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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Woodside High School is an above average, public school located in Newport News, VA. It has 1,891 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 80% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.

Woodside High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1070
464 responses
Average ACT
24
74 responses
AP Enrollment
29%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$51,884
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,008
National
$949
Median Home Value
$193,100
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
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.61 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.61 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 184 responses
  • Spirit week
    28%
  • Woodside Jams are the best and our pep rallys.
    24%
  • Theater Productions
    17%
  • Athletic Events
    8%
  • Charity work
    7%
  • Spring Festivals
    5%
  • Orchestra Concerts
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,891
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.62 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.62 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.62 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,098
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.9%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.90 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.90 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.90 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,510/ year
National
$12,239
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.104 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.104 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.104 responses
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Years ago, when I was an incoming freshman to Woodside, I remember feeling the overwhelming sense of excitement and belonging on my first day stepping foot into the school. There is an aura surrounding Woodside and it befriends all that stammer upon it. The school's friendly atmosphere isn't its only charm, it's also extremely diverse both racially and academically. Woodside is a magnet school meaning that is specializes in the talents of the students. The classes range from guitar to architectural design and many more. There is something for everyone at Woodside and there is a great chance that you'll make many friends on your journey as well!
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I think that Woodside is a very diverse and culturally accepting school. I find it to be quite unique. Woodside’s Magnet Program is mainly based around the Arts, such as Band, Orchestra, Piano, Art, Photography, Theatre, and many more. Every bit of the art department is filled with talented people. Our walls are filled with a variety of beautiful paintings and thought-provoking photos that others have made or taken. Entirely, I find Woodside as a very knowledgeable and well-rounded school. Although, I would personally like a few changes; but I would declare them changes that are out of my reach. Such as student’s behaviors, and actions towards others. I’d also like it if certain security guards were kinder, and understood certain circumstances- such as a person pulling out their phone for something school related, and getting it taken away. Overall, Woodside High School is accredited and, for those who partake in the arts, a building full of opportunities.
Woodside High School is one of the best high schools in the city of Newport News. The teachers make bonds with their students rather than asserting their dominance and I believe that those bonds help students with their education. The teachers at Woodside really do their best to make their classrooms the safest environments for their students, while also trying to give the best learning experiences. Woodside is one of the most diverse schools in the district. The guidance councilors make sure that the students are college ready by having an open door. Woodside is one of the best high schools in the Newport News school district.