Students enrolled 1349
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School leader Mr Jonathan Bowers
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District Union County Public Schools

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4901 Monroe-Weddington Road
Matthews, NC 28104

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3 stars
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August 12, 2014
WHS is a fantastic school. I find staff and students top flight. I have had one child go through WHS and is now in college( made Deans list first year) I have another child that is rising Sr and my third child is rising Soph. This school is very committed to developing children in all areas. If you are unhappy with this school, you should remember you get as good as you give!

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2013
I am currently a freshman enrolled in Weddington High School, also taking three years at Weddington Middle School, and I could not ask for a better high school experience. The teachers are friendly, the community is great, and there are plenty of activities, such as various sports, an upcoming JROTC program, and many, many clubs in which students can use to have fun, or improve themselfs.

- submitted by a student
February 04, 2012
I have found WHS to be a wonderful school! The teachers are very helpful and go out of their way to help all students. The Guidance Department does need a fresh view of how things should be handled.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2011
Although WHS isn't the best at sports, we make up for it in spirit and class. The teachers are generally good, they are a few we could do without, but I have loved most of my teachers. They are always willing to talk to past and present students and give help when needed. The Guidence Department isn't great. They have too many students and too little time, and some counselors don't have the best attitude. Others really watch out for their students and do the best they can with their time. The Theatre Department has been amazing, I love it the In Class Plays (a performing opportunity for theatre classes) they are great as are the afterschool shows. The Foreign Language Department is cool too, they are always busy teaching not just the language, but the culture as well, as shown in International Week (a competion between the different languages) We have fantastic technology (the Macs in the Media Center and all the equipment in the Language Lab) and some really cool club opportunity as well as various National Clubs, and Honor Societies. I love WHS, and as a Sophmore I can't wait to enjoy the next two years here!

- submitted by a student
no rating April 09, 2009
This school has served me well in my two years, and I know that I am getting the best public school education available.

- submitted by a student
December 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 26, 2008
I am a Senior at WHS. Most teachers in this school love teaching and love their students. Sure there are a few teachers who need to retire, but that is not the norm at WHS. Most teachers are available before and after hours to help students. I know that this administration does not cater to the 'high' achievers. Maybe it is becuase the 'high' achiever works harder it feels that way! To generalize about the teachers as bad role models is unfair and wrong. The counselors need more help. They try to do what they can, but they have too many students and not enough help. I have friends who say the same thing about their school in CMS school system. I am glad I go to WHS. .. It is a great school with great kids!

- submitted by a student
September 24, 2008
I have two children who have graduated from WHS, one this summer and one in 2005. I have to say unless your child participates in all AP classes, no other teacher will care about them. The guidance office is severely lacking. Someone forgot to tell them why they are there. They will do absolutely nothing but the bare minimum to assist in the college application process and they seem to be annoyed to to do that. The new administration is trying to make a difference, but really is only geared to high acheivers. There is no tolerance for any child that does not help their stats. Everyone else will be left behind and feeling worthless. Teachers in general are poor role models. I have found that they do not really care about the kids, more about finding minor rule infractions and enforcing them in the name of high standards. Hah!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2008
I'm currently a rising sophmore at weddington high. The school is OKAY. Science is the worst dept. but they have a great visual & preforming arts program. I'm usually somewhat challenged. I'm not saying it's the greatest school, but i'm not saying it's the worst.

- submitted by a student
no rating July 21, 2008
Huge immprovements all around with new principal, Mr. Breedlove. It's such a welcome relief to have an approachable principal who actually responds to parental concerns!

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July 03, 2008
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June 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2008
WHS for the most part is awesome. Teachers go above and beyond what is expected of them. Mr.Breedlove has made many changes at WHS because he thinks that we are capable of doing more for ourselves and wants the best for every student. The only bad thing about this school is the the guidance counsellors are not as helpful as they could be . It is like they come in everyday and do nothing. They register us for classes and then thats it. (May i mind you that registering for classes only takes one month for all students. I would have to say that all the classes I have taken they all have been challenging and i do think that the regular classes should be more challenging though i have not taken any, i have heard through my friends.

- submitted by a student
March 09, 2008
I have both a senior and a freshman at WHS. For the most part we are very happy with the school. The staff are friendly and welcoming. The athletic program has improved. The only incident we were upset about was with an algebra II teacher who really didn't care about her class or the students. I spent some time speaking my concerns with the previous principal, to no avail. He has retired and the math teacher is no longer employed at WHS. There is a new principal, and we are impressed with his philosophy on learning and growing as students. Bottom line, you get out of school, what you put into school, and that goes for both parents and students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 29, 2008
I have a senior at Weddington H.S. and a child that graduated 2 years ago as well. Our family has had no issues whatsoever with the school, its staff, or the curriculum. Both of my children took honors and AP classes, participated in sports, had great relationships with their teachers, and had a overall positive experience. Both have been accepted at good colleges and have a great foundation for further education. Parents need to remember that they shoulder the ultimate responsiblity for raising good kids, with help from the school and community.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2008
My son is a Junior at Weddington. I have been very impressed with his Honors teachers and AP Teachers. They are very concerned about the students knowledge base. Committed to teaching and available for extra help daily. We have been in public and private schools in 3 different states, WHS is great!

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2007
I graduated from Weddington in 2005 and am glad to be out of there. I transferred there in the middle of my junior year. I was not challenged at all and did the bare minimum and still got all A's while I was in this school. This school is a joke and the grades have no correlation to students' effort or aptitude. Most kids who graduate from this school will not have realistic expectations of how things are outside the little bubble that is Weddington.

