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5151 Scottsdale Avenue
Memphis, TN 38118

(901) 416-2440
(901) 416-2476
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April 05, 2014
GREAT GREAT GREAT , school upcoming school had its trials but its better than ever

- submitted by a parent

April 05, 2014
Good School Great staff people try they best to knock certain schools but we are in Memphis right

- submitted by a teacher

October 08, 2013
I think wood dale is a very good school the teacher always helping my son one on one in missouri where i came from they wont help a child pr give them extra credit work.

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2013
My Daughter attend this school and it's awesome. Schooling doesn't stop at school and teachers are not there to raise your children. I'm proud to say that my daughter has had some acceptional teacher these pass 3 years and they are getting her prepared for college. And the Principal is absolutely awesome. He might not be the paper pusher the board wants him to be. But i can say he is most defiantly and hands on loving and caring person. And what he love most are children that try.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2013
Wooddale High School- This school is often looked over, and the people outside looking look down upon it, since i have attended this school from 11th grade to 12th i have enjoyed it, every school has it's flaws and as soon as you attend it you might not enjoy it as much as the people familiar with it, but this school is pretty good, i mainly like the teachers, they make the school. Without the teachers there would be no school right? that is my personal opinion.

- submitted by a student

January 14, 2011
drop out and my lil sister inrolled in wooddale n the same teacher thought that my sister was me and she would not let my sister in her class for nun just because she had my last name n the teacher knew that she was related to me and didnt want nun to do with any one who had any relation with me all im saying is wooddle would be a better school if they would fire and hire new staff that are strict and wont let students run them over thats all they need n i meet the new principle wow he is a good one well if u all are wondering ohh poor child dropt out of school well happly to say i enrolled in jobcorp n now i am completed so now i have my cna license n my high school diploma i would highly recommend job corp to any and every one who thinks they cnt make it in school

- submitted by a student

January 26, 2010
Although the students did not notice the effort of discipline control and effective instruction, Wooddale high school is an outshining and one of the promising schools. The students attititude not to work hard and observe school rules seem reasons to rate low their own school. Hard working students and responsible students love Wooddale High school.

- submitted by a community member
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May 13, 2009
Wooddale High School is not a god school at all. The principal we have now just isn't doing a good job. I believe that if you want to be a principal of a school you have to learn to communicate with the students. Especially if you are new there. You can't just come in and change everything. Talk to the students and show them that you care because if you don't then you will get no respect. And the principal we have now Mr. Banks, its liek he just doesn't care for the students. The seniors of Wooddale didn't even have a good senior year. It was so much confusion going on about deadlines and things. Wooddale just isn't what it use to be. I feel so bad for the seniors. And I am a rising senior and I do not plan on being at Wooddale next year.

- submitted by a student

April 21, 2009
Wooddale High is not the best of school, and if you listen to most of the students who go there they will make sure you know that. That is only because they just want to come to school just to have something to do. Being one of the students who are in the aviation program and is currently learning how to fly, I find that this diverse way of learning show that wooddale is not what most people say, especially if you do not take the oppurtunities it gives you.

- submitted by a student
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March 06, 2009
I think Wooddale provides a unique opportunity for African-American students that is being greatly under utilized. Name one other MCS school that permits students to pilot an airplane. I don't think parents appreciate the value they have in their mists.

- submitted by a community member

August 23, 2007
My daughter always complains to me about this new principal, he just came and changed everything that makes the students don't feel comfortable. High school should be more free, but now it looks like a middle school. I prefer the old principal more, she was a great principal.

- submitted by a parent

October 15, 2006
Being a student of Wooddale, graduating class of '08, I have found some things that I dislike about Wooddale. Overall, Wooddale is a decent school though I know it can be better. I really dislike that lack of diversity. If you are a parent and want to send your kid to WHS, please make sure you are doing it for the Honors/AP. The principal is also very strict, we rarely have any fun day but that is majorly due to the student body's overall behavior.

- submitted by a student

June 28, 2006
Wooddale High Is a great school. I attended it for 3 years and i might go back for my senior year.

- submitted by a student

May 27, 2006
I have two girls attending Wooddale High. One is in the twelth grade, and one is in the ninth. I have not had a lot of bad experiences, but, there have been some times when I wanted to ask the teachers, 'what is your problem?' The principal is trying to make the school one of, if not the best school in Memphis. I think she needs a staff to support her.

