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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Woodland Hills Senior High School is a public, magnet school located in Pittsburgh, PA. It has 1,381 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.

Woodland Hills Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1090
238 responses
Average ACT
25
36 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$90,114
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,655
National
$949
Median Home Value
$173,900
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 96 responses
  • Football Games
    23%
  • Homecoming, Prom, Senior Dinner Dance
    23%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Sporting Events
    11%
  • Prep rallies
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Friday night lights!
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,381
Free or Reduced Lunch
92%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,547
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.2%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$25,110/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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Woodland Hills has gone through a decades long transformation. It is a district that grew out of a federally mandated merger of several contiguous districts in the early 1980's. It is likely the most socially diverse district of western PA.

Woody High truly depicts life as it really is. It's a melting pot of students from all backgrounds. The district and the high school have new administration and they have done a phenomenal job at calming the school environment and bringing stability to the district. It is becoming a strong knit community of students/families. It has seen its share of sadness as several students have fallen to gun violence. That said, one thing is abundantly clear. Kids are very, very safe in school. Teachers love teaching there and are committed to making a difference in the lives of kids, some of whom have no true sense of family outside of the school setting. They are making a difference and it shows.

By the way, their drama department is second to none!
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Woodland Hills truly feels like a family. It feels great to wear black and teal and chant “W-DOUBLE O-D-Y! WOODY HIGH!” I’ve met many of the best people in my life while going to Woodland Hills. Many of the teachers are passionate and feel like real people that you can talk to. Our current principal, Dr. Woods, has done a great job of reinvigorating school spirit and positivity. There’s a wide range of extracurricular activities that all have many successes. Dr. Damico is excellent at helping students prepare for college. I’ve truly enjoyed all my years at Woodland Hills.
Our high school has provided my kids with an huge variety of opportunities in terms of academics, music, performing arts, visual arts, athletics, clubs, and social justice initiatives. The teachers and staff are amazing and our principal has been instrumental in changes that continue to improve and enhance our high school. The Woodland Hills student body is incredibly diverse and close knit and allows students, teachers, and families the chance to work together for their school community.