Woodlands Elementary is located in northwest Amarillo, and is in its 15th year of operation.  This campus serves approximately 420 students in kindergarten through fourth grade.   We serve a diverse student population, and our goal is to provide a safe, positive learning environment that promotes student success in academics, while cultivating the life-long skills necessary to be productive citizens.

    Woodlands has been an Exemplary Campus based on the State of Texas Academic Excellence Indicator System for all its years of existence.  Woodlands has received the 2005 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School honor, and the 2008, 2010, 2011 TBEC Honor Roll School award. Our staff sets high expectations for all students in all areas so that students not only meet, but exceed our state expectations.

    To provide a strong reading foundation, Woodlands provides a balanced literacy environment that stresses reading for meaning, phonics and writing. Beginning in kindergarten and continuing through fourth grade, our teachers are trained in literacy practices that integrate reading and writing.  The Accelerated Reading Program is used as a supplemental tool to promote independent reading.

    Kindergarten through fourth grade teachers use a variety of strategies to increase the levels of learning in Math.  There is a focus on problem solving, critical thinking and an overall understanding of number sense which help prepare our students for higher education. Students are able to work on their mental math skills through the web-based program, First in Math.

    Technology is a major emphasis at Woodlands. Our school is networked and each classroom has four student stations and a Smart Board where students are able to learn interactively. We also have a computer lab and several carts of wireless laptops that can be used throughout the school. We understand the importance of technology in our society and strive to improve students’ technology skills.

    Woodlands has a well-equipped science lab that provides many exciting opportunities for students. This lab is used for science experiments which offers them opportunities to be actively involved in learning about science concepts.

    Woodlands implements Differentiated Instruction. This approach stresses the importance of meeting each student at their readiness level and challenging them to grow as much as possible.  Through this approach we are able to meet the needs of all learners in the classroom in a variety of ways rather than expecting all students to learn the same matter the same way.  We are very excited about being on front lines for Differentiated Instruction in our district, and continue to see the benefits it has for our students.

    Parent and community involvement at Woodlands is very high, and this enables our school to achieve success in many areas. Our PTA and VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools), are an integral part of our school, and I encourage you to find your place to be involved.  
    Through the collaborative efforts of our parents and staff, the students at Woodlands are continuing to raise the bar of academic excellence.


Principal:  Mrs. Traci Gabel
Phone Number:  806-326-5800

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