School Details

Woodlands Senior High School

475 W Hartsdale Ave, Hartsdale, NY 10530
(914) 761-6052

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 501 students 10 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
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About this school

Woodlands Senior High School is a public high school in Hartsdale. The principal of Woodlands Senior High School is MR. WILL WASHINGTON and can be contacted at 501 students attend Woodlands Senior High School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 4% of the Woodlands Senior High School students have "limited English proficiency." 40% of the 501 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Woodlands Senior High School is 10:1. Maria Regina High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 55% 48%
Asian 5% %
Hispanic 26% 33%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 12%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 54%
Limited English proficiency 4% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Unfortunately Woodlands High School has not shown the improvement many thought would take place. The frequent change in leadership both administratively and instruction-wise have not shown significant improvement. Many teachers make little to no effort in improving instruction administrators do not demand good quality instruction the "coziness" of teacher staff members with administrators does not lead to quality education.

  • (1 year ago)

    A hidden gem. Reflection of the real world economically socially and demographically. Current Principal has great vision and leadership. This Star is a little star with the qualities and potential to be a HUGE star. Parent involvement could be better but the parents that are involved though small in number are big in impact!

  • (1 year ago)

    The Superintendant of Greenburgh Central 7 is wonderful. The children comes first. The staff is great! Parents need to attend meetings. This school is wonderful and diversified. That is what all schools need. This is the best school in WESTCHESTER NEW YORK

  • (1 year ago)

    The principal is progressive and actively prods the teachers to be creative in spite of testing requirements. As in many schools there are a handful of educators with tenure who fall short; a person may be smart but that doesn't mean s/he can teach. Yet the majority of educators are committed excellent and understand how to teach to a diverse demographic. It is absolutely true that motivated students get terrific benefits through independent study and AP courses. Unfortunately a percentage of students do not get the support at home that stimulates a love of learning. However any student who strives to find his or her way to educational greatness is presented with many options at WHS. Many seniors augment their education by taking college courses which prepares them well for higher education. The WISE program adapted by dozens of schools BEGAN at Woodlands HS in the '70s Woodlands Individualized Senior Experience (WISE). WISE is still a jewel in the Woodlands experience to foster independence and aid the transition of graduating seniors to life after high school.

  • (1 year ago)

    A three because there is pride and prejudice. The system is a bit corrupt in who has priority due to faculty and student preference. Students of course are above the staff which is a vantage point in their behalf and a misfortune for the teacher. Parents play a critical role in whether a teacher is in/correct an injustice applied by the board/system on the teacher. There is a lot of pride in subject material which should be inspirational but withdraw a child's interest because many are not interested in learning due to their disadvantage in childhood education. Teachers go far and beyond to keep kids active inspired and educated with trips fun educational activities and real experiments/demos. Those who take advantage and flood themselves in education succeed far and beyond. These students who partake in learning are taught independence and research which is significant asset skills not taught in every school. They truly learn the fundamentals of every subject in depth and have no doubt in their knowledge/education. A three looks good and is a true hardy solid number! Four is really an accomplishment and five I like to consider as an imaginary number; only in a perfect world.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great school! The teachers work hard to help their students and they offer many extracurricular programs that encompass a wide variety of interests.

  • (2 years ago)

    Greenburgh Central 7. The schools previously were dedicated professionally staffed performing above average. Of late the past four years or more have witnessed a decline. Administrators have embraced a "cronyism" of sorts hiring friends not necessarily the best qualified. No active evaluations of staff who are left to do or not do on their own. Less real teaching is overlooked by superiors/administrators. Unfortunately a mediocre element of education has prevailed. Those in charge have turned a deaf ear and "look the other way" attitude. More teachers and administrators hired for so few students.

  • (3 years ago)

    The passion and commitment that the teachers have is only surpassed by their dynamic principal. The school's population is diverse which teaches the students daily how to relate to a bigger world. The arts are alive and the students are challenged to do their best and stretch beyond it. Anyone who thinks otherwise has not stepped inside this school in years or listens to gossip. This school would benefit from greater numbers of parent involvement. The ones who are involved would welcome that.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a former student of woodlands high school and I highly recommend it to any parent looking for their child to learn beyond algebra and English. What I learned at woodlands not just in the classroom but in the cafeteria and during extracurriculars was more than any school in Westchester can offer. I learned about life.. How to handle and communicate with all types of people how to be independent and most of all how to be successful. The friends I made while at high school there are lifetime friends because only they can appreciate the journey that so many shy away from based on bad stigmas and negativity. Woodlands is a diamond in the rough. If parents knew better they would stop sending there kids elsewhere and contribute to the diverse rich educational atmosphere woodlands offers. I can guarantee what woodlands offers works because I myself am a PhD in the sciences and electrical engineer MD aeronautics engineer artist vet and computer engineer are the careers now of just a few of my lifelong friends who also graduated from there.

  • (4 years ago)

    Hi My children are attending the middle and highschool. The academic standards are great but parents and teachers need to work together. Losts of improvement since arrival of new principal. My daughter has been accepted to MIT and she has been in this school district alll along. They have great sports programs and the staff is responsible. they email me when my child gets a grade below 85 and we discuss ways to bring it back to the 90s. I am satisfied with the service this school is providing. Parents need to more involved and attend PTA meetings. Together we can make great strides

  • (4 years ago)

    I have one child in the Middle School and one child in the High School. I beleive the moral standards have been significantly improved since the Principal's arrival. Both of my children are doing exceptionally well. The academic standards as well as opportunities for AP classes are redially available for those who wish to work hard. The school spirt has been raised to a new high level. When kids feel good about their school and take pride in it there is a high chance that they will do well. I feel our schools is finally getting that status.

  • (5 years ago)

    There is a lack of morale because the AP spends his time attacking the teachers and playing favorites when doling out letters of reprimand.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a decent school in general. Principal is always available to the students. Teachers are caring warm and very responsive. It provides lots of art and science programs for the students. It ranks the top ten in Westchester.

  • (6 years ago)

    Both of my boy and girl are currently attending Woodland High and their experience so far have been great. The school has exceeded our expectations in all aspects. The teachers are very responsive and the learning environment has improved significantly from the past years. We are happy about it so far.

  • (6 years ago)

    My children just graduated from this school and they both went to Ivy league in the past two years. The school is satisfactory in most of aspects and I don't understand where people's negative comments about the school come from.

  • (6 years ago)

    Easily the worst high school in Westchester County; the teachers are disinterested the adminisration is absent and the School Board is politicized. The district needs a take over by the State like the Roosevelt district on Long Island.

  • (6 years ago)

    Poorly functioning principal. Teachers are lazy and show lack of interest. Students are frustrated. No accountability - someone in central administration or on the BoE needs to take action.

  • (6 years ago)

    Students are in charge of the building because teachers are lethargic and principal is absent (hiding in his office)

  • (6 years ago)

    Poor administration too many poor teachers lack of interest no accountable who is minding the store? High salaries poor performance!

  • (7 years ago)

    I feel my child has gotton a good education from this High School

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