Message from Dr. Pearson

It’s a genuine pleasure to introduce myself to the Woodland community and a genuine honor to pick up the great work Mr. Shoup progressed at Woodland High School for so many years. It’s been apparent to me from the very beginning that Woodland High School is a community on the move. It was also clear that the WHS staff is chock full of game-changing educators who spend their days and more than a few of their evenings advocating for kids. After a month officially on the job I can only say this - if anything, I had underestimated the energy, compassion, and vitality of this community. I have encountered nothing but open hands and hearty welcomes. I’ve enjoyed every minute. 

These are difficult days. There’s no way around it. We’re being asked to live our lives in ways that were unimaginable just six months ago. Through it all I take comfort in a simple idea: The mission hasn’t changed.  Kids are still kids, and kids still need caring adults who will stand in the gap for them as mentors, coaches, and teachers and help them reach for their aspirations. This has been my mission for over two decades. Here’s another thing I know: I’m not done yet. None of us are. Things are going to look a bit different this fall, but only in form. Woodland High School is still Woodland High School because, in the end, Woodland High School is the people who make it go. The mission hasn’t changed and we’re just getting started. I can’t wait to meet more of you in the coming months. Game on! 

The School

Woodland High School school will have approximately 750 students enrolled in the 9-12 classes next year. Our school offers a full array of challenging courses including 8 different advanced placement courses (AP). We also offer "College in the HS" classes in which students can earn college credits from LCC and Central Washington University while taking classes at Woodland High School. Please see our curriculum handbook for more information . We have a full array of career and technical education courses as well as those offered by the Clark County Skill Center. We have also won the prestigious Academic Achievement Award from the state of Washington for 2 of the last 4 years.

The school is located at 1500 Dike Access Rd, which is directly west of I-5 off of exit #21. Please be sure to see more information on the school and districts front web pages.


You can contact Dr. Pearson by email via or by calling 360-841-2800

Nondiscrimination Statement:

Woodland Public School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

  • Vicky Barnes, Title, IX Officer, Civil Right Coordinator, and Affirmative Action Officer, 800 Second St. Woodland, WA 98674,, 360-841-2702
  • Jake Hall, 504 Coordinator, 800 Second St. Woodland, WA 98674,, 360-841-2720

You can report discrimination and discriminatory harassment to any school staff member or to the district's Civil Rights Coordinator, listed above. You also have the right to file a complaint. For a copy of your district’s nondiscrimination policy and procedure, contact your school or district office or view it online at this link.