WHS has been getting some unfair bad press lately. Although it is not perfect, there are many great things happening there including fantastic FFA, FHA, Speech and Debate teams and a world class music program that saw students playing at Carnegie Hall last year. There are many opportunities for kids to take AP classes and numerous kids have gone on from WHS to go on to top colleges in the country. Finally, the big secret of the town of Woodland should get out: WHS has higher test scores than Pioneer High!! Look it up!
The teachers make it a great place, most of thew students do not take advantage of the prestigious faculty within the educational facility...the students bring it down...but the opportunity for success is definitely prominent...
We have some awesome, positive teachers who treat the students with respect, encouragement and dignity, and here the students learn to love to learn and excel; and we have on the other side a few teachers who seemingly hate and distrust all students who should be working with research and not with people.
As with any public school there are great teachers and great students at Woodland High (they are there an I can name names). The good things don't need to be fixed, so here are some thoughts on improvement: 1) Disruptive students that do not want to learn should be removed from this school. These students make it difficult for the teachers and other students. 2) Special-ed should be for kids with learning problems not a dumping area for delinquents (they should be at a seprate school) 3) Empower the teachers to control their classrooms. 4) In class montitoring by administration. The kids know what is going on, does admin? Kids that are out of control set the bar low for the entire school.