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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Wilson Central High School is an above average, public school located in Lebanon, TN. It has 1,879 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
Address
419 Wildcat Way
Lebanon, TN 37090
Telephone
(615) 453-4600
Website
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Wilson Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1210
24 responses
Average ACT
25
375 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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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+
Median Household Income
$66,123
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$950
National
$949
Median Home Value
$227,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 107 responses
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  • Football games
    26%
  • Pep rallies
    19%
  • May Mania
    16%
  • Dance show and basketball games
    14%
  • Evening With The Arts
    6%
  • Fall Frenzy
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,879
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
83%
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
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,705
Teachers in First/Second Year
27.3%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.53 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.53 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.53 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,247/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.60 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.60 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.60 responses
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As part of an organization, I visited all of the other schools in the county and realized that Wilson Central is honestly the best. Our administration and teachers are constantly trying to improve our schooling experience. The vast amount of extracurriculars at WC is astounding. There are so Manu opportunities to get involved in the school and the community. We have the best student council and theatre in the entire county. Many of the other organizations are nationally ranked as well. Wilson Central is overall an amazing school!
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I really enjoyed going to school at Wilson Central. It was an experience that I would not take back in my life. The only thing that I would have enjoyed more is the diversity of the students, and the events for the African Americans. There were not a lot of events representing the culture of the black students in the school. We only had a select number of black teachers, and I feel like there would have been more diversity if there were more black staff. Overall it was a good experience, but I feel like my culture was overlooked extremely!
Wilson Central is almost like your standard high school. The teachers, for the most part, are super nice and care for your well-being a lot. Unlike most principals, Wilson Central's principle, Travis Mayfield, is very unique. He takes pride in the school and is always there to hype up the student body, especially through exam season. He is always there for everyone and does charities for local and nationwide disasters.
However, Central can improve on some areas. There's a huge thing about being kind to one another, especially in the society we live in. There are very little approved clubs that promote kind behavior. Also, as most schools deal with, Central's bathrooms are filled with pens and marker written walls and stalls. It, in some way, disrupts the school's nice campus. Overall, Wilson Central is a good school to attend.