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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Woodrow Wilson High School is a highly rated, public school located in Washington, DC. It has 1,829 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1160
618 responses
Average ACT
28
130 responses
AP Enrollment
42%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$82,604
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,487
National
$949
Median Home Value
$568,400
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 102 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • Football And Basketball Games
    13%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Pep rally
    11%
  • Parties
    10%
  • Other Sports games besides football and basketball
    8%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,829
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,549
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.6%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
47%
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
$31,162/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.54 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.54 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.54 responses
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I went to WWHS for my final two years of high school, and I had a positive experience for the most part! In the beginning of the year, I had a hard time making friends but pretty soon I had met many people who we all shared many interests. The material we learned I found to be very informative and correlated with the goal of having every student reach their highest potential. Specifically with college readiness, I feel that the school helped me most with giving options that were close to home and that met my interests for college when I had no idea of which colleges I wanted to attend. Overall I feel the school is a great place for any student. The school is right by a metro station with many shops and places to eat all around. I've never met any issues around the school as there are police always around as well.
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One thing to keep in mind about Wilson is that it is a public school. Meaning that it is not funded properly which is not the school's fault. I have enjoyed my time at Wilson but it is not the school for everyone. If you can handle large class sizes and don't need a lot of extra academic help Wilson is a fit. Wilson has plenty of activities and sports teams. There is something to do for everyone. The school is very diverse and most teachers care. Wilson will challenge you and there are so many options of courses you can take and academies to join to fit you interest after high school. There are also over 20 AP options However, the is an issue with the attendance policies and how it works. Counselors are very helpful and they are always available. Wilson is going to be one of the best public educations your going to get in D.C. If your an athlete Wilson is great because you still compete with private schools and coaches care. However the issues at Wilson are also issues within DCPS.
Wilson is a very diverse school with plenty of opportunities for its students. There are tons of clubs, sports, and activities that you can participate in. In addition, the academics are rigorous depending on the courses you take. I would definitely recommend anyone to attend Wilson High School!