School Details

Woodland Heights Elementary School

288 Forest Lake Boulevard, Mooresville, NC 28117
(704) 663-1370
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 886 students 17 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

75%
47%
47%
75%
49%
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
  • Iredell-Statesville Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
51%
48%
69%
47%
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
  • Iredell-Statesville Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
49%
48%
64%
41%
40%
70%
46%
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
  • Iredell-Statesville Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Woodland Heights Elementary School is a public elementary school in Mooresville. The principal of Woodland Heights Elementary School is Mr Brian Mills and can be contacted at bmills@iss.k12.nc.us. 886 children attend Woodland Heights Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 8% of the 886 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Woodland Heights Elementary School is 17:1. Lake Norman Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 70%
Hispanic 3% 11%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial 0.9% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.08%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I'm mixed feelings about the school. I have 2 children who attend here and teacher quality varies from very good to very poor. Many rely on Moby Max to teach the kids and give little homework. Expectation run very high but there is a lack of support and great teaching to help kids meet this standard.

  • (11 months ago)

    We were not impressed with this school. It is over crowded. I don't think the principal does a great job at all. I won't go into details as the last 2 reviews who mentioned anything negative about Principal Mills were deleted. There are better options in Mooresville!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school used to have a Blue Ribbon affiliation and with the present principal it's declining fast. His lack of leadership and intelligence makes me wonder how he ever got the position in the first place. Mills can't follow through with anything insults parents especially women during Principals coffees etc. Needs to learn to keep his ignorant comments to himself. Parents are pulling their kids out of this school by the droves and the great teachers are next. Heard the prior principal pushed for him to get this job what a tragic mistake! Get him out of there before he drives this school into the ground. Mills is completely displaced in his job. ISS would be better off with no one rather than this clown.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter started 1st grade at this school and I could not be more thrilled with the teacher. She was absolutely wonderful. However gossip with the parents and students is out of control. I thought moving to this school district would be better so I am quite disappointed. Principal Mills did an excellent job this year however his wife likes to use his "authority". There is way too much favoritism when the principals wife is a big gossip and telling other parents "don't worry my husband will take care of it" type of deal. Parental involvement was not up to my expectations. We are now looking into the Mooresville Graded School District but are very grateful for my daughter's wonderful teacher this year. I just can not give this school a rating above 2 stars with the immaturity I see in adults who are supposed to be role models and leaders for our children.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is our second year at WHE. Have to say that this year is MUCH less stellar than last year. MAJOR issues with class distribution in the 1st grade leaving several classes stacked w/problem students & lack of parental involvement/help. Also rampant bullying in all grades...wouldnt' think that would be an issue at a school in such an affluent area but it is. Principal has been promoted which is a good thing as he really isn't the phenomenal leader he's made out to be--it's truly the amazing PTO & parents who make things happen at WHE--he just happens to be around to take credit. Not a fan of his & am happy he's moving on. The A.P. Mr. Mills is GREAT--friendly sincere responsive logical practical; he actually gets things done; hoping he gets a fair shot at the principalship. Teachers vary by grade. Most are great but there are the few who seem overwhelmed & not with the program. Also not all the classes in a grade level follow the same curriculum which is frustrating. AIG program is a joke! Also school is nearly at capacity. If moving to the area be sure to check out Lake Norman--friends RAVE about it & they have about 350 less students making the ratios better.

  • (3 years ago)

    Excellent school! Wonderful caring teachers & staff! It's like a private school but in the public school sector. MAJOR parent involvement!!! Amazing energized enthusiastic PTO--they organize a variety of events & fundraisers and keep parents involved. The principal Ethan Todd and assistant principal Brian Mills are both personable attentive and easy-to-access. Parents and children LOVE WHE!

  • (5 years ago)

    We love our school because we have great teachers who care about the kids and our kids love to go to school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Incredible elementary school! I know of nowhere where you can find the quality of teachers and the additional parental involvement that this school has. It is well run and has zero tolerance for behavior issues. Tons of choices for after school activities and enrichment. This is our fifth year in Woodland Heights.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is a great school and the teachers are super!

  • (6 years ago)

    Wondeful public school. Parents are highly involved and teachers are well educated and experienced.

  • (6 years ago)

    I would highly recommend this school. The teachers are highly educated seasoned and communicate well with the parents. My children have attended this school for the last three years and I am very pleased! The school has added portable classrooms to meet the needs of the growth.

  • (6 years ago)

    I would not recommend this school. They have placed 1st and 2nd grade students in their trailers (the school is only 3 years old!). Their teachers are not all seasoned and highly educated in fact some are brand new. Their seems to be a large number of students with behavioral issues as well. My daughter attends this year and will not again next year! Principal does not follow through with commitments and does not communicate well with parents.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son started Kindergarten this year. He loves this school. The staff are very friendly and my child is learning so much. Mrs. Wagner is so sweet and very good with the children. I would highly recommend this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Academics and parent involvement are great at this school however lack of foresight and planning have made this brand new school already overcrowded. Teachers are well educated but overall the school is more concerned with its status in the community and concentration is on performance not on each individual child.

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