Woodrow has always been a good school but its trajectory has dramatically soared in the last few years after IB accreditation and redesign into four college prep academies. Students from all over the Dallas area apply for transfer into these programs. While not technically a magnet school, it has the atmosphere an elements of one. In addition it offers successful athletic teams and a full slate of extracurricular activities which the magnets do not possess. In addition it has a huge network of famous alumni who treat each other as family. Woodrow is celebrating 85 years and has history, traditions and pride. These are things you cannot find at other high schools. The involvement of the community and alumni is stunning. While being historic (and one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen) the school also has been renovated completely and has a new $14 million science and arts wing, complete with a black box theater to house the school's famous theater program. Don't be discouraged by those who denigrate this as a DISD school - do your homework and check it out.
Woodrow has always been a unique school in the fact that is rich in tradition, culturally diverse and supported by the community. I have four children, two that just graduated from the school. They received scholarship money and are attending major state universities. One child that remains at Woodrow is in the IB program and the other is in the STEM (Science Technology Math Engineering) Academy. I feel that the opportunity for them to excel academically and attend the university of their choice with scholarship money is even stronger since Mr. Richardson has become principal of the school. He has made key decisions and hired strong educators that have created a positive impact on the school and the learning of the students.
Woodrow Wilson has a amazing academy . I love the way teachers teach and try to help.. plus it has a amazing academy GO STEM!!!
This was an exciting new year for us, I feel we lacked information and didn't know who to inquire about with when we started with the Baccalaureate program at the school, my child ran into complication with completing assignments and some of the teachers in the program turning grades on time. I finally had an opperatunity to speak with a counselor and get her cituated to where it interested her to get back on task and want to proceed in a high school and not take on a home school program. That is how drastic her mind had taken a down fall, thanks to a wonder dance teacher, math, biology, english, a very kind office person name Erica, counselor Ladeski; in the school, and a few other teachers we where able to get her back in interest to proceed in the very nice school.
Consistently places in the top 5% of American high schools for AP/IB participation (see Newsweek and Washington Post) An IB World School offering 24 college credits for an IB Diploma. 22 AP and 8 dual-credit classes also offfered. It's also a top ten school in athletics (see Dallas Morning News) and performing arts is universally recognized. The school has been producing Broadway musicals since the 1950s. There are wealthy kids and poor kids but everyone seems to get along and have a great love for the school. It's not unusual to find many second and third generation students.
One of the top high schools in the United States. Just became an International Baccalaureate School. Great Parent Involvement and Support. Great History with many prestigious alumni.
Woodrow manages to embrace change and diversity among it student population, while maintaining its traditions from generation to generation, as well as encouraging academic excellence. My kids are third generation Wildcats!
I love the diversity of students at Woodrow Wilson and the enduring school spirit.
Because we are more than a school: we are a family, a community, and a village raising children.
woodrow help everybody no matter who you are and woodrow have heart and unique spirit.
We have people of all cultures and backgrounds, lots of opportunities for academic achievement, athletics and clubs. very close knit family and tons of school spirit. Many students are 2nd and 3rd generation Wildcats. Love the school! Go Woodrow!!
My daughter has gone to Woodrow the past 3 years and it has been a great experience! Strengths include academics, sports, theatre-well rounded school.
Woodrow is a very diverse. We have something for everyone. ROTC, Music, National Merit Scholars, Drama, etc. We have students from diverse backgrounds so our kids learn about the 'real' world. The teachers, staff, and volunteers give 100% to the students. There is a strong sense of community. However, along with our 80 years of history comes crumbling facades and outdated systems. Wind actually blows through our gym!
Woodrow is a great all around school. Not too big nor small--kids can participate in almost any activity they choose. It's very diverse, kids learn how to accept other students of all backgrounds and learn about other cultures. Very academic school
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.
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