Woodrow Wilson Junior High School
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Woodrow Wilson Middle School, September 2010
Woodrow Wilson Middle School is located in Philadelphia
Woodrow Wilson Middle School
Woodrow Wilson Middle School is located in Pennsylvania
Woodrow Wilson Middle School
Woodrow Wilson Middle School is located in the United States
Woodrow Wilson Middle School
Location1800 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°03′09″N 75°04′08″W / 40.0525°N 75.0690°W / 40.0525; -75.0690Coordinates: 40°03′09″N 75°04′08″W / 40.0525°N 75.0690°W / 40.0525; -75.0690
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
ArchitectIrwin T. Catharine
Architectural styleClassical Revival
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference No.86003347[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 4, 1986

Woodrow Wilson Middle School is a historic middle school located in the Castor Gardens neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is part of the School District of Philadelphia. The building was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1892 February, 16. It is a three-story, 15-bay, brick and limestone building in the Classical Revival style. It features a projecting center entrance pavilion, four Doric order columns supporting an entablature, and balustraded parapet.[2] The school was named after the 28th President President of the United States Woodrow Wilson.

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]

Woodrow Wilson Middle School is a certified International Baccalaureate School since 2012.

On November 14, 2017, the school was placed on lockdown at 1:45 PM. There were reports of a gun in the school. Police surrounded the school and went class the class check for anything. Later Officers went class to class dismissing classes. The lockdown was officially over at 5:23 PM. No one was hurt and no gun was found.

Woodrow Wilson Middle School was placed on lock down for about two hours on March 15, 2019, because, according to police, a teenage boy brought in three live rounds to the school. The boy is in custody. No weapon was found inside the school and no one was hurt.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System – (#86003347)". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes B. Mintz (July 1986). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: Woodrow Wilson Junior High School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16.