Woodrow Wilson High School (Beckley, West Virginia)

Woodrow Wilson High School (Beckley, West Virginia)

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Woodrow Wilson High School (Beckley, West Virginia)

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Woodrow Wilson High School is a secondary school located in Beckley, West Virginia, (USA), teaching grades nine through twelve. In 1967, it moved from its original location to its current location at 400 Stanaford Road.

It is administered by Raleigh County Schools.

History

Beckley High School, the first public high school in the city, opened in 1917 using the facilities of the former Beckley Institute on Park Avenue at First Avenue. It operated there for one year, until a new high school was built on South Kanawha Street - Beckley Graded and High School.

The Town District Board of Education made plans for a new building. Through the proceeds from a bond issue, a new structure was built and was occupied in December 1925. It was named for former President Woodrow Wilson, who had died the previous year. Woodrow Wilson High School's new building was built on land adjacent to the former Beckley Institute on Park Avenue.

When the school moved to its current site, outside of main Beckley, the former site was turned into Park Junior High School (now Park Middle School).During the first year of operation at the new site (1967–68), a record number of 2,432 students attended WWHS.

Flying Eagle Sports

The Flying Eagles are known statewide for their outstanding basketball teams, which have made numerous state tournament appearances. The basketball team holds the record for the most state championships at...
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