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Colorado Springs, CO
Students enrolled: 1,262

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615 Widefield Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80911

(719) 391-3200
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March 30, 2015
I've had 3 kids attend WHS. We had to move & the oldest graduated in another state. She was learning material at that new high school that she had learned in Jr. High in WSD3 @ Webster Elementary. In college her professor asked where she had graduated. He said he was SURE she wasn't a product of the local schools because her language arts & composition skills were far superior to all of his other students who were. I told him we had the option to move back to this area & he urged me to do so for the sake of our other 2 children. We did move - right back into WSD3 & have not regretedit. Our other 2 kids graduated from WHS & received fine educations. They not only learned the three R's but how to deal with life and respect themselves. My first grandchild will be attending WHS and we are looking forward to the same fine results. I have always been impressed with the counseling staff & the extra curricular activities made available to the kids, especially the athletics department at WHS. I think the disciplinary situation throughout WSD3 is execellent, no tolerance for fools makes for a better learning environment. Get involved & your experience will be a positive one.

- submitted by a parent

November 16, 2013
Widefield is good for any student without challenges or one who does not need any disciplinary action, however, if you have a student who needs an IEP or other related needs I WOULD NOT go here. The only reason I attend Widefield is because it has the LARGEST orchestra in the State and it is convenient. Besides music, I would go somewhere else. Find a school willing to make accomodations, not one that skates kids by to say that they did.

- submitted by a student

November 07, 2012
I guess ut us a ok school. Its just that people like to discriminate a lot there. Teahcers are ok And athlectics are ok...the only problem is that if you dont have the nice jeans nice hair or perfect body no one is really going to like as much. yeah you may be known but you wont fit they're standards

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2011
This HS completely failed me. Previous posts were accurate in stating the social/economic discrimination. I was invisible, I doubt most of the teachers ever knew my name. I recall breaking down in tears on the day I was enrolling and the male staffer getting me set up rolled his eyes and sighed in exasperation. I moved to Widefield in the 4th grade (Talbott) and I can still remember the blatant favortism. Widefield School District changed how I felt about school and made me insignificant throughout my entire school career. I was an A student when I wasn't trying to escape it.

- submitted by a student

September 12, 2011
I attended Widefield for two years and had a lot of trouble with it. Not with the students but the teachers. They have no respect for the students and lie to cover up what they say to the students. I have health problems and wasn't granted the extra help I was supposed to get. The lady who has been handling my case for years doesn't even know my name. I've had many teachers tell me I'm faking, I've had teachers tell the class my grades along with others, I've had teachers tell the class my problems and my business, then when being confronted they lied about everything. Widefield has very few honest good teachers and in my opinion is an awful school. It's an awful place and does not help the majority of the students succeed. In my years there, my teachers would rather put me down rather than help me with my future and attend to my needs. I've known many people who have gone there and had the same problems. Widefield is not a good school at all.

- submitted by a student

June 22, 2010
Absolutely a wonderful school. Staff and administration who truly care about the students themselves, fostering a learning environment that prepares the students for the 'real world'. A wide array of honors and AP classes are offered as well as dual enrollment courses. A caring an academically challenging school. As a parent of two WHS students, I am beyond thrilled with their educational experiences at WHS.

- submitted by a parent

February 12, 2010
I'm currently attending Widefield, and I must say, its an excellent school. Being a military dependant is hard enough already, and when my sister and I came here, our counselour was extremely nice, and he as well as other teachers worked to the best of their ability to make sure we got the classes we wanted. All of the curriculum is great; especially the honors and AP. I can honestly say that I love each and every one of my teachers, and enjoy going to their class. There is a wide array of extra curricular activities as well, so there's always something to do. The only thing that I don't like about the school is the discipline system. The administration has NO tolerance whatsoever towards anything that isnt submission. I've been in ISD twice, both for minimal misbehavior. Also, the school is way too small for the 1200 kids that attend.

- submitted by a student

July 31, 2008
This school is perfect. Most of all the teachers are great and caring. The only problem is the campus security takes their job way too seriously. There is no major problems so they resort to nit picking things that have no reason to be disiplined for. But overall this is the perfect high school.

- submitted by a student

August 03, 2007
I have been associated with schools in different parts of the country. Widefield HS is one of the best. They present an excellent curriculum for the students. They have excellent opportuinites for students in extracurricular activities. I believe our daughter is being well prepared for life after high school. As parent, I am always informed as to her progress as the year goes by.

- submitted by a parent

August 02, 2007
WHS has a low tolerance for kids who don't want to learn, and that's the way it should be! If you want to learn and get a great education, WHS will provide that. If you want to cause trouble, they'd rather not have you there. WHS should be commended for their educational programs, caring staff, and no-nonsense attitude toward trouble makers.

- submitted by a teacher

June 27, 2007
this school makes it very tough for students to succeed.The administration is extremely hard on the students and will not listen to parents concerns. your child would be better of somewhere ells.

- submitted by a student

April 20, 2007
This school is great. If you do what needs to be done then you are better off. If you don't there are plenty of resources to get you moving. Everyone ends up in the discipline office once in a while during their high school career. It is bound to happen. As for the teachers, they do care a great deal about their students. I have had countless questions in the classroom, and every time my question was answered to the fullest. The teachers are there to help us succeed, that's what they set us up for...success. Widefield High School is a wonderful school and I won't let our school be presented as a less of a place of education. GO GLADS!!! Junior Class of 2008

- submitted by a student

July 03, 2006
Students need to be in a caring and helpful environment. You won't find that here. Only a select few of the teachers are actually helpful and guiding to their students. The admin. staff will do *nothing* to help you and your family out, other than passing judgements on you. Unless you want your kid to feel like a failure and be discouraged by authority figures, select a school that will help guide your child, through high school and life. This school is not it.

- submitted by a student

November 04, 2004
Widefield High school overall is an okay school. The students would greatly benefit from a caring and respectful administration. The students need to learn from example. I graduated from widefield and I feel that at that time students were more cared about and respected by the staff.

- submitted by a student

September 16, 2004
A majority of teachers and the vp do not respect the children at this school. If your child is not of a certain 'class' then you are not worth their time. Unless you have been labeled a 'problem child' then you are danged if you do and danged if you dont. The school does nothing to help a 'problem child' succeed. There solution is to get rid of them quick.I will not send my second child to this school. The vp needs to be taken out of control of the children.

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2003
Although Widefield High School has had a bad reputation in the past, it is greatly improved. My daughter graduated with a 4.26 G.P.A., confidence, and a positive outlook on life. I give a lot of credit to the caring, helpful, and well trained teachers.

- submitted by a parent

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Widefield High School
615 Widefield Dr, Colorado Springs, CO  80911
(719) 391-3200
Last modified Widefield High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Widefield High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top