iReporter
 
21
2
Pin on Pinterest
The "Robocats" have beaten top private schools The robotics team is part of Woodrow's STEM Academy, which boasts the largest engineering enrollment in Texas.

Flower Mound High School is often rated one of the best schools in Texas because of its success in producing National Merit Scholars. So it's big news when a Dallas school eclipses it in rankings. According to the schooldigger.com, Woodrow Wilson High School is ranked at 598, while "Flo-Mo" is at 633.  Woodrow also finished above fellow International Baccalaureate schools Plano East (633) and Allen (1131).  Speaking of Plano, greatschools.org also rates Woodrow one point above Plano Senior High School and Plano West.

After the school earned IB accreditation and redesigned itself into four college prep academies a few years ago, scores (and enrollment) have dramatically increased.  Principal and alumna Ruth Vail set the changes in motion and Principal Kyle Richardson has taken the school to the next level. He often says, "we are the top performing high school in Dallas".  And in the state, Woodrow is one of only 153 secondary schools to earn all seven stars of academic distinction from the Texas Education Agency.  The Washington Post ranked it high nationally for its Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate test participation. In "America's Most Challenging High Schools" it placed ahead of all but two North Texas suburban comprehensive high schools.

This year Woodrow also nearly doubled its number of AP Scholars and once again, it has the top SAT scores in Dallas comprehensive high schools - even with many more students taking the test (DISD pays for SAT, ACT, AP and IB exams).

Next on the agenda for the school is a new wing which will sister with the 2013 Science and Arts addition.  Twenty-four classrooms plus a competition gym will be built after the bond issue passed this fall.