James Wood High School

161 Apple Pie Ridge Rd, Winchester, VA 22603 | (540) 667-5226
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,311
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3.5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,311
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 86.2
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.2
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 659 (50.3%)
  • Females: 646 (49.3%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 69 (5.3%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 186 (14.2%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 255 (19.5%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
James Wood High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian40.3%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For James Wood High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade36527.8%
10th Grade34626.4%
11th Grade27120.7%
12th Grade32925.1%
Source: VA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 3.5

3.5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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3 reviews for James Wood High School

  • Reviewed by Student on April 21, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • James Wood is a very great school. Ofcourse it isnt very diverse, but it is in the heart of Winchester. There is also a share of drama, but isnt it the parents duty to raise the kid? The sports teams and different clubs is what makes school worth it. You can find a mentor in many of the teachers, and also friends for life in the many students that go there. Most of the people who brag about being hard core, sleeping with people, or doing drugs are just lying, but doesnt that also happen in adult world. The staff there try to make the best out of the students, and thats what makes me proud to say im a colonel!!!
  • Reviewed by Student on July 13, 2007
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • While the teachers are wonderful and the education is alright, the atmosphere of the school is reminiscent of a trailer park. The students are entirely self absorbed and want nothing more than to start trouble with each other while bragging about bed partners and drugs they have done. I am so thankful to have transferred and I wish luck to those of sound mind who are still trapped within its walls.
  • Reviewed by Student on September 13, 2006
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • For the most part, the students are all caught up in the big drama, and they all say they hate this school so much. However, those of us who avoid the drama all agree that this is the best school. The drama club is amazing; all my classes are great; the teachers are all really understanding; I don't have an over-whelming amount of homework even though I'm in all-honors (unless I procrastinate..). How could it get any better? This is a great school with accepting students (as a whole... but there are always a few who aren't so nice). I'm very proud to be a James Wood High Student this year.

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that James Wood High School performed on average about the same as other schools across the state on SOL state exams in the following subjects:
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Geometry
  • Reading
  • VA & US History
  • World History I
  • World History II
  • Writing

SOL - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

End-of-Course - % of students at or above proficiency

Algebra I Test
Algebra II Test
Biology Test
Chemistry Test
Earth Science Test
Geometry Test
Reading Test
VA & US History Test
World History I Test
World History II Test
Writing Test
Source: VA Department of Education 2009-2010

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