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Old 02-17-2011, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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Penn Hills is slowly going the way of WH, just watch the news reports.
You have it backwards. Penn Hills is already gone, and Woodland Hills is next.
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:34 AM
 
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Woodland Hills' parents have three choices: send their children to a war zone, pay for private education, or enroll their children in cyber school (which is very isolating) if they can't afford private education.
There are also now two Propel charter schools in Woodland Hills (which are free, well-regarded, and involve normal amounts of face-to-face interaction).
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:03 AM
 
Location: ɥbɹnqsʇʇıd
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Just like my high school, it's a mix of kids who actually want an education and thugs/trash who contribute nothing to society and never will.
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Point Breeze
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I'm writing a creative nonfiction piece about the Woodland Hills School District (focused on the high school).

I think it would be valuable to include a page or two of quotes, highlighting people's views about the district.

So that people are as candid as possible, I'd like anyone who has an opinion about the district--strong or otherwise--to summarize their feelings in a sentence or two. To encourage you to show your true feelings, these quotes will be anonymous. No attribution. No tracing back. Nothing. Don't hold anything back. Be as brutally honest as possible. Even if your opinions are "politically incorrect," your voice is valuable and deserves to be heard.

If your words are "too strong" to post here, feel free to PM them to me instead.

Thanks!
I know you and I have written back and forth about this project before, and you're to be commended for trying to source your piece in as many different ways as possible - I hope you hear back from some people with different perspectives and get a bit at the honest responses that are hopefully just beneath the kneejerk sarcasm. Good luck.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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They keep the front lawn nicely maintained. Any other posistives? Not really. The cops are usually there to break up fights.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Front Range
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Generally I would tone it down, but she asked for brutally honest and that's what I gave. Yes, I was sarcastic, but I was also 100% honest.

If it makes people feel better, I lived in Penn Hills and I'd say we were no better. It's why I don't live there anymore. Does that help?

Last edited by feanix; 02-18-2011 at 09:01 AM..
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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Heres my list of bad and fight schools in the Pittsburgh area
Westinghouse (PPS)
Peabody (PPS)
Oliver (PPS)
Wilkinsburg
Carrick (PPS)
Scenley (PPS)
McKeesport
Penn Hills
Woodland Hills
Steel Valley
Langly (PPS)
Clairton
Sto-Rocks
East Allegheny- is going down hill with Duqense & North Versaillies kids
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:24 PM
Status: "Preparing for a life in exile." (set 27 days ago)
 
Location: M.D. Pa.
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Generally I would tone it down, but she asked for brutally honest and that's what I gave. Yes, I was sarcastic, but I was also 100% honest.

If it makes people feel better, I lived in Penn Hills and I'd say we were no better. It's why I don't live there anymore. Does that help?
1) I'm a he.

2) Thank you for your response. It was the perfect anecdote: colorful, detailed, and blunt.
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Front Range
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1) I'm a he.

2) Thank you for your response. It was the perfect anecdote: colorful, detailed, and blunt.
Whoops! I'm sorry! I saw Heaven and assumed female.

You're welcome and I apologize to those it did bother. I do wish you the best with this project!
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:28 PM
 
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What has happened to Woodland Hills? I read recently that the high school is rated among the lowest in Western Pennsylvania on academic achievement, and that it is in corrective action. I am a graduate of Churchill Area High School, one of the last years before the WH integration (1980). I have lived in the Maryland suburbs of DC for many years. In my county, we have strong schools in communities with much greater racial diversity than the boroughs that comprise Woodland Hills. When I was attending Churchill, I always perceived the school to be relatively strong academically. I still lived in Churchill for several years after the integration when my brother was attending the 'new' WHHS, and I seem to recall that the school was still pretty good shortly after the integration. So, what has happened? Why is the school district so challenged now?

Thanks to anyone who can help me catch up.
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