Wilson High School3950 Chesapeake Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20016(202) 282-0120
Washington, DC 20016(202) 282-0120
Wilson High School is located in Washington, DC and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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This is our first year at Wilson High School and we could not be happier. There are so many interesting classes to choose from and dozens of clubs to join, not to mention the numerous sports teams students can join. If your children are interested in taking several AP classes, they can do so starting in 10th grade. My student loves every class and every teacher. There is a daily step hour during lunch period for students who do not finish work or needs the teacher's help. Coming from a HRCS where things were quite ambiguous and double standard,, Wilson is like a breath of fresh air. All grades are posted on Jupiter and are accessible at all times to parents and students. Challenges are met very professionally without any put downs or belittling of the student. If you are in boundary for Wilson, there is absolutely no need to think of enrolling your children elsewhere.
I am a parent of two girls attending Wilson High and the experience has been a positive one for our family. The school offers a large selection of challenging honors and advanced placement classes and these tend to be taught by excellent teachers. The standard classes don't have the same reputation, however, as some of them have issues with noisy kids. Overall the staff is supportive and responsive, and the environment is safe.
I am not a Washingtonian and was terrified of my 1st daughter attending a DC Public high school. A smart student, she did well and graduated from Wilson in 2010. The school was old and outdated, her teachers were great. Now my son, 12th grade & daughter 9th grade attend the new improved Wilson school. Administrators, Principal Cahall, Alex Wilson, Ms. Bean, Ms. Arrington and others are totally involved and engaged in the school and its diverse culture(s). Ms. Williams (Choir Director and performing artist/mom) exposes the students to a variety of performances from the Mayor s office, the White House, the Kennedy Ctr, etc. Teaches like Dr. Smith (Math), David Heckler (History/swim coach); Joseph Herbert (Math), Ms. Grant (English), Mr. Downing (Spanish), Ms. Lambert (Ceramics) and I could go have been observed going above and beyond to make Wilson a model Urban high school. There are some disruptive students but that is something Wilson is working on. Wilson has come a long way and is continuing to make major improvements. A great school, with diversity to fit any type of student (academically, athletically, artistically, socially, etc) Kudos to the Wilson High School Staff!
It's my first year in wilson,as a freshman student and i would not recommend it to any 8th graders or other students.Coming from a small school,and always going to a small school wilson has been a very big change for me.The teachers never have time to help the students one-on-one,they constantly forget to change your grade since every teacher in the school has about 100 students and they can't take control of the noisy students that never let the teacher teach anything.I really regret not applying to more school's last year,it's a good school and has great students but horrible control,behavior and learning system.In my old school teachers would always come up to students and help them,in wilson there are to many students for the teachers to do anything.I would not recommend this to any applying student.
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