- submitted by a parent

March 03, 2006
The students of Wooddale High try their best. The administration encourages the students to do their very best. However, parents can help by being more involved in their children's school, because children with parentts involved in their school are successful students.

- submitted by a student

January 31, 2006
The children of Wooddale High School are by far exceptional; however within the same walls of Wooddale High School, these same bright energetic children are treated with disrespect and as mediocre by the Principal and others of her administrative staff. According to some of the schools mission statement - All students have the right to a safe and secure learning environment. All students have a right to a fair, equitable, and consistent discipline. The school must provide a nurturing environment that promotes self-esteem. The school must provide a variety of opportunities to support and create awareness of student diversity. The school must provide mutual trust and shared educational responsibility with the stakeholders in the school and community. This is not being adhered to at Wooddale High School by the Principal and her APs. It is just the opposite.

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2006
The community is very proud of the curriculum at Wooddale High School and the efforts of its students and faculty. It does need a makeover on the behalf of the relationship of the administrative staff with respect to the treatment and respect of the students and parent community. The halls that once resounded the spirit of happiness, which is key to education, has been changed to one of submission from the hand of oppression. The spark that once existed is now a dim speck in the tomb of gloom. The school run with an iron fist, by the principal with no regard for involved parents. The 'Cardinals' song of spirit has been silenced. Help Please!

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2005
I am a senior at wooddale high. and i love my school. i admit it could ve better but we are working on it.the teachers are strict but that only makes the students better.if your child is doing poor in school wooddale will straighten them out. i love it and i wouldnt leave it for the world.

- submitted by a student

May 24, 2005
I'm currently a student at wooddale high, and i think it's terrible. It's totally boring. I hate it. I can't wait to leave. We don't have much activities. Bathrooms are gross. Cafeterias are not clean, our principal blames it on us, but i don't eat there cause it's gross. Lockers are jammed, very cheap. People broke into my locker and stole personal belongings. You get in trouble for anything in this school. I hate it. Do not, i repeat, do not make your child go to this school.

- submitted by a student

March 01, 2005
I think that the grades could be better. I also think the teachers could do I better job in teaching. The football team as well as any other sport is in terrible shape. I couldn't see less parents involved at the school. I was once a student there and believe me I couldn't wait to leave because I wanted to learn more in school and the teachers wasn't giving me that advantage.

- submitted by a student

June 15, 2004
Wooddale High School is an excellent learning enviornment and bad critisicms of the school does not help the situation. During the summer storm, summer school, it would be foolish to have kids who are by the way, mostly from other schools sit in a stairway. Mr. McCullough and the other administrative staff truly believe in the ethics and morals that our children need today. They are tough because they have to be and cell phones are a board policy, not Wooddale High. If Mr. McCullough allowed students to break just a few rules, there would mass confusion. I agree with how he is leading the school and support him 100% He is showing our children what hard work really is and how to be productive citizens. Wooddale is not perfect, but what school is? Parents should be more encouraging of this type of discipline. Be more involved instead of complaining!

- submitted by a parent

June 03, 2004
I think the administration should be more focused on the students and not on writing suspensions for the color of a student's underware and for cellphones some students need their cellphones in case of an emergency but the assistant principals run the school and not the principal they tell him what to do. We send our children to school to learn not to be suspended or to be treated like prisoners

- submitted by a parent

May 12, 2004
Woooddale High school is a great school for students who desire to be in the aviation field. However, it lacks a strong drama department, and a broad range of extracurricular activities. The activities they have are excellent, I just wish they had more. The teachers are great, and I think that overall (despite the lack of parental involvement) Wooddale High is a great School.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
This school could be an awesome school. The administration is not student driven. The day of the storm and power was out. The students were assembled in the dark auditorium. This made me very angry because the students should have been in a very well lite place, ex. the open hallways. The administration seems very combative and I have yet to understand why. Combativness begats combativness. I wish the school would rally to make the PTA stronger and more of a tool for embracing the parents. The goal should be the students. I don't feel that at Wooddale High. I would love to participate in the PTA but they meet on a day that is of conflict for me.

- submitted by a parent
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Wooddale High School
5151 Scottsdale Avenue, Memphis, TN  38118
(901) 416-2440
Last modified Wooddale High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Wooddale High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top