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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
W. T. Woodson High School is a top rated, public school located in Fairfax, VA. It has 2,435 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% in reading.
About W. T. Woodson High School...
Address
9525 Main St
Fairfax, VA 22031
Telephone
(703) 503-4600
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W. T. Woodson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1300
572 responses
Average ACT
30
178 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$145,213
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,000
National
$949
Median Home Value
$602,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.39 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 85 responses
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  • Hey Day
    19%
  • Pep Rallys
    18%
  • Football Games
    15%
  • Basketball Games
    8%
  • Musicals and Plays
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Blood drive
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,435
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,938
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.5%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,160/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.55 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.55 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.55 responses
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W. T. Woodson High School Reviews

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My experience at W.T. Woodson High School has been incredible. Along with its strong academic features and supportive teachers and peers, Woodson makes you feel welcome. Whether you're interested in planting trees and join the environmental club, want to represent your culture in the culture club, or enjoy in singing and join the choir, you feel welcomed and like you are part of a family! The only thing that both other students and I would like to see change is school food. The frozen pizza and microwaved melted cheese on nachos aren't the most appetizing meals, not to mention healthy. Nevertheless, I look forward to spending the last two years of my high school career at W.T. Woodson High School!
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I believe that W.T Woodson High School deserves a 3/5 stars because, although the classes were highly advance and educationally beneficial towards preparation for college, there was a lack of individuality in the teaching staff's abilities. Personally, I prefer being taught in a more thought provoking environment and, unfortunately, Woodson was one of the High Schools that were unable to meet that preference for me. I grew up in a military family and I have experienced many schooling districts so I believe I have a knowledgable view on how students should be taught. However, everyone has their own opinions and therefore ratings have been created. If you are a parent reading this who believes that testing and the infamous outstanding 4.0 GPA is best for your child then, by all means, Woodson is the school for you!
If you're going to Woodson High School you're most likely going to hate how difficult it is, and yes, you aren't crazy. However, when you get to college,it will be so easy, because unlike most of your peers across the country, you already know how to study, you know how to deal with stress, and you know how to get back up after you fail. Woodson will absolutely prepare you for life, if it doesn't break you down before you get there. My advice is this; you have calm down. Your teachers and peers at Woodson will tell you that if you don't have 10 AP's and a 4.2 GPA under your belt you will not go anywhere in life, but this simply isn't true. You have to keep your own mental sanity alive first, or you will only be a depressed and anxious ball of nothing by the time you get into that precious Ivy League, and then what was the point? You didn't become a better person because of that 4.2 and 10 AP's.So pursue happiness. Good luck to you!