Woodside High School (Woodside, California)
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|Woodside High School|
|199 Churchill Ave
|Motto||Home of the Wildcats|
|School district||Sequoia Union High|
|Number of students||1,746 (2012–2013)|
|Color(s)||Orange, Black, White|
Serving students from the surrounding communities of Portola Valley, Woodside, East Palo Alto and Redwood City. It was once noted for having the largest student parking lot of any High School. It has a large Performing Arts Center, which was built in 2004. The newest building on campus is the Digital Media Center, know as the "I-Wing," which houses the digital photography, audio production, animation, video production, and computer science classrooms. It was championed by former Principal David Reilly, who is now the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources for the SUHSD.
After the closure of Ravenswood High School in East Palo Alto, Woodside's demographics changed dramatically. Despite being technically in Woodside, Woodside High School is about 60% Latino and has over 50% of its students classified as socioeconomically disadvantaged. There is a great divide between the most rich, mostly white students from Woodside, Portola Valley, and Emerald Hills and the poorer, mostly Latino students from parts of Redwood City and East Palo Alto. The achievement gap at Woodside is the administration's biggest concern and falls mostly along these lines.
- 1,746 students: 880 Male (50.4%), 866 Female (49.6%)
|Hispanic||White||African American||Pacific Islander||Asian||Two or More Races||Filipino||American Indian||Not Reported|
|SAT Scores for 2011–2012 |
|Critical Reading Average||Math Average||Writing Average|
|2013 Academic Performance Index|
|2009 Base API ||2013 Growth API ||Growth in the API from 2009 to 2013|
Woodside is the home to FIRST Robotics Team #100, the Wildcats. The team is noted to have won the 1995 National FIRST competition, and to have won regionals in 1999, 2007, 2008, 2009 and recently in 2010.
The school's football team is noted for winning the California Interscholastic Federation's Central Coast Section title in 2005. Woodside's cross-country team improved greatly from the 2012 season to the 2013 season under the leadership of Head Coach Pablo Aguilera.
Woodside is led by the Board of Student Affairs (BOSA), a five-member panel that leads the student body and plans all student activities. BOSA represents the student body and works to effect change at Woodisde to reflect the wishes of the student body. The officers for the 2013-2014 school year are as follows:
Forrest Sill, President
Emily Moffat, Vice President
Emily Dunlap, Secretary
Autumn Bujtor, Treasurer
Megan Healy, Chief Justice
All positions except for Chief Justice are voted on by the student body during March of the previous year. The Chief Justice is appointed by the four elected BOSA members before the beginning of the next school year. Despite being the highest elected students at Woodside High School, all of their plans must be approved by both the Student Activities Director and Principal.
Each grade has four class officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Class officers focus on representing their class and fundraising for their "grad night," a grade-wide party for their class the evening of their graduation.
Once every two weeks, the leaders of Woodside High School meet as part of the Shard Decision Making Council (SDMC) to discuss issues pertinent to the long term viability of the school. The Principal, Vice Principal, BOSA President, a handful of class officers, various teachers, and community members meet every other Monday from 4 pm to 6 pm. Teachers and staff are paid to attend SDMC, while administrators, students, and community members are not. SDMC is mandated by the SUHSD for all of its comprehensive high schools.
- Julian Edelman, Class of 2005, a wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).
- Rich Kelley, former professional basketball player.
- John Naber former competition swimmer, five-time Olympic medalist.
- Zachary Test, rugby union player.
- "School Profile 2011–12: Woodside High School". California Department of Education.
- "Enrollment by Ethnicity for 2012–13: Woodside High School". California Department of Education.
- "SAT Report 2011-12 – Woodside High". California Department of Education.
- "2009 Base API School Report – Woodside High". California Department of Education Assessment, Accountability and Awards Division.
- "2013 Growth API School Report – Woodside High". California Department of Education Analysis, Measurement, & Accountability Reporting Division.
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