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2010 Towne Lake Hills South Dr
Woodstock, GA 30189

(770) 592-3500
(770) 592-3509
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August 11, 2014
I'm in my sophomore year and honestly if I could leave whs I would. The halls are way too over crowded, it's impossible to get anywhere without getting shoved. Not to mention with so many people I'm always late to my classes unless I run. But if your seriously looking for an education I do not suggest going here. The teachers could not give one less of a damn. They don't even teach. Also, the lunch room is way too full. having a hundreds of kids all scrambling around trying to get lunch and find seats is not the highlight of my day, if there even is one at that school. DO NOT send your kids here, it's just a big waste of time. I have been trying to get my parents to get me out of this hell hole for a long time, don't put your kids through it.

- submitted by a community member
May 24, 2013
I came into Woodstock as a freshman with a slight hope that this would be the first good school that I would have attended. But unfortunately I was sadly mistaking. The administration for the most part does not want to help and is hard to get a hold of, although there are a few responsible staff. As for the teachers, you will be lucky if you get one who actually cares. Throughout the last two years (I just completed my sophomore year), I have had teachers so hateful towards to the students, that they have actually dropped out of school. I am seriously considering private school or online school because of the lack of attention in the classroom which brings me to my next point. The class sizes are WAY too large. The school is so over populated. You can`t walk down the hall in between classes without getting shoved or pushed. Students are hateful towards each other and no one cares. The traffic trying to get into the school is a nightmare. The majority of the students are careless drivers. My mom got rammed last year by one of the students right outside of the school. Unless you don`t want your child to get offered drugs on a daily basis, DO NOT send your child here!!!

- submitted by a student
May 01, 2013
This is a decent school. The teachers are nice (except for the spanish teachers) and are very good at what they do. I did have one teacher (biology) that i didn't like. One thing that thus school needs to worry less about is attendance. Seriously, you can lose credit for a class if tyou have 7 or more tardies or absences. You get the flu and your done you'll have to appeal and do all this stuff because they don't take doctors notes.

- submitted by a student
March 06, 2013
I have had two children attend this school. One had serious health issues for most of the time attended. No one worked with us at all and a student who had carried a high B average was someone they did not deem necessary to make any extra efforts to help. We ended up withdrawing her early in her senior year. What should have been an amazing experience became our worst nightmare and the patent answer from many of her teachers was "check my website", which would be great if they were ever updated. The counselors are some of the most uncompassionate people I have ever met and like a previous poster, the old principal was nowhere to be seen. I give kudos to the attendance department, they were the only ones who seemed to care at all about any student's wellbeing. My second child is still attending WHS and our experience has been better with him. He is in band, which is an excellent program. I hope for the parents and the students that the new principal will make a huge difference in the school. In just the short time he has been there, I have seen him more than I ever saw the previous one in nearly 4 years! This school has great potential and still has some really wonderful teachers.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2012
My child is a Junior at Woodstock this year, and there is not much I like about this school. We currently looking at property in the Etowah School district. It is sad that our student will not be graduating from the high school she has attended; the hurdles have just become insurmountable. Overall, the administration lacks people skills and the principal is absent at his best. All communication is a day late and a dollar short. The ladies in the front desk check-in and student attendance offices are the best of the group. They are friendly and do their best to be helpful under less than acceptable circumstances. Don't hope for collaberation and cooperation from any of the administration when trying to develop a plan that best fits your student. YOU WON'T GET IT!!! Don't try to discuss the teacher's poor performance, lack of communcation and technology(teacher websites are useless because they are not required to update them in a timely manner). THE CCSB spent millions on technology. The guidance department is a joke. Class scheduling is a mess. The teachers can't be bothered with individual student needs, most are on a power trip, and the principal is only seen at football games,

