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Woodland Park High School

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Posted July 1, 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.


Posted 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


Posted April 23, 2014

Great teachers and extra help when needed, beautiful location in a safe town. Wonderful community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted October 5, 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


Posted 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


Posted January 2, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted June 4, 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


Posted March 6, 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 former student


Posted May 14, 2006

great school, great experience
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 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


Posted 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


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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32%

2012

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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34%

2012

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students32%
Female38%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Free lunch eligible15%
Reduced lunch eligible22%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%

Reading

All Students69%
Female86%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible51%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Writing

All Students54%
Female74%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students34%
Female33%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)34%
Free lunch eligible21%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities35%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English34%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant34%

Reading

All Students80%
Female88%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%

Science

All Students56%
Female57%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%

Writing

All Students57%
Female66%
Male45%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20133What's this?

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ACT participation

96%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

86%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 56%
Hispanic 7% 32%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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151 North Baldwin
Woodland Park, CO 80866
Phone: (719) 686-2067

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