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  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 2,410 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 98% in reading.

W. T. Woodson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1310
706 responses
Average ACT
30
212 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$148,848
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,413
National
$949
Median Home Value
$609,900
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.44 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.44 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 106 responses
  • Hey Day
    18%
  • Pep Rallys
    16%
  • Football Games
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Musicals and Plays
    8%
  • Blood drive
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,410
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,579
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.5%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.54 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.54 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.54 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
$16,186/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.60 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.60 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.60 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!
The atmosphere at Woodson is a competitive one, in which students are expected not only to excel academically but also to partake in multiple extracurriculars. Students have many resources available to them. They are free to use the school’s Writing or Math centers for help on assignments, and the Career Center’s door is always open for those in need of job and college information. An overwhelming majority of the teachers are caring and dedicated, and they make themselves available for after school help. The typical Woodson student is well-rounded and driven. Most of the students participate in the arts or in a sport of some sort, and the majority of them takes honors and/or AP courses during their time at Woodson. Overall, Woodson does a good job of preparing students for their future educational endeavors, and many students make valuable connections throughout their time there.