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.
The school is poor, the students are below average academically. This school has been putting into place many tutoring programs and attempts to interest students in college early on. I am hoping to see some improvement in the coming years.
this is a good school to graduate from i graduated from here 3 years ago and now i am a very succesful owner of my own hotel chain thanks to coach crabb.
Comments related to prior reviews: 1) The football team won all their regular games in the fall of 2005 and we have high hopes for 2006. In Texas, football is important! WWHS is the only school in the country to graduate 2 Heisman trophy winners. 2) For those of you not from the south, the term 'fixing to' is standard grammar. 3) We had over 15,000 people at the homecoming game this past year. Many, many of the folks who supported the team this year are neighborhood residents who are former students. We had folks ranging from as far back as the 1932 graduating class at some of the games. The comment about not needing reunions because many folks are still around the school often, is oh, so true. Wildcat fever is always with you. I'm proud to be a parent of a Wildcat.
Certain programs, such as the spring musical and the mock trial team, have retained strength over the years. Although the football team wanes, the support can be unbelievable. The community around this school can be so tight it's suffocating, but overall, it's an admirable comfort in a fast-paced, urban environment. Some of the students are unbelievably bright, despite having a hodgepodge of both good and bad teachers and a weak administration with low, DISD teaching standards, but the musical's top-billers are remarkably talented. A strong sense of spirit engulfs this school, which may or may not be a bad thing, depending on your outlook.
this school's not too bad really... the academic programs are about average i guess. i'm glad my son goes here though because alot of his teachers seem to really care about him and want him to do well in life. i think that more parents need to get involved but you can say that about most all schools.
They offer a variety of AP courses challenging enough to those students who take them. In the past the musicals performed by the choral departments have been outstanding, under the direction of a new director I think it will still be. Parental involvement is apparent especially through the PTA board and sport activities. The football team is not the best, but perhaps it can improve. They have one of the best Mock trial teams around. It has been that way for a number of years. I'm not aware of any addt'l art opportunities. The newspaper and yearbook are so, so.
Woodrow Wilson excells in both academic and extracurricular activities. While some teachers are sub-par, if you know who to look for, Woodrow offers a superb education. Teachers are intelligent and extremely available to students that want help. Woodrow Wilson is a diverse community that gives students a chance to interact with and understand people from all backgrounds. Your student will come out of Woodrow with more practical knowledge than a large amount of graduates from private and magnet schools. There are certain policies in Woodrow's administration that I disagree with whole-heartedly, but another great aspect of the school is that it is an interactive environment. Students, when organized and intelligent, have as much power in the school as the faculty and are capable of changing policies that no longer have a place in the school. Finally, Woodrow really is a familial environment, and fosters a great education environment.
Woodorw is a great school . It has though my child the best things in life not only did she go there as a student . But she grew there as a family member. The teachers ther are great and are always willing to help. The school is also filled with so much history and many wealthy people come from a great school.
I think that Woodrow is a great school. I go to Woodrow myself. I'm fixing to be a Woodrow graduate and my sister is fixing to graduate also. Woodrow has very nice teachers that help you in anything you need. They really know how to teach to make us hard headed people learn something. They never give up on us. Instead they are always behind us telling us that we can do it instead of just giving up on us.
I am the mother of two Woodrow students and I believe that this is a great school for all children. However, I hate the fact that the pricnicpal seems to disagree with the fact that morbidly obese people, like myself, are not disabled. Well, we are. I have been a little on the obese since I was a teen.
I personally think that Woodrow Wilson is a magnificent school for the students. They did get better in everything. More extra curricular activities including the 'Steppers Club' and other wonderful activities. Overall I think your child should come and represent this school.
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