School Details

Woodside High School

199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside, CA 94062
(650) 367-9750
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1835 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Sequoia Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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  • Sequoia Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Sequoia Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Woodside High School is a public high school in Woodside. The principal of Woodside High School is David Reilly, whose e-mail is dreilly@seq.org. 1,835 students go to Woodside High School and identify as Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 17% of the Woodside High School students have "limited English proficiency." 43% of the 1,835 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Woodside High School is 18:1. Redwood High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 56% 44%
Asian 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 31% 39%
Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% 8857%
Filipino 1% 1%
Unspecified 1% 2%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 36%
Limited English proficiency 17% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Woodside has an amazing performing arts program. Director Barry Woodruff and his team offer productions that rival Broadway. Music director Bill Tolles has done astounding work with the Jazz Marching and Symphonic bands and the choir is fantastic! You can see an equal (and usually better) quality production at Woodside than the SF professional theaters offer. AMAZING to think the performers and crew are just kids and it's a great way for them to make fast friends with one another. Our theater friends from SF are always eager to see Woodside's productions and bring more people with them each time. This is not your typical high school performing arts program.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think that my son is getting an excellent education. The staff is awaesome. We have many friends that send their kids to $15-$30K private schools and I believe our son is getting the exact education. In his two years at the school he has not seen any violance or has he been harrassed. We are putting the $15-$30K per year towards college.

  • (7 years ago)

    I've been at Woodside for 3 years now and I just love it!

  • (8 years ago)

    The teachers are sincere is trying to stay focused on their pupils. I don't think there is much control of the classrooms therefore learning is not at a prime.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a recent graduate of Woodside High School and although it is an excellent choice for academics the school needs to work harder to asses students in the English and math classes. I am currently attending a junior college with about 50% of my class and majority of them are in English 100 and Math 101. These are remedial courses that shouldn't need to be taken. So in order to make sure that Woodside students excel beyond Woodside create a better plan that will help students pass assesment tests and actually keep the knowledge.

  • (11 years ago)

    I am not a parent at Woodside however my husband graduated from there in 1967 and I am a public school teacher. I want to congratulate the principal on her stance regarding the football team behaviors. If there are no consequences for inappropriate behaviors those behaviors and others similar arelikely to continue. Keep up the good work. Parents who support the team playing are teaching their students that there are no consequences for behaviors.

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