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City Of Industry, CA
Students enrolled: 1,224

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16303 East Temple Avenue
City Of Industry, CA 91744

(626) 933-8800
(626) 855-3148
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March 26, 2014
William Workman High School! A school that welcomes you with a warm loving heart. Workman gives students the opportunity to learn and know what it means to be a "LOBO". The teachers and staff are very nice and helpful that serve time to talk to students. This school has a lot of spirit, the rallies are really fun especially when it comes to the Lobo shout out. I attended this school from freshmen-junior year until I moved to rowland, and to be honest with you WORKMAN IS WAY BETTER THAN ROWLAND. Workman you get to learn and explore alot, at Rowland you dont get that much opportunity. Its very rare to find great and loving schools like Workman. Don't underestimate Workman, the people who bring this school down don't even know what this school is really about. Hacienda La Puente (HLPUSD) does a really good job in supporting Workman and other schools in the district. I really admire HLPUSD for having great schools like Workman. Please if you ever consider what high school to attend William Workman is the right place. This school helps you learn and explore what it means to be part of the Lobo Family. You won't forget the memorable memories here. ONCE A LOBO ALWAYS A LOBO

- submitted by a student

April 28, 2013
What I think you should know: Workman is not how it used to be a decade ago, it has completely changed ( i used to know some people who went there at that time and believe me it has changed for the better) What i liked: There are some really great teachers who care about their students and will take time outside of the class to help them, if not they will figure out a way. It is relatively small compared to the other schools in the district, meaning that the counselors have more time to speak with the students. (That's not to say that there the counselors will know each student case by case, but they will do their best to help as much as they can) The school spirit has improved over the years. The principal works hard to make sure the school is doing well. It may not seem like it but she is very much involved in the school. How could my school improve: There are a couple of teachers that need to up their game & expect more from the students, really challenge them and make them step up to the plate. There are some students that need to up their game and expect more from the teachers and themselves. -There needs to be more parent involvement. It would help the students. -Alumni

- submitted by a community member

December 22, 2012
To sum-up what the comments below me have been saying, yes, Workman High School has now become an actual academic and extra-curricular contender for the top schools in the area. There is no doubt about it, that Workman has improved in every aspect, drastically, over the past couple of years. WOHS is my second home, I absolutely love the campus, faculty, and yes, the students also! I have attended Workman for the past 3 1/2 years, and i can honestly say i couldn't ask for a better high school experience. As for those who repeatedly put down Workman, as well as everything as what it really means to be a Lobo, they do not know at all, what WOHS is really about. Once a Lobo, Always a Lobo. C/O '13!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student

April 17, 2012
I am a proud parent of 3 students whom graduated from Workman HighSchool. I think that Workman is a very good school and people whom talk and put WOHS down dont really know what the school is all about. ALl my boys have graduated and are attending Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside so i can say Workman is a pretty good school.

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2011
I've heard a lot of negative comments towards workman highschool aswell, but I think most of these people have never even experienced at least a day at Workman. I've had relatives graduate from this school and from the time they have attended until now it has changed and will continue to achieve. I've noticed a change in the staff and in students to make their school a better environment for learning.The students are viewing workman as a second home and we must learn to respect it. I believe we have the motivation to continue in our education. Knowing this school has a lot of minority backgrounds that has not encouraged us to fail but to prove statistics wrong. We are a college bound school No one wil let us fail at Workman. I will graduate this year and attend college as well as the majority of my graduating class. Workman is the best from what we have accomplished. I am a proud LOBO!

- submitted by a student

June 13, 2011
Yes, there have been many negative comments and feedback that come from William Workman High School, but we at out best right now. We are doing great in the elements that needed improvement. I make best of this highschool experience by being in an elective called Renaiisance. we do many things to recognize and support all our students/staff/teachers/counselors/janitors/etc. So abybody who has anything negative to say about Workman High are wrong, you just have to come and go thru the experience at Workman High to really know what goes on.

- submitted by a student

May 17, 2011
I graduated from this school two years ago and I can only describe it as a living hell. The teachers are horrible. There are little to no expectations for students to go to college. The only way I managed to make it to college was to avoid everyone there and rely only on myself. Almost everyone I know from high school either is working in fast food or going to a community college. I go to UCSB and arriving here realizing that I learned nothing from the incompetent teachers of Workman high.

- submitted by a student

April 13, 2011
I am a former student from Workman high. Workman HS has come a long ways over the years it use to be a just another low to middle income school like the rest of the schools in these community, with gang, drugs and other problem. Just recently the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) visited the campus and was very impressed by both the staff and the student. The school is now a college ready campus that offer various types of extra curriculum for their student and have also brought up both sat and CST that now they are not only one of the best in the HLPUSD but are now competing against other districts like walnut and Rowland to see who gets higher scores.

- submitted by a student

January 13, 2011
Workman is the worst school i know in the whole state. thhe best school i know is Nogales High School

- submitted by a teacher

August 16, 2010
Yes Workman High School has been a low performing school, but we are not any more. We are continuing to do better in each consecutive year. Its time for others to set aside abad reputations, and recognize what Worman is TODAY. I know the super intendant is being involved, as well as our principial ( Not the way someone suggested below.) And i know this becaue i am one of those students who have the honor in speaking one on one with them on behalf of the rest of the student body. As for our teachers, they are GREAT. I would suggest you to take a step back and look at the improvements we made and will continue to make.

