As a student, I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Woods Cross. Well-known for their academic excellence, their other accolades are nothing to scoff at either. As always, the music program goes above and beyond expectations, usually sweeping the board in state competitions. WX claims a sizable agriculture department, something that nearby high schools can't boast of. Honors and AP enrollment has reached nearly 50% of the students. Athletics have really picked up in the last couple of years. Extracurricular activities, including service opportunities are stressed. What I personally loved the most about Woods Cross were the feelings of unity, school spirit, and inclusion. Despite the wide range of economic backgrounds, it felt as if we were all treated the same, as respectable students of WX High School. It is a very disciplinary school, but still more lax than some junior highs I attended. After having also attended Bountiful High for a semester, I can attest to the superior friendliness and acceptance that the student body of WX tended to show. My only complaint would be about the smaller size of the building and the outdated style, two things Bountiful holds over Woods Cross.
Although this is a great school for music, band, and orchestra, it falls short in many other areas. It does not have structure. We lived in Murray, Utah for 18 years before moving to North Salt Lake and having two of our kids attend Woods Cross. I suppose that if your student is a good student, they will excel anywhere. But, if they have a small amount of trouble and need help with anything, don't plan on getting help from the teachers at this school! Also, the discipline is WAY TOO STRICT for such small little things - i.e., like wearing a hat AFTER school hours! I think administration needs to concentrate on structure and making sure that the kids are understanding the subjects rather than bullying the students. That's right, teachers and administration BULLY the students! Also, I don't understand why the PTA doesn't have parents get more involved in the day to day association with teachers and students.
A very Great and fun school the band and choir is amazing and the sports are very fun to be a part of, also number 8 on the utah school list by ksl
Sounds like some parents here aren't taking accountability for their students actions. My kids did fine. They worked hard, were pushed by me to succeed, and did well at this school. Don't blame the teachers and school for your kid failing, being unfocused, not having time for academics. Blame yourself, and your kid. I
This school allows students to slip through the cracks. If your child has any kind of learning issues DO NOT SEND THEM TO THIS SCHOOL. Most of the teachers and staff do not follow the district accomodation plans for students with disabilities. One of the teachers actually told me - "well who doesn't have learning disabilities"! If only I could go back in time and send my student to a school that cares.
This school has not met the needs of my child. They do not take ADHD seriously and only go through the motions of meeting the district requirements. I have found most teachers are not interested in the success of their students and want to put in the minimal amount of effort possible. The faculty is even worse. They punish students severely for very minor issues - there focus is way off. Suspending a struggling student is crazy - put them in detention (but that would require more work for the school). I have two more children and there is no way they will attend this terrible school.
While my child is happy at this school, I am not impressed by it. Extracurricular activities are emphasized too much, even at the expense of academic progress. The amount of time required for many extracurricular activities is also too much. It undermines my child's focus on academic progress, does not allow adequate time for homework and leaves my child constantly sleep deprived. Further, teachers and counselors alike ignore, or don't enforce, academic or citizenship standards. Students are allowed to slip though the cracks.
I am a shopmore at woods cross and I love it I think that the teachers and students there are amazing! WXHS ruels!!!!!
This is a great school that excels in almost every single department that a high school could have. This includes music, math, science, english, history, athletics, and art. What an amazing place.
Woods Cross is an excellent school! It has an amazing fine arts program, and it has a good supportive administration.
Woods Cross High School is one the most greatest High School I ever had. It is my Sofemore year and I am having one of the greatest time of my life, and having a lot of fun, and I am Student that has one of the most School Spirits. And also I am trying my hardest to be a 4.0 Student.
We have the best students, with the most school spirit and unity. We also excel in all areas, particularly AP testing, art, and music.
I don't the only time I like it is when we have free time & hang out with my friends & few other fun classes that are active like gym, woodshop, etc.
Woods cross is great place to be a teacher. Students here are motivated, friendly and strive for excellence in many different areas of their lives. We also have supportive parents and administrators who are totally focused on student success.
Woods Cross High deserves the highest praise! I'm a mom of two grads. Teachers are genuinely concerned about the students. Every extracurricular program is top notch. The Arts are particularly strong. WX Band and Choir consistently take first prize in State and National competitions each year. The theater productions are stunningly professional. Dance performances are college level. The fine arts program is led by a renowned artist & exceptional teacher. WX offers top science courses including Marine Biology. A thriving after-school club program offers everything from Swing Dance to Trebuchet! There is something for everyone. Students are heavily involved in community service projects. The administration are warm, caring and accessible. The student body is friendly and respectful. This is perhaps the most defining positive attribute of WX. It is a school where everyone is accepted, and there is a noticible lack of cliques.
Very good school, great teachers, and the students are unusally kind and friendly! Great music program, and good athletics too!
This was an excellent, excellent High School. I've had 2 children graduate and receive academic scholarships to college.
I would absolutely recommend this school to anyone. I have never seen a school that is so open to new people! If you're moving and looking to be accepted, respected, feel 100% comfortable, and have a lot of great friends this is the place. The sociology/psychology teachers are the best there is
My husband and I both graduated from WXHS. We both had great experiences there. He was in band and I was in the choir program. Being in Madrigals was the greatest experience! The music and drama departments were some of the best in the state! The honors and AP classes were wonderful! We also had some really great teachers - some of which are still there!
Amazing debate, drama, choirs, and one of the best bands in the nation! There is plenty for everyone to do at this school which has much to be proud of!
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