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2665 Woodlane Drive • Woodbury, MN 55125
651-425-4400
8:35 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.

 

About WHS

Update 12/21/16

About the School

Woodbury High School is a four-year public high school. Our schedule has three trimesters per year, six class periods per day, and 55-minute classes.

Woodbury High School was ranked 45th in the nation in Newsweek’s list of Top High Schools in 2014. WHS ranked second of nine schools in the state that made the list of 500 high schools on the nation.

About the Community

Woodbury High School is a four-year public high school that is part of the South Washington County School District, ISD #833. The district includes the communities of Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park, Newport, Woodbury, Grey Cloud Island and Afton. There are three high schools, one Alternative high school, four middle schools and 16 elementary schools.

About the Curriculum

Woodbury High School offers a comprehensive curriculum of 150+ courses, placing emphasis on college preparation. To see a full listing, please view the Program of Studies (under Students menu).

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

  • AP Art   
  • AP Biology  
  • AP Chemistry  
  • AP Physics 
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics 
  • AP Calculus 1   
  • AP Calculus 2  
  • AP Statistics  
  • AP Language/Composition
  • AP Literature/Composition
  • AP US History  
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP US Government & Politics
  • AP World History
  • AP Mandarin Chinese

Honors Courses

  • English 9
  • English 10
  • Physical Science 9

College in the Schools Courses

  • University of Minnesota course taught at WHS
    • French,
    • German,
    • Spanish,
    • Psychology,
    • Writing Studio,
    • Algebra through Modeling
  • Minnesota State Makato course taught at WHS
    • American Sign Language (Concurrent Enrollment)

Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

  • Courses are taken at various Colleges and Universities for college and high school credit.
  • PSEO is available to Juniors and Seniors who meet admission requirements.

Middle School Courses

  • Math and World Language courses taken at our middle schools are equivalent to our high school courses.

Graduation Requirements Class of 2016

66 credits required for graduation (1 credit per class per trimester)
WHS had a graduation rate of 95.3% in 2016

  • English: 12 credits
  • Mathematics: 9 credits
  • Science: 9 credits
  • Social Studies: 9 credits
  • Fine Arts: 2 credits
  • General Physical Education: 1 credit
  • Health: 1 credit
  • Economics: 1 credit
  • Electives: 22 credits

Grading & Ranking Procedures

  • GPA is based on marks earned in grades 9-12. All courses in which the student receives a letter grade of A through F are calculated in the GPA.
  • District 833 high schools do not calculate class rank for their students.

A = 4.0

B+ = 3.333

C+= 2.333

D+= 1.333

F = 0.00

A- = 3.667

B = 3.0

C  = 2.0

D = 1.0

P = Pass

 

B- = 2.667

C- = 1.667

D- = 0.667

N = No Credit

Testing Results

ACT Test Results:  2015-16*

  • Woodbury average Composite  23.4
  • State average Composite 21.1
  • National Composite Average: 20.8
  • *Most recent ACT results available

SAT Results: These scores cannot be compared to the state and national average since fewer than 15% of Woodbury High School students take these exams.

2015-16  Advanced Placement Test Results

  • 1,135 AP exams were taken  65.6% of those tested earned a score of a 3 or better.

National Merit/National Achievement Scholarship Program

Year

2013-14

2014-15 2015-16

Semifinalists

3       

6 5

Finalists

3

6 5

Commended

8

11 8

MCT Test Results 2015-16 School Year

  • 75% reading proficiency
  • 72% science proficiency
  • 66% math proficiency

Postsecondary Plans

  • Four year colleges/universities 73%
  • Two year colleges/schools 18%
  • Other (military, work) 6%

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Counselors

  • Merry Holden (A-Da)  (651) 425-4433
  • Jeri Olson Eddicus (De-H)   (651)425-4434 
  • Nancy Fesler (I-Mon)  (651) 425-4431
  • Kathy Dornfeld (Moo-Sc)  (651) 425-4413
  • Beth Janey (Sd-Z)   (651) 425-4432
  • General Counseling Office Line:  (651) 425-4430
  • Counseling Office Fax:  (651) 425-4423
     

Woodbury High School Highlights

  • September 8, 2014 Newsweek Magazine ranks Woodbury High School rankes 45th out of the top 500 high schools in the U.S. Read the article on WCCO (CBS local affiliate) or District website. WHS earned this ranking with a college readiness score of 97%, 79.4% of students going to college, and a graduation rate of 94.4%. Woodbury ranked second of the nine Minnesota high schools that made the list.
  • July 10, 2014: St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the Minnesota Department of Education reported Woodbury High School as number 17 in the state for students attending college.
  • 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Rankings lists Woodbury High School as the 9th best high school in Minnesota (out of 544 public high schools) and 611 in the Country (out of 19,411 evaluated)!

City of Woodbury Highlights

  • October 11, 2016 Money Magazine ranks Woodbury as the 11th Best City to Live in the U.S.
  • July 2014 Family Circle lists Woodbury as one of the 10 Best Towns for Families: 2014.