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Tacoma, WA
Students enrolled: 1,450

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1202 North Orchard St
Tacoma, WA 98406

(253) 571-6000
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April 16, 2014
For the most part I love my school and I love my teachers! They are amazing,The only thing I could think to complain about would be the dances never have adults watching kids...other then that it is a fantastic school!!!

- submitted by a student

August 07, 2013
My Son will be a Senior this year. I think Wilson is the Best High School in Tacoma! The Principal and his staff are the friendliest, knowledgeable, and they know how to run a great High School. Thanks Wilson!

- submitted by a parent

April 20, 2012
One daughter graduated from Wilson. She had a great high school experience and was prepared her for a successful experience at an out of state private college. Our second daughter is currently attending Wilson and is having a very positive experience. The Honors and AP classes are challenging, the teachers caring, and the principal is incredible. Mr. Besett is involved, positive, and effective. Wilson provides great opportunities for involvement in sports, choir, clubs, and music. There are dedicated parents involved in the Ram Fans and Wilson Music Boosters. I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2010
I was in the "honors" and "AP" programs at Wilson High School. The teachers had high expectations, and provided us with all the instruction that we needed to attain those goals. The principal and other senior staff were present in our daily activities. They could always be found interacting with students. This aided to the order of things around campus. Also, you know teachers are good when students are being challenged, but still love to come to class. That was my experience at Wilson.

- submitted by a student

September 07, 2007
I think Wilson is fantastic! The staff have been more than helpful since my daughter transferred from University Place! Her teachers have been supportive & encouraging, and the principal is the best! I have had same day responses from a teacher, her counselor, and the office mgr! What more could you want? We love it & are glad we switched from Curtis!

- submitted by a parent

December 22, 2006
Wilson High School has a great enviroment for the students attending and hopefully it will stay this way thanks to the great teachers teaching at this school. The dropout rate has changed positvely in the last 20 years its abosoultely amazing.~ Shela

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2005
So far this year the atmosphere is charged. Probably because of the new construction going on. Because of this the classes seem a bit over crowded, but with the decent teachers this seems to not be a problem!

- submitted by a parent

December 04, 2004
This school is very money oriented. I find there are fees for everything and the cost of school events are sky high. Yes this is an upper class school, but there are those who aren't in that upper class that just can't afford these extra's. I find that even though they state they want parents input, they discourage it when faced with a parent. Acting like you are interfering with the school. There are some teachers that are very nice and helpful. I think they need people skills taught to the faculity. I also attend this school in the 80's and it hasn't changed a bit in these issues.

- submitted by a parent

September 02, 2004
The administration of Wilson High school leaves a lot to be desired. They are unable to connect with parents. When asked for assistance you get a run around and way too many interuptions. Some of thw teachers are excellent while others either don't care or have issues with language barriers or not caring about the students. Wilson has a very low drop rate but look at the withdrawal rate instead. Many students go to other schools looking for the connection that just doesn't happen at Wilson.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2003
I am a student at Wilson and I defenetly think that this is the best school in Tacoma specially if you compare it with the dropout and Wasl improvements at the other schools.

- submitted by a community member
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1202 North Orchard St, Tacoma, WA  98406
(253) 571-6000
Last modified Wilson is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Wilson Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top