Wikipedia:WikiProject Schools

WikiProject Schools
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The WikiProject Schools pages will help you to make excellent school articles. The project covers all articles about schools, school districts, and related articles such as school, as well as institutions that use college or academy as part of their name, but are actually primary or secondary schools. It also includes further education schools and sixth form colleges, and vocational and job schools that do not award recognised degrees in their own right.[1]

Project goalsEdit

This project aims to improve the quality of school-related articles. Articles within the scope of this project should become far more substantial than stubs, and ultimately match the quality of featured articles.

By their nature, school articles are often targets for Vandalism and promotional claims. Editors are asked to be as helpful as possible in removing irrelevant, inappropriate, or unsourced content.

Article guidelines and notabilityEdit

Guidelines at Wikipedia:WikiProject Schools/Article guidelines demonstrate what school articles should contain, and provide a recommended common page structure. These guidelines offer advice that editors are encouraged to follow.

Article gradingEdit

School articles are graded for quality based on the Assessment scale and for importance using the Release Version Criteria scale. For further information, visit the Assessment department.

WikiProject Schools articles by qualityEdit

WikiProject Schools articles by importanceEdit

Recognized contentEdit

Featured articlesEdit

Former featured articlesEdit

Main page featured articlesEdit

Featured listsEdit

Former featured listsEdit

Main page featured listsEdit

Good articlesEdit

Former good articlesEdit

In the News articlesEdit

Did you know? articlesEdit

Potential featured article candidatesEdit

This section notes school articles that can be recommended as a feature article. That is an article that is particularly well-written and complete. Please list an article that is close to this criteria so that everyone can edit away to bring it up to featured article quality and submit it for consideration as a featured article.

Potential featured list candidatesEdit

Potential good article candidatesEdit

This section notes school articles that can be recommended as a good article. That is an article that is particularly well-written and complete but may lack the length or breadth to be a featured article. Please list an article that is close to this criteria so that everyone can edit away to bring it up to good article quality and submit it for consideration as a good article.

Potential good article candidates

Requests, maintenance and monitoringEdit

Article requestsEdit

The article requests department helps co-ordinate the creation of missing articles within the scope of the project. To request an article be created please visit Wikipedia:WikiProject Schools/Article requests#Requests.

Articles recommended for deletionEdit

  ‎Articles in need of emergency, short term attentionEdit

  • Before listing anything here, please attempt to address the issue(s) yourself
  • Please do not turn this list into a discussion thread. Coordination of work done/to be done should take place either at WT:WPSCH or on the article talk page
Articles in need of emergency, short term attention

Article alerts and deletionsEdit

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Deletions: Please note that many school articles can be rescued or redirected.
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P social sciences.png ParticipantsEdit

Participants in this project are listed at Participants. If you wish to join our project and be of active help in maintaining the quality of Wikipedia school articles, please add your name to the list. If you wish, you can then also add the schools project userbox to your user page. This main page and the navbox on the right list some of the more urgent tasks, be sure to keep it on your watchlist.

TemplatesEdit

Use templates to further spread recognition of this project and create more consistent messages. They are explained and illustrated on our templates page. There's also a small one you might like to add to your own user page.

Infobox templatesEdit

For full instructions on the use of infoboxes for schools, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Schools/Article guidelines#Infobox.

Please be sure to use the correct infoboxes. Some English speaking countries have specific templates that provide parameters for the data points appropriate for their schools.

  • Most schools use the generic {{Infobox school}}, designed to be placed on articles about primary and secondary schools of all kinds, public or private.
    • Generally, elementary/primary[a], middle[b], secondary, 6th form, FE and vocational schools in Commonwealth countries (United Kingdom and its former territories) that have the word College in their name are not universities, and should not use a university infobox. Check the ages allowed to enroll at a school to be sure that the guidance here applies.
  • Most school districts use the generic {{Infobox school district}}, as do other local administrative bodies responsible for providing education to minors. Some U.S. school districts have custom infoboxes, though; consult their documentation page if you encounter one.
  • Do not create new school infobox templates. If you feel something on an existing template should be improved, please start a discussion on that template's talk page. If you feel a new infobox template is needed altogether, please start a discussion on the WikiProject Schools talk page.


Footnotes:

  1. ^ Elementary/primary and U.K. prep schools do not normally meet the notability requirements for their own Wikipedia article and will generally be merged by an experienced editor to their respective school district (in the U.S.) or locality page.
  2. ^ Most junior high/middle (U.S.) and prep (U.K.) schools (or other lower secondary schools) do not meet the notability requirements for their own Wikipedia article and will generally be merged by an experienced editor to their respective school district (in the U.S.) or locality page.

Sister project links and related WikiProjectsEdit

  1. ^ Recognised degrees are generally bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. This project includes polytechnics and vocational colleges that do not award degrees or which are affiliated to universities who issue the degree on their behalf. Colleges, universities, and other organisations that are authorised to issue their own degrees are covered by WikiProject Universities.