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About This School

Woodrow Wilson Senior High School is a public high school in Los Angeles. The principal of Woodrow Wilson Senior High School is Robert Martinez. 2,457 children attend Woodrow Wilson Senior High School and are mostly Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 22% of the Woodrow Wilson Senior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 81% of the 2,457 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Woodrow Wilson Senior High School is 15:1. Abraham Lincoln Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Italian
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 93% 73%
Asian 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 0.6% 9%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Filipino 0.4% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.3% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.04% 646343%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 75%
Limited English proficiency 22% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Wilson USED to be a great school before budget cuts that is. THE TEACHERS are not that great. Some are good and some don't care what the students learn. There are probably only 4 for 5 good teachers out of 10. But it all depends on your SLC (Small Learning Community). Different SLC's have different types of teachers. THE STUDENTS are all different. There can be mean people and there can be really nice people. Depending on your SLC you can become friends with people who are very intelligent and nice and are going to college and then there students who are very ignorant and don't plan to go to college or do anything else with their lives. THE FOOD is horrible! Bring your own lunch unless you want to be eating microwaved food that tastes like cardboard. Because of budget cuts i dont blame them. THE CAMPUS can be nice at times when it is clean. There is graffiti in some places and carved tagging on just about every desk. The school is very big and is filled with different buildings and massive stairs. THE BATHROOMS never have toilet paper nor soap. The soap smells horrible so bring your hand sanitizer. There are few people who just hang out in the restrooms which is NASTY!

  • (1 year ago)

    I started Wilson this year and honestly the teachers here are great but the classes aren't as challenging as I expected it to be. Wilson's campus is large and clean but does need improvement in certain areas. This school could drastically improve if the students cared about test scores and grades. Not only that but I feel as if there isn't much school spirit when there should be. When students care about their school they will care about its reputation and will improve their scores boost their sporting skills and be involved in school activities and clubs. Now the worse things about Wilson High are its policies. For example Wilson's attendance policy isn't strict enough. When I came to school late with a note one of the attendants looked at me as if I were crazy and told me to just go straight to class; I couldn't believe it. I really do think this school could be one of the best but these few major flaws really bring Wilson down.

  • (2 years ago)

    Wilson was named School Of The Year in 2012 by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund for sending so many students to prestigious Universities. Also in 2012 Wilson was accepted into the International Baccalaureate network of schools. In the years I ve been at Wilson the school has totally turned around. Wilson s Law Magnet program continues to send its graduates to Ivy League universities like Harvard and Stanford. And Wilson s AVID program is so successful that it has become an AVID Demonstration School. Wilson has become such a great place.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is a shame that Wilson high has such a beautiful campus yet students are trashing the school everywhere. Many students have no decency nor morals. They often get away with things because the school does not enforce consequence for student's actions. Kids are slacking off & scores are falling! I see

  • (6 years ago)

    Wilson high school has some of the best teachers and students yet also has some of the worst of both. Wilson has a great history and significance which is why so many return to teach or visit. Since the change in administration Wilson is now heading down the drain as they are planning block schedule with an acceelerated program with much opposition from both students and teachers and adults. This is also a great disadvantage for students who wish to take 3 APs as it limts them to taking only one available class which may need to be a year round course such as leadership yearbook or AVID. If you are a parent with a child who is hoping to exel and go onto a college or universtiy I strongly advise that you send your child elsewhere.

  • (7 years ago)

    The success of students at Wilson is relative to the amout of support students receive both at home and at school. Students who have a place to study at home and parents who check up on them have a better chance of succeeding. With faculty and administration its a hit or miss. They don't properly understand the underlying factors that contribute to student success. Instead of detention students should be made to attend events at the college corner--we all know jails don't work its the same concept with punishment at school. I don't think Wilson adequately prepared me for the academic challenges I faced in college. I was able to attend one of nations top liberal arts college--all Wilson did was teach me things it didf not teach me how to think about things. A very big distinction. As a parent be involved and make sure you challenge your child.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a student here in wilson high... Some teachers here are good and some are not... But I would say that most teachers here are good... However students have less discipline...

