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Woodstock High School

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Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted May 1, 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


Posted March 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted January 5, 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


Posted September 9, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted December 3, 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted May 8, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted May 4, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

490 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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96%

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98%

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98%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

478 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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96%

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98%

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99%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

490 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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98%

2010

 
 
98%

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98%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

489 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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93%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
98%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

536 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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94%

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95%

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94%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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84%
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

544 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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89%

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89%

2010

 
 
89%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

482 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

445 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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89%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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85%

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89%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

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83%

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82%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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88%

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91%

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89%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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91%

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86%

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85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 44%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Black 11% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • William Sebring
Fax number
  • (770) 592-3509

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Woodstock, GA 30189
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