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.
Woodrow has great diversity in the student population, strong staff members, and a very committed PTA!
32 AP scholars this year in a class of just over 200. The Mock Trial Team has been selected by Harvard University to go to Cambridge for competition. The theater and arts department is unparalled, beating many prestigious suburban and private school in Cappie Award competition. The pride, spirit and parental, community and alumni involvement is stellar. Also the kids all seem to be friends and that cuts across a wide range of social, cultural, racial and economic lines.
If we had it to do over again, we would've home schooled our son instead of sending him to Woodrow Wilson high. A few good teachers, but most of them did not challenge him. bureaucratic nonsense as well in abundence. Can you imagine your feelings when the principal calls you because he wasn't wearing a 'proper' belt? Or when he was attempting to get to class and entered the 'wrong' door? Geeze. I thought that education was about, well, education. That's not the case. He learned more from conversation with his parents than that school taught him.
Great atmosphere...The teachers are always helping students who want to succeed. The AP Program is great! There are many sports to choose from and students can play just about anything they want. From Football to Tennis, to the Wonderful Fine Arts Department. You also see a lot of community involvement because there are many activities which reach out to the alumni and Business Community.
Things to love about Woodrow: 1) The diversity of the students prepares high school students for the real world. 2) The opportunity to be involved in as many extra-curricular activities as you want. You don't just have to chose one activity like most high schools. 3) The supportive and involved community. I am confident that this school will always be protected because of our awesome parents and people in the community that love Woodrow. 4) I know it's been said, but I must say it again. The fine arts department cannot be beat! 5) Sports teams and Mock Trial 6) The cute new uniforms! 7) The down-to-earth kids 8) The pride and school spirit 9) The strong traditions 10) The colleges you will get into because of your class rank.
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