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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 goals[edit]

This project aims to improve the quality of school-related articles. Articles within the scope 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 notability[edit]

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 grading[edit]

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 quality[edit]
WikiProject Schools articles by importance[edit]

Did you know?[edit]

The following school articles have featured in the Did you know? section on the main page:

Did you know?

Did you know...

Carpentry class at the Calhoun Colored School
Flanginian School, Venice, 18th century drawing
Phrontisterion of Trapezous, Trapzon, early 20th century card.

Rosenwood Center, Liberty, South Carolina

  • ... that girls were first admitted to Norwich School (pictured) in 1994, marking the end of nearly 900 years of single-sex education at the school? (22 April 2014)
    Norwich Cathedral Close - geograph.org.uk - 290704.jpg

Top-importance school articles[edit]

The following individual school articles (excluding templates, lists, categories, and general education articles) have so far been identified by the assessment team as being of top importance to the Schools Project:

List of Top-importance school articles

Featured articles[edit]

Cscr-featured.svg These schools are Featured articles. They are among the best articles produced by the Wikipedia community.

Featured lists[edit]

Featured article candidates[edit]

This section notes school articles that are currently nominated to become featured articles. That is an article that is particularly well-written and complete. Articles in this list should be monitored closely and edited with care.

Featured list candidates[edit]

This section notes school lists that are currently nominated to become featured lists. These lists should be monitored closely and edited with care.

Potential featured article candidates[edit]

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 candidates[edit]

A-class articles[edit]

There are no A-class articles.

Good articles[edit]

Symbol support vote.svg These are school articles which hold the status of Good articles. They have been identified as well developed articles produced by the Wikipedia community.

Good school articles

Good article candidates[edit]

This section notes school articles that are currently nominated to become good articles. That is an article that is particularly well-written and complete but may lack the length or breadth to be a featured article. Articles in this list should be monitored closely and edited with care.

Good article candidates

Potential good article candidates[edit]

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

School articles recommended for deletion[edit]

Article requests[edit]

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.

Crystal package settings.png ‎Articles in need of emergency, short term attention[edit]

  • 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 deletions[edit]

Listings of articles recently proposed for GA, FA, and deletion.
Deletions: Please note that many school articles can be rescued or redirected.
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Proposed deletions

Categories for discussion

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Good article nominees

Peer reviews

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Articles to be merged

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Articles for creation

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P social sciences.pngParticipants[edit]

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.

Templates[edit]

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 templates[edit]

For full instructions on the use of infoboxes for schools, see WP:WPSCH/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.

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Related WikiProjects[edit]

  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 the Wikipedia Project Universities.