Woodland Park Middle School

Bulldog Pride

Our Vision and Mission as a School

As part of the San Marcos Unified School District, we continue to strive to provide a clear and focused mission; strong educational leadership; a climate for high expectations 101' students and staff; a positive, safe, and orderly environment; place an emphasis on student attainment of essential and basic skills; solicit quality relations with parents and the community; and conduct frequent monitoring of student progress.

We at Woodland Park Middle School believe that all students can learn and that teachers promote learning. We insure that the students will master the curriculum of the San Marcos Unified School District. Students will be held accountable for and demonstrate responsible behavior. They will develop a positive self-image, self-motivation and social and cooperative skills. We will create and maintain a safe, effective and caring environment in 'which students will acquire these skills.

Our School Motto

"I am responsible for myself!"

I will watch my thoughts.....they become my words.
I will watch my words.....they become my actions.
I will watch my actions'.....till they become my habits.
I will watch my habits.....they become my character.
I will watch my character.....it becomes my destiny.

School Site
Woodland Park Middle School, one of three middle schools 10 the San Marcos Unified School District, is located adjacent to a popular park in San Marcos, surrounded by small, single family homes built in the sixties. The facility consists of eight separate buildings completed 111 1997 after an eighteen million dollar renovation of the former Woodland Park Elementary School, a fixture in the community for nearly 30 years.

While the city of San Marcos is growing rapidly with industry and housing, the Woodland Park neighborhood maintains a small town feeling with a relatively stable population. Woodland Park is home to more than 1,400 students in grades six, seven and eight who attend school on a modified year round, trimester schedule. School demographics show that 48 percent of our students are Caucasian, 43% are Hispanic, and the remaining 9% are African American, Asian or Filipino. Within the student body, 21 percent of our students are English Language Learners and 39% come from low-income families.

High Expectations
The Woodland Park staff holds high expectations of our students and provIdes a nurturing environment that fosters respect and appreciation or individual differences. We offer a stimulating and standards-based curriculum that addresses a wide variety of academic needs and reflects the interests and unique characteristics of our students. Our students are grouped into Academic Teams in order to support teacher collaboration and communication regarding students and instruction. Our teachers have common planning time and lunches to promote interaction. We offer intervention programs within the master schedule focusing on literacy and math at all grade levels. Our after school 3S Program - Students Striving To Succeed - includes over 300 students who received guidance with homework and supplemental instruction.