Woodlake Hills Middle School5

San Antonio, TX | Bexar County

January 8, 2013

I just found out that my child was bullied at this school, but my child did not tell me while in school. I wish I had known about it before. Certain staff were helpful when I reached out to them about academics, and there a few issues I had to raise, including: - inappropriate content in assignments, - VIOLATIONS OF FERPA LAW - teachers that are not fair, and - a safety legal issue I realized ALL schools are protected from. It's not fair but I felt they really took advantage of this and ran with it. If I would have known about the bullying problem, I would have done something so its frustrating. If you are an aggressive parent who is informed about parent rights, you can survive, but it won't be a walk in the park. If you are not, I would ask for someone to help you monitor how your child is doing or find an ally at the school. My child, who is not a picky person at all, said that this is NOT a good school. My child made the most out of it though. But it should NOT have to be that way at all.. Middle school, hard enough as it is, should be as pleasant as possible.

Submitted by a parent

March 16, 2012

My daughter was bullied so bad that the teachers were calling me DURING classes to tell me my child was being bullied and the Principal and Vice Principal did NOTHING, nor did Judson ISD. My daughter was suspended for defending herself when her bully punched her in the face in the cafeteria and issued a ticket to appear in court. My daughter was skipping classes to avoid her bullies and the school didn't even know she was missing, even though they were marking her absent randomly during the school days and I had to tell them she wasn't in classes. I would NOT recommend this school or ANY Judson ISD school if you care for your child's safety. The school's administration are the WORST ever! They do NOT check Emergency Data Cards before releasing your child to people-my child was put in the car with someone I don't know by the administrators, after keeping her after school WITHOUT my permission or knowledge. They do not involve the parents with issues, you have to go up there every single week for problems with bullies and they STILL do nothing. They also do not honor 504 Accommodations, which is Federal Law.

Submitted by a parent

February 2, 2012

I do not reccoment this district at all. The scores are very low, class sizes are high and the staff is overworked. The Superintendent needs to go. I went to school with a serious problem and my child ended up in trouble even though they would not have known about the issue if we did not come forward. Basically it comes down to, do not trust them. Call the tip hotline and stay anonomous.

Submitted by a parent

May 12, 2011

This is the worst school I have ever visited. My daughter is taking 7th grade classes as a 6th grader, and the teachers are yelling at her in the hallways to get out of the 7th grade hall. The teachers are rude, as are the counselors and assistant principals. When kids were bragging about getting drunk or using profanity in class, the teacher tried to join in like she was one of the cool kids. The kids are out of control, and it as if the staff is afraid of them. If you want your child to have a terrible school experience and possibly have emotional or physical damage, then by all means, send them here. I even talked to a real estate agent who said that this is the most difficult school district in which to sell a home. The prices are lower for a reason...you get what you pay for in this district.

Submitted by a parent

March 5, 2011

the kids here are very out of control here at wood lake hills middle school they use profanity all the time also teachers and the principal only listen to one side of the story here . there is a lot of fighting going on from what i hear from students so our question is are our children safe and why do they take sides maybe because the other child has a bad record all ready who knows tis school is not my top choice for any kid at all

Submitted by a parent

December 8, 2010

I'mm A 8thh Grader at Woodlake, and i cant lie...i Love This School To Death! I Transfered to this school from Metzger Middle School, and i have to say, this school beats metzger my a LONG shot! The academics are a major, and so are the Sports! (we raww) the teachers are amazing, the principal is amazing! the students are SUUUPER friendly! i made new friends really fast and i would tell ANYONE to go to this school!

March 22, 2010

We are from Illinois and moved here back in Jan. 2010. My daughter who is in the 7th grade has always been a wonderful student, She is now failing 2 subjects. She says one of the teachers refused her help and told her to ask her group. I brought this to the assistant principles attention and it was treated like it was not a big deal! My daughter has been a victim of the violence that goes on in this school and again the assistant principal treated this as if it were a common thing among the students!She says she witnesses violent fights every day in this school! I am so thankful that my daughter will not be returning to this school next year. She will be attending the new middle school Thank God! I even had a faculty member say this schools out of control!

Submitted by a parent

March 1, 2010

My child is getting no kind of attention, good or bad. He is doing very bad on his behavior, but from what I hear, it is good compared to how other students are doing and they cannot send him to ISS because they are afraid to send him with the kids that are already there. He is failing many of his subjects and the teachers just say that many of the students are doing enough to just get by, like him. They show me how much work is missing from all the students like it is no big deal that he is missing so much work. That is how they try to make me feel better about how poorly my son is doing. Like when I was concerned about how much he was tardy to class, they just said that most of the kids are. They allow the kids to run

Submitted by a parent

February 26, 2010

I just enrolled my daughter about a week ago this scholl is horrifying to me I have heard the white word used so much and the kids are out of control. This is horrible for me and my daughter they are fights and so much disresrepect I am just in shock they need to get a hold on the kids its like they run the school and not the staff.I will be taking this further.

Submitted by a parent

February 25, 2010

So far i love this school so much the teachers are respectful, and it is a really good education for your child

Submitted by a student

June 21, 2009

This is by far the wrost school my child has attended. There is no parent/teacher communication. No matter how hard you try to contact the faculty my email or by phone you never recieve a reply. There is no diversity here and I felt that the faculty did not do everything to encourage my child to do her best with test scores or the TAKS test. Luckily we moved here from California and the education she recieved there has carried her over through her 7th and 8th grade here in Texas. I honestly feel that the Woodlake School System has failed my child.

Submitted by a parent

November 7, 2008

I think the school is very good. Every attempt for educating the student is taken.

Submitted by a parent

January 25, 2008

I love Woodlake Hills i would give them 6 stars from clantha loving home of the wild cats.

Submitted by a student

August 20, 2007

I wish that there was more communication between the school and parents. Also more requests for parent involvement with the school. I feel out of the loop many times. 50% of the email I send to teachers never gets responded. It's like the school depends on my child to tell me about all the school events. I'm sorry but that's just not going to happen. The education is average but my child's the theater dept. and biology classes are excellent. Let parents get more involved! ENCOURAGE parent to get involve. LET parents get parents involved. We can be dance chaperones or run some of the events during the carnivals or festivals. Some of us don't mind working for our schools.

Submitted by a parent

July 14, 2005

My child made it through the tween years that are often so indifferent and difficult because of her involvment in WHMS band program. I believe it gave her the confidence to be herself.

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