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Woodrow Wilson High School

Public | 9-12 | 1660 students

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $329,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $820.

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4 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted October 12, 2009

It's a very diverse inner city public school facing many challenges. It eats sleeps and breathes the 'it takes a village' concept. It is successful because of the great efforts of the school administration, faculty, students and parents. Without anyone of these elements, this school wouldn't be one of the top 600 in the Nation. This school is a melting pot of cultures that work together. Parents combine to work tirelessly in support of academics, extra curricular programs and organizations. Each graduating class works from freshman year through senior year raising over $18k to offset senior graduation activities making it possible and affordable for all seniors to attend their graduation events. The school is a diamond in the rough and could use additional money to help it stay on track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

The school is one of the oldest and original schools in Dallas. It has so much character and history behind its doors. I am proud that my child has a chance to be part of a school that has so much history and legacy behind its name. I love the fact that the school is located right in heart of downtown Lakewood. The diverstiy of backgrounds brings so much talent and character to the school. This is one of the elite DISD schools! It is public but offers so much of what the private schools have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

Woodrow is rich in history, sense of community, dedicated teachers and committed parental support. Students come from very diverse backgrounds and are involved in a great variety of activities. This inner city, urban school is unusually successful in blending high level academics and all kinds of extra curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

Great School Spirit, Parental Imput, Teachers and Students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

I love Woodrow because its a great school and has a diverse environment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

WW is a great public school that's making changes to help all the kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

A great school with lots of diversity and tradition.


Posted October 9, 2009

An exceptional public high school in a diverse, urban environment that enjoys tremendous parental and community support for its creative and dedicated faculty and the rigorous academic programs it makes available for college-bound graduates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

Great heritage, long list of alumni that have contributed to the community and nation. School sprit that lives on from some of the first graduates from 1930 to the present was there this year to celibrate the schools 80th anniversary. There is something that Woodrows got that others do not. Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

It's a neighborhood school with a diverse group of kids. We just celebrated the 80th anniversary of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

Very unique school, which exposes students to a wide range of experiences and traditions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

We have a diverse population, with teachers that care deeply about the success of all the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

Woodrow has a tradition of high expectation for all students. That is truly remarkable when one looks at the diversity of the student body. The teachers and administration expected excellence, and we, as students, worked to achieve and meet that standard. Woodrow had a vision of us beyond what we may have held for ourselves.


Posted September 28, 2009

Diversity, Tradition, History, Opportunity to succeed in multiple activities


Posted September 26, 2009

Great Community - Great School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

Newsweek has chosen Woodrow as one of America's best high schools for several years but everyone in Lakewood and East Dallas has known that for generations. It's hard to explain to outsiders, but our school is one where every demographic is represented - an alloy of an amalgam tempered by time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

Great tradition and a true community school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

Because it's the best school in Dallas!!! And all 5 of my kids went there and learned a lot!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

Excellent teachers, real world experience and great sports program. Enough said!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

The commitment to superior education including a well-rounded offering of learning opportunities. Also, the glorious mix of students, parents, faculty, and community members who come together in support of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

406 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

404 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
53%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

332 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

328 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

326 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

321 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students91%
Female95%
Male87%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%

Math

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special education29%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%

Science

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
57%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

479 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

547 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
56%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

557 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
36%
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
29%
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

480 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students72%
Female75%
Male69%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education39%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
Black or African American73%
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education35%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black or African American68%
Asian80%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education27%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students65%
Female71%
Male60%
Black or African American57%
Asian75%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education15%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students47%
Female57%
Male38%
Black or African American50%
Asian57%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education9%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)18%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talented87%
Non-Gifted40%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black or African American71%
Asian83%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education29%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)49%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students63%
Female64%
Male62%
Black or African American62%
Asian67%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education14%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Students26%
Female33%
Male17%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Special education0%
Not special education27%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Gifted/talented36%
Non-Gifted23%

Geometry

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African American91%
Asian86%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education56%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students95%
Female94%
Male97%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted94%

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students78%
Female78%
Male77%
Black or African American71%
Asian83%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education21%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students74%
Female70%
Male77%
Black or African American82%
Asian80%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education29%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented87%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 66% 52%
White 20% 29%
Black 11% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 15%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • KYLE RICHARDSON
Fax number
  • (972) 502-4401

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
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Dallas, TX 75214
Phone: (972) 502-4400

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