We want this school to succeed. The teachers do their best with limited resources. We also look forward to what the new principal can do for Wilson. A missing component is parent involvement. I never could find out when the APT/PTA met. The whole school can get back to 'Great' with improved leadership, support from the community and an inclusive environment.
Wilson HS has been under the magnifying of the DOE for several years now. The principal has been weak and the lack of control is overt and evident. All this said with the inclusion of the IB program located at the school. Imagine what test scores and ayp scores would show w/o the district wide IB program at their school! Probably the reason why the put it at Wilson--to help bolster the view from being totally incompetent to just incompetent. Not a very safe school either. School resource officers stay busy there and fights break out all the time. Kids curse at the teachers and do whatever they want. The state has threatened to come in and run the school if it does not improve. As a result, there has been a shakeup and a new principal has been brought in to hopefully change course. So sad that the prestigious IB program/curriculum is set up at this school. What a horrific school to have the IB program at. Seems like a no brainer to provide the District Wide IB program their own building or housing so this school can be seen for what it really is--a real mess.
The comment posted on 5/12/09 from a student was indeed his/her obvious opinion. The comment I felt was un apporiatate due to the student s' lack of leadership to be apart of the solution not generally the problem. A comment like the student posted also would seem to add negative conversation to the image of Wilson High School. The building is without a doubt, lifeless until life enters through the doors/windows. I would appreciate comments like this student made to be directed to appropriate staff regarding the school cleaniness. The student had a choice for obvious reason to do something to impact the school. However, most times he/she chooses to do absolutley nothing in attempts to trash the schools' image. SHAME ON YOU FOR DOING NOTHING!!!!. The IB program is without a doubt accademically empowering students. All students have the opportunity to be successful because the sky is the limit. l
Wilson is a good school with great academics, like all schools in the district a new building would be appreciated but over all the administration is good..
I attend Wilson, and I would not reccomend it as a first choice in school unless you are looking at the IB program. The school is dirty and the administration would be better run by some of the students. However,the IB program at the school is phenominal and is the best education you will receive in Florence. You will just have to put up with a bad school. IB has a great learning environment, curriculum, and teacher/ student support.
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