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James Wood High School is a public school in Winchester, VA. It has 1,308 students in grades 9-12. Students score average on state standardized tests. There have been 80 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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High School Senior

On Overall Experience: Again, this school is just average. It has a few things that make it stand out but it is mostly like any other high school in existence. My favorite experience would have to be homecoming week or prom. They go all out for those activities. However if i were to choose a school to go to it would probably be one of the other new high schools we have in the district because of the updated look of them and technology. Also, it would be nice to actually have a decent football team that didn't suck. That would make more kids want to come to sporting events.

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High School Senior

On Health & Safety: Bullying is not a huge issue because my school has taken great measures to cut back on that and are not tolerant of it. The nurse is actually really mean and i dislike going to her because she acts like she doesn't believe you when you say you are extremely ill. "just lie down for a few moments, then go back to class'' she says. No thank you, i will just easily text my mom to pick me up or get her to call the school saying its okay for me to leave early. As for the safety of the school i think it is good. teachers are always on "hall duty" to watch the doors but, that is also not only for intruders but for the kids who like to skip class.

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High School Senior

On Academics: The teachers are always willing to help out. They want you to succeed and pass everything necessary to get through high school while still trying to prepare you for college at the same time. Sometimes the amount of work given is an overload and very stressful at times but, as long as you do it it will help your grade. Most teachers will even be willing to stay after school to help out a student.

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High School Senior

On Sports & Fitness: Despite the stinky, filthy locker rooms the sports fields are well kept up with and quite pretty. So many people have a huge amount of support for our school and that is a really good thing.

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High School Senior

On Food: The lunches are average. Sometimes it can be very delicious and sometimes it is not.

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James Wood High School is a public school in Winchester, VA. It has 1,308 students in grades 9-12. Students score average on state standardized tests. There have been 80 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

82%

Test Performance

45
James Wood High School performed better than 45% of other schools on Virginia math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1780

Based on 18 students surveyed
Math
580
Verbal
600
Writing
600
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 40% Commitment of teachers to help continue education
  • 40% Everyone is nice
  • 20% The teachers.

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 67% Yes
  • 33% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 83% It may not look like much, but everyone is great.
  • 17% Large school, but friendly small town atmosphere

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 86% Rowdy Rednecks.
  • 14% School spirited

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 5 responses

  • 60% We have the nicest students
  • 40% The teachers are the nicest.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 57% The appearance, things are old.
  • 43% Crowded, to small

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
50.8%
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Female
49.2%
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Racial Diversity

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White
92.0%
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Hispanic
4.0%
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African American
2.4%
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Multiracial
0.8%
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Asian
0.8%
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Native American
0.1%
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Pacific Islander
0%