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- Wikipedia Description: Woodrow Wilson High School (Washington, D.C.)
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Woodrow Wilson Senior High School is a secondary school in Washington, DC. Wilson is located in the Tenleytown neighborhood of D.C., at the intersection of Chesapeake Street and Nebraska Avenue NW. Wilson, which serves grades 9 through 12, is a part of the District of Columbia Public Schools. The school was named for Thomas Woodrow Wilson, who not only was the 28th President of the United States, but was also a highly regarded academic, and still the only President to have earned a Ph.D. Wilson was also the President of Princeton University. It was the Princeton Tiger that provided Wilson with its' school nickname. Investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett graduated in the class of 1947- Sr Yearbook picture said: "likes math, a future stock broker."
Woodrow Wilson High School was built on a patch of land acquired in 1930, known by the neighboring Tenleytowners as "French's Woods". In March, 1934, The DC commissioners awarded the contract to build Wilson to the lowest bidder, McCloskey and Co of Philadelphia. Built for a total cost of $1,250,000 , Wilson opened its doors to students on Monday, September 23, 1935, with 640 sophomores and juniors. Many students transferred to Wilson from Central and Western. Western had been running double shifts (9am to 5pm) to accommodate the students from the Wilson neighborhoods. Woodrow Wilson High School graduated 290 students in the new school's first commencement exercises, on June 23, 1937. The class President was Robert Davidson.
The first principal was Norman J.Nelson, who had previously been the Assistant Principal at Western.
Dr. Stephen P. Tarason became the school's 11th principal in January 1999, when he succeeded Dr. Wilma Bonner. Upon Dr Tarason's departure to become a middle school principal in Hagerstown, Maryland, Mrs. Jacqueline Williams became Interim Principal in 2007. In 2008, Mr. Pete Cahall, a former teacher and administrator with the MCPS system, was selected as the new principal.
The school's student body represents 85 countries and the students come from 40 different schools in the city. The school mascot is the Wilson Tiger; its colors are green and white; and its motto is "Haec olim meminisse juvabit", a Latin phrase meaning "In days to come, it will please us to remember this". The phrase comes from Virgil's Aeneid; Aeneas says it to his men after a storm. ...
The school serves several neighborhoods, including Georgetown, Glover Park, Chevy Chase, and Tenleytown. However, there are many out of boundary students that come from all parts of the District.
The school's demographics are as follows:
* Approximately 1,600 students
* School boundaries encompass everything west of 16th Street, NW, all of southwest Washington north of the Anacostia River, and parts of Capitol Hill southeast
* Nearly 30 percent of the student body live outside the school’s boundaries
* Ethnic mix: 49% African American, 25% Caucasian, 17% Latin American, 9% Asian American
* Nearly 40 percent of the students receive free and reduced lunch benefits
Woodrow Wilson High School is the top performer in the non-magnet High School system in DCPS and one of the top performers in DCPS overall. About 89 percent of Wilson graduates continue their education beyond high school, with 77 percent attending four-year or two year colleges or universities. Wilson was the first school in the metropolitan area to adopt and implement a four course a day, alternating even day and odd day, modular schedule. Many Wilson students, including all out-of-bounds students, are members of "academies" that seek to tailor a student's curriculum to his or her academic and/or professional interests. These include the Finance Academy, HAM (Humanities, Arts, and Media), WISP (Wilson International Studies Program), and Scimatech (Science, Math, and Technology).
In mid-2006, Woodrow Wilson Senior High School was proposed to be a charter school, but the superintendent asked the school to hold off in exchange for being granted control over certain areas of autonomy especially facilities.
Wilson's school newspaper is called The Beacon.
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