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Woodland Park, CO
Students enrolled: 938

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151 North Baldwin
Woodland Park, CO 80866

(719) 686-2067
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July 01, 2014
From the eyes of a parent, or from the first few days of a student, this school appears to be a great place. However, I, as a student for over, have seen it's truly corrupt system. Most teachers really have no idea what subject they're teaching. They have no communication skills or knowledge of the problems a student may be facing. They don't care to know. As a poor school, sports are over-funded while programs that teach real skills and actually help you, struggle to keep participating in all events. And then there's the fact that the few teachers that will take time to help there students and actually care are "let go" because of their students test scores. These are below average students! Struggling students who take "lower" classes because they have to or don't have the motivation to do better. These are students with learning disabilities! IT'S NOT THE TEACHER'S FAULT! But when an honors student barely passes because a teacher isn't doing their job properly, when they have to "push" a student's grade up a bit, there's no problem. Oh, and anyone who doesn't necessarily "fit in" is looked down upon and pushed around BY THE ADMINISTRATION. Because we can't do anything about it.

- submitted by a community member

June 30, 2014
Woodland Park High School is a bureaucratic nightmare. One might be careful to note that the majority of positive reviews have been left by parents, who have no idea what it's like to actually attend classes there. The majority of the teachers working there are either improperly qualified for the job or negligent. Almost all of the good teachers were let go at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. This school needs to completely reevaluate its procedures. Morale is abysmal because of constant administrative failure. I often fantasized about posting a manifesto on the office windows. Seriously, it's that bad. While academic activities are available, they are completely undervalued in juxtaposition to sports. It's as though throwing a ball makes you three times as significant as any other student. I am glad to have graduated this year. The community is nice, the facilities are nice, but this school is an embarrassment. If I were choosing a school for my kids, it wouldn't be this one.

- submitted by a student

June 06, 2014
As a former student, I agree with those who say that the whole school administration needs a complete overhaul. Pricipal is a puppet for them. The number of kids that have been expelled (with due cause) are accepted back but have been "black listed" by the staff as a "trouble child". Laugh but its true. For parents thinking of sending their child to this high school, think again. Find a way to send them to Manitou or private schooling. They will be so greatful you did this for them.

- submitted by a student

April 23, 2014
Great teachers and extra help when needed, beautiful location in a safe town. Wonderful community.

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2012
Looking at the world with the motto that, "It could be worse," is a horrifying way to live life. It could be better. We have some pretty fantastic achievements at this school, our band is amazing, art department is very nice and our shop classes are downright awesome. We have some dedicated teachers and a few that are not only dedicated but life-changing. From my point of view though...The students have no voice (STUCO is a joke) we are bullied around by administration in every legal way possible thus I wouldn't trust admin with a pair of scissors, our budget has been cut more than the rain forests yet certain programs have more money than they can spend, a good number of students need to be expelled and whenever we talk about parent involvement or the parent group it is in the form of a joke. If parents would get involved, really involved, that would be the first and biggest step in making this a better school. Things could be a lot worse, overall even with the bad this school is a nice place to be. Most high schools probably have more problems than this one really, I'm just saying that it could be better.

- submitted by a student

October 05, 2010
To be fair, Woodland Park High School earns my rating for only one reason; the teachers. As a student this is the one aspect I have complete knowledge and experience with and therefore have authority to speak of. Although like most schools WPHS has it's few negligent teachers that do little for academic advancement of the student body, all of them appear as mere nuances compared to the greater range of teachers that the high school demonstrates. Teachers that I've had have exhibited not only complete understanding of topics, but also a dedication to the class that I never received at previous schools. If a student is lucky enough they will receive the best of the best; those teachers that are able to surface discussions that can literally change a young adults outlook on life. And as everyone knows decisions and life choices made now will affect a persons entire future.

- submitted by a student

January 28, 2010
This is very good school in a beautiful small town alpine setting with easy access to a larger city nearby. We are very happy with the school and the area. Our kids made friends fast in the schools. A growing majority of Woodland Park residents are professionals who commute to Colorado Springs but want to raise their families in beautiful Teller Country away from crime, the suburban cookie cutter, and sprawl. The area attracts not just talented professionals but many talented teachers who turn down other quality districts so they can live, teach, and be active in this great area. They expanded the Advanced Placement and Honors classes again in 2009. This school and community is way under rated compared with the overcrowding, cut throat attitudes, and hard core drugs in many larger and 'highly rated' suburban schools experienced by many of our friends kids.

- submitted by a parent

January 02, 2010
Most teachers are great, school administration and the whole district for that matter need a MAJOR overhaul, not very many choices if you like anything other than band or art.

- submitted by a student
no rating
June 15, 2009
As a former student of Woodland Park, I can honestly say the school is extremely poor. The problems are not necessarily the teachers, although some are bad. THe problem is the students. They are incredibly mean and very judging. The second you walk into the high school you feel judged. Many of the kids have serious attitudes!

- submitted by a student

February 21, 2008
Things about this school are good and bad. As a current student, you really see things as they are, whether parents, former students, or administrators tell you or not. There is a certain preference to sports people by the whole school, including the administration (some teachers are willing to cut slack to the arts department students, and justly so) unless you're involved in the arts departments. Those are the greatest departments! The theater is the most amazing you will see for a high school. While our wonderful choir director has retired, the new one is just as great, but not exactly the same. Drama is simply wonderful and entertaining! Band is number two in the state, with number one drumline and color guard. The chemistry teachers are leading the school into the future with their podcasts that are now spreading through the school and making us renowned.

- submitted by a student

June 04, 2007
Au Contraire - School is excellent and simply gets better. Leadership is outstanding from the administrators. Teachers are second to none. There are many programs for kids of all ages. This is a great place to raise your kids and an excellent school system. Parents do well but could be more involved.

- submitted by a parent

March 06, 2007
Principal leadership very poor, school will not take responsibility for actions. Teacher quality for the most part good. Parental involvement poor also.

- submitted by a student

May 14, 2006
great school, great experience

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2006
Woodland Park School District is not what it seems. Home schooling is very popular. Music program is on the downslide, parent involvement very sad!

- submitted by a parent

October 27, 2005
Great school! They just had a huge bond passed and the school is looking sharp. The school has the best high school theater in the state! They offer a wide reange of academic courses, from the college level to the lower level classes. They have a fantastic marching band. Parent involvement is high. They parents have a 'Panther Pride' store, serve food at the football games, and do other things for the school. This school is great!

- submitted by a student
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Woodland Park High School
151 North Baldwin, Woodland Park, CO  80866
(719) 686-2067
Last modified Woodland Park 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.
Woodland Park High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top