School Details

Woods Charter

160 Woodland Grove Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 960-8353
10

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-12 510 students 13 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

91%
47%
88%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Woods Charter average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
48%
66%
44%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Woods Charter average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
48%
68%
40%
80%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Woods Charter average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
39%
88%
46%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Woods Charter average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
39%
73%
48%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Woods Charter average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
34%
74%
41%
95%
59%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Woods Charter average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
36%
81%
46%
87%
51%

End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Woods Charter average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Woods Charter is a charter high school in Chapel Hill. The principal of Woods Charter is Mr Cotton Bryan and can be contacted at cbryan@woodscharter.org. 510 children attend Woods Charter and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. The ratio of students to teachers at Woods Charter is 13:1. Pace Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 85%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Asian 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I have attended Woods Charter since I was in the 3rd grade and am currently a freshman. I love going to school there so much! The classes are small so you don't know just the kids in your grade you also have friends in other grades. The teachers are wonderful and extremely dedicated to teaching and are in some cases overqualified! For example my 7th grade english teacher went to Duke and Harvard. Due to the teachers being super smart the classes are rigorous and challenging but since the teachers have such great personalities they are also fun! I love every day at Woods and if you are lucky enough to make it in then I know you will have as great of an experience as I do!

  • (10 months ago)

    This is my second posting and since the years since my last we've had great teachers and so-so teachers and various issues with my kids. However I don't know of a better school anywhere around here than Woods. The volunteers are awesome and many of the teachers go well beyond what they are paid to do to help the kids. I was surprised to see a negative post about Principal Cotton. He was the first individual at Woods I ever talked to and he convinced me to send my kids there. Perhaps the other parent could be more specific about what Cotton is not doing well? There's always room for improvement.

  • (10 months ago)

    I was a parent volunteer for many years and loved the school so much I accepted a position when it came available. I have no complaints. The faculty are engaged with the students and truly care about each one.

  • (10 months ago)

    The school is an excellent place for students to learn and grow as individuals. I have two kids at Woods and feel that the current principal is a refreshing injection of energy that will take the school to an even greater level. The teachers and staff could not be more dedicated and the sense of community created with parents students and faculty is amazing. Best school ever.

  • (10 months ago)

    We cannot praise Woods Charter enough. Woods principal and staff sincerely and compassionately care about each student pro-actively involved in helping him/her succeed and always ready to give sympathetic support when the student has any personal challenges or problems . Faculty staff and volunteer parents all work together to make this school a community. The product is a unique culture that makes Woods a great school. We love this school !

  • (11 months ago)

    This school is amazing and has a great leader this year. Cannot be happier!!! My kids are thriving in all aspects.

  • (11 months ago)

    This school is an amazing place. We've been part of this school for ten years and been through 5 principals and I think Mr. Bryan is shaping up to be one of the best to date. I have two children in attendance and one who has graduated and I don't think I could drag my kids back to traditional public school. No single place can perfectly suit all people but this comes as close as it gets.

  • (11 months ago)

    I have been a member of the Woods community for more than 10 years. The new principal has not reversed or undermined any work done by parents over the years. On the contrary he is revitalizing and re-energizing the staff and community. My children have thrived at Woods and I am grateful that I found the school when it was still in the strip mall! There was no wait list because most people cared more about the facilities than the wonderful people inside. Those of us who looked beyond were rewarded with an excellent educational institution and a fantastic group of teachers who care about each individual child. I have no doubt that under the leadership of Mr Bryan Woods will put down strong roots in the building and community which will benefit youngsters for years to come!

  • (11 months ago)

    I cannot imagine a better place for a kid to grow up. This is a school that really cares about my kids and pushes them to be their best. The teachers are a dedicated group and the new principal has provided phenomenal leadership. We have been with the school for a long time and are excited that the current principal is finally head of the school. We are grateful for Woods!

  • (11 months ago)

    I have a response to the person who wrote "New principle in his 1st year is not capable ". First I note this person did not say if he/she is a parent of one of our students a student or a staff/teacher. Second it would be interesting to know how many years this person has been involved and volunteered at Woods. Third this person needs to spell principal correctly. I have full confidence in the principal and he has worked diligently for several years to help Woods. If this person has some positive recommendations to make I am sure the principal would be willing to listen. Grandparent to student at Woods for seven years. Lastly if you don't like the school or the principal there are other schools available.

  • (11 months ago)

    Sending my two children to Woods is the best choice I have made in regards to their education. Really happy with the new principal and the kids love him. I do wish more parents would volunteer because it seems like it is the same group of great people but I would love to meet more families.

  • (11 months ago)

    New principle in his 1st year is not capable and a very poor choice for this role. It has been very sad to see how quickly years of work by parents can be reversed and undermined. The ratings posted from previous years just simply are no longer the present situation.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great facility and community... Secure environment and feels like home.. Excellent academics and small class sizes. Very good parent involvement. Most importantly kids are happy!

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is a school with heart and a school with soul that has a steadfast dedication to its intellectual mission.

  • (1 year ago)

    We absolutely love Woods. Our son is in first grade and is thriving. The teachers administrators and parents are passionate engaged and involved. The small class size fosters a sense of community and enables each and every learner to grow and develop. If your family is fortunate enough to win the "Woods Education Lottery " you will not be disappointed (!).

  • (1 year ago)

    My 2 grandchildren attend Woods Charter--one for 10 years and one for 7 years. For them there is no other school. From the principal to the teachers to the office staff the school works to help each student. The office personnel know the children by name and are so good when a student comes to the office sick or a fall at recess. We do have to stretch our dollars because the taxpayers do not pay for our building buses or desks etc. Woods is great because of all the hours our volunteers put in from working in the lunchroom to spreading mulch to helping in classrooms. We work together; that is why Woods is great.

  • (1 year ago)

    We are new to the school with out child entering kindergarten. It is early in the year but we've had a great experience so far. We feel the teachers are great the administration engaged and the parental involvement outstanding.

  • (1 year ago)

    Woods charter is an AMAZING school it has very supportive teachers and the students there are really cool. I absolutely love going there I will be a sophomore in 2014 and have never been to a better school ever before.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is my daughter's 3rd year in the high school at Woods. We've been very happy with the school. Although before 9th grade she'd been begging to attend the big high school to which we were districted we wanted the small school experience for her. Two weeks after starting she said 'Mom I'm so glad you sent me to Woods - it's like going to my other family.'

  • (5 years ago)

    This is our 4th year at Woods. We have children in elementary middle and high school here. All have done very well. The teachers are very accessible and always willing to give help when needed to every student. Since it is a small school everyone gets to know everyone so you feel comfortable about who you child is hanging out with. Parents are very involved and it shows in all the activities offered at Woods

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