Woodlawn Elementary was established in 1942 and housed grades one through twelve. In 1967, grades seven through nine went to New Providence Junior High School and two years later grades ten through twelve went to Northwest High School. Woodlawn sixth graders were moved in 1980 to New Providence Middle School.

A complete renovation costing 2.6 million dollars was conducted during the 1991-1992 school year and was completed in August of 1992. The school increased to approximately 90,000 square feet.

Woodlawn Elementary is located in the Northwest quadrant of Montgomery County. The population of the school is diverse. Many of the families of students are active military personnel and farmers. Student population is affected by zoning changes, the increase in residential development, and the mobility of the military.

Woodlawn Elementary is a K-5 school, serving about 720 students. The facilities include the main building, a courtyard, and two playgrounds. Each day the faculty and staff work to provide every student the opportunity to have a meaningful and rewarding educational experience.

The faculty and staff of Woodlawn Elementary are made up of a principal, assistant principal, regular classroom teachers (K-5), special area teachers, educational assistants, and support staff members who include office, cafeteria, nurse and custodial employees.