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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
James Wood High School is a public school located in Winchester, VA. It has 1,287 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 78% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
Address
161 Apple Pie Ridge Rd
Winchester, VA 22603
Telephone
(540) 667-5226
Website

James Wood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
78%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1140
137 responses
Average ACT
25
21 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$68,929
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,106
National
$949
Median Home Value
$231,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
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  • Rachel's Challenge!
    43%
  • Powderpuff
    21%
  • Band Competitions
    7%
  • Club events
    7%
  • Dances
    7%
  • football and volleyball games
    7%
  • Homecoming
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,287
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,805
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.9%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,737/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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I've been to three high schools, I've had the best experience at the last school I attended, James Wood High. I didn't think I would make very many friends, because I was clearly very different from everyone there. I felt like I wouldn't fit. When I stepped into school, I felt welcomed. Thinking about it now, it was definitely not so bad. I didn't expect to attend James Wood, either. Everyone was so friendly, especially teachers. My only problem was getting to adjust to the change. I made it, though! I was recognized for honor roll at this school, & received a certificate! I joined clubs, like HOSA and continued my role in FCCLA, & became President of the Book Club. One thing that I would change about James Wood is the restrooms, I would add a few more throughout the school. I would also fix the broken stalls and toilets in the restrooms. Overall, my experience at James Wood was spectacular, and the faculty/staff were beyond amazing. I thank James Wood for helping me find myself.
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The majority of the teachers and staff I interacted with were great! The student body itself seemed a little separated while I was there, and as the "new kid" coming in as a junior, I was a little intimidated at times. The higher level classes will prepare a student well for college classes, as the AP teachers I had truly enjoyed their subject, and were dedicated to helping their students understand the material efficiently.
James Wood is a little country school with about 1500 students. My graduating class was about 300 of the best people I had ever met. The school created and amazing bond between students and teachers while creating an environment that made learning easy and friendships even easier. The teachers were always involved and the administration often knew us all by our first names. There was the typical student teacher respect, but we were treated as adults and I think that made a huge difference with the atmosphere the school provided. I couldn't have imagined graduating from anywhere else and I'm so glad that those halls hold so many memories of mine.