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Fact Sheet - Woodbrook Elementary School​​​​​​​​​​​

Home of the Bears

Woodbrook CARES

Our growing school serves a close-knit community that is interested and involved in the intellectual and social growth of all children. Our dedication and commitment to Responsive Classroom unites our students and staff in creating learning environments where we place an equal amount of attention on the planning of academics and the social and emotional development of our students. We work together to create learning environments that are rooted in the CARES traits: In order to succeed as members of a global community, citizens must be able to Cooperate; Assert themselves; be both Respectful and Responsible; possess Empathy for others to help them develop a healthy perspective for problem solving; and demonstrate a level of Self-control in order to achieve their goals.

School Highlights

An integral part of our curriculum is dedicated to advancing the arts, physical education, technology, and the character of our students through a maker/project-based learning approach. With a faculty and staff of 75, our commitment to each child is to provide a community in which that child can thrive and become a lifelong learner who contributes in ways that make our world a better place.

At Woodbrook, we strive to get to know each of our children on a personal level and to design programs that will allow them to tap into their strengths and interests. This can be seen through the strong partnerships we have with the local community to bring programming to our kids. Examples include a partnership with the University of Virginia’s African American Affairs Office that brings fourth- and fifth-grade students to the university once a month for academic and cultural enrichment; the Chance to Dance program that offers dance instruction and long-term dance scholarships to students in the school; a therapy dog partnership with the local SPCA; and a series of maker nights that bring parents and students to the school to work together on projects that build creativity and critical thinking.

New to the school this year is a world language program for students in kindergarten and first grade, who receive 120 minutes per week of instruction in Spanish, utilizing the Foreign Language in Elementary Schools (FLES) model. This program will be expanding by one grade level per year until it reaches each child in the school.

Assessment Data

Aggregate SOL Pass Rates (Percent)


Facility Information

​Built in 1966

50,366 square feet

12.0 acre site

Additions: 1997

2013: Design 2015 renovation work; exterior door replacement

2014: Front entrance upgrade; serving line improvements, including addition of a second serving line; gym floor replacement​

2016: Media Center learning space modernization

Grade-Level Changes

1966: Woodbrook opened with grades 1-5

1973: Kindergarten class was added to Woodbrook

1975: Woodbrook housed grades

2003: Bright Stars preschool program added

2010: Preschool Handicapped program added

Woodbrook Elementary School is part of the Northern Feeder Pattern. Students continue to Jouett Middle School and will graduate from Albemarle High School.​


Lisa Molinaro Lisa Molinaro, Principal

Principal History

​Lisa Molinaro

William Sterrett

Luvelle Brown

Karen Marcus

Keith Hammon

William Reaves

Sylvia Henderson

Ron Zimmerman

Fulton Marshall

John Biller

David Lerch

Charles Simmons

Student Demographics

(as of September 30, 2016)

Total Enrollment: 334

Male: 47.9%

Female: 52.1%

Black: 27.2%

Hispanic: 20.1%

White: 39.2%

Limited English Proficiency: 19.8%

Disadvantaged: 54.2%

Students with Disabilities: 11.7%

Gifted: 2.1%

"Disadvantaged" students are those who receive free and reduced price meals under the federal program. "Students with Disabilities" are those identified for special education services, from speech pathology and learning disabilities to severe and profound disabilities.