  • (8 years ago)

    Im a student here and all I can judge about the school is the students that go to it...honestly the school Is amazing the teachers the activities I really like wilson. But the thing is many students do not behave apropriately thats one reasons why many teachers arent able to teach because the students dont allow them.

  • (8 years ago)

    Has plenty of academic programs to meet the needs of the students. Advanced Placement courses are open to any student who wants to be challenged. Great sport programs. Lack of parent involvement support and student motivation to learn are some of the major problems.

  • (8 years ago)

    All i want to say is that it is a very rewarding school with wonderful caring teachers & the school also possesses ample resources such as well-intentioned counselors for current studens as well as college-bound ones. The Sports program is also an excellent extra-curricular choice that keeps students sharp due to the expertise of the coaching staffs. I would highlu recommend my former alma mater to any student seeking a strong foundation for college/real world.

  • (8 years ago)

    Wilson High School has been bombarded by some bad press over the last 4 or 5 years. The test scores were not indicative of how the school was progressing and how capable the teachers/staff and faculty were. The school was once a spring-board for administrators moving up and moving out. With a new administration and a hard working staff committed to the community and the students Wilson will continue to shine! A high percentage of the faculty members are Wilson Alumni with strong ties to the students and the communities of El Sereno City Terrace and Boyle Heights. Come and see for yourself how the school has changed for the better. Our Law and Justice Magnet is outstanding as well as our as our Police Acedemy and Environmental Studies Academy. Stop on by and pay us a visit. We would love to show you what we are doing.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think that Wilson High School is a good school. The teachers do go alot out of the way to help students. Teachers have a limited amount of resources. The school is in need with some updated books. The schools test scores might be kind of low but that doesn't mean the students are not capable of high potential. I think another problem with the school is overcrowding other schools send their misbehaving kids there but I don't see how that solves a problem it just causes more disruption in the day.

  • (10 years ago)

    I recently graduated from Woodrow Wilson High school in 2003. I was a part of the Administration of Law Magnet at this school. We had a classroom that was a real courtroom. In this classroom we had Mocktrail competitions against other schools. We even had a competition in a real court building in Downtown Los Angeles. The teachers are excellent and the Administration also.

  • (10 years ago)

    Their are many outstanding teachers at Wilson High School. Although the school does not do as well as many other schools on standerdized tests the school has character. It has drastically improved over the many years. I would like to acknowledge the Administration of Justice & Law Magnet for its well developed curriculum.

  • (10 years ago)

    Wilson in general is an okay school. Teachers exceed beyond what is required and use their time to help the students. Like many other schools Wilson has both good and bad teachers. Wilson provides a vigourous and well developed education offering many hard and challenging AP courses. This school is in need of updated text books. My child a graduate of Wilson now attends Colombia University and is very sucessful.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a proud Wilson Alumni Class of 2000! This is an excellent school. Like any other school there are great instructors and ones that are not as enthusiastic as others. Most of the experience and education is in the hands of those individuals that attend. Make the best of it and keep in mind the bigger picture. If a student is determined to succeed they will!

  • (10 years ago)

    I graduated from Wilson in the 70's. I've seen a vast improvement in all areas. I am sending my children to Wilson. This school does not deserve the negative publicity that it has received. Come visit the school and see for yourself.

  • (10 years ago)

    In my opinion this school administration is excellent in providing their students with the fullest education. Teachers in general go beyond their usual task to make a difference in the students life. Problems that I would consider is a bad factor for the school is the overcrowdedness graffitti security and specially truants.

  • (10 years ago)

    I was a student at Wilson for three years in the 80's and I always found the teachers to be very interested in the students that where there to learn....I think the over all problem with the school know is one thing it is overcrowded.

  • (11 years ago)

    It's not a good school. The administration only care about themselves and don't care about the students. They want to make themselves look good and make us look like the bad ones.

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