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
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!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Workman is the worst school i know in the whole state. thhe best school i know is Nogales High School
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.
Workman highschool home of the lobos hasa beautiful campus and offers many acedemic opportunities such as clubs, afterschool programs, and extracarricliar activities
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!
graduated here in 2007 its a aight school got pretty good teachers and met some really cool people
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!!!!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!!!
Yeah I graduated from Workman high in june of 2007. ps the staff is great great teachers and office workers -Quest
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