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9-12
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Newport News, VA
Students enrolled: 2,102
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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13450 Woodside Lane
Newport News, VA 23608

(757) 886-7530
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December 08, 2014
The school has zero parent involvement and the teachers do not care about the success of the student. My child is a junior here and has not had a teacher yet that has cared. And my child does not have any behavior issues and is an honor roll student. He is not challenged to be prepared for college or encouraged to. The teachers simply just want to score high on the SOLS and forget what is most important; the student. We just can't wait for his time at this school to be over because he his not happy there and neither are we. We can only hope that he gets into a decent college after graduation from the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2014
This is my third year at Woodside and I have to say it's been a interesting time here. I think coming in at the start of freshman year was very good because everyone was looking for new friends at the same time, so it was easy to find people to be friends with. I will say that this is the best school in the city, but if you are used to very good schools, the transition will be a little rough. I think the principal does a good job and it is possible to get a high quality education at this school if you will put in the effort, as with any school or college. It is a crowded school, but I've never had a class bigger than 30 students, and it is very uncommon to have a class that big. Overall it's a good school and I've been pleased with what I've seen so far.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 01, 2013
I have found it a struggle to get by at this school. I'm an army kid and I have been to a 3 other high schools and this one is the worst. I moved in the middle of the year and I felt alienated. My teachers did not get me up to date with what I needed to learn, leading to my failure in a class and low grades in others. And half the teachers are just not good at teaching. The student body I mainly made up of kids that really don't care. Some don't care about their grades, leading to classroom distraction, and others just do not care about their actions, leading to fights and conflict. I don't go a day were I am not nudged our of the way in the hall or given a dirty look by a random passerby. I was put into the drama program and the program is very good. The teachers are loving and supportive and most of the students in the drama department are great to be around.

- submitted by a student
November 02, 2011
Woodside is amazing! It isn't just a school, its a place a grow and perform. There is so much diversity! I've never seen so many different children get along so well. And we had over 12% more than any other Newport News school in reaching our 3.0 G.P.A. quota. Woodside is the best school ever! I couldn't of ask for a better school!

- submitted by a student
August 04, 2010
I love Woodside! The people who say its overpopulated are CLAUSTROPHOBIC! I love the diversity and respect everyone has! The teachers are awesome, and the "no parents" complaint isnt realistic. the teachers are training us to be college students, trying to get us into Georgetown,Harvard,CNU and Yale! They really do care, and the reason why we have the "no parent" complaint is because we are learning to be independent, we have to learn from ou mistakes, and sometimes, we have to decide things for ourselves! Im so glad our principal this year is Mstilly. I love her! She is fair, and doesnt hover!! I LOVE WOODSIDE!!!!

- submitted by a student
April 17, 2010
i went to the school for a little bit then i had to move to phoebus this is a wonderful school and i loved it here the students are more diverse which is nice and the teachers are alot more understanding and caring for their students

- submitted by a student
December 14, 2009
Woodside is an amazing school! I'm in the music magnet (violin and love it! I love playing music with my friend and I'm happy that woodside has provided us musicians a place to express ourselves everyday. The music teachers are very respected and loved by all of their students. I feel like I couldn't have been in this enviornment if I went to any other kind of High School beside Woodisde. - thank you woodside!

- submitted by a student
November 26, 2009
This is my Second year attending Woodside High School, I think that Woodside is one of the best schools' in Newport news because unlike other schools in Newport News woodside is a tight knit community and everyone at woodside is respectable also the principal Mrs. Tilley is great! she treats us students like her own kids and when I was having problems Freshmen year she was there for me !

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August 06, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 05, 2009
woodside high skool is a wonderful skool it taught my child to be independent about there academics

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July 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2009
My daughter attends Woodside and is in the Arts Magnet program. I think the program is great, the school is pretty good. Like all Newport News High Schools it has it's share of problems. Ms Tilly has really tried to bring about change for the better. The teachers are really committed to the kids and the extra activities that they offer.

