School Details

Walter Woodward Elementary School

575 Tannehill Drive, Manteca, CA 95337
(209) 858-7430
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 999 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

48%
44%
56%
62%
55%
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
  • Manteca Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

30%
32%
46%
62%
58%
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
  • Manteca Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
51%
65%
65%
58%
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
  • Manteca Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
48%
60%
42%
54%
65%
33%
42%
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
  • Manteca Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
52%
60%
52%
44%
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
  • Manteca Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
52%
60%
49%
48%
52%

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
  • Manteca Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
40%
50%
66%
53%
57%
42%
41%
52%
68%
58%
67%

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
  • Manteca Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Walter Woodward Elementary School is a public middle school in Manteca. The principal of Walter Woodward Elementary School is Sherrie Jamero, whose e-mail is sjamero@musd.net. 999 children attend Walter Woodward Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Filipino; and Multiracial. 15% of the Walter Woodward Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 39% of the 999 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Walter Woodward Elementary School is 20:1. Veritas Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 9%
Filipino 5% 7%
Multiracial 5% %
Hispanic 36% 46%
White, non-Hispanic 34% 28%
Asian 13% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.0% 23282%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% %
Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 1%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 48%
Limited English proficiency 15% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I will keep it short and simple. It was a good school never a great school. McParland is a great school and continues to be a great school. Woodward had potential and still does have potential. Also it is not even close to being a good school. And it all begins with the principal who lost control of the upper grades by losing great 5th 6th 7th and 8th grade teachers and replacing them with less qualified teachers. And I continue to blame the principal who constantly in front of parents like myself has made fun and poke jokes at her own Vice Principal very very unprofessionally might I add... I've read each and every comment that other parents have made and I do understand that some believe it to be a great school that is great until your kid passes the 4th grade then you will sou and feel the way other parents like myself feel

  • (11 months ago)

    I have a 1st and 3rd grader attending this year. We are new to the school and I couldn't be happier. There is wonderful communication from the office and the teachers. The school also puts a lot of effort into special programs and activities to get families involved. We look forward to many successful years at Woodward.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school because it challenges kids to learn more than other schools like in stockton where my daughter went 1st

  • (2 years ago)

    We are very happy with this school. We have two children that attend here Kinder and 2nd. Their teachers are awesome helpful and caring. The office staff is amazing and is always looking out for the safety and well being of the students. The school always welcomes parent involment and I highly suggest getting to know your teachers and school staff to make each year of your childs education a great one!

  • (2 years ago)

    I went to this school and i hated it.I was bullyed every day i was pushed got called mean names one time somebody told me nobody liked me right in front of a teacher and he did nothing. I use to love going to school but it got to the point were i would beg my parents to let me stay home every single day. I would not send your childern to this school. This is completly my opinion.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is in kindergarten and her teacher Mrs Papineau is great.she has lots of patience and my daughter loves her so much and when she gets home she is so happy and ready to share the stories.By reading the reviews doesnt look like they have teachers like her in higher grades.

  • (3 years ago)

    Sadly I agree with the most recent review posted here for this school. I have several kids at this school. Most of the lower grade teacher are wonderful but the higher grade teachers some in 5th 6th and most of the Junior High teachers. I cannot say the same about them. It just seems they lack the love or passion for teaching that the lower grade teachers have. The administration has never been child friendly especially after Mr. Goatcher left. He was the greatest and kindest person there.

  • (3 years ago)

    This used to be a great school. Not true anymore. The lower grades have retained some fantastic teachers but the new administration is not child focused there are some terrible teachers in the upper grades especially jr. high. Many parents who's children were happy here in the early grades have transferred or opted for home schooling

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school I am sad at the state of financial mess our district is in. I was very upset to learn that Mrs. Brubaker was no longer teaching at Woodward. She was released with a pink slip. My son had her last year and loved her class. I think she is wonderful with all of the children. Sad to hear that she is not with the school!

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is new (close to 4 years old) but the programs are too slow the school programs are the same than any school in CA the key problem is that kids are not learning to be competitive their programs are based on basics on any area this is the reason why that on every State Test Review most kids fail or are too low in their grades. This school needs to start challenging Students and Parents to move above the current school rate.

  • (5 years ago)

    I volunteered as a Teacher Assistant/ Tutor for Walter Woodward and serving the school was perhaps the best experience that had ever happened to me. The staff and Principal and students are great and the learning environment is perfect for the students. This school is a great school and I would recommend it to everyone

  • (5 years ago)

    i use to go to wood ward and that school had every thing great teachers staff and the best is my friends

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is great! My kids started there toward the end of last year (transferring from Fremont) and I was pleasantly surprised at how good the staff were as well as the curriculum.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think there are a lot of great teachers @ Woodward. The band program is pretty good. I would like to see more sports brought back to the schools.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great Principal! Newer school. Variety of teachers some 'old school' some 'brand new' and everything in-between. The school has a huge carnival every year that is just a blast!

  • (8 years ago)

    My kids have attended woodward since it opened 2 years ago. We are very impressed with the school the teachers and especially the principal. He is always available to speak with and really seems to care about setting a high standard for the students.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son is a 7th grader at Woodward Elementary. The junior high staff is highly qualified and my son loves going to school now that we are at Woodward. The campus is beautiful and the office staff and administration are very helpful and supportive of my son's education.

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