Woodbridge Senior High School (Virginia)

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Coordinates: 38°40′52.76″N 77°18′13.82″W / 38.6813222°N 77.3038389°W / 38.6813222; -77.3038389

Woodbridge Senior High School is a public secondary school located in Lake Ridge (north-west of Woodbridge), Prince William County, Virginia, United States.

Woodbridge Senior High School
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Address
3001 Old Bridge Road

,
22192
Information
School typePublic, high school
Founded1964
School districtPrince William County Public Schools
PrincipalHeather Abney
Grades9–12
Enrollment2,583 (2017-18)[1]
Average class sizeEnglish: 30
Math: 30
Science: 30
Social Studies: 30
Student to teacher ratio16.93 (2015-16)[2]
Hours in school day6 hours 30 minutes
Color(s)Green And Gold    
MascotViking
SpecialtyAdvanced Placement Scholars Project Lead The Way
Websitehttps://WoodbridgeHS.pwcs.edu

HistoryEdit

The school was founded in 1964 in the Marumsco Hills Subdivision due to extensive development of the Woodbridge community,[3] by Cecil D. Hylton. Classes were originally held at 2201 York Drive (now Woodbridge Middle School). Classes moved to the current building (3001 Old Bridge Road) in 1974. The first class to graduate having attended the full four years at the current building was the class of 1978.

GeographyEdit

Woodbridge Senior High School is located at 34°41′02″N 105°23′11″W / 34.68389°N 105.38639°W / 34.68389; -105.38639 (34.683826, -105.386308). Woodbridge High School is of similar design as nearby Gar-Field High School, which was also built in the mid-1970s.

AdministrationEdit

Theprincipal of Woodbridge Senior High School is Heather Abney.[4]

Curriculum, programs, and student achievementEdit

In 2013 the school had a focus on engineering. Michael Alison Chandler of The Washington Post wrote that year that Woodbridge "had a good academic reputation" and that it "is well known for its fine arts program."[3]

The school established the engineering introduction program Project Lead The Way.[3]

In 2008, Newsweek Magazine ranked Woodbridge 44th on its annual list of "Best High Schools in America."[5]

Student lifeEdit

Homecoming is an honored tradition at Woodbridge and "Spirit Week" is part of the Homecoming celebration. Each of the five days has a different theme. The themes for "Spirit Week" are chosen by the Student Activities Leadership Council. On Friday of "Spirit Week", the Pep Rally is held in the football stadium allowing all the students and faculty to watch or participate. The Homecoming Parade is later held that afternoon, usually going down Antietam Road to the school. The Homecoming Parade floats made by clubs/organizations from the school. Later that Friday evening, the Homecoming Game is held at the WSHS football field and the Homecoming rock and banner winners are announced, as well as the Homecoming King and Queen. The Homecoming Court is announced usually during Spirit Week, before the Friday of Spirit Week. On the Saturday of Spirit Week, the Homecoming Dance is held at night.

DemographicsEdit

In 2013 it had 2,830 students, one of the largest such figures in the schools in Prince William County. In 2013 the student body became plurality white as ethnic diversity increased.[3]

In the 2017-2018 school year, Woodbridge's student body was:

  • 22.3% Black/African American
  • 33.6% Hispanic
  • 29.3% White
  • 7.7% Asian
  • 6.8% Two or More Races
  • .3% American Indian/Alaskan
  • .2% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander[6]

When the school was established the students were majority white.[3]

AthleticsEdit

Chandler stated in 2013 that the school had "a strong sports program".[3]

Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.pwcs.edu/UserFiles/Servers/Server_340140/File/Facilities/Publications/2017-18/PWCS%202017-18%20Student%20Demographics%20Report.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Woodbridge High". nces.ed.gov. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Chandler, Michael Alison (2013-08-23). "Woodbridge high school provides top recruit with lots of options". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  4. ^ "Woodbridge High School Administration Team". WOODBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL. Retrieved 13 April 2022.
  5. ^ "America's Top Public High Schools 2008". Newsweek.
  6. ^ https://www.pwcs.edu/UserFiles/Servers/Server_340140/File/Accountability/SchoolDataProfiles/HS%20Profiles/Woodbridge.pdf[bare URL PDF]

"Jens Peder Hart Hansen Memorial Fund". Retrieved 5 September 2013.