- submitted by a student

March 31, 2010
Workman highschool home of the lobos hasa beautiful campus and offers many acedemic opportunities such as clubs, afterschool programs, and extracarricliar activities

- submitted by a student

March 29, 2010
I must say that this school is really 'lame' (put bluntly). Some of the people are alright, but Workman has come to be known as one of the 'lowest performing schools' in California. It is in the lowest 5% of all high schools in CA. This school needs to change: new students (90% of the students don't even try/ don't have ANY school spirit/ or they're never involved), new teachers (especially A.P.), and new administrators. I mean, the principal is alright, but she lacks initiative... She's just never around. The super-superintendent of this school district is not seeking federal funding (can obtain millions) because she thinks that we have 'everything under control'. The truth is we don't... So in all, if you want school spirit, good athletics (most of the school's sports teams have not won championships in over 30 years), an actual track, and great academics go to another school!

- submitted by a student

October 09, 2009
graduated here in 2007 its a aight school got pretty good teachers and met some really cool people

- submitted by a student

June 03, 2009
I love my school! Im a cheerleader here and i love bringing positive spirit to this school. The staff is great, the different classes are great, and the students that are involved, they make it all the better! I love WOHS!!! Go LOBOS!!!!

- submitted by a student

May 24, 2008
This school has all everything it needs to become a great school. The students just have to want it to be. The students aren't as motivated as it should be, but its tough growing up in a neighborhood where is is odd if your parents were born in america or have a college education. I believe in due time this school will be on the track. By the way this school has one of the best Jazz program in Southern California. The jazz band studies standard literature, scales including- major, blues, bebob, natural minor, harmonic minor, and melodic minor scales. Some students from this band have participated in the Tournament of Roses Parade, and a couple of other students have received full scholarships to the Idyllwild Summer Jazz Camp. This school has what it takes, people will just have to wait and see.

- submitted by a student

May 12, 2008
Workman high is an average school, but an improving one. Since i first started it has been getting better. Yet it has a long way to go. Most of the teachers are good, but some just dont cut it. It also needs a better security, and more extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a student

April 24, 2008
I believe that this school is quickly growing to become the best in the district. The acaedims are becoming more intense to give the best education possible. The adminstraion, teachers, and elders just at work at this school truly want the best for the students. Great relationships are made creating a wonder enviornment for not only students but teachers and administration abroad. TheAPI test scores are high at rise forming an amazingly established school. Sports are beginning to form a better though process on better strategies to form a better team, thus creating CIF winners! The performing arts is also amazing! The talent is insane. Students have college level talent and somewhat surpass certain performing arts programs in college. Im very impressed with the growth in this school and I know it'll continue to grow into the best of the best! Yes! Go Lobos!

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2008
This school is improving rapidly. I'm very impressed with the administrations progress. The care toward the students is amazing. The teachers and adminstration really only want the students to succeed. The academics are increasing but the sports are in need of help. When the academics are at its full potential then the school will began focusing more toward sports. The performing arts is amazing here also. Lots of talent at this school!

- submitted by a parent
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December 30, 2007
well i am a student who is a frehman at this high school.what i expected from this school was the worst.But ounce I learned more about the school and the staff and they really were great people.The school and staff isnt that bad as to what i had expected.The school has really great programs.

- submitted by a student
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September 15, 2007
Im currently in school right now ...This school has improved since the day i first started....Im a junior this year and we have a dance team for 3 years which is doing great at the time.....The teachers help u with many things and dont let u fall behind......Our test scores have improved and we have a great environmental studies program which we learn about the environment and how to keep it clean...I have seen a great improvement and hope there is more to come....I love this school!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 25, 2007
Yeah I graduated from Workman high in june of 2007. ps the staff is great great teachers and office workers -Quest

- submitted by a student

April 18, 2006
The academics in this High school is average, just what you expect and nothing more. It doesnt challenge you. It has a better then average music sprts etc. programs, with art, Web page technolagy and many more. There really isnt a lot of parent invlovement, but I am starting to see an increase in this section.

- submitted by a student

March 14, 2006
The quality of academic programs range depending in which academic track your child is in. Honors and Advance Placement track receive the best quality of academic programs, from support services to SAT preparation. The availability of music was very limited, since there were very few instruments and there was no stability in the department. There is a limited array of programs for extracurricular activites since there is stronger emphasis on security and music, sports, and art are not a top priority. The limited selection is there to fulfill the minimum requirements expected from students in order to qualify for four year universities. In addition, there is very little parent involvement.

- submitted by a student

February 28, 2005
This school is getting better. The only problem is the students can't work with the principal, there needs to be more involvement from both sides that will make it succeed. This school is also really terrible at extracurricular activities but the main goal right now is to get it out of the gutter so the main focus is academics.

- submitted by a student

June 05, 2004
This school may seem like a bad school but it's not at all, please parents get involved with your child to make this place a better place for the students.

- submitted by a student

September 09, 2003
I am an alumni of WOHS, and I honestly believe this school has great teachers who care. The college prep course and honors classes are very beneficial. The teachers are very helpful and challege the students to think critically. Unfortunally, WOHS lacks material resourses and at times, help from its own district. In all, WOHS will benefit from more parent involvement, in order for a better education.

- submitted by a community member
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William Workman High School
16303 East Temple Avenue, City Of Industry, CA  91744
(626) 933-8800
Last modified William Workman High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
William Workman High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top