- submitted by a student
November 09, 2007
Once again it is all about who you are. Rules are bent for some, but not others. so many unanswered questions. Watching hard work and 6 months of training. all for nothing. Some students have chances, some just rejection, and denied a senior privlage allowed twice this year to seniors. The coaching staff have predetermined minds. I have found this to be a heartless, unfeeling school. with no concerns of how they affect students.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2007
Great school, great community! New principle very nice , staff is very helpful.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2007
Horrible, horrible place! New administration has just made things worse. Bad teachers who care nothing about the students. I wish I had put my kids in private school.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2007
I think WHS is a wonderful school and has a great academic atmosphere along with a variety of clubs and sports open to everyone!

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2007
Excellent high school environment. Great education. Great students. Excellent band director and band program. A wonderful high school experience!

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2007
Great School! The Band System is great this year!

- submitted by a community member
June 14, 2007
My family was relocated from Texas to North Carolina in January. We researched and studied a number of diverse sources on North Carolina's Education System. Top rated schools was our one and only priority when choosing a neighborhood to purchase our home. Weddington is a rich neighborhood with one of the highest ranked schools in the state. My son finished his freshman year at a school ranked right below Weddington. These parent, student reviews say it all. No parent/teacher involvement, the academic programs are not challenging, poorly presented and fail to spark any desire to learn from the students. The acceptable, standard level of education in these top ranked schools is so far below the schools in Texas. I'm in disbelief. One of the reviews below, submitted by a Weddington graduate. Ddemonstrates difficulty spelling. writing a complete sentence, and conveying a simple message.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2006
WHS has done an adequate job in supporting my daughter's academic and social development. She had great teachers in the AP program that taught her how to learn on her own and find excitement in her studies. she was able to compete with private school applicants for college admission and now attends a top tier school - well prepared.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2006
People here are incredibly kind especially the students. As an African American the kids here have been very accepting and nice.

- submitted by a student
May 09, 2006
My son graduated WHS in 2004. I did not like this scholl at all. He was there all four years. Some of the teachers who couldn't get their class under control just gave up. So they would watch movies or use the time as a study hall. Very few teachers seemed like they were very interested in the students' being successful.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2006
I am currently a student at WHS and don't like it very much. The guidance counselling is horrible. The people here don't care about their grades, and the teachers don't go out of their way to improve their students' grades. The math department however is really really good, but the science area is horrendous. I would not reccomend sending your child here.

- submitted by a student
November 13, 2005
Academics are OK here, the athletic department is definitely the 'Teacher's Pet' when it comes to the principal. Students do graduate ready for college for the most part. The biggest life lesson here is that 'Life is not fair', evidenced by the arbitrary application of the rules. There is a zero tolerance for tobacco on campus.

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October 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2005
WHS is an environment that disempowers students & parents. The Administration & Teachers are unaccountable to anyone. We left this school because we found it to be no chanllenge academically. The administration will hear no suggestions or even entertain the concept that WHS may need improvements in any area. The tests scores received by this school are a reflection of the parents demands not the 'great teaching' and professional administration.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2005
I graduated Weddington in 2003. The facility itself is excellent for athletics, music, and art. However the library and computers are severely lacking. The teachers are arrogant. As a student, I hated studying at Weddington. I would have stayed for four years if it was a more exciting academic environment. But instead I graduated early.

- submitted by a former student
March 21, 2005
Everyone who thinks weddington is such a great school, has not been a student there. You can get away with not learning anything in class.

- submitted by a former student
November 08, 2004
I currently have a student at Weddington high school. I can honestly say that I am less than pleased with the facilities at Weddington. Between structural problems lack of proper supplies and a simply appalling staff I would in no way recommend Weddington high school to any parent. Teachers and especially office members are rude pompous and obnoxious. I have had to deal with the principal of this school on multiple occasions and can say I am less than happy about the way my child and I were treated.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2004
I currently have a Senior at WHS. She will have attended Weddington all four years of her high shcool life. Overall we have had a good experience with WHS and had opportunities not offered in other areas of the country. My one criticism would be the Math department, which needs enthusiastic teachers, like those in other areas. My greatest complement is to the students themselves. Being in a transiant area where the student body is made up of local kids, kids born and raised in other countries, kids from all walks of life and social upbringing from all over the US, this student body is very close. I have never seen anywhere else, kids hug one another like they do at WHS. Even the macho fellas hug in greeting one another! If you haven't witnesed this, be there on the first or last day of school, you'll cry.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2004
We have found that Weddington provides an amazing quality and content to our children's education. I am thankful my son goes to Weddington, he has learned much more than he would have in the average school, and for that we are blessed that he can be there. Way to go Weddington, Good Job!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2004
Although I realize that this school serves a very rich area, I was quite disappointed in the lack of diversity. The academics seem like they are not geared to challenge the child, simply enough just to allow the child to pass. Our experience with Weddington High School was an awful one and if you can do anything to keep your children from going there.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
The school is a good school pending on what programs a student is enrolled in. As a senior at this school, I can first hand testfiy to its quality, particulary in the AP program. However, as all schools it has its downsides. The respondsiblity level of students is low because the rules are far to strict and allow no room for maturaity growth and the courses are often taught to test and not taught for comprehension. Most teachers are knowledgeable as well as easy to communicate with and so students who desire a growth can have it, but unfortunatly this is not an expectation of the school and those who do are few and struggle much to attain growth, maturity, and an education above beaucracy.

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August 26, 2003
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Weddington High School
4901 Monroe-Weddington Road, Matthews, NC  28104
(704) 708-5530
Last modified Weddington 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.
Weddington High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 40 reviews.