Terrible high school experience. cliques, pressure to fit in and be accepted, insane work load, ridiculous grade requirements, disgusting building conditions, and the ongoing academic competition is enough to make any reasonable person be miserable. terrible place.
As a former student, I was surprised by the comments posted in October 2004. While there is some truth to the clique aspect, this is no different than most high schools. The test scores and rankings tell it all - this school is a great public high school where a kid gets a well-rounded experience. Also, more than 90% of the graduates go on to college - it really isn't fair to cite erroneous statistics in an attempt to denigrate a school. Sounds like you have a personal problem with the school, not an overall problem with the educational environment. I am sorry for that, as my experience was very good.
Woodson is the best high school in the area! Students don't need new lockers, desks, or classrooms to get some of the best grades and standardized test scores in the nation. gangs and drugs are far less common than in other FCPS schools, and the extracirricular activities are wonderful.
The school's education system is by far tops in the county for public schooling. However, the physical conditions of the school are horrendous... it has not had a major renovation since it was first built in 1962, and the place looks like a dump inside. Hopefully renovation will be completed quickly within the next decade.
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