parents or students because he offers no support. Mr. Harris is not to blame for all of the schools problems but he does exacerbate them. The out of control cafeteria mentioned in a previous post showcases the lack of discipline in the entire building. Despite all of the talk from Mr. Harris he does not enforce a school wide discipline program. I have been employed with Baltimore City Public Schools for 12 years and he is the worst principal I have ever encountered. Unfortunately under the current leadership Woodson is not a school where teachers and students are able to reach their potential.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is in need of serious leadership. It is totally lacking support from both parents and the school system. Funding is necessary to ensure the safety of both children and teachers. The lunch room is a scary place to be it totally lacks supervision. Everyone yells in this school from students to teachers. North Avenue has to wake up and help out our community. Hire the staff needed to run these schools.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is the worst school in the history of public schools that I have been affiliated with. I mean I'll start with the lack of control and leadership of the administration and end with the disrespectful teachers. This school year the head principal was the assistant principal last year and just like last year he is no good for the school or children because he doesn't work with parents or students. He makes the environment slightly hostile and unruly. The fact that this man is around the children on a daily basis explains the attitudes and behavioral problems that are throughout this school. If your child has a problem they better not go to him for help because he just makes the situation worst. The parents aren't the problem it's the ignorant administration.

  • (9 years ago)

    If ever ther was a school in need of restructering this is it. Although I am not a parent of the school. I am related to an employee. The school has very few resources for the parents children and none for the teachers. The school is out of control and the administration is out of touch as it relates to effective teaching. Needless to say that most of parents need help. I end by saying that Balto city school's system needs understands that until there are more resources for these messed up parents we are going to keep having messed up kids

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