H.D. Woodson High School

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Howard D. Woodson High School
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Information
School type Public high school
Motto The Woodson Way
(In days to come, it will please us to remember this)
Established 1972
School district District of Columbia Public Schools
Principal Dr. Darrin Slade
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 660 (2016)
Campus size 6 acres (2.4 ha)
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Red
     Black
     Green
Mascot African Warriors

Howard Dilworth Woodson High School (known as H. D. Woodson High School, Howard D. Woodson High School, or Woodson High School) is a secondary school in Washington, D.C. that serves grades 9 through 12. It is located in the Northeast Boundary neighborhood, at the intersection of 55th and Eads Streets NE. It is a part of the District of Columbia Public Schools and primarily serves students in Ward 7.[1]

In addition to offering a variety of extracurricular activities, including a National Honor Society, NJROTC, Drill Team and Future Business Leaders of America. Woodson is also provides STEM, AP and accelerated courses.[2]

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History[edit]

The school is named after Howard Dilworth Woodson (1877-1962). Woodson graduated from the university, which is now the University of Pittsburgh in 1899. He worked for the federal government as a civil/structural engineer for many years. He became a civic leader in the Far Northeast/Deanwood neighborhood. Woodson was instrumental in urbanizing that neighborhood by advocating more resources for education, redevelopment, and utility services for the area. During that time, the District of Columbia did not have elective government. Woodson testified frequently before the (federal) congressional committees for D.C. oversight.[3] Woodson was also a supervising architect for the Universal Development and Loan Company, Inc.

Woodson advocated for a high school to be built in the Deanwood area in response to parents' demands for children to be able to attend school in their own area. Since the Deanwood area had no neighborhood high school, students had to travel to Eastern, Spingarn and/or Anacostia high schools.

Described as the first high-rise high school in the country,[4] consisting of a seven-floor tower sitting atop a plaza and a ground floor with a greenhouse on the rooftop, and elevators and escalators that took students and faculty up and down the tower, the new school which opened in 1972 at 55th and Eads streets NE. was named Howard Dilworth Woodson Senior High School.

Initially, the size and shape for Woodson ran into obstacles with the planning boards, but H.D. Woodson's son, Granville Woodson, who was the chief of the DCPS buildings department at the time, made convincing arguments that the size and shape of the new school was exactly the point. It was his desire to make the school the focus of the community by making the building look as significant as possible.[5]

When Woodson finally opened, it was praised as being a state-of-the-art campus that had a new look, new equipment, and specially recruited new teachers.[6] As the years went by, due to building deterioration and lack of funds, it was extensively renovated from 2008 and reopened in 2011.

Early years – 55th & Eads Streets, NE[edit]

In 1972, H.D. Woodson was considered the gem of D.C.’s public high schools. Between 1975-1979 it averaged 1,800 students per year. Woodson was designed to be an academic powerhouse. Set up as a “comprehensive” high school, it offered both traditional academic and vocational programs, including wood and machine shops, a drafting program, an electrical trade program, a “power mechanics” lab to study jet and rocket engines, extensive home-ec facilities, and a greenhouse.[5]

For over 15 years, Woodson was well staffed and maintained. The pride DCPS took to care for Woodson resonated through the student body. The ground floor lobby was filled with trophy cases full to capacity with awards earned by students. Stand alone cases were strategically displayed throughout to house the overflow of awards. The ground floor mirrored a museum that was superbly kept with the floors being buffed every night. Upon entering the six-lane pool area, hanging throughout, were more championship banners from the award-winning swim teams.

1990–2008 Persevering through deterioration[edit]

By the 1990s, Woodson's tower "loomed over the Deanwood neighborhood became an outsized symbol of the District government’s dysfunction."[7] Instead of the custodial staff being tied to the size of the building, DCPS tied the staff to student enrollment. As the student body declined, so did the number of custodial staff members. Preventative maintenance essentially came to a halt.

With a shortage of money for maintenance, broken pipes dripped throughout the building, and the escalators which once carried students up and down the tower were simply used as stairs. Administration implemented a system for students to go up the escalators and down the stairwells, located at every corner of the building, as classes changed.[7] Woodson's pool once opened its doors to the community, but by the mid-’90s, the Department of Parks & Recreation ceased contributing to the pool’s maintenance. Soon after, the six-lane pool was simply neglected.

