Woodside High School
Woodside High School (Woodside), home of the Wildcats, has been serving the communities of the San Francisco mid-peninsula since its opening in 1958. The 34-acre campus lies just east of the Santa Cruz Mountains and is one of five campuses in the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD). Woodside has approximately 1,800 students who come from the surrounding communities of Redwood City, Woodside, Portola Valley, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and East Palo Alto. The school community reflects the cultural and socio-economic makeup of California. The mid-peninsula is an area of great economic diversity, containing some of the most affluent and the most economically deprived communities in the state. Just north of Silicon Valley and Stanford University, Woodside High School is influenced greatly by the rapidly evolving business and cultural interests of the region.Woodside High School Woodside, California by David E. Reilly, Principal A Model of Comprehensive high school Career technical education Technology and instruction English language development Small learning communities Ca partnership academies Support services for students Use of data for instruction Rigor/Relevance Framework By the Numbers 1,800 students 64% minority 38% free/reduced lunch 15% with disabilities 22% English language learners 96% graduation rate 55% UC/ CSU A-G Completion CA Similar Schools Rank of 10 AYP met Executive Summary Woodside High School (Woodside), home of the Wildcats, has been serving the communities of the San Francisco mid-peninsula since its opening in 1958. The 34-acre campus lies just east of the Santa Cruz Mountains and is one of five campuses in the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD). Woodside has approximately 1,800 students who come from the surrounding communities of Redwood City, Woodside, Portola Valley, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and East Palo Alto. The school community reflects the cultural and socio-economic makeup of California. The mid-peninsula is an area of great economic diversity, containing some of the most affluent and the most economically deprived communities in the state. Just north of Silicon Valley and Stanford University, Woodside High School is influenced greatly by the rapidly evolving business and cultural interests of the region. Woodside High School offers a comprehensive, standards-based curriculum. Academic departments have adopted either the California Content Standards or the Sequoia Union High School District Content Standards as the framework for both curriculum and assessment. The use of the Data Director system has provided Woodside decision-makers with valuable and practical information as it relates to teaching standards and their connections to high stakes assessments. Currently, Woodside High School receives students from over 25 feeder schools; consequently, students enter with great variance in terms of academic and social preparedness for the rigors of a comprehensive, college-preparatory high school program. Woodside High School
Secondary (6-12)
2011
1,800 students 64% minority 38% free/reduced lunch 15% with disabilities 22% English language learners 96% graduation rate 55% UC/ CSU A-G Completion CA Similar Schools Rank of 10 AYP met
Career Tech, Comprehensive High School, Data-driven Decision Making, Rigor and Relevance, Small Learning Communities, Technology Integration
At-risk, Effective and Efficient, ELL (English Language Learners), Foundation Learning, Leadership, Learner Engagement, Minority, Personal Skill Development, Professional Development, Professional Learning Community, Schedules, School Culture, Stretch Learning, Students with disabilities, Teaching and Learning, Technology, Transitions, Use of Data at classroom and building levels