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2012
My child is a Senior at Woodstock this year, and there is not much I like about this school. We intend on moving out of this district before my younger child reaches high school age, so that he will not be a WHS student. The people in the offices are rude. Don't hope for a "warm and fuzzy" feeling from most people that work here...you won't get it. The guidance department is a joke. Class scheduling is a mess. The teachers that I have dealt with seem like they can't be bothered with individual needs of any kind, unless you have a student who is considered one of the "popular" kids, and then you can count on seeing favoritism for your child. Teacher to parent communication is nonexistent. There seems to be more emphasis on sports acceleration than on academics. Traffic at the school is out of control and poorly managed during in and out times, and especially at events. Drugs and drinking are a problem with the kids here, but I imagine that could be normal at high schools? All in all, not much positive to say, except that the cleaning staff does a great job. If nothing else, the school seems clean.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 09, 2009
My son graduated last year from WHS, and he loved every minute of his HS years. The teachers are more than willing to help children attain their goals. HS is what the students as well as the parents make it. As far as school spirit, these kids enjoy every minute of all sports. I wouldn't think twice about sending my children to this school. The staff as well as administration are all wonderful. Thank you to all for all your hard work with these kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 30, 2009
The school has an amazing fine arts program with a 125 member marching band that continuously receives superior ratings at all competitions. The school also accels in the available honors and AP(collegelevel) classes.

- submitted by a student
April 26, 2009
Im a student at WHS and I believe that this school is great! I do not however believe that the teachers dedication to the students are that well. I make all A's and B's but it is very hard to keep when you start to not understand something in class and your teacher tells you to refer to notes when you dont understand those eaither.

- submitted by a student
March 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2009
Very impressed with teacher dedication to students and to the cheerleading coaches to there athletes a w e s o m e job

- submitted by a community member
no rating December 03, 2008
I graduated from Woodstock in 2005, and my experience has encouraged me to become an educator myself. I read over the reviews on this site, and between my personal experience in high school and my education now going through the College of Education, there are two side to every story. I believe Woodstock did every thing it could for me to prepare me for college and to help me be successful. It has. My brothers on the other hand, both products of WHS are brillant people. Between my mother trying her hardest to help them just pass their classes and the teachers putting forth all they could, they still did not achieve academically like they could. This is not because of the school but because of the boys themselves. Some students will not do well no matter where they go or how hard they are pushed.

- submitted by a community member
August 08, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating July 31, 2008
I am going into my junior year at Woodstock, and can say that I honestly like the school. I see that certain parents have desired to pull their students out of WHS because their grades dropped from middle school, but that is just a fact that happens to every student. It shows that there is a significant jump to high school in terms of the workload and responsibility, no matter where you attend high school. Woodstock sports are really enjoyable, the after school programs are more than worthwhile, the teachers are enthusiastic to teach and involved with students outside the classroom, and the atmosphere of the school is great. Yes the halls are crowded, but the big population provides for a more diverse crowd of people. I would recommend WHS to any high school student.

- submitted by a student
July 28, 2008
I'm a senior this year and I love going to WHS. From the begining of my freshman year to now, I have had supportive teachers that truely cared wether or not I passed. Teachers that took the time to get to know me and understand how I lear[n] best. All of the faculty and staff there are always looking for ways to connect with the studenrts here. There are also many clubs that are offered and after school activities that privide a safer kind of fun for students. I believe that I'm leaving this school as a well rounded person who is ready to face college

- submitted by a student
June 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2008
I am finishing up my second year, and though I would hate to change schools I believe that Woodstock has serious problems. For starters, it's extremely over-crowded; the halls are terrible to get through. The teachers are also cold and don't really care for the students or their education. The school is also very unclean and the classrooms are not creative.

- submitted by a student
January 28, 2008
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July 12, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
November 23, 2006
I am a sophomore at WHS, and absolutely love it. The school is in an affluent area, but not overwhelmingly so. The teachers and staff are very reasonable and understanding, while also giving a taste of the college future by being strict to a palatable degree. They certainly ready the students for prestigious colleges. Besides having great academic oppurtunities, WHS has an amazing fine arts department, with a grand champion band of 88, competing with more wealthy bands of 300. I am very happy to be at Woodstock, and would like others to enjoy it as well!