Despite building deterioration, Woodson's athletics continued to persevere. The closing of the school's pool did not stop the Warrior Sharks from winning the DCIAA Championship during the 1994 swim season. In a technique they called "dry-land swimming". The team swam on tables, while utilizing stopwatches. Coach Bruce Bradford developed breathing and kicking techniques that proved victorious.

The girls' basketball and the varsity football teams managed to continue the winning tradition through adversity. The girls brought home 11 DCIAA Championships and 3 state titles during that time period. The varsity football team appeared in the annual DCIAA Turkey Bowl each year, capturing 4 City Championship titles.

2008–2011 Relocation period - Ronald H Brown/Fletcher[edit]

As Woodson was being demolished in 2008, ninth-graders were being settled in at Ron Brown Middle School on Meade Street Northeast as the upperclassmen settled in at another middle school in Southeast, once named Fletcher-Johnson Education Center on Benning Road.

With a gym smaller than a high school's and a field with no goal post, the girls' basketball and the varsity football teams did what was expected to continue the winning tradition. During the relocation period from 2008-2011, the girls basketball and the varsity football teams brought home DCIAA Championships each year, with the girls taking home 2 state titles.

Traditions[edit]

Tower of Power[edit]

When originally built, Woodson was the strongest and tallest building in its area. Its first principal, Napoleon B. Lewis, approved the school’s enduring sobriquet: Given the buildings unusual appearance (it resembled a modern office building similar to those seen in downtown Washington, DC), he empowered Woodson's students to create a slogan for their new high school building in a contest. The winning name was "The Tower of Power.” The entire student body embraced this name with great pride because it was in "The Tower of Power" that they received knowledge, skills, understanding, and motivation; the power necessary to develop and attain their goals.”[5]

The Woodson Way[edit]

Despite some setbacks and regrets, many of Woodson's youth showed a resilience that Woodson's second and longest serving principal, James W. Curry, liked to call "The Woodson Way." He described it as a spirit of hope and dedication in the face of the overwhelming odds that black teenagers faced in the world outside the high school classroom. "This positive spirit of Woodson," he said, "is rarely understood by outsiders who stereotype black schools as breeding grounds of defeat."[5]

School song[edit]

When Woodson opened, the school was a beautiful building that resembled a modern office building. No one ever considered the school to resemble a jail until the beginning of the 21st century, when 1970's architecture was being considered outdated and brutalist. At Woodson's inception through its first 15 years, student pride for the building and school spirit was extraordinary. Hence an excerpt from the school song, “I ain’t never seen a school... Equipped with such a swimming pool....Elevators, escalators, things I’ve been wishing .. Electric pianos and air conditioning.” Woodson My Woodson was one of the most exciting school songs of all times. Former students, after decades, are able to continue to sing every word.[8]

The song also reminded students that it was their primary goal to graduate from Woodson. "I just can't wait... To graduate.. To walk that aisle to get my paper.. From Woodson... Wow!! My Woodson..."

Winning tradition[edit]

"Woodson was a source of pride for its high standards, exceptional academics and vocational classes, it profound music and art departments, and legendary sports dominance."[4] Words commonly used by alumni when congratulating current students, "Way to continue the winning tradition." Woodson students have been dominating DCIAA sports for over two decades. When DC powerhouses are mentioned, the conversation does not continue without mentioning the name H.D. Woodson High School. When other DCPS schools become victorious over Woodson, in any sport, they celebrate as if they won a city title.

This tradition is primarily due to administration promoting from within to maintain Woodson loyalty, school spirit, decorum and traditions. Upon retirement or departure, coaches would recommend their own replacement to the school's athletics director. This hiring technique proved most effective in the case of coach Bob Headen. Being the athletics director before his retirement from DCPS, he hired his own predecessors, Gregory Fuller & Frank Oliver, Jr. who, both, were able to continue the winning tradition.

