About WHS

Updated 16 November 2018

WHS Fact Sheet School Profile

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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.

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 Computer Science
  • AP Language/Composition
  • AP Literature/Composition
  • AP US History  
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP US Government & Politics
  • AP World History

Honors Courses

  • English 9
  • English 10

College in the Schools Courses

  • University of Minnesota course taught at WHS
    • French,
    • German,
    • Spanish,
    • Psychology,
    • Writing Studio,
    • College 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.

Spanish Immersion

  • Spanish Immersion pathway includes two classes delivered in Spanish.
  • Senior capstone course follows same Minnesota and District 833 standards and graduation requirements .

Graduation Requirements Class of 2019

66 credits required for graduation (1 credit per class per trimester)
WHS had a Class of 2018 graduation rate of 96.3%

  • English: 12 credits
  • Mathematics: 9 credits
  • Science: 9 credits
  • Social Studies: 10 credits
  • Fine Arts: 2 credits
  • General Physical Education: 1 credit
  • Health: 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.
  • Pass/Fail grades are not calculated in the GPA but do count towards graduation credit. A maximum of one credit per year may be taken under the pass/fail grade option.
  • AP courses receive additional weighting in GPA calculations. Students who successfully complete an AP or IB course and take the AP or IB exam at the end of the course receive an additional 1.2 in GPA calculations, i.e. A = 4.8)
  • District 833 high schools do not calculate class rank for their students. Information indicating a class rank will not be issued internally or externally to staff, students, parents, other academic institutions or agencies.

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

2018 MCA Test Results

  • Science 69.6%
  • Reading 79.8%
  • Math 69.7%

2018 ACT Test Results*

  • Woodbury average Composite  23.1
  • State average Composite 21.3
  • National Composite Average: 20.8
  • *Most recent ACT results available

WHS ACT Test Results

YEAR # English Math Reading Science Composite
2018 470 22.4 22.9 23.8 22.9 23.1
2017 443 22.8 23.9 23.7 23.4 23.6
2016 469 22.6 23.5 23.7 23.4 23.4
2015 391 24.1 25 25.1 24.5 24.8
2014 353 24 25 25 24.6 24.8

 

 

 

 

 

2017-18  Advanced Placement Test Results

  • 1,236 AP exams were taken  57% of those tested earned a score of a 3 or better.

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.

National Merit/National Achievement Scholarship Program

Year

2013-14

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18

Semifinalists

3       

6 5 4 4

Finalists

3

6 5 4 4

Commended

8

11 8 14 12

College Attendance

In 2016, 84% of students graduating from WHS enrolled in college for fall 2017.

  • 20% two-year Minnesota colleges/schools
  • 32% four-year Minnesota public school
  • 9% four-year Minnesotaprivate school
  • 39% four-year colleges/universities outside Minnesota

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

2018-19 Goals

Goal 1: We will continue to develop student support structions and work to embed higher level thinking and increased levels of rigor in all courses so that the percentage of WHS students meeting all four college readiness benchmarks as measured by the ACT increases in 2019.

Goal 2: We will continue to build positive relationships with students and define & communicate high expectations and accountability for student behavior so that all members of WHS feel increasingly respoected and valued as measured by an annual culture/climate survey given to faculty, staff, and students.

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
  • Ethan Young (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 ranks 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

  • Woodbury is the largest city in Washington County, Minnesota and is a suburb of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul) metropolitan area.
  • September 2018 Money Magazine names Woodbury as the 10th Best Place to Live
  • February 2018 The Woodbury Patch reports 24/7 Wall Street names Woodbury as the Best City in Minnesota to live in.
  • 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.