- submitted by a student
November 16, 2006
I have a son who is a senior this year at WHS. He loved school and was a straight 'A' student until he began WHS. I believe there is a lack of enthusiasm for teaching with most of the staff. I do not think that my son is prepared to attend college next year, despite graduating in the top 10% of his class. I do not want my other children to attend WHS, and I will be moving out of the district. I urge all parents of academically achieving students to take your students out of WHS, if you notice a difference in your student in 9th grade. I wish I would have listened to my gut, and pulled my son in 9th grade. I believe he would have had a more challenging and rewarding academic experience in high school.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
My daughter is in 10th grade and doing very well. She went 8th grade to WMS and that was terrific. I feel WHS is doing a very good job as a public school. Your child can go to any school and do well if they want to. Yes once in a while there is a teacher that is different, but our overall experience at WHS is terrific. The new principal is a bit stronger in his beliefs, but he is doing a very good job. I do know my daughter loves the school and works hard to get good grades. Her teachers give her extra help if needed on their own time. Woodstock High School is an excellent public school. Woodstock Resident

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2006
Not impressed with the way violence is handled. Administrators have lost touch with reality when it comes to discipline. One of the worst schools my child has ever attended. Science teachers have a 'religious' twist to lessons, also.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2006
My son is currently a freshman at Woodstock High School and is performing horribly. I'm considering moving him to homeschool or a private school. Unfortunately, he's a product of Woodstock Middle School where he was passed to the 9th grade even though I requested that he repeat the 8th grade due to the low C's and D's that he was bringing home. When he first started experiencing problems, I would reach out to the administrators but would receive little support. He attended the early morning tutoring sessions for math and that helped. But there is no other support available for the other classes! In addition to that, WHS and WMS both need to put their teachers through an intense diversity training session as they have no clue how to teach Hispanic and African-American children.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2006
WOodstock High School/Teachers that I have had to deal with are the worst. The use Parent Connect which is useless. There are no tools to check on your childs progress until it is too late and the teachers would never think of calling, emailing, writing a note to let you know your child is having problems. I could only count 4 or 5 teachers in the entire school that I would ever give more money for what they do. My daughter has gone from A' and B's to failing and the teachers could care less. The fact that the county does not care, the schools and teachers are not held accountable for being a bunch of slackers. I hate that I don't have the funds to send my child to a private school, but I hope that you do. Please check out other schools before sending your child.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2006
I was a first year graduate and currently have a brother who has attended both schools. My brother and I were both A/B students and involved in sports and other extracurricular activites. I loved my expierence; my brother felt slightly different. In academics, the school is mediocre, just as the rest of GA education. Parents please help our education system by getting involved in the process. The sports program is evolving. Softball, baseball, volleyball, and basketball go to state each year. The football program needs direction. The fine arts are strong. The principal is very strict; saftey and disipline are high priorities. The teachers are good, supportive leaders. Overall, this school has great potential. Parent involvement and support will make the school stronger.

- submitted by a former student
January 17, 2006
I am currently a Junior attending WHS. This is my best year so far. The school has its defects just like any other school in the World does. The principal might be very strict, but he loosened up more this year.... We now have pep-rallys, field day (called Class Clash), Winterfest dance, and many more activities that he himself proposed. I don't know why people complain about him because he is trying his best to bring back our school to how it's supposed to be--the best in the county.Oh yeah.... He also lets us have our iPods during lunch. Overall the school is awesome and the teachers are ok too, you just have to get into their good side just like in any other school. You can not judge a school unless you've attend it. GO WOLVERINES!!! -Santiago

- submitted by a student
November 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2005
My children have attended the middle and now the High School. I have two seniors who hate this school. The school runs without any concern to the students needs academically or socially. Therefore, they do not enjoy attending classes and are not involved. The principal comes across as militant; the kids dislike him and he is non-responsive to the parents. The administrative staff is cold and uncaring. Both my sons have gone from straight B's to failing. I meet with teachers and try to come up with a solution, but the teachers really do not seem to care if a child is failing. I have even offered to pay for tutoring; however no interest came of it. This is perfect example of where you do not want your child to attend. This school really does not care at all about the student. Getting involved as a parent does not help.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2005
I think Woodstock is a great school with many extracuricular activities and electives to achieve a high ranking college.

