55 out of 10GreatSchools

Will C. Wood Middle School

Alameda, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades 6-8
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  • Enrollment: 575


Will C. Wood Middle School
420 Grand Street
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 748-4015
Will C. Wood Middle School is located in Alameda, CA and serves grades 6-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 5 out of 10
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Reviews14 Reviews

it is gud because its gud y do i have 2 explain
The new STEAM program is outstanding. Students are being taught the way kids learn; the integrated learning is creative and engaging.This creative program is also directly aligned with all 3 of our high schools (Alameda, Encinal, and ASTI) so your student can flow seamlessly on to 9th grade. The same cannot be said for the charter middle schools!Enrolling in this school is a solid choice for your middle schooler.
My daughter was new to the community when she started 6th grade at Wood Middle School and felt welcomed by students and staff alike. She made friends very quickly which was wonderful because she tends to be on the shyer side. Her teachers had innovative ideas and seemed to balance the academic rigor with creative projects. My daughter has always loved art and she actually had 2 projects displayed at the Alameda Library. The band teacher is nothing short of amazing and they put on 2 fabulous concerts! Wood is a wonderful community and a good fit for our family. I've been able to make connections myself and really feel that sense of a positive and caring community that is so important for these middle school years. I would definitely recommend this school!
I was very disappointed with this school. They did not properly honor my child's 504-Plan which was in effect before we entered the school, they employed at least one teacher who was inappropriately verbally and emotionally abusive toward my son due to his medical condition and in spite of his previously filed 504-Plan (and of course the school backed the teacher in her behavior which was just one step below the abuse other students were allowed to behave towards him). Thanks to the ineffective "anti-bullying policy" here over a year ago (hopefully it's improved this past year), my son was assaulted on numerous occassions by other students on campus and bullied so badly due to his medical issues that he became afraid to complain, and had to be pulled from this environment. One of his friends who also had documented medical issues endured similar experiences at this school during their time here. He did have some good teachers that were kind and compassionate; though the bad experiences definately outweighed the good. After removing him from this school, his grades and test scores improved thanks to being able to finally get an education safely.
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