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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Woodrow Wilson High School is a highly rated, public school located in Washington, DC. It has 1,791 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 19% of students are at least proficient in math and 21% in reading.
About Woodrow Wilson High School...
Address
3950 Chesapeake St NW
Washington, DC 20016
Telephone
(202) 282-0120

Woodrow Wilson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
21%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1150
498 responses
Average ACT
28
105 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-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$77,649
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,424
National
$949
Median Home Value
$537,400
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
86%
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 97 responses
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  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Football And Basketball Games
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Parties
    10%
  • Pep rally
    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
1,791
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$101,451
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.6%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 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
$30,944/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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Woodrow Wilson High School Reviews

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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!
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Woodrow Wilson High School is a school with a wide selection of courses and a close knit student population.
However, most of the student body is not academically focused. Many do not care about their classes and often skip. Fights break out often and students talk back at their teachers. The student body is also toxically politically polarized.The school is filthy and there is rotting food everywhere. The bathrooms have blood, urine, and hair strewn about and some hallways reek of marijuana. The building floods when it rains and no one does a thing to fix it.
However, the teachers and counselors really have the students’ best interests at heart. Most are very kind and those that aren’t still care. The counselors remember everyone’s names and situations and are real mentors.
The Wilson community is truly like no other. It transcends the walls of the building. At the homecoming game, cheerleaders spanning from the 70s all the way to the current squad perform together. It’s an amazing thing to see because it’s tangible proof of the alumnis’ love for the school. Wilson also has the most diverse student body in the city, with people from all 8 wards coming together to learn in one building. It has challenging classes, a thriving theater department and DC State winning sports teams. The great thing about Wilson is you can make the experience your own. However, I would hope to get more funding for more qualified teachers. While there are some teachers that truly care about the subject matter, there are some that are very blatantly there for the paycheck and don't prepare lessons and expect the students to thrive without guidance. As a dedicated student I know I learn the best when the teachers care, so that is the one main thing I would change.