- submitted by a student
September 24, 2005
The best year at WHS in my opinion as a parent of 4 WHS attendees, was the year the school opened, 1997. I was a substitute teacher so I experienced a lot first hand. The teachers, administrative staff, and students all seemed to be on the same page. There was great school spirit and unity. Since then things have changed quite a bit. The school seems to be run without any regard to the students needs academically or socially. Therefore, they do not enjoy attending classes and have nothing to look forward to. The principal comes across as militant in policy yet seems to ignore serious issues such as keeping the school drug free. The administrative staff is cold and uncaring with the exception of the attendance office. My son has gone from straight A's to failing. I receive no word from the staff until it's too late.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2005
I am a Sophmore at Woodstock High School. Overall I believe it is a ok school and heading in the right direction. Woodstock High is by far the best high school in Cherokee County, we have the best test scores. Some teachers are better than others. My freshman year I had very good teachers, this year is just so-so. Also many people do not approve of the new principal Mr. Newhall. He is very strict. We can no longer have Pep-rallies, watch movies, field day, or watch any kind of play or talent show during school time. These are only a few things that he has done. He has done good for the school, I feel very safe at my school. Woodstock also has an excellent Choral Program, one of the best in the state!

- submitted by a student
March 22, 2005
My daughter has went thru the Middle School and is now in her freshman year. She is on the honor roll and Soccer team and is very happy at this school. After reading some of the feedback I can see why one Parent didn't even know if there is a PTA. Get involved they are your Children.

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2004
I have removed two of my children from this school system's middle and high schools. In general, this system is representative of our failing public schools. Until the leadership of this system is replaced, students and parents will continue to suffer from a poor educational experience.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2004
I am a third year student at Woodstock High School. I agree that the school is way to overcrowded, and most of the stundents don't really care to learn at all. Most of the teachers do not teach to their full potential, and those who do are scarse. I do not believe that I am anywhere near prepaired to enter college because my years at this school have not made me to believe I am. The new principal, Newhaul I believe, is too concerned with making the students behave and stick to all the rules, as well as most of the teachers. In 4 out of my 6 classes, the teachers DON'T teach, they may give notes, but mostly it is wooksheets and homework, then tests. I would not consider going to this school if you have the choice. Turn away while you can.

- submitted by a student
May 31, 2004
I have one child attending Woodstock High and one who graduated 2 yrs ago. My honor roll son is now failed 2 classes, no one is concerned. Test are given, however teaching is obsolete. My child that graduated still does not have her diploma.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2004
I will be graduating this year with honors (it's no accomplishment at this school, believe me) from WHS after four years, and overall, I think the school is a massive waste of time. Very few teachers are interested in teaching and an even smaller minority of students actually care about learning. The school has an environment of apathy that surpasses anything I've ever seen before in an academic situation. Woodstock places no value whatsoever on academic quality or academic achievement, and the principal's primary concern is attendance. If your student is a high academic achiever, he/she will be severely disappointed with the quality of academics at the school. The AP Departments are relatively solid (with a few exceptions, of course), but only a small number of AP courses are offered. I guarantee you that students won't feel prepared for college after graduating from this school. They will feel coddled.

- submitted by a staff
February 08, 2004
I have had 1 daughter in there that is now in the H.S. and currently have another daughter in this school. I agree and feel very strongly that it is definetly over crowded and something needs to be done, but I do not think it affects the attention or the learning from the teachers to the students at all. I would also like to add how the office is friendly and helpful and makes my time alot easier when I go in there.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
More efforts should be directed toward education. I am still waiting for a response to issue 2 1/2 years later. My child has since graduated. The school administrators lack skills to relate to parents. Teachers should teach instead of policing hats, pant/skirt length, etc. I still don't know if WHS had/has a PTA.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
My son attended WHS for 2/3 of his freshman year. The school is over crowded and the kids do not get the education or the attention they need as a result. Soem of the teachers are exceptional, but unfortunately they are the minority at this school. My son is currently at a private school.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2003
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- submitted by a community member
August 11, 2003
My two sons have both graduated from WHS, both with honors. They both were involved with the band, and feel that they received the quality education to prepare them for collge and adulthood. Yes the high school is overcrowed, but the teachers and administration I feel do the best job to their ability. Remember we as parents shape our children into the people they will become. Instead of blaming others, teach them to overcome the obstacles that face our school system. The resources are at the school and the staff are always willing to lend a hand in whatever your questions might be.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
July 17, 2003
I have one grautate from this and one in attendance. I haven't been impressed with this school. The impression under the previous female peincipal was that discipline, not education, was the priority. I believe in discipline but fairness does not factor into this principal's way of thinking. I understand she has left so perhaps things will improve.

- submitted by a parent
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Woodstock High School
2010 Towne Lake Hills South Dr, Woodstock, GA  30189
(770) 592-3500
Last modified Woodstock High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Woodstock High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top