Alumni would also return as assistant coaches, band directors and volunteers. As a result of this in-house hiring and recommending, Woodson continued to dominate DCIAA and was able to maintain student pride due to alumni loyalty and the longevity of faculty and staff reinstalling and re-enforcing the Woodson Way.[9]

Mascot[edit]

The "African Warrior" was originally displayed backwards showing the buttock of the Warrior. In the mid 1980s, DCPS turned the warrior to face front.

Colors[edit]

Woodson was the first school within the DC Public Schools (DCPS) and the Washington, DC metropolitan region to be represented by three colors: red, black, and green. DCPS's Duke Ellington School of the Arts was the second: black, brown and beige.

Symbolization[edit]
  • Red – represents the blood black people shed
  • Black – represents the skin of black people
  • Green – represents the land of black people
School Queens[edit]
Class Queens[edit]

The colors also represented grade levels. Beginning in fall, 1981 during homecoming week, female students raised funds to represent their class during homecoming week.

  • Miss. Senior – Miss Red
  • Miss. Junior – Miss Black
  • Miss. Sophomore – Miss Green
  • Miss. Freshmen – Miss White

(Historic note: In the fall of 1978, DCPS began the 9th grade at Woodson due to Merit and Burville Elementary Schools being reclassified as Educational Centers in summer 1976, during which time they began to house kindergarten thru 8th grade.

Miss Woodson[edit]

Miss Woodson – White (Selected by a panel of judges during the Spring of the previous year in a beauty/talent pageant.)

Graduating class[edit]
Cap and gowns[edit]

The colors of the graduating class alternated year after year. The class of 1975 was outfitted in red. The next year black, then green. Every 10 year anniversary, the graduating class wore white.

Class gift[edit]

As a parting gift, each graduating class held fundraisers to leave a parting class gift to Woodson, embroidered with the class year. Gifts ranged from trophy cases, plaques that were hung inside or outside on the school building, to needed equipment. Every class left a gift.

Dedications[edit]

John P. Davis Gymnasium[edit]

H.D. Woodson High School held a special dedication ceremony to name its gymnasium after former coach and teacher John P. Davis. Davis, the school's first boys basketball coach (1972–82), died in 1984. He spent much of his life working with kids in gymnasiums.[10]

Bob Headen Stadium[edit]

During halftime at a Roosevelt v. H.D. Woodson game, H.D. Woodson honored legendary coach Robert Headen by dedicating the school's new stadium to him. As head coach he had a record of 268 wins with only 87 losses. He won six city titles during his coaching career and is considered one of the Deans of DC Public School football.[11] Coach Headen was the 1st high school coach from DC indicted into the National High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame and in the Washington, D.C. Hall of Fame for sports.[citation needed]

Student to alumni to faculty and staff[edit]

Woodson administration prided itself on hiring former students. At any given year, Woodson alumni filled the school as teachers, coaches and volunteers. It was a tradition and unwritten rule that alumni was to be the first choice, after staff members, if qualified. As they settled in, more alumni would return.

Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund (HDSF)[edit]

Susie Kay founded HDSF in 1996 while working as an American Government teacher at Woodson. Kay decided to hold a one-day basketball tournament to raise scholarship money to assist some of students with their college expenses. Recognizing a need to ensure students, who have worked hard amidst social, economic, and racial disparities, get the opportunity to excel in college and in the workforce, Kay enlisted the help of friends, colleagues, and community and corporate leaders and students and organized a charity basketball tournament in 1996 that raised $3,000 for academic college scholarships. HDSF scholarships were part of the solution but they were not the sole reason behind the organization sending 920 students to college and into the workforce. Mentorship between the students and DC-area professionals from diverse backgrounds and cultures, college and career preparation played an equally important role in the development of HDSF students.[1]

In order to get Hoop Dreams on its feet, Key searched for corporate sponsors and volunteers. For the first three years, it was a grassroots effort taking place from her living room, with Woodson students and friends helping to build the organization. As her operation grew, DCPS soon asked her to raise funds for all DC Public School students.[12]

