Woodland Park School District Celebrates Academic Achievements and Excellence Across Schools

The following is a press release submitted by the Woodland Park School District

Woodland Park School District (WPSD) is proud to announce a series of notable achievements across two of its schools, highlighting their commitment to academic excellence and creating a supportive learning environment.

Woodland Park High School (WPHS) Achieves Marzano High Reliability Schools Level 1 Certification Woodland Park High School (WPHS) is thrilled to announce that it has earned the Marzano High Reliability Schools (HRS) Level 1 certification. This certification recognizes WPHS’s commitment to establishing a “Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Culture” as the foundation for student success. By addressing and evaluating day-to-day school operations, WPHS ensures a keen focus on student achievement. The Marzano HRS program, developed by Marzano Resources, employs a research-based five-level hierarchy along with leading and lagging indicators to transform schools into proactive organizations prioritizing student success. WPHS educators are equipped with the knowledge to assess, monitor, and confirm the effectiveness of their school. By utilizing the HRS framework and indicators, WPHS can achieve sustained, positive, and significant impacts on student achievement.

The Class of 2024 at Woodland Park High School Sets New Milestones

The Class of 2024 at WPHS continues to make impressive strides, building upon the school’s track record of substantial increases in cohort scores year over year. They have achieved a significant milestone by setting an all-time high SAT mean score of 1022, surpassing both state and national averages by 33 and 67 points, respectively. Furthermore, the Class of ’24’s SAT Math mean score, of 496 falls just four points short of meeting the Colorado Benchmark for Career and College Readiness (CACR), comparatively, the state mean score falls 16 points lower than the CACR benchmark. Additionally, their Evidence Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) mean score of 525 1  exceeds the Colorado Benchmark for CACR by 55 points. These achievements underscore WPHS’s commitment to providing a well-rounded education that prepares students for success in all areas.

WPHS has witnessed a significant shift in student outcomes over the years. From a mere 22% of students meeting College Board Benchmark expectations in 2017, the Class of 2024 now boasts 68% meeting EBRW benchmarks and 44% meeting Math benchmarks. These percentages surpass state and national averages, showcasing the commitment of teachers and administrators across the district in fostering academic growth and ensuring the success of WPHS students.

The PSAT scores for WPHS’s freshmen and sophomores are not yet available; however, WPSD will provide an update as soon as they become accessible.

Gateway Elementary School Receives the 2022 Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award Gateway Elementary School is honored to receive the 2022 Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award. This award recognizes Gateway Elementary School’s remarkable progress in meeting and exceeding academic growth expectations, as evaluated by the state’s school performance framework.

As we celebrate these accomplishments, WPSD looks forward to the future with excitement and anticipation. We are determined to build upon our achievements, ensuring that every student receives an exceptional education and has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

About the Woodland Park School District Re-2 Woodland Park School District Re-2, 155 Panther Way, Woodland Park, CO 80863. Phone: (719) 686-2000. Learn more at http://wpsdk12.org