School Details

Will C. Wood Middle School

6201 Lemon Hill Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95824
(916) 382-5900
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 666 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

48%
55%
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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
  • Sacramento City Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
55%
50%
38%
50%
57%
34%
27%
31%
57%
45%
52%
60%
60%
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
  • Sacramento City Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Will C. Wood Middle School is a public middle school in Sacramento. The principal of Will C. Wood Middle School is Tuan Duong, whose e-mail is tuan-duong@scusd.edu. 666 students attend Will C. Wood Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 31% of the Will C. Wood Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 95% of the 666 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Will C. Wood Middle School is 19:1. Northern California Preparatory School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 5% 21%
Hispanic 43% 33%
Asian 34% 20%
Multiracial 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 47559%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 21%
Filipino 1% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 1%
Unspecified 0.1% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95% 65%
Limited English proficiency 31% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Will C Wood is a good school and like any other school the success of the student depends on the student and the students family staying attentive to doing what needs to be done. My child went to this school and had a wonderful time graduated with great grades and was ready for high school.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school offers alot of activities!!! This is what students need to develop their minds for future inventions. My daughter loves that they offer animation and encourage reading. Their is a after school group for just about everyone to share likable interest with. I myself like the schools no tolerance to bullying and how the kids have taken to it.

  • (4 years ago)

    Will C. Wood has a pretty bad reputation but it's definitely not as bad as people make it seem to be. Most of the teachers there do a great job and they're always there to help you. Like many schools in the district there have been budget cuts but WCW still manages to offer many afterschool sports and activites. They also focus heavily on reading. They have a large selection of novels in their library and many teachers promote reading in their classroom by offering free reading time or keeping a small selection of books in their classroom. Not only that they also hold BBQ's and parties throughout the year to encourage reading and to motivate students to do better in school. They also have end-of-the-year fieldtrips to Six Flags. Anyone can go -- they just need to read 1 million words! (And it's a whole lot easier than it sounds.)

  • (5 years ago)

    As an 8th Grader at Wood I have to say that my last two years (well almost) spent here has been great. It's an average school that has it's share of pros and cons but there's more pros than cons if you ask me. Pros On-campus police officer phone calls home the very day a student is absent great staff fun afterschool activities and much more. Most of the teachers here are great. Some have bad reps for being 'mean' but they do a great job at what they're doing. Each teacher has their own unique way of teaching. Mr. Krier for example doesn't believe in homework. Instead he focuses on students to use their brain and actually think. He can be strict but he can joke around sometimes. People were always saying it was a bad school but it wasn't. It was a good school ANDiGotToMakeALotOfMemoriesHere. (

  • (6 years ago)

    i go here right now as an 8th grader and i am in the basketball team and it is a good school for high achievers and theres a spot for low achievers so yeah.its a good schoolthat has a lot of activities after school including Asian Yex Gardening and Anime

  • (6 years ago)

    i started 8th grade at this school i thought it was going to be hard starting all over at a new school i heard things about this school that it was bad but the staff was welcoming i like this school...

  • (8 years ago)

    Well this school is doing a lot better. They are adding a lot more activities. They just had an intramural sport going on a while back. I was in it and I had a lot of fun. So yes this is a good school.

  • (9 years ago)

    There is not much extrcurricular activites at this school nor there is a adequate picking up or drop-off point at this school for children.

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