HDSF brought together more than 1,000 students and mentors; facilitated more than 250 internships; engaged over 1,000 volunteers in community cleanup projects; and helped more than 900 students attend college through scholarships totaling more than $3 million. Hoop Dreams shut down operations because scholarships beyond the 2009-10 academic year could not be guaranteed.[13]

Current school[edit]

Principal[edit]

Dr. Darrin Slade is a seasoned administrator who has spent his entire career working in urban schools. He has led four successful school turn around efforts. Under his leadership, within two years Woodson was had the:

  • Most improved high school graduation rate in the DC metro area 2 years in a row. 46% to 71% in two years (Washington Post, 2015)
  • Most reduced secondary suspension rate of DCPS high schools during the 2014-2015 school year
  • Most improved high school enrollment 2015-2016

Dr. Slade was recognized on Harris' Heroes for his commitment to great results for his students![14] Under his leadership, Woodson met its identified goals in every area measured by the District; met or exceeded the identified goals for math, reading, attendance, graduation, 9th grade promotion and student satisfaction; and its suspension rate was reduced more than any other secondary school in the city.

Dr. Slade's primary goal is to educate students and to prepare them for life after high school. "We have the responsibility of not only instilling the academic, but in some cases the social skills that our students will need to survive and prosper in an increasingly competitive global market."[15] Slade contributes much of his success to Dr. Mark E. King.

Demographics[edit]

Students[edit]

[16]

  • 98.9% – Black, non-Hispanic
  • 0.6% – Hispanic / Latino
  • 0.2% – Native American / Alaska Native
  • 0.2% – Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander
  • 0.3% – Multiracial

Attendance boundary[edit]

  • Attendance Zone Changes: The H.D. Woodson HS attendance zone is made up of the attendance zone of the middle school that is designated to geographically feed into H.D. Woodson - Kelly Miller MS.
  • Geographic Feeder Pathway: Anyone living in the new attendance zone for Kelly Miller MS is zoned for and has a right to attend H.D. Woodson High School. Any student attending a feeder middle school out-of-boundary has the right to continue in the feeder pathway to H.D. Woodson. Feeder pathway changes were made to better align school building capacity with population and with boundary participation rates, and to support racial/ethnic and socioeconomic diversity, where possible.
  • Programmatic Feeder Pathway: McKinley MS is a STEM middle school. Eighth grade students at McKinley MS will have a right to attend Woodson HS in order to continue in a STEM pathway.

Feeder schools[edit]

  • Elementary Schools
    • Nalle Elementary School
    • Smothers Elementary School
    • Aiton Elementary School
    • Drew Elementary School
    • C.W. Harris Elementary School
  • Middle Schools
    • Kelly Miller Middle School feeds into Woodson [17]

Curriculum and student performance[edit]

Students who attend H.D. Woodson have the opportunity to participate in the NAF program (Information Technology / Computer Science) and also the city renowned STEM Academy. The school also offers a myriad of AP courses. H.D. Woodson had the most improved graduation rate in the District for the last two years (70%) and also increased promotion rates at every grade level. The school's sports program continued to be the most dominant in the DC metro area winning multiple varsity boys football championships back to back continuously and varsity boys and girls basketball championship repeats. The boys varsity basketball ball team also made history by finishing the 2015-16 season undefeated and winning the state championship. They finished the 2015-16 season ranked 8th in the nation.[18]

Programs[edit]

Academic Enrichment[edit]

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
  • SAT preparation
  • Read 180
  • National Honor Society
  • Science, Engineering, Technology, Mathematics
  • Dual Enrollment

Wellness and fitness[edit]

  • Men of Strength Club
  • Wii Fitness

Arts and Culture[edit]

  • Modeling Club
  • ACE Mentoring
  • Art Club
  • Music

Athletics[edit]

The District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association (DCIAA) is the public high school athletic league in Washington, D.C. The league was founded in 1958. The original high school conference for D.C. schools was the Inter-High School Athletic Association, formed around 1896. That organization was segregated, and black schools in the District formed their own athletic association. The Inter-High League was renamed the DCIAA in 1989 to bring the District of Columbia in line with other states with interscholastic athletic programs. In 2011 Stephanie Evans took over as Athletic Director and has turned what was once a struggling high school sports organization into a success story.

