School Details

Frank E. Woodruff Elementary School

15332 South Eucalyptus Street, Bellflower, CA 90706
(562) 804-6545
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 692 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

40%
52%
56%
58%
62%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bellflower Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
42%
46%
61%
63%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bellflower Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
64%
65%
42%
72%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bellflower Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
58%
60%
50%
61%
65%
26%
51%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bellflower Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
64%
60%
47%
53%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bellflower Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Frank E. Woodruff Elementary School is a public middle school in Bellflower. The principal of Frank E. Woodruff Elementary School is Beverly Swanson, whose e-mail is bswanson@busd.k12.ca.us. 692 students attend Frank E. Woodruff Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 40% of the Frank E. Woodruff Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 89% of the 692 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Frank E. Woodruff Elementary School is 20:1. Bellflower High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 74% 53%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 15%
Unspecified 5% 7%
Filipino 3% 5%
Asian 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 15%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 13710%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 58%
Limited English proficiency 40% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I was a Woodruff wolf back in 2009 which was my last year there. I was only there for two and a half years and I fell in love with everything. Classes students and most important the teachers. This school is just wonderful and ill always be thankful for attending that school. Just remember like the principle said when I was there " strong hearts strong minds can't fail".

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a former student at Woodruff and I must say that the school is very supportive and encouraging. My 6th grade teacher which has taught me a lot was excellent and I think all of the staff and teachers are there. It's excellent because of the many opportunities the children have like GATE many academic field trips that are both a fun and learing experience. I am now in Bellflower and I visit Woodruff often. I can't stay out of there. Like the principal at woodruff said when I was a Woodruff Wolf "Strong hearts strong minds can't fail."

  • (6 years ago)

    i had 3 kids go to woodruff . we love the teachers and the principals. my kids made great friends and grades were high. we miss woodruff. we had to move. i would have one still there.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is one of the greatest schools ever.They have great principal leadership great teacher qualities awesome activities great parent involvement and good safety and discipline.I would totally recommend this school to others.

  • (7 years ago)

    As with any school this school has a lot of potential. However it proves to be disappointment. Only a handful of teachers show genuine concern for their students. Also teachers should strive to be role models to the children (even dressing professionally is a struggle for most of the teachers. No wonder our children dress as they are.) Exceptional students stagnate. Parent involvement is very commendable. School leadership is weak. Academics is weak - school's report card does not bode well.

  • (7 years ago)

    Both my children have gone to Woodruff since they were 6 years old. The kindergarten teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. However I have a different opinion about the others. This school has been a big disappointment. - My 1st grade son was bullied ( tripped slapped pushed ) by a 5th grader on different occasions. - Last year my daughters teacher complained to me because my daughter would make conversation with her during recess. The teachers do not spend the time to help the students.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have had 2 of my children attend this school and one still in 5th grade and I think Woodruff is one of the best elementary schools that I have found. The teachers all care about the kids and welcome parent feedback and are willing to go the extra mile to see the kids succed.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think this school is the best and will do better every year. Go woodruff!

  • (9 years ago)

    From my experience the teachers care about the children and are working as hard as possible to help them reach their fullest potential. We want the students to feel safe and enjoy learning.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son attended Woodruff Elementary School last year and I found that the students are being taugt subjects in line with the California State standards. The teachers are well qualified and are concerned about the students education. The parents seem to be really involved in assisting the teacher and principal in our children's education. Woodruff Elementary is a great school and producing a great learning environment.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am very unhappy with this school. I have 3 nieces at this school and I think that the teachers there don't care to help the students learn they just pass them through from one year to the next. The test grades and learning here are poor. I don't think they have learned enough from this school to recommend it to anyone. All though I do have to say that the teachers and staff are very nice and helpful but other than that I am not pleased and would not recommend this school to any parents.

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(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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