Made many memories here. Unfortunately some not so great, but some will change my life. For the most part, very supporting and helpful of the LGBTQ+ community. Unless you seek help by yourself for college, you won't recieve any. Football games are very spirited, a lot of school pride. And I agree with the others, it is money hungry and overpopulated. Because they plan to move the CFPA program it likely will change. Teachers typically go against county rules, the homework rule in specific. You are only supposed to have 30 minutes of homework per class, including AP, and I often find myself spending up to 2 hours on certain subjects. I can't imagine how rough it is on student athletes. Certain faculty show care towards you, but favoritism is evident. On a more positive note, they do their best to make school a fun experience. Many extracurriculars and sports, as well as events and fundraisers that are enjoyable. Very clique-y at times. Each group of friends is very divided and rarely blend. Again, if you play sports you'll be worshipped, it's evident that if you spend your time as a scholar you are under appreciated. I have one year left at the school, and educationally it's extraordinary. I promise it's an amazing learning space. Socially is where issues arise. I will return to update is anything changes.
Mr. Bryant in counseling is AMAZING. Best person ever, more than willing to help in college searches and providing you with support and the proper schedule. ALSO- Mr. Godinez in choir, for being an amazing role model and connecting with his students as a unit. Very good at making you feel cared for without going easy on you, and he believes in you. Very trustworthy person.
Guidance counselors are foolish, unintelligent, and unhelpful. They are lazy, careless, and lack motivation to help students with the college process. I have had few memorable teachers and overall they have been nothing special. There is a lack of attention towards students who are not star athletes. There is a high demand for money here, and students are required to pay fees for required classes, transcripts, and everything in between. Huckestein is the poorest excuse for a principle in the entire county and cares only about how well his sons are treated in the school. The only positive thing to say about this school are the memories I've made, my friends, and close relationships with a select few teachers. Otherwise, avoid if possible.
I graduated from WSHS last year and have to say there are no "pods" yes the school is over populated but it has yet to cause any sort of problem. The guidance councelors are not great. They seem to lack motivation and did not help me in any way when it came to picking classes, writing college essays, essays to receive scholarships, or anything SAT/ACT related. Most of the teachers on the other hand are so incredibly helpful, it is rare to find a teacher that won't let you retake tests/quizzes or stay after for tutoring. Over all a great school, change the guidance counselors and it would be the best in Prince William County.
Comments about administration not caring or listening to parents are spot on. Have had two graduate from WSHS with more following. Won't send the others there. They won't even follow county policies. WSHS does not want parents involved. On a positive, if you child is a star football player you'll be treated like royalty.
Woodbridge Senior High School has disappointed me. We were impressed with what it had to offer when we moved here but have found the school only looks good on paper. I highly advise you to avoid this school if your child will transfer in from another high school out of state/country. We came from a DoDEA school in Germany. The school guidance/ administration is not educated in this type of transfer. Mostly the SOL requirements have confused them. It's been tough. My children registered for JROTC and were extremely active. We have become more and more disappointed in this program. The leadership doesn't follow school guidelines for field trips and basic safety. They also lack in any type of mentoring.
Woodbridge has been a very good High School for my Daughter, and she has attended two other highly rated High Schools listed in Great Schools. Due to my prior Military career (now retired), my Daughter had to transfer twice. With Woodbridge being her last School, she was still able to maintain her high grades and have a diverse group of friends that she likes. The Teachers,Staff and curriculum have all been great!