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Moville, IA
Students enrolled: 195

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408 South 4th St
Moville, IA 51039

(712) 873-3128
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August 10, 2015
I have had four kids graduate from Woodbury Central and I feel most of the teachers are wonderful educators and have done an amazing job preparing the kids from elementary through High School for college. They have worked WITH us on any problems we might have had, and we worked at home to also help our kids stay prepared for college. It should not be the schools full responsibility to accomplish this task as most of the responsibility rests on the students themselves. They are young adults and old enough to know to study if they themselves want to succeed. The present administration has done a great job replacing the teachers that were not fulfilling WC's high expectations. My kids did not experience bullying however, one son told me he stepped up and stopped a situation in the locker room. I think the school does a good job staying on top of problems, the teachers really care about the students and the kids know what is right or wrong, and step up to the situation. I am proud to be a former Wildcat parent.

- submitted by a community member

April 25, 2013
Woodbury Central is a great school. People just don't understand how tight our community is. Since we have consolidated with Kingsley for several classes and sports our community has grown even larger. The issue about the people in sports getting special treatment is completely false. Every teacher gives you the respect and attention you give them. It is just a matter of attitude.

- submitted by a student

November 03, 2010
My husband and I moved out of Sergeant Bluff, IA to Moville so our kids could be in a smaller school. Big schools worried me. We are satisfied with the progress our kids have achieved. I have had a few issues and went directly to the principal and staff who worked with me to help resolve the problems quickly. Every small school has the 'in' crowd and 'jocks' but it is part of growing up. Kids will become adults and have these same issues at college and work. We Love WC!

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2010
I am a parent and have had 2 children graduate from this school and currently have one attending. I can definitely state that this school is NOT passive in terms of bullying. It takes place and is pretty much ignored. Faculty love to state how they have an excellent anti-bullying policy in place however it is never utilized. A child could walk up to another and call them names, hit them etc and if the child retaliates and is caught, the child who was initially bullied gets into trouble. They never bother to take the time to get to the bottom of a situation and handle it. Personal business is shared with community members by staff without any concern for privacy. There is parental involvement within the school. However, this school is also very "cliquish". As someone stated already, it lets everyone know that jocks and cheerleaders are of first priority.

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2010
I just recently graduated from this school. I went here my whole life so I know the ins and outs of it. Its a fairly passive school in terms of bullying. I didn't see any fights during my entire k-12 career. Jocks are favored by some teachers but that is to be expected in many schools. I didn't belong to any social class and I managed just fine. Some people say this school doesn't prepare the students for college, but if you actually try academically you will do just fine. There are many classes offered that are good for college credit. There were no AP classes offered but upper level math classes cover the same material as Calculus II in college. Its not the best school but its also far from the worst. At the end of the day , the teachers really do care about the students.

- submitted by a student
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January 20, 2009
I am currently a student here, and as far as I can be convinced this is not an amazing school. They, the administrators, continue bringing in old alumae, so it continues to be a small town, with small ideas. The curriculum is not hard enough, however there are many classes offered. Some rules set in the handbook are slightly asinine, but who am I to judge it? I've only been here my whole life. Compared to other schools it may be quite better, however, coming from a current student I would not have Woodbury Central High School as my primero choice!

- submitted by a student

December 20, 2008
The climate has changed drastically in last 2 years. Community attendance and support has decreased, students are less involved, and there is a lack of mutual respect between teachers/admin and students. I'm very disappointed in the direction this great school has taken.

- submitted by a parent

October 03, 2008
As and IT major I was very grateful for all the IT related college credit classes Woodbury Central offered me. I left with 22 college credits right out of high school. I was happy with my education but there is always more that can be done.

- submitted by a student

June 25, 2008
horrible. did not prepare me for college. It prepared me for learning that football players and cheerleaders are better than anyone else.

- submitted by a community member
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Woodbury Central High School
408 South 4th St, Moville, IA  51039
(712) 873-3128
Last modified Woodbury Central High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Woodbury Central High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top