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Woodrow Wilson High School

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Posted August 25, 2009

This school could be a lot better if the there were better academics for the students whom want to learn and be educated. The ones who don't make it hard for the others because all they want to do is cause trouble. Don't get me wrong some of the teachers are dedicated in teaching, while others are the same as the students gossiping and stuff. This was the best school, but now students are going else where like Independence or MSA so that they can have a decent education and not all the drama. If this school wants to do something, it needs to get back to they way they were before when everyone was wanting to go there, not run away from it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2009

This is a fantastic school with a strong administration, highly qualified teachers, great school spirit and a rigorous curriculum. In addition, this school employs high safety standards for all students and employees.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 24, 2009

It is a pretty nice school. Sports are good there. Alot of fun to be at.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2007

this school is probably the better one in the county but caters only to average students.AP classes are offered,but AP quality material is not taught in these classes.The small % of students that pass the Ap test with a 4 or 5 only do so because they come from the strata of society where parents make arrangements for private help.There are science classes where students do not do even a single lab all year long.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

The School Is Ok But They Really Need More stuff For African Americans And That would Make A Big Difference But Until The Its An Ok school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2005

I'm a Woodrow alumni and I loved it. Most of the teachers and administation truely care about the students. Students that are collegebound will find an excellent curriculum as well as kids who have technical aspirations. The ACT (the county vocational school) is within walking distance and it's easy is to incorporate. On top of that, the student body is about as diverse as your going to get in West Virginia. Race didn't ever seem to be an issue at Woodrow and students are taught to be understanding and tolerant of others. The atmosphere is one of both learning and friendship. The sports program is also superb. Woodrow has excellent football and basketball teams as well as soccer, baseball, tennis, and softball. Students are encouraged to be physically active. Extracurricular activities are varied and almost any interest is covered. I'd be remise if I didn't mention the really great auditorium or the football stadium.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 41% in 2012.

339 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

339 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

330 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
52%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 37% in 2012.

332 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2012.

314 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

315 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
53%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 45% in 2012.

303 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2012.

286 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

283 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
62%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 35% in 2012.

264 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students43%
Black35%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities46%

Reading

All Students55%
Black44%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities59%

Science

All Students28%
Black15%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities30%

Social Studies

All Students39%
Black23%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students50%
Black33%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities53%

Reading

All Students53%
Black34%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities58%

Social Studies

All Students46%
Black28%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities0%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students52%
Black34%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities52%

Reading

All Students44%
Black29%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities44%

Social Studies

All Students35%
Black19%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities0%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 92%
Black 25% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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