School Details

Woodlawn High Center For Pre-Eng. Res.

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High School Assessments (HSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in English 2, Algebra, and Biology upon completion of each course. The HSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. Beginning with the class of 2009, students are required to pass the tests in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
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About this school

Woodlawn High Center For Pre-Eng. Res. is a public high school. 1,498 students go to Woodlawn High Center For Pre-Eng. Res. and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 3% of the Woodlawn High Center For Pre-Eng. Res. students have "limited English proficiency." 61% of the 1,498 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Woodlawn High Center For Pre-Eng. Res. is 13:1. Oak Ridge Country School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 87% 39%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 2% 45%
Multiracial 0.5% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.07% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 45%
Limited English proficiency 3% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I attended 10th-12th grade and graduated in 1996. All 3 years we were given the answers for the Maryland State tests. The test answers are multiple choice 1 finger was A 2 fingers B and so on. I can't speak on what goes on there today however now as a parent it's been a priority for my children not to attend Woodlawn Middle or high school based on my experiences. I wasn't prepared for college.

  • (1 year ago)

    I attended Woodlawn for 10th- 12th grade. I graduated in 2005. In my opinion Woodlawn was not a good school. I transferred from a private school and a lot of what was being taught in the 10th grade there were things I learned in middle school. A number of students more than expected could not even read at a high school grade level. I honestly tried to get something out of it but they were behind. Learning about prepositions in the 10th grade is just wild to me. I hear they have gotten rid of a lot of the teachers and changed a lot with the curriculum. They really needed to. It's much better now supposedly.

  • (1 year ago)

    Woodlawn was a great experience for me. What I see is parents/guardians blaming adminstration and teachers for problems that students have. Woodlawn has always had a negative stereotype but was nothing like I've heard. The parents need to get more involved and build more positive relationships with staff to help all children succeed. I say stop complaining and help change. I have been successful since leaving Woodlawn and received a Maters degree. Woodlawn has some of the most caring and hardworking teachers in Baltimore County Pulic School system!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I spent all four of my High School years at Woodlawn graduating in 2007. I currently have a degree in Electrical Engineering from a top 20 University in Engineering. Woodlawn is about what you make of it. During long nights of studying in college I would reminisce moments where my coach would say "... how bad do you want it?" I remember teachers encouraging me to work-hard and focus because they recognized my potential before I could see it. Woodlawn taught me to be a leader and to never give up on my dreams!

  • (4 years ago)

    This is my son's 3rd year at Woodlawn High School and he has seen much success in his years here. He has improved his grades from below average in standard classes to excellent grades in Honors GT and AP courses because of teacher's constant dedication to working with students in school and out of school on their spare time. He has matured exceptionally with being apart of the magnet engineering program and the robotics and music program there. He was also able to be apart of an internship with the Maryland Transit Administration and the Baltimore Redline college tours of HBCU's around the nation through the school and perform at varies concerts with the music program at Woodlawn. Woodlawn in my opinion is a school with a tremendous amount of potential that is waiting to be seen though its students and I am glad the school is pushing students in the right direction when it comes to building character. Even though Woodlawn has just recently gone through restructuring the school continues to work to push their student to become leaders of society. The school's motto is "Witness the Change" Well I believe I have witnessed this change within my son.

  • (4 years ago)

    Ambulances and fire trucks always at the school. This school is terrible the absolute worst in the county. If this is what Baltimore County Schools are like my child will not go to these schools. Teachers and students fighting often. Drugs and hardly no rules being followed. Many of the administrators are unprofessional show favortism and too friendly with students. Many of them are not doing their jobs. There is no consistency with this school fights all the time poor education kids always in the hallway. I took my daughter out of this school right away. I tried to be involved but sensed my involvement was not welcome. There was no respect for me and all I was doing was being a concerned parent. My child was definitely not safe at this school and I do not want her safety compromised being there. This school should be shut down. My child's education suffered.

  • (6 years ago)

    I felt that woodlawn was a complete joke! there 'engineering' program is a complete failure and the administration plays favoritisms only to avoid the emminent threat of problem students. This school is a menance to the youth and should be dealt with appropriately. Vigourous programs should be included in the classes to 'weed' out the individulas who dont take learning serious. This school is just another 'mall' for kids to hang out at

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been dissatisfied with most of my child's public education but the last year and a half at Woodlawn have been the worst. The unenthusiasm from most of the Baltimore County teaching staff has permeated Baltimore County and is spilling over into our youth. My youth has only had two teachers in three years of high school that have made her feel that they cared about her academic acheivement.

