School Details

Washington Woods Elementary School

17950 Grassy Branch Road, Westfield, IN 46074
(317) 867-7900
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 415 students 18 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

90%
93%
84%
86%
93%
81%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2013-2014 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Westfield-Washington Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
94%
86%
86%
92%
83%
87%
91%
78%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2013-2014 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Westfield-Washington Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Washington Woods Elementary School is a public elementary school in Westfield. The principal of Washington Woods Elementary School is Dr Scott Williams. 415 children attend Washington Woods Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 12% of the Washington Woods Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 31% of the 415 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Washington Woods Elementary School is 18:1. Union Bible College Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 83%
Multiracial 6% 4%
Asian 3% 3%
Hispanic 19% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 17%
Limited English proficiency 12% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is terrific. I applied for a non resident application so that my grandchildren could attend this school. The teachers and staff are friendly and informative. They keep you up to date on everything going on with your kids. They are on top of everything new and innovative that will help the children learn and RETAIN. This entire school system is a shining star among schools in Indiana. The rest of the state should follow their example.

  • (1 year ago)

    Washington Woods is excellent. I have had all three of my kids attend this school and I give this school nothing but the highest in ratings. The remark about the test scores is totally inaccurate. The ISTEP scores for 2013 so far are that 95% of the 4th graders passed the Mathmatics portion and 91% of the 4th grades passed in Language Arts. On the NWEA testing in 2011-2012 90% of our students reached their growth targets. On the IREAD3 testing for 2012 in General Education 100% of our students passed. Kudos to DR. Williams and all of his staff for developing a great team and wonderful environment for my children to learn and to grow into successful young adults!

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school. I've already but 1 child through there...now I have a 3rd grader

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter loves everyone at Washington Woods the staff is fantastic and the building is great. Dr. Williams is a fantastic principal and the students adore him.

  • (3 years ago)

    The office adminstrative staff is very unfriendly And unprofessional . I removed my child mid year .. Nice area horrible school!

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a GREAT school - We have had our kids at WWES for 3 years and they are learning wonderfully. The teachers have all been fantastic and the other staff that we have encountered have all been A+. We tranfered in from a private school and have been nothing pleased. Much better learning experience than the private school. WWES Keep Up the Good work -)

  • (4 years ago)

    Our family has moved many times so my boys and I are well versed in the cultures of other school districts. I can honestly recommend this school. I love the cirruculum and the attention my boys receive. The class sizes are just right and the teachers are very attentive. I am shocked that anyone would negatively rate this school. My boys love it and don't ever want to move again.

  • (4 years ago)

    my 1st grader loves his teacher & his school. as a parent the anti bullying program is both reassuring and refreshing. my son gets individual attention and each child learns at their own pace. we love washington woods and proudly give this school two thumbs up1

  • (4 years ago)

    I moved my child out of Washington Woods.I visited Shamrock Maple Glen Oak Trace and the staff of these schools are professional welcoming and kind. In Washington Woods my family only experienced unkindness and unprofessionalism. I am glad that we are out of this school for good.

  • (4 years ago)

    WWES is a wonderful school. Totally focused on the needs of children. We had 3 kids go through this school. The staff is awesome they love what they do and it shows! I have NEVER had a bad experience In the 12 years we have been at WWES. Dr. Williams is the best!

  • (5 years ago)

    Terrible experience overall. Not recommended.

  • (5 years ago)

    Washington Woods focuses on the complete child and not just academics. They make sure that a child is happy and well rounded. They also focus on the family. The principal is a wonderful man and makes sure that he is accessible to every parent and every child everyday.

  • (5 years ago)

    Nothing but positive experiences. My children are doing very well here. I'm suprised by some of the negative comments. I've found the administration and teachers to be very easy to work with and very accomodating. Furthermore - my kids are progressing ahead of grade level. Excellent school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child had terrible time in this school. IMO this school needs a big change from the top to the bottom. I took out my child from this place and send him where there are better teachers better leadership and people that care and you can actually talk with. Parent

  • (6 years ago)

    I have never met such caring thoughtful teachers in my life. My child adores her. Thank you.

  • (6 years ago)

    I would not send my child into this school. Ask around the other parents before you enroll your child in this environment. IMO this one is not good. I agree with previous post that parents are moving their children out of this school for better schools.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is the worst school that I've ever been in my entire life. It is one of the schools with the lowest test scores in Hamilton county and the migration is pretty high. I feel there is no a good leadership in this school. It is very cliquish and close minded environment. Some of the teachers I would never recommend to teach anybody. There are many better schools in Washington Westfield District. I would recommend Maple Glen or Oak Trace Elementary.

  • (6 years ago)

    I just love this school and the staff is great.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school in my opinion is the best there is. The teachers are so kind and eager to get to know you and your child and to help your child succeed in everything they do. We are now in a brand new school called Washington Woods which is beautiful and the way they have added 'houses' to the curriculum seems to be a great thing. This is where they have interaction between the grade levels. The older children get to be mentors to the younger ones and they learn patience and a sense of community. I just cannot say enough good things about this school.

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