Wilmington Public Schools Reviews
Rating 3.82 out of 5 33 reviews
Wilmington High School is overall a pretty good school. Offers different sports for the different seasons. Also has a ton of clubs you can join. Things could be communicated a little better throughout the school district and teachers but overall not a bad experience.
I love attending WPS! Most of the teachers are very understanding, caring, and empathic. There are numerous people willing to help you if necessary, from the guidance counselor, to the principal, to teachers. Someone is always willing to help, and I created wonderful connections with a few of my teachers. Obviously like any school there are some teachers one may like better than others, but that is to be expected. I felt that the education was very good. The opportunities to take more rigorous classes was always available, and we even had the option to take online courses if the school didn't offer a class we wanted in person. The only downside is the lack of diversity. However, I think it's definitely getting better as the years go by. The food is average, as expected from a public school. Salads at the high school are definitely not enough to fill up a growing teen though.
Lots of great and helpful teachers, good counselors and administration, exposure to many clubs and sports, easy to make friends
Wilmington Public Schools, particularly the high school, are a great learning environment. The best aspect of the school system is the people. The teachers are both great people, and talented instructors. As a recent graduate, I can claim that the school well prepared me for college, the schedule, and the work load.
The first 8 years were some of the best of my life, friends made will be lifelong. The teachers were not always great nor were the lunches. The buildings, other than the middle and high school, were old and outdated.
Overall very average schooling system. I did not feel adequately prepared for college and the administration was full of hypocritical rules. The high school cafeteria is very undersized, especially when taking into account it is a brand new school.
I loved the teachers and faculty at Wilmington Public Schools. They really cared about each student and their future, and really prepared us for college. I did not like that the school was not very diverse.
I think they need to push kids further in Honors and AP classes. Many teachers are very involved but not paid enough for the work they do and many leave for other districts with higher paying jobs. The school does prepare us for college and offers many class options to challenge us.
There are many teachers who will go above and beyond what is expected of them to help. This was a plus.
As a child that grew up in Wilmington, moving to Wakefield for middle school years and then returning to Wilmington high school I am strongly aware of Wilmington education. Wilmington public schools have extremely succeeding students, that are very educated. Majority of the teachers are great teachers that love students and care not only about their education but about other things that occur in their lives. There is however the occasional teacher who posts the homework an hour before class or assigns hours of homework a night but that mainly occurs in the advanced classes. Wilmington public schools is just like a normal public school, small cafeteria, strict teachers. The principal, Linda Peters is a great person, however has the occasional messup, she is extremely nice and wants to do whatever she can to help, and most people, or teachers are like that.
The public school system here in Wilmington, as with most towns, is relatively well off as it provided me with the education and resources needed to further my education at UNCW as an aspiring Anesthesiologist. The only thing I wish would improve are aspects of science teachings beyond marine biology.
I was in the Wilmington Public School system my entire academic career before college. I can honestly say that with the exception of a few teachers in those 12 years, it was the perfect school system for me. I'll be talking mostly about the high school level, since that is most recently ingrained in my mind. The teachers I had all cared about the subjects they were teaching, and cared about if I understood what was going on. Many of them will also take a personal interest in the students, and because they all treated me with respect, and like I was an adult and equal, I treated them with respect as well. the extra curricular activities are varied as well, ranging from environmental clubs to a field hockey team. There's something for everyone. I think I have turned out pretty well, and a lot of that can be accredited to Wilmington Public Schools.
I really enjoyed the friendly and safe environment and the theater arts opportunities I was a part of. The teachers and counselors were very attentive and helpful. Wilmington High School offered me the encouragement I needed to succeed. I was accepted into Honors, Advanced Placement, and College Preparation courses and enjoyed great success. I was also given the opportunity to act in lead and lead type roles in musicals, dramas, and comedies and participated as a student director. I also was active in set building and theater support throughout my time there. It is an excellent school with new facilities and great staff and administration. I was very fortunate to attend. I just do not have anything bad to say about Wilmington High School.
A+ educators but D- for administrators. Too many changes and not enough coverage in staff especially with guidance .
I learn a lot with all the teachers special ways of learning and teaching. Through labs and other projects, we have fun and understand the topic at the same time. I would like to see a change in the amount of homework and tests. I feel like once you leave school there is no need to work. It is important to socialize as well as balance your life and to be able to work and spend time with family and friends.
It's great in the fact that there's a new building for the high school, but nothing else really changed. Some departments are stronger than others in terms of experience and competition. The town put more money into the school than resources for the students.
I think Wilmington Public Schools gave me a very average public school experience. I think more care and importance needs to be placed on the arts as opposed to the sports teams. I understand sports brings in all the money, but it is a shame to see that our sports teams (especially those with the most funding) definitely lack results. The teams just aren't good.