Wilson Woodrow High School

Wilson Woodrow High School serves 1,713 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the DC average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 93%.
Wilson Woodrow High School operates within the Of Columbia School District.
The school district's 65% graduation rate is higher than the DC state average of 63%.

Overview

The student population of 1713 students has grown by 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 103 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,713 students
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 103 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (DC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 13:1
Asian
7%
1%
Hispanic
19%
13%
Black
48%
77%
White
23%
7%
Two or more races
3%
1%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.68 0.24
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
31%
58%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
4%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 56,422 students has grown by 27% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 65% has decreased from 92% over five years.
School District Name Of Columbia School District
Number of Schools
Managed
133
1
Number of Students Managed 56,422 354
Graduation Rate 65% 63%
District Total Revenue $801 MM $6 MM
District Spending $805 MM $5 MM
District Revenue / Student $18,069 $19,010
District Spending / Student $18,167 $15,913
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, DC Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Woodrow Wilson Senior High School is a secondary school located in Washington, DC, United States.
  • Wilson, which serves grades 9 through 12, is a part of the District of Columbia Public Schools.
  • Dr. Stephen P. Tarason is currently the sitting principal for Wilson and has been since 1999. The school's website says "'Woodrow Wilson Senior High School, Washington, D.C.’s largest comprehensive public high school, is known for its academic excellence and for its geographic, ethnic and economic diversity'". The school's student body represents 85 countries and the students come from 40 different schools in the city. The school mascot is the Wilson Tiger, and the motto is "Haec olim meninissee juvabit", which translates to "In days to come, it will please us to remember this". It is notable that, in context in Virgil's Aeneid, the line was an ironic comment made after the characters survived a shipwreck. Woodrow Wilson Senior High is located in DC's Tenleytown neighborhood, one block off Wisconsin Avenue NW.
  • In mid 2006, Woodrow Wilson Senior High School was proposed to be a charter school, but opposition from out-of-bounds students put the plan on hold. It has however a major objective of neighborhood and in-bounds interests. Woodrow Wilson Senior High School is the top performer in the non-magnet High School system in DCPS and one of the top performers in DCPS overall.
  • The school serves several neighborhoods, including Georgetown, Glover Park, and Tenleytown.
  • The school's demographics are as follows:
  • School boundaries encompass everything west of 16th Street, NW, all of southwest Washington north of the Anacostia River, and parts of Capitol Hill southeast.
  • Nearly 40 percent of the students receive free and reduced lunch benefits.
  • About 89 percent of Wilson students continue their education beyond high school, with 77 percent attending four-year or two year colleges or universities. Woodrow Wilson HS was the first school in the metropolitan area to adopt and implement a four course a day, alternating even day and odd day, modular schedule.
  • Aside from its academic strengths, Wilson is also known for its athletic and extracurricular programs. Not only do the Tigers maintain the only crew team among DC public high schools, but the baseball team has won more than ten consecutive city championships, and the soccer, cross country, and track teams are perennially among the best in the city.
  • Wilson used to be the only public school in DC with a swimming pool, but the pool has been out of operation for the past five years.
  • Famous alumni: Ray Blair; H.R., musician; Clarence Greenwood, a.k.a. Citizen Cope, musician; Emmanuel Burriss, baseball player; Darryl Jennifer, musician; Ian MacKaye, musician; Henry Rollins, musician, poet, media personality; Roger Mudd, Reporter; David Mays, Publisher (The Source); Tommy Duren, Politician, Puppeteer, Child Entertainer; Frank Rich, Editorialist, Drama Critic (The New York Times); Ian Herbert, Journalist (Washington Post Express); Adrian Fenty, Mayor-Elect of Washington, DC; Aquil Abdullah, Olympic Rower; Warren Buffett, Billionaire; DJ Spooky, musician.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Washington Latin Pcs High School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Deal Junior High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Janney Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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