Highlights of Woodrow Wilson High School
Woodrow Wilson High School is one of the top schools in the United States as reported by Newsweek Magazine, D Magazine, and the Texas ACT Council.
Our Advanced Placement (AP) programs continue to be recognized by the College Board leading other high schools in the United States for students passing AP exams. In the past three years we have had 5 National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists and Commended Students at Woodrow Wilson High School. Many of our students in grades 9-12 are enrolled in Advanced Placement and Pre-AP classes. In 2009, Woodrow had 33 AP SCHOLARS. In addition, the Texas ACT Council presented Woodrow Wilson High School with the 2009 College Readiness Award in recognition of having a significant increase in its ACT Composite score of the past five years while increasing the number of students taking the ACT Assessment. This award is given to less than 5% of all Texas high schools.
Our students continue to be honored for their academic achievements in many areas including, academic UIL competitions and Academic Decathlons. Woodrow graduates are accepted to major universities throughout the United States and they excel in the major course of study of their choice. Yearly, our graduating seniors receive more than 4-5 million dollars in scholarships and grants. Universities know that they can recruit some of the best students anywhere from Woodrow, and they are willing to provide scholarships for our graduates.
The 266 member class of 2010 is 88% college bound and thus far has earned approximately $8 million in scholarships and awards. The Valedictorian will be attending Northwestern University and the Salutatorian will attend Yale University. The class increased the number of AP exams taken from 537 in 2009 to 618 in 2010. AP classes offered in 2009-2010 were: Calculus AB; Calculus BC; Statistics; Computer Science; English Composition; English Literature; Biology; Chemistry; Physics B; Physics C; Environmental Science; Psychology; European History; U.S. History; U.S. Government; World History; Human Geography; Music Theory; Art History; Macroeconomics; Spanish Language; and French Language.
Full-scale Broadway-style musicals are annual productions, and often receive Cappie Awards, the high school equivalent of the Tony Awards. The school's award-winning show choir, Variations, which continues to win accolades and perform in various venues, have performed with Shania Twain and for the Texas State Board of Education. The Mock Trial 2008 Team finished first in Dallas area competition and second in state competition. The team was selected to attend a mock trial workshop at in December 2008. Other extracurricular activities include: Debate team, Key Club, Academic UIL, National Honor Society, International Club, Engineering Club, Book Club, Environmental Club, Student Council, Junior ROTC, Variations, Counterpoint, Cheerleading, Guitar Club, and Chess Club.
Woodrow Wilson H.S. is the only public U.S. high school to be the alma mater of two Heisman Trophy winners: Davey O'Brien and Tim Brown. The Wildcats made the state playoffs in 1991, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005, advancing to the second round in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006. The basketball team produced Alton Lister '76, a pro player on five different teams. In 2007, Woodrow Wilson's Athletics Program was ranked No. 6 out of all 4-A high schools in The Dallas Morning News All Sports Competition
At Woodrow, students experience opportunities to grow academically and socially so they are able to learn from other students from around the world and become active, compassionate citizens. Woodrow Wilson's staff is committed to developing exemplary programs of higher-level learning so that students are afforded rigorous learning environments, study traditional disciplines, and become lifelong learners. We offer many dual credit and online courses through the University of Texas at Arlington and Lamar University. It is our expectation that every student who graduates from Woodrow Wilson College Preparatory High School will earn between 12 and 24 college credit hours.
At Woodrow Wilson High School, you will find the best teachers, dedicated students, and the most interesting classes available anywhere! We wish you the very best and hope you will consider making Woodrow your choice for high school. You may graduate with an IB Diploma and on to any college of your choice anywhere in the world.
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