Wilson High School (Los Angeles, California)

Wilson High School (Los Angeles, California)

name =Woodrow Wilson High School

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district =Los Angeles Unified School District
grades = 9-12
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principal = Mr. Roberto A. Martinez
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faculty =135
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enrollment =2629
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mascot =Mule (Seymour)
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location =4500 Multnomah St Los Angeles, CA90032

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website = [http://www.wilsonmules.org Official website]

Woodrow Wilson High School is one of 50 public secondary high schools in the LAUSD.It was located at what is now El Sereno Junior High School, in the El Sereno neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Since the year 1970, its location has been 4500 Multnomah Street in the Los Angeles community of Hillside Village, atop Ascot Hills. The school serves Hillside Village, El Sereno, and University Hills, not to mention areas of City Terrace and Ramona Gardens.

Wilson High, with an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students, is one of six high schools under the direct supervision of LAUSD Local District 5. The school colors are Navy Blue and Gold and the school's mascot is a Mule (Seymour). Historic note: One of Wilson's alumni went on to fame in the NFL, Ben Davidson. He played for the Oakland Raiders, but never played football for Wilson; he was on the basketball team.


The new Wilson High School opened in 1970.

In 1970, Woodrow Wilson Senior High School moved to its new campus on top of Multnomah St. On a clear day, you can see Catalina Island to the south and Mt. Baldy to the north. Once Wilson opened its new doors, it became the major landmark of El Sereno. Woodrow Wilson Senior High School was designed by a famous California architect named Paul Williams. Wilson was the first LAUSD School to implement multi-floored buildings equipped with elevators and escalators to accommodate disabled students. Athletics and academics have always been a pivotal part of a student's life at Wilson.

Wilson High School has had problems with overcrowding. As with most inner-city public schools, the large influx of the student population has been a cause of concern for administrators and parents alike. With a set capacity prescribed almost 40 years ago when Wilson was built, this past decade has been a struggle for students as their educational experience is amid overcrowded classrooms and under staffed faculty.

In 2007 Wilson High School celebrated their 70th anniversary.

Central Region High School 15 will open in 2012 [http://www.laschools.org/project-status/one-project?project_number=56.40054] , relieving Wilson.

Marching Mule Band

The Marching Mule Band is under the direction of Veronica Gonzalez since 2003. This year, they have participated in the Granada Hills Competition, the annual Christmas Parade in Highland Park, and the LAUSD Band & Drill Competition.

In the Granada Hills Competition, Drill Team placed 1st, Percussion placed 2nd, and Band placed 3rd. At the Highland Park Parade, Wilson won back 1st place after losing it last year to Franklin High Band. Finally, at the LAUSD Competition, Wilson received 5th place; the results were as follows: LA High, Chatsworth, Huntington Park, Verdugo Hills, Wilson, Fremont, Bell, South Gate, Hollywood, Franklin and Kennedy.

The 2007-2008 drum major is Joanne Han.

The Hitching Post

"The Hitching Post" is a bi-monthly publication by the Journalism class. For the past two years, the adviser has been Ms. Christine Tran, and this years editors are: Elizabeth Canales, Bonnie Chen, Kyle Garcia, Alexis Mayagoitia, Melissa Robles, Paula Vargas, and Helen Yuan.

Wilson's newspaper has been around since around 1941, but the name has been changed several times, thus the confusion in the number of volumes printed so far.

Advanced Placement Program

Students are accepted into the Advanced Placement Program and individual advanced placement classes based on faculty and counselor recommendations. A student may be admitted into an AP class by request or if the AP instructor has approved the request. These are the current courses offered by Wilson:
*AP Biology
*AP Calculus AB
*AP Calculus BC
*AP Chemistry
*AP English Language
*AP English Literature
*AP Environmental Science
*AP French Language
*AP Government
*AP Microeconomics
*AP Spanish Language
*AP Spanish Literature
*AP Statistics
*AP U. S. History

CSU & UC College Admissions

:A sample of California universities attended by Wilson High School alumni:

Private Universities:
* Princeton University
* Pomona College
* University of Redlands
* Occidental College
* Stanford University
* University of Southern California
* Harvard University
* Columbia University
* Duke University
* University of San Diego
* New York University
* Mt. Sierra College
* Mt. Saint Mary's College
* Reed College
California State University System:

* California State University, Dominguez Hills
* California State University, Fullerton
* California State University, Long Beach
* California State University, Los Angeles
* California State University, Northridge
* California State University, Sacramento
* California State University, East Bay
* California State University, San Bernardino
* San Diego State University
* Humboldt State University
* San Jose State University
*California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
*California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

University of California System:

* University of California, Berkeley
* University of California, Los Angeles
* University of California, San Diego
* University of California, Davis
* University of California, Irvine
* University of California, Santa Barbara
* University of California, Santa Cruz
* University of California, Riverside
* University of California, Merced

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