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Woodland Primary School is a public elementary school in Woodland. The principal of Woodland Primary School is Mark Houk. 631 children attend Woodland Primary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 55% of the 631 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Woodland Primary School is 21:1. Woodland Intermediate School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 83%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 18% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Asian 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 48%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I have had 3 children enrolled in Woodland Schools over several years. It's gotten worse over the years and because of that my youngest attended a private school. The primary school is okay compared to the next three levels here. We were fortunate to have Miss A. for 2nd grade for my two oldest and she is an amazing teacher. If they were all that good the schools would be much better. Most problems start at the top or at least should be handled by the top but they are not. I think top "management" district heads and a few others in a position of authority really need to be removed and replaced to ensure that our children get the best possible education. I am not sure why some people choose professions relating to children when they don't appear to care for children. Too much bullying is allowed throughout this district. It's ridiculous. Again this school is the best of the four levels. As you move up it gets worse.

  • (2 years ago)

    We recently moved here from out of state. So far I have been impressed with my daughter's teacher Mrs. Schlenz. She is very upbeat and seems to go above and beyond to keep the kids interested and learning. My only real complaint is that there seems to be a lot of bullying and the lunch/recess teachers either won't deal with it or don't know how to deal with it. However the counselor is wonderful. She works very hard at showing the kids who need it techniques to deal with the bullies and build their confidence.

  • (3 years ago)

    WPS is lacking in many areas. The school is dirty supervision is lacking and the principal needs to step up his performance. The only subject areas the school puts any focus on are reading and writing. Math and Science are afterthoughts and poorly taught. I would have my son in private school if we could afford the tuition as I have been very dissapointed with WPS.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent school my daughter loves Woodland it is our best desision ever to enroll her in Woodland!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have four kids two of which have been in this school. I have the utmost confidence in the teaching staff and leadership at WPS. My children have had wonderful experiences and I would recommend WPS to anyone but wouldn't mind keeping it a secret. I love the small town feel.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter is finishing her first full year at Woodland Primary. She has had a great year all around and loves going to school daily. Mr. Houck and his staff should be commended for putting together a great learning place for kids. As a parent I always feel welcomed and greeted with a smile! We are already looking forward to next school year. Thanks Woodland Primary

  • (7 years ago)

    This is my 2nd child in this school. The teachers are all great! But I do have one problem it is an extremely dirty school. A few years ago it used to look organized and clean but since Mr. Houck took over as principal it has done nothing but get filthier and more disgusting looking. I know they have budget concerns but all of the other schools in the district appear to be better taken care of than this one. At xmas sing-along I took a wrong turn & ended up in a room that was lost & found full of coats dirt & garbage. Uggh disgusting!

  • (7 years ago)

    I moved to woodland from Vancouver in Aug 2005. My son started 2nd grade with Ms.Austin who is wonderful and even came to my son's birthday party. This year he has Ms. Halhalter who is upbeat and great as well. I have never been more happy with a school all the way from the teachers office staff and the principal. The school functions like the book fair and pie tasting/open house are great for parents and students i really enjoy everything about this school. One last note I was very disappointed in the Vancouver School District and so pleased with Woodland Primary I will keep my son in schools in Woodland till he graduates High School. We will miss Woodland Primary next year when my son moves on to 4th grade but look forward to a new Woodland School experience.

  • (8 years ago)

    This primary school is GREAT! I love how it is only K-3. The teachers are great and friendly. The office staff is great too.

  • (8 years ago)

    Mrs Olson is a wonderful 3rd Grade teacher -- she has invested in our son as if he were her own child. While she has high standards and expectations of her students she encourages them on an individual basis in a way that is most meaningful and impactful to the child at hand.

  • (8 years ago)

    Woodland Primary has instituted an extensive educational reform during the last three or four years. It now boasts a very strong reading and writing program and is in the process of adopting a new manipulatives and problem-solving based mathematics program. The teachers there are working very hard to accomplish these reforms.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think for the most part this is a decent school althought I do have issues with a few things. The kindergarten program is either AM or PM. Half day Monday and depending of if your child is in the AM or PM he/she with either go all Tues & Thrus or Wed & Fri. I find this to be hard on my child because it doesnt seem to be a real schedule.

  • (9 years ago)

    As a teacher at the Primary School I would like to give my impute. We at all grade levels have been working very hard at redesigning our instruction for our students in order to meet all students various and sometimes unique needs. It's not always easy to learn new ways of doing things but our staff is seeing the positive results/fruits of our labor. We have dedicated staff that cares for both the educational and social/emotional needs of our students! We work in a community that is friendly and overall supportive of our efforts. Thanks Parents! You're appreciation of our efforts help to keep us going and our spirits high!

  • (10 years ago)

    I agree with the comments about the primary principal needing to work on his skills dealing with parents and students. He seems to have the opinion that his opinion is the only one that matters no matter what parents feel may be best for their own child. He also tries to speek to parents as though they are a child and holds it against you if you speek up to him.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have had two daughter's attend this school and spent many hours volunteering. In this year I have unfavorable opinions of only 3 teachers. The third grade teachers are ALL wonderful! Our new teacher- Mrs. Perkins- has improved my childs reading ability a tremendous amount and her home room teacher- Mr. Erickson- has made her want to get up and going and get to school as soon as possible. Mrs. Wiseman is also an excellent kindergarten teacher. I am very thankful for the majority of the teachers in our primary school for they are the base of our childrens school career.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is my first experience with this school. My son is in kindergarten and was very nervous about school. His kindergarten teacher is wonderful. She is always positive and deals with discipline in a way that the student's self concept is kept in tact. I am amazed at how much reading is taught in kindergarten. My child loves school. My only hope is that all of the teachers at Woodland Primary are as good as Mrs. Wiseman.

  • (10 years ago)

    My experience with this group of schools has depended on how good the teacher is. About 75% of the teachers are really good but the bad ones are really bad. Also parent's need to be involved. The principals of each school are willing to back their staff but not so willing to help student's and parent's. Name calling and bullies are a problem that isn't dealt with until someone get hurt or the children get into the middle school rather than using early intervention tools.

  • (10 years ago)

    The 2 teachers my student had were wonderful and very helpful. My student loved her last teacher and her reading teacher. The principal needs to learn to sit and listen to parents and students.

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