Woodlawn School

3311 Wells Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12304
(518) 370-8280
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 471 students 16 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

25%
19%
32%
37%
19%
42%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Schenectady City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

20%
14%
33%
17%
13%
43%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Schenectady City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
14%
30%
24%
13%
40%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Schenectady City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

20%
12%
29%
10%
14%
38%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Schenectady City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Woodlawn School is a public middle school in Schenectady. The principal of Woodlawn School is PRINCIPAL - MR. JOSEPH DICAPRIO, who can be contacted at coffeyb@schenectady.k12.ny.us. 471 students attend Woodlawn School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 0% of the Woodlawn School students have "limited English proficiency." 74% of the 471 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Woodlawn School is 16:1. Northeast Parent & Child Society is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 39% 38%
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 34%
Hispanic 18% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 13%
Asian 12% %
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74% 73%
Limited English proficiency 0% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The new principal is trying but he can only do so much when working in a school district that just doesn't have the funds or parent involvement it should. It's a shame... glad to have left the district!

  • (4 years ago)

    Woodlawn has fallen well below what it used to be. While we still have some great teachers many more do barely enough to scrape by. Bullying has become a huge issue not only by the students but by staff as well. Its definately not the beautiful field of flowers described by the other posts.... how much did they get paid to say that stuff?

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are great and highly dedicated to the students

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are amazing. The school is very parent friendly. The principle is very organized.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love how parent friendly the school is. The teachers are very informative and patient. They teach great values and are very caring towards the students.

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Overall score

(based on 3 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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