Woodbridge High School (Virginia)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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
41785 135480079040 1143384 n
Address
3001 Old Bridge Road
Woodbridge, Virginia 22192
Information
School type Public, high school
Founded 1964
School district Prince William County Public Schools
School number (703) 497-8000
Principal David Huckestein
Assistant principals Debbie Floris,
Ryan Ferrera,
Shelia Coleman,
Virginia M. Kubiak,
Michele Sullivan
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 3,746
Average class size English: 26
Math: 21
Science: 24
Social Studies: 22
Hours in school day 6 hours 30 minutes
Color(s) Green And Gold          
Mascot Viking
Specialty Center for the Fine and Performing Arts
Website

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

The school was founded in 1964 in the Marumsco Hills Subdivision due to extensive development of the Woodbridge community 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.

In 2008, Newsweek Magazine ranked Woodbridge 44th on its annual list of "Best High Schools in America."[1]

Geography[edit]

Woodbridge Senior High School is located at 38°40′55″N 77°18′7″W / 38.68194°N 77.30194°W / 38.68194; -77.30194 (38.682187, -77.302150). Woodbridge High School is of similar design as nearby Gar-Field High School, which was also built in the mid-1970s.

Student life[edit]

Homecoming[edit]

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 Council. On Friday of "Spirit Week", the Pep Rally is held in the gym 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 Parade float winners are announced, as well as the Homecoming King and Queen. The Homecoming Prince and Princesses are announced usually during Spirit Week, before the Friday of Spirit Week. On the Saturday of Spirit Week, the Homecoming Dance is held at night.

50 Years of WSHS Celebration - Woodbridge Senior High School is holding a BIG "50 Years of WSHS" celebration at the school September 12 & 13, 2014. There will be a small Open House at the original high school, now Woodbridge Middle School from 3:30 to 5:30 pm on Friday September 12 followed by a tailgate from 5:00 until 7:30 pm at the current WSHS before the football game vs. Patriot HS. On Saturday, September 13, we are holding an Open House at WSHS from noon until 6 pm where we will have slideshows with pictures taken from every yearbook from all sports, clubs, activities and departments that tell the story of the amazing 50 years of WSHS. At 3:30, we are posing for a picture with everyone present at the football stadium - "50 Years of Woodbridge Vikings!" This is a free event other than the cost of a ticket to the football game and any food or event items that might be purchased. For further information go to our website at: www.50yearsofWSHS.com . No expensive dinners or boring speeches. Just the pictures that tell the story of the 50 years of WSHS and the people that made those stories happen, all reminiscing back at the place where everything happened. We are expecting over 5,000 people to attend this event.


Notable Alumni[edit]

  • Tony Lilly NFL Football (Denver Broncos)
  • Russell Davis NFL Football (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Matt Lehr NFL Football
  • R. Alan King Military Veteran (Panama and Iraq) and author of Twice Armed: An American Soldiers Battle for Hearts and Minds in Iraq - Winner of 2008 William E. Colby Award
  • Kris McCray MMA Fighter
  • John Driscoll Actor, Guiding Light, and The Young and the Restless
  • Da'Shawn Hand #1 Football prospect in the Nation. (University of Alabama)
  • Clay Harrell Generally unreal

Demographics[edit]

The following information was provided by PWCS.edu's School Data Profiles found on their website.

In the 2011-2012 school year, Woodbridge High's student body was:

  • 36.7% White
  • 28.1% Hispanic of any race
  • 20.6% Black/African American
  • 8.6% Two or More Races
  • 5.4% Asian
  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan
  • 0.2% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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