School Details

Wilson Memorial High School

189 Hornet Rd, Fishersville, VA 22939
(540) 886-4286
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 744 students 16 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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Standards of Learning End-of-Course (SOLEOC)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Augusta County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wilson Memorial High School is a public high school in Fishersville. The principal of Wilson Memorial High School is Dr. Douglas W. Shifflett Jr.. 744 students go to Wilson Memorial High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 19% of the 744 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Wilson Memorial High School is 16:1. Stuarts Draft High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 93%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 3%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    No doubt Wilson Memorial is the best high school in the county - that's what scares me. The school offers a whopping 3 AP options for juniors and seniors AP US History AP English 12 and AP Government. Not only this but their AP classes are overkill. I used to be in all AP and Pre-AP in middle school and never have I had to read 37 books for English 11AA- not even AP. You'll get 2-3 hours of AP US History homework piled on top of that. All other classes (regular - only option) are more like elementary - all arts and crafts. The administration strives for us to act like adults yet we are treated like children. We can't even walk around in the morning - we are forced to cramp ourselves into a hallway until 8 00 - giving us 13 minutes of free time (So much for using the library). People get suspended for bringing cinnamon to school smooshing a bagel on somebody etc. The teachers are overly nice pushovers but unfortunately do not care about the education we are receiving. Needless to say I'm transferring so I can take all AP again. That is what colleges are looking for anyways.

  • (4 years ago)

    school has no inschool suspension false alligations bases all diciplenary actions on hear say and in this school all students are liars intil proven other wise. i have had three students in this school one forsed to quite other students in milliatary was not respected in the school and third student will be transfered to another school and i will be E-mailing our governer about the issues in the school. also disrespectful to parents and if need to contact my name is greg my nubers are.......Work 942-1195 Home 949-6924

  • (4 years ago)

    New to the area from CA this school year to Wilson High and Wilson Elementary. I have to say I am not at all pleased with Wilson High. The teachers are not very motivating and are so hard to work with. The staff at the school - not so friendly or helpful either. It's as if everyone for there own. I am really disappointed with this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I go to this school and personally i love it. The teachers we have are great and they inspired me to do the best i can do. I am new to the school and now i am geting higher then 3.7 gpa all As on my last report card which made my gpa 4.0 The teachers their are awsome and i say because of them i always try my best to do good in school. - k

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has other students that don't care about learning all they care about is hanging with friends! I was so happy when my parents said that we were moving!

  • (7 years ago)

    I had the privilege of serving on a visiting team at WMHS and found the school students teachers and administration to be very professional and dedicated to learning. The dedication to teaching students life skills that will mold them into young adults is commended in a time that rules are often overlooked.

  • (7 years ago)

    The after school tutoring program is a great way for all of the students to stay and receive extra skills or ask questions. Please continue this program.

  • (7 years ago)

    I believe that Wilson Memorial High School is comparable to all the other local schools in many way. However in my experience they do have far more strict rules about miscellaneous topics such as appearance absences (including excused ones).

  • (8 years ago)

    I would have to agree with the May 04 review. I have had 2 children at WMHS and I think the principal of the school is on a power trip. I don't think he takes best interest of the children into consideration. I think he uses the children for his own best interest. The teachers at WMHS are great they really love the children and love teaching and it shows. The sports program leaves much to be desired. There is not alot of parent involvement probably due to the principals dislike of many of the students and parents. He is condescending and arrogant. The administration leaves a whole lot to be desired. Wilson also needs to expand their art and music programs.There has to be a solution to Wilson's problems.

  • (8 years ago)

    We were transferred to NJ in '04 where my son attended school for 3 months before we were transferred again to VA. Although I am overall satisfied with Wilson it pales in comparison to the NJ school where a larger variety of foreign languages sports extracurricular activities were offered. Their attention to new students was phenomenal meeting with them on a monthly basis to see how they were doing pairing them with 'established' students. I have been disappointed with the math tutoring at Wilson where the kids snack & essentially just do their homework. Also my son's first introduction to Shakespeare has been rushed. They've watched movies on Romeo & Juliet with no real discussion of the symbolism or language meaning. They also had no review in this class for their SOL exam unlike every other class. Poor organization & time management by this teacher obviously.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think that wilson needs to be bigger and there needs to be more after school activities for students to get involed so that they can stay out of trouble and they need to have less rules about the way that the students dress because the way students dress doesnt distract them from learning and paying attention in class it makes them more comfortable with themselves.

  • (10 years ago)

    My second and last child will graduate from Wilson this Friday. I feel that they have both received an excellent education with teachers and administrators that care. They are all accessable and very interested in the well being and future of our children.

  • (10 years ago)

    Overall I feel this is a good school; however I feel that the principal has gotten so caught up in climbing the administrative ladder that he no longer looks out for the student's best interest. He was a much better principal at the elementary level. It appears that he and the school board work hand in hand to protect their image and not support the students.

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