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.
Now an fully-authorized IB World School offering the IB Diploma Programme - 24 hours of college credit in Texas and up to 30 in univeristies around the world. In addition to IB, Woodrow offers 22 AP and 8 dual-credit college courses which can yield even more college credit. 10 foreign exchange students and a dozen visited from France for most of April 2011. IB students are planning a Costa Rica trip this summer. Beyond IB and AP are the chances to be friends with students from all walks of life, race and income levels. Woodrow is truly greater than the sumof its parts. Not easy to quantify by scores, it's more qualitative.
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.
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
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