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Fishersville, VA
Students enrolled: 718

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189 Hornet Rd
Fishersville, VA 22939

(540) 886-4286
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April 11, 2012
No doubt Wilson Memorial is the best high school in the county - that's what scares me. The school offers a whopping 3 AP options for juniors and seniors, AP US History, AP English 12, and AP Government. Not only this, but their AP classes are overkill. I used to be in all AP and Pre-AP in middle school, and never have I had to read 37 books for English 11AA- not even AP. You'll get 2-3 hours of AP US History homework piled on top of that. All other classes (regular - only option) are more like elementary - all arts and crafts. The administration strives for us to act like adults, yet we are treated like children. We can't even walk around in the morning - we are forced to cramp ourselves into a hallway until 8:00 - giving us 13 minutes of free time (So much for using the library). People get suspended for bringing cinnamon to school, smooshing a bagel on somebody, etc. The teachers are overly nice, pushovers, but unfortunately do not care about the education we are receiving. Needless to say I'm transferring so I can take all AP again. That is what colleges are looking for anyways.

- submitted by a student

September 08, 2010
school has no inschool suspension false alligations bases all diciplenary actions on hear say and in this school all students are liars intil proven other wise. i have had three students in this school one forsed to quite, other students in milliatary was not respected in the school, and third student will be transfered to another school and i will be E-mailing our governer about the issues in the school. also disrespectful to parents and if need to contact my name is greg my nubers are.......Work 942-1195 Home 949-6924

- submitted by a parent
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January 13, 2010
New to the area from CA this school year to Wilson High and Wilson Elementary. I have to say I am not at all pleased with Wilson High. The teachers are not very motivating and are so hard to work with. The staff at the school - not so friendly or helpful either. It's as if, everyone for there own. I am really disappointed with this school.

- submitted by a parent

December 05, 2009
I go to this school and personally i love it. The teachers we have are great and they inspired me to do the best i can do. I am new to the school and now i am geting higher then 3.7 gpa all As on my last report card which made my gpa 4.0 The teachers their are awsome and i say because of them i always try my best to do good in school. - k

- submitted by a student

September 07, 2008
This school has other students that don't care about learning all they care about is hanging with friends! I was so happy when my parents said that we were moving!

- submitted by a student

November 06, 2007
I had the privilege of serving on a visiting team at WMHS and found the school, students, teachers, and administration to be very professional and dedicated to learning. The dedication to teaching students life skills that will mold them into young adults is commended in a time that rules are often overlooked.

- submitted by a teacher

November 06, 2007
The after school tutoring program is a great way for all of the students to stay and receive extra skills or ask questions. Please continue this program.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
October 31, 2007
I believe that Wilson Memorial High School is comparable to all the other local schools in many way. However, in my experience they do have far more strict rules about miscellaneous topics, such as appearance, absences (including excused ones).

- submitted by a student

May 06, 2006
I would have to agree with the May 04 review. I have had 2 children at WMHS and I think the principal of the school is on a power trip. I don't think he takes best interest of the children into consideration. I think he uses the children for his own best interest. The teachers at WMHS are great they really love the children and love teaching and it shows. The sports program leaves much to be desired. There is not alot of parent involvement probably due to the principals dislike of many of the students and parents. He is condescending and arrogant. The administration leaves a whole lot to be desired. Wilson also needs to expand their art and music programs.There has to be a solution to Wilson's problems.

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2006
We were transferred to NJ in '04 where my son attended school for 3 months before we were transferred again to VA. Although I am overall satisfied with Wilson, it pales in comparison to the NJ school where a larger variety of foreign languages, sports, extracurricular activities were offered. Their attention to new students was phenomenal, meeting with them on a monthly basis to see how they were doing, pairing them with 'established' students. I have been disappointed with the math tutoring at Wilson, where the kids snack, & essentially just do their homework. Also, my son's first introduction to Shakespeare has been rushed. They've watched movies on Romeo & Juliet with no real discussion of the symbolism or language meaning. They also had no review in this class for their SOL exam, unlike every other class. Poor organization & time management by this teacher, obviously.

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2005
I think that wilson needs to be bigger and there needs to be more after school activities for students to get involed so that they can stay out of trouble and they need to have less rules about the way that the students dress because the way students dress doesnt distract them from learning and paying attention in class it makes them more comfortable with themselves.

- submitted by a student

June 09, 2004
My second and last child will graduate from Wilson this Friday. I feel that they have both received an excellent education, with teachers and administrators that care. They are all accessable and very interested in the well being and future of our children.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2004
Overall, I feel this is a good school; however, I feel that the principal has gotten so caught up in climbing the administrative ladder that he no longer looks out for the student's best interest. He was a much better principal at the elementary level. It appears that he and the school board work hand in hand to protect their image and not support the students.

- submitted by a parent
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Wilson Memorial High School
189 Hornet Rd, Fishersville, VA  22939
(540) 886-4286
Last modified Wilson Memorial High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Wilson Memorial High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top