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.
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.
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.
I love Woodrow because its a great school and has a diverse environment
WW is a great public school that's making changes to help all the kids!
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.
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
It's a neighborhood school with a diverse group of kids. We just celebrated the 80th anniversary of the school.
Very unique school, which exposes students to a wide range of experiences and traditions.
We have a diverse population, with teachers that care deeply about the success of all the students.
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.
Diversity, Tradition, History, Opportunity to succeed in multiple activities
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.
Because it's the best school in Dallas!!! And all 5 of my kids went there and learned a lot!!!
Excellent teachers, real world experience and great sports program. Enough said!
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.
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