What a great program - 2800 student population allows opportunity for all students... not just the elite few. Strong school spirit, and a great sense of pride in what they are able to accomplish. Teachers are more tenured here, having the experience to deal with the challenges of educating a wide range of students. Music program is amazing - Sports teams always perform well - Just a well-rounded educational and social experience.
I graduated from Waubonsie a few years ago and am now a student at a top-rated university where the a large number of the students came from the best private schools around the world. A lot of them are very intelligent people, don't get me wrong, but I honestly do not feel that they got a better education than I did at Waubonsie. I never realized what a wonderful school Waubonsie was before coming to college. It really did prepare me quite well. Also, I have yet to hear of another high school that is as intensely focused on and proud of its music program. Grammy Award Winning! I still miss our orchestra. It's really a bit disillusioning to realize that my college's supposedly wonderful symphony orchestra is no where near as good. Not to mention Waubonsie's choirs! I didn't participate myself, but I'm still proud to know that the show choir placed 1st nationally. There are so many incredible academic, performance, and interest-based clubs at Waubonsie, many of which frequently win very prestigious awards. Not to mention far more AP classes than one could take in four years. If you work hard, I can't imagine a better place for you to be for high school.
The teachers go out of their way to help kids that are having trouble with classes. My daughter came after the start of the year and was welcomed warmly. She loves it there!
this is a all around great school i mostly loved the sports in this school, mostly football. it has lots of talent in it players and coaches. it's amazing to see how people from all different races will come together and form a outstanding football team. wont be suprised to see some serious college football players come out of here. also cant wait for the new turf field to come.
We love the teachers and the staff at Waubonsie! We transferred from another high school into Waubonsie this year and we love it!
I could not be happier with Waubonsie. My child is an AP student and loves his teachers and the classes he takes. Their music department is outstanding.
The teachers at Waubonsie are so commited to teaching and the learning environment is great. Waubonsie has great a great athletics program and many extracurriculars to chose from. Our grammy winning music department travels all over the world. WVHS is a super friendly and multicultural school, whith tons of different varieties of students and teachers.
We have a senior and freshman at WVHS. This school is excellent, although large at 4500 -5000 students. It has done it's part in making our senior a successful young man. The school has a multiple Grammy winning music program. This school is undergoing some significant change, as the district (ipsd 204) is opening a 3rd HS, with about 40% of the students at WVHS moving to the new school. The student population will shrink, and the boundry changes will lead to less diversity. Our daughter will be at the new school as a soph, we wish she was staying at WVHS. All 204 HS are excellent. As you look at Naperville you may hear that Nequa is the better school. The fractional differences between test scores is tiny, and with the new borders it will disappear.
I just graduated from Waubonsie this year (2008), and I have to admit the school's enviornment was great! I felt very comfortable, as well as welcomed. There are so many after school activities from football to badmitton, and student council to Anime club. You name it, Waubonsie has it. Academics are great too. I was able to participate in a Human Genome Lab for the genetics class, (which by the way, Waubonsie is the only school in Illinois to provide this experience) And of course the planetarium, which not many schools have. Although it is sad to say that the students on the other hand, were quite clique-ish. The 'rich' kids had their own group and were highly unfriendly. But other than that, I have no complaints what so ever!
It is a great experience to have teens studying at Waubonsie because the whole staff is very attentive, responsible and very much interested in the progress of all students, specially the teachers.
waubonsie is an amazing school. the kids are amazingly rich there and everybody is so friendly. the academics are very good. they also have amazing science & math programs. my two children go there and I always get positive feedback. I'm glad their father and I decided that we would send them there. its one of the best schools in the nation. -- Melissa
WVHS seems abandoned by the school district administration. There are many excellent programs, but parents have to be 100% involved to manage their kids through it. Many teachers at WVHS are great, but getting burned out. The school district administration leadership is non-existant. Communication from the school administration is also non-existant compared to other suburban schools. We have 2 children in attendance, one graduate, one in middle school. Not sure I want to send her to WVHS since I want more than the minimum. WVHS was the jewel at one point. Now they are going to eliminate the Freshman campus (a real plus) and set aside a few classrooms in the main building as a freshman campus. The freshman campus was a huge plus in many parents' eyes. The diversity of the school is great, but more support programs need to be in place -- upper and lower 'level.'
My child attended one year at WVHS. There are too many kids in the school, the leadership from the administration is non-existant, the teachers are burnt out and there are constant fights between the students, especially at the Green campus. As a result, the academic environment suffers. The kids are very clicky and unwelcoming to newcomers. We had a foreign exchange student with us the one year my child was at the school and she never felt much kindness from the student body.
I was a little apprehensive about our daughter going to this school at first. We adopted her and she has very limited english. But the teachers and guidance counselors have adjusted the curriculum for her so as to help her in her studies. The ESL program is a 'god send' for all of the students that are able to take this course of study. We are very happy with the District and the programs of this school. It is good to see that the district is well supported with the property tax and that they are able to offer so much for all of our children.
The quality of programs is great, especially foreign language and the arts. Great facilities on campus. High level of parental involvement.
Excellent acedemic, sports, student activities, parental involvement. An outstanding school, I would have loved to have attended!
this is a great school. the parents are always geting notices of what is going on and how they can help, i havent had any problems yet
I think the teachers at Waubonsie are very good. There is a strong social studies and math department here, and there are lots of extracuricular activites, so much that I can't even name all of them. There are clubs for everyone and our music department is one of the best around.
This is an excellent school! Waubonsie Valley provides it students with a private school quality education. The facilities are top - notch, great extra-cirricular activites for students. Very positive experience.
So far so good. My DD is a freshman. The only problem I see is there have been alot of fights and her bus doesn't seem to come when her regular bus driver is absent. You can communicate to their teacher via email and they respond quickly and efficiently which is a plus.
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