Woodman Park School Overview11 Towle Ave, Dover, NH 03820 , Tel: +1 (603) 516-6700 Dover School District
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Woodman Park School Ratings & Reviews
We were worried when we bought a house in the vicinity of Woodman Park. I grew up in Dover and went to Garrison, so I had always heard that Woodman Park was "the worst" of the three grade schools. My husband and I have been so pleasantly surprised with this school. My daughter's first year in Kindergarten at W.P. was such a great success and she could not have loved it more. The teachers are compassionate and do a great job instilling important life skills in our little one. She is so excited to start a new school year!
We have two children at Woodman Park Elementary & both children are excelling. Each child was identified as a little-more advanced reader and therefore I was asked if they could put them in a special group for children reading just a bit faster compared to their classmates. I was thrilled. On the flip side - if a child is struggling, Woodman Park does have amazing Title 1 teachers that are assigned to give your child 30+ minutes of extra reading help during the day. Mr. Boodey is loved by all the kids and we have had nothing but wonderful teachers. Woodman Park has many UNH interns as well, I have no idea why WPS is rated low on greatschools.org.
Woodman Park has its challenges, no doubt, but each staff member is dedicated and rises to the challenges. The administration is top notch, and the school runs smoothly and every just seems HAPPY! My kids love being students there. It does have a great deal of diversity but teachers handle it well and students are learning from it! In my opinion, Woodman is the warmest and happiest school out of all Dover elementary schools.
We've been very happy with the progress my daughter has made at this school over the past few years. She is much further along academically than we thought she would be when she came in from an other district a few years ago. The teachers do a really good job here with what they have available. The school population does have their challenges, but the school does the best they can to overcome the challenges the kids face in a manner that does not single out the kids. The community in the school is very strong and Mr. Boodey is an excellent principal.
Due to budgetary constraints, Dover, as a city, has its issues with providing everything that our students need to thrive. Our teachers are consistently asked to do more with less. Despite this, the teachers, staff, and students at Woodman Park thrive. There is no more cohesive teaching team in the district. There is not a principal that comes close to having the capabilities and level of fairness and caring that Patrick Boodey possesses. True, WPS has a high population of students in financial need. True, there are many students that need extra help to achieve their highest potential. True, the standardized tests that measure the "success" of our schools does not provide accommodation for many of our students. But, when you walk down the halls, meet the principal, talk to the educators, and converse with families, you will undoubtedly find that the overwhelming majority are in love with Woodman Park School and would not (and do not, as permitted by WPS's Title 1 status) choose to send their children anywhere else in the district.
Dover, NH Education Statistics
- No High School2%
- Some High School26%
- Some College21%
- Associate Degree8%
- Bachelor Degree27%
- Graduate Degree16%
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