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October 10, 2008
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September 04, 2008
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August 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2008
I'm going to be a sophomore at Woodside next year, after experiencing my frshamn year I can easily say this school will put my life's goals into action, Mrs. Tilly, the new principal is amazing and has really brought Woodside pride through the roof. Most the teachers can be a friend and still teach, while implimenting discipline when necessary. IT is the ONLY school inNewport News that can hang with York County's standards.

- submitted by a student
August 01, 2008
I attended Woodside High School for the first part of my freshman year in the Band arts magnet, and now attend Denbigh High School.I can say that the social situation at Woodside is poor and the drama is intence and everything is very impersonal.At Denbigh it is a more tight knit community and there is not half the problem I had at Woodside.

- submitted by a student
May 27, 2008
I currently attend Woodside High School and I've enjoyed the three years that I've been here. The teachers are very friendly and take the time to work with you before and after school. Woodside/Hoodside goes to hard! l0ls.

- submitted by a student
January 06, 2008
This is the best school i have ever attended. One cannot expect a public school to stand up to the academic and behavior standards of a private school so it is not right to compare the two. This is an excellent school and the new principal is doing wonders for school pride and adcademic standards.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 03, 2007
I've been at Woodside since my freshman year. I'm a junior and I love the music program there. Woodside also helps you pick a career you want to do in the future.

- submitted by a student
March 28, 2007
I have 2 sons at Woodside and a 3rd that will be going there for 07/08 school year. While I believe it is probably one of the better schools in the area , I also believe it is still not as good as it should be . It is over populated,kids that need discipline rarely get it but kids that make minimal mistakes get the book thrown at them. The admin. is also very slow in letting parents know when something is worthy of parental intervention , example skipping.one of my boys had accumulated 68 skipped periods before we found out, and that was only because we found out . The school did not notify us. Most of the teachers appear to care about the kids academic performance.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2007
We have moved a lot and found this school to be poor. The school is over populated. There are a lot of students who don't care about their actions, their school work or their piers. The principal is never present. I'm not sure if there is one. There are too many negative distractions to achieve learning. A school is only as good as the community it is in.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2006
EXCELLENT!! As a student for 2 years, this is the best school I ever went to. The atmosphere is amazon, and the teachers are very helpful in achieving your dreams. This is a wonderful school and I would really recommend it!!

- submitted by a former student
May 22, 2006
I think the quality of academic programs is better than most schools in this area, although not anything to brag about. There are many extracurricular activities here which are well developed. Parents hardly ever get involved because the teachers and staff just don't listen.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2006
Excellent school. Great teachers that really care. The magnet program is great. You won't be dissapointed if you send your child here. Coach Hare is great, if your kids are involved in athletics.

- submitted by a former student
May 02, 2005
I went to Woodside High as a freshman and half of my sophmore year. I had to move due to military. I miss Woodside High. It was such a great school, and i learned so much. The programs they have to offer are also so wonderful. There is wide variety of AP and honors classes to fit the needs of any student.

- submitted by a former student
April 14, 2005
Well... Let's see. I attended Woodside highschool as a freshman and i thought it was fun. and high grades were easy to achieve. What a great school.

- submitted by a former student
December 23, 2004
I still go to woodside, but it has been probably the best experience of my life. I swear, if my friends and I starting singing and dancing a broadway shows on the table at lunch, no one would care, they'd probably applaud! I have no doubt in my mind how famous of a large percentage this schools students will become. Its a great school with great teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2003
I graduated from Woodside about 5 months ago. It was the best experience that I have ever had, and being an Arts Magnet, it opened my eyes to a new way of thinking and a new way of seeing the world. I highly recommened Woodside. Go Wolverines!

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September 09, 2003
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- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2003
We have a son entering 10th grade at Woodside. He is in the music magnet and has had a good experience so far. Teachers are fair and responsive to student and parent concerns. Student behvaior has not been a barrier for class learning, and all ethnic groups seem to be respectful to one another. Not sure what the new principal will bring, but I hope the caliber of the school does not change.

- submitted by a parent
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Woodside High School
13450 Woodside Lane, Newport News, VA  23608
(757) 886-7530
Last modified Woodside 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.
Woodside High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top