The DCIAA sponsors varsity championships in basketball, baseball, bowling, cross country, football, Flag football -girls, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, skiing, and track and field.

The District of Columbia State Athletic Association (DCSAA) was created in 2012 by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray to expand interscholastic competition and enhance student-athlete achievement in public schools, public charter schools and independent private and parochial schools.[19] Prior to its creation, the DC City Title was a post season game between DCIAA & WCAC championship winners.

Basketball championships[edit]

Boys' basketball[edit]

The head coach of the H.D. Woodson Warriors boys basketball team is coach Trey Mines (2013–present). Upon accepting the position, the Warriors had never won a DCIAA Basketball Championship. They finally reigned supreme in 2014. Thereafter, they became the first DC Public School to finish a season undefeated since Spingarn Senior High School in 1985[20] during the 2015-16 season. After winning the DCIAA championship with a 30-0 record, the Woodson Warriors went on to beat WCAC Powerhouse Gonzaga in a 105-102 double overtime thriller semi-final on March 3, 2016 at the Verizon Center.[21] They went on to win the D.C. State Athletic Association championship against Friendship Collegiate 60-47[22] on March 6, 2016.

H.D. Woodson went from being unranked to No. 8 in the country after winning their second consecutive DCIAA title and first DCSAA title. Though the team said, "yes" to playing at the national level, Woodson administration said "no." The invitation was declined to play in the Dick's National Tournament which ended their season #1 in the Washington Post[23] with a record of 33-0.

The H.D. Woodson Boys' Basketball team has been sponsored by Nike Elite, since the 2016-17 season.

Boys' basketball DCIAA championships[edit]
Year Champion Runner-up Score Coach
2013 Theodore Roosevelt H.D. Woodson 77-50 Lawrence "Trey" Mines
2014 H.D. Woodson Coolidge 42-36 Lawrence "Trey" Mines
2015 H.D. Woodson Theodore Roosevelt 68-57 Lawrence "Trey" Mines
Boys' basketball DCIAA championship total[edit]
School Championships Runners-up Total

Appearances

H.D. Woodson 2 1 3
Boys' basketball city title/DCSAA[edit]
Year Champion Runner-up Score Coach
2014 St. John's H.D. Woodson 71-45 Lawrence "Trey" Mines
2015 H.D. Woodson Friendship Collegiate 60-47 Lawrence "Trey" Mines
Boys' basketball city title/DCSAA championship total[edit]
School Championships Runners-up Total

Appearances

H.D. Woodson 1 1 2

Girls' basketball[edit]

Coach Robert Headen enjoyed success coaching Woodson's girls basketball team. He has a career record of 543-59 with 14 DCIAA titles and two City Title championships. The girls team had a seven-year run under Frank Oliver Jr. The eight victory came under Associate head coach Mike Gray once coach Henry Anglin was placed on administrative leave.[24]

Girls' basketball DCIAA championships[edit]
Girls' basketball DCIAA championship total[edit]
School Championships Runners-up Total

Appearances

H.D. Woodson 23 23

Girls basketball city citle/DCSAA[edit]

Woodson Boys' Basketball Team had never made it to the City-Title game prior to the 2014-15 season. However, here's a list of City Title Games: Year-by-year results with Woodson's Girls.

Girls' basketball city title/DCSAA championships[edit]
Year Champion Runner-up Score Coach
1990 H.D. Woodson O'Connell 70-53 Robert "Bob" Headen
1992 H.D. Woodson O'Connell 46-29 Robert "Bob" Headen
1994 O'Connell H.D. Woodson 47-35 Robert "Bob" Headen
1997 Elizabeth Seton H.D. Woodson 64-51 Robert "Bob" Headen
1998 St. John’s H.D. Woodson 73-35 Robert "Bob" Headen
1999 St. John’s H.D. Woodson 54-47 Robert "Bob" Headen
2001 Elizabeth Seton H.D. Woodson 47-43 Robert "Bob" Headen
2003 McNamara H.D. Woodson 91-49 Robert "Bob" Headen
2006 Good Counsel H.D. Woodson 62-34 Frank Oliver Jr.
2007 Holy Cross H.D. Woodson 61-54 Frank Oliver Jr.
2008 H.D. Woodson McNamara 61-55 Frank Oliver Jr.
2009 H.D. Woodson Good Counsel 61-43 Frank Oliver Jr.
2010 Elizabeth Seton H.D. Woodson 51-30 Frank Oliver Jr.
2011 St. John's H.D. Woodson 59-44 Frank Oliver Jr.
2012 H.D. Woodson Good Counsel 64-54 Frank Oliver Jr.
2013 H.D. Woodson Georgetown Day 60-42 Henry Anglin & Mike Gray
Girls' basketball city title/DCSAA championships total[edit]
School Title Runners-up Total