  • (6 years ago)

    Woodlawn is not a bad school. Eneryone is excelling at their own pace. Also the administration is totaly new everyone has been replaced. Woodlawn is not what you have heard seen or thought you knew. I am a current student (senior) at woodlawn and i take pride of my school. I am active and I hate all of the negativity everyone seems to believe.

  • (8 years ago)

    Woodlawn has some excellent programs but the parents need to be more involved in their kids education. Some kids do well at woodlawn some don't mine did and got into one of the best colleges.

  • (8 years ago)

    This has to be one of the worst if not the worst school in this area. It is filled with a lot of kids who dont care about their education. Administrators who dont care about the kids. Its a sad situation. It appears to be overcrowded and I am not sure why the Maryland Department of Education has not investigated the school and their tactics.

  • (8 years ago)

    I attended Woodlawn. I found that the school is like that of most others it is what you make it. If you go to school to be educated and make the most of yourself that is what you will do. If you go to school to be social then maybe you won't be focused enough to get the most out of the school. There are lots of teachers who are leaders and provide excellent guidance to students who are willing to better themselves. The honor's and GT classes are an excellent way for one to challenge oneself. I graduated with a 3.7 GPA while running track and holding a part time job. My experiences at Woodlawn could not have been more monumental and it did properly prepare me for college. However parents must also be invovled in their childrens education. Teacher's can not be the sole providers of education.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school needs zero-based staffing. Anyone can walk in or out of the school and there seems to be a lack of discipline from the top down. Some of the students are brilliant but the their overall performance is subpar. This is not their fault. It is time for new leadership to bring this school back.

  • (9 years ago)

    I went to Woodlawn for ninth and tenth grade. When I was there it was fine to me. Of course there were fights but what school doesn't have them. I felt that my safety wasn't threatened at all. I had fun there and recieved a quality education. Many of the students not the staff are misguided thinking that if they don't do their work or skip school is popular. That isn't the school's fault. That is the student's fault. If the same student who skipped school was sent to a private school they would do the same thing at the private school. So for people to say that Woodlawn is a bad school they need to follow a student around and see what really goes on. To this day I can go back there and talk to my teachers about any and everything. CourtneyHaywood

  • (9 years ago)

    I am not a parent of a child that goes to Woodlawn Hight I am a formar student (2000-2003). Woodlawn is not that bad of a school like people on here are saying. I leaned alot at woodlawn not olny education but things that will stick with me for life. I love all the poeple there and there are lots of teachers that are there for you if you need them. To this day I can still go up there are talk to any of them if I needed or wanted to.

  • (9 years ago)

    Woodlawn High School is not as bad as imagined. My daughter is a sophomore and her English teacher is a former instructor from Princeton University. She is enjoying the Team Concept the school is using while getting involved in sports. With some more leadership Woodlawn can rival the Towson and Western Tech.

  • (10 years ago)

    Woodlawn Senior High School is one of the greatest schools for higher learning. But one most know to educate oneself in order to be educated. Just like any other school starting from the home is where the heart is so alot of the problems (90% of the time) are because of poor parenting. Basically there is little if not any effort at all toward a positive relationship between the parents and their children. Best of love who work hard with positive intent to acheive their goals. For that you will have rightfully earned and deserved to become forever a Warrior for P.E.A.C.E.(positive.energy.activates.constant.elevation.)

  • (11 years ago)

    Horrible!I pulled my child out of the school before the 1st quarter ended. H.R.

  • (11 years ago)

    My child has attended this school for 2 years. In that time he has been assaulted three times has personal belongings stolen of his person and little if any assistance from teachers. It is an overcrowded school with insufficient supervision. There are many behaviorial problems too numerous to list. A great number of teachers are not interested in doing their job. Just spend 10 minutes in the building and you will quickly get a birds-eye view on what really goes on in this high school while parents entrust their children to 'educators'

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is not safe. Every time I would frequent the school some students are in the hallways when they should be in class. There are always fights and students are constantly being escorted out of the school by the school police in handcuffs. The rate of tardiness is astounding. I can go on and on but it's just pitiful.

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