Appearances

H.D. Woodson 6 10 16

Softball[edit]

Girls' softball team won two City Championships in 1986 and 2002 under coach Robert Headen.

Swimming[edit]

Swimming city title/DCSAA championships[edit]
Year Champion Coach
1994 H.D. Woodson Bruce Bradford

Track and field[edit]

1978 - Lady Warriors won the 1978 Penn Relay 400-meter girls relay.[25]

Varsity football[edit]

Varsity football DCIAA championship[edit]

Coach Headen officially retired from football in 1999 after 27 years as head coach at H.D. Woodson High and after winning an unprecedented seven DCIAA Championship. At the end of his career, 12 of 18 players drafted into the NFL were Woodson alums. As Woodson's Athletic Director, he replaced himself with coach Gregory Fuller, who has been able to continue the winning tradition at Woodson with eight DCIAA Championships of his own as of 2016.

Year Champion Runner-up Score Coach
1975 H.D. Woodson Dunbar 14-0 Robert "Bob" Headen
1981 H.D. Woodson Theodore Roosevelt 7-6 Robert "Bob" Headen
1982 H.D. Woodson Coolidge 33-0 Robert "Bob" Headen
1985 Coolidge H.D. Woodson 35-6 Robert "Bob" Headen
1986 Coolidge H.D. Woodson 32-13 Robert "Bob" Headen
1987 H.D. Woodson Coolidge 21-6 Robert "Bob" Headen
1993 H.D. Woodson Anacostia 14-12 Robert "Bob" Headen
1994 H.D. Woodson Anacostia 6-0 Robert "Bob" Headen
1997 H.D. Woodson Anacostia 26-22 Robert "Bob" Headen
2001 Dunbar H.D. Woodson 16-14 Greg Fuller
2002 H.D. Woodson Dunbar 19-3 Greg Fuller
2004 Dunbar H.D. Woodson[26] 33-0 Greg Fuller
2007 Dunbar HD Woodson 20-9 Greg Fuller
2008 H.D. Woodson Dunbar 24-6 Greg Fuller
2009 H.D. Woodson Ballou 30-26 Greg Fuller
2010 H.D. Woodson Dunbar 44-12 Greg Fuller
2013 H.D. Woodson Wilson 25-13 Steve Scott
2014 H.D. Woodson Ballou 16-12 Steve Scott
2015 H.D. Woodson Wilson 40-24 Greg Fuller
2016 H.D. Woodson Wilson 22-20 Greg Fuller
Varsity football DCIAA championship total[edit]
School Championships Runners-up Total

Appearances

H.D. Woodson 15 5 20

Notable teachers[edit]

Alumni Subject Accomplishment
Alice Rier, Dr.[27] Science Counselor: US Naval Observatory, Naval Medical Research Institute, Uniformed Services university of Health Sciences, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Angela Winbush Music National Recording Artist
Barbara Parks-Lee English One of the first teachers in the nation to achieve National Board Certification in Early Adolescence/English Language Arts.
Estelle Feeling Math 1991 Christa McAuliffe Fellows Recipient: Harmony in Art, Music, and Philosophy: The Mathematics Effect
Katie Walker Science 1983: Received the first Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching in DC
Robert Headen PE First African-American and the first Washington DC inductee into the National High School Coaches Association.

Notable alumni[edit]

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Coordinates: 38°53′48″N 76°55′22″W / 38.8968°N 76.9227°W / 38.8968; -76.9227