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Waterdown District High SchoolEdit

Would someone from WPSCHOOLS mind taking a look at Waterdown District High School? No sources are cited, but perhaps there's a way to keep some of the content or improve the article. All the recent coverage I found after a quick Google search, however, seems to related to some serious problems that seemed to have happened last year at the school. -- Marchjuly (talk) 21:42, 20 June 2022 (UTC)

Infobox school's rivals parameterEdit

North Gwinnett High School listing five different schools as a rival wanted me to bring this up and ask for clarification. On high school articles, how do you determine whether a school warrants being mentioned as a rival of another school? Using the dictionary definition of the word would mean any other school they play sports against would qualify so I don't think that's the intention, and local reporting on high school sports seems to use the term "rival" or "rivalry" very loosely. I tried to look through the archives but I didn't see any previous discussions about this. When should a school be listed there? - Aoidh (talk) 19:42, 12 July 2022 (UTC)

If a reliable source described the schools as rivals, they may be listed. Otherwise, the schools should be removed as original research. Stedil (talk) 23:50, 12 July 2022 (UTC)
I concur with Stedil. It's true, the term "rival" is used very loosely. Most schools have a significant rival, be it crosstown or nearby or what have you. There should be some local press at least that would highlight this. Without reliable sources, it shouldn't be included. --Hammersoft (talk) 00:39, 13 July 2022 (UTC)
@Stedil: @Hammersoft: thanks, that's what I figured but I didn't know if perhaps there was some other way of determining that which didn't rely on local sports writers, which in my opinion often use that word about as liberally as possible to simply mean an opposing school's team, but I guess it's best that we use reliable sources to determine its applicability and not what we personally feel is the right answer, because I would use it much more conservatively than them. - Aoidh (talk) 01:03, 13 July 2022 (UTC)

FAR for School for Creative and Performing ArtsEdit

I have nominated School for Creative and Performing Arts for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Hog Farm Talk 22:40, 16 July 2022 (UTC)

St. Mary Catholic Central High SchoolEdit

Could someone else look at the infobox here. I have trimmed the number of administrators listed in the infobox per WP:RFCSCHOOLADMIN, but they keep being restored. Need another opinion. MB 23:07, 18 July 2022 (UTC)

@MB:, speaking as the former coord of the schools project for a decade, this article created in 2007 should ideally be un-indexed, and sent back to NPP for their view but as you and I know, that's no longer possible. As it stands, it is, or has become, largely a puff piece with possibly many of its staff, administrators, alumnae or students contributing to it. A closer examination might even reveal some COPYVIO from its website. Large swathes of it are totally unsourced, others are promotional, too much of it includes content that is best gleaned from the school's website or prospectus, thus the page no longer complies with this school project's recommendations for school articles.
Only by special consideration are high schools 'generally' accepted as notable - by edict of our Founder, but see also WP:SCHOOLOUTCOMES, an explanation of the deletion policy. If I were still active on Wikipedia and still an admin, I would probably consider removing the unsourced sections and claims, prune for example the excessive emphasis on athletics prowess, protect the article, and encourage its major contributors to improve it in compliance with School Article Advice. FYI: Gregcar195467, Tacyarg, Tedder, Steven (Editor). Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 03:09, 19 July 2022 (UTC)
Kudpung, I don't disagree with anything you said. But in this case, I didn't even look at the article itself. Except for extremely serious/ blatent issues, I normally mostly concentrate on infoboxes, which are magnets for unsourced and trivial information. If I did more, there would be no time for NPP. Your description of this article, unfortunately, says that it is a typical school article. I asked for help here to have a consensus argument if further reverts are necessary. ---- MB 06:54, 19 July 2022 (UTC)
I've removed those names and commented about it on the talk page, as I agree that WP:RFCSCHOOLADMIN is clear on this. - Aoidh (talk) 03:55, 19 July 2022 (UTC)
Aoidh thank you, and TheGEICOgecko for your massive clean up of this article. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 12:07, 19 July 2022 (UTC)
I'll watch it and see if any large vandalism or edit wars develop. tedder (talk) 17:18, 19 July 2022 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Public school#Requested move 22 July 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Public school#Requested move 22 July 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Vpab15 (talk) 15:40, 22 July 2022 (UTC)

Chisnallwood IntermediateEdit

I came across WP:THQ#Expansion of Chisnallwood Int School article. and thought perhaps someone from WPSCHOOLS might be able to help this user out since they're claiming to be a student at Chisnallwood Intermediate. They've also posted something similar at Talk:Chisnallwood Intermediate#Expansion of Chisnallwood Int School article. Then, I looked at this edit from two months ago and began to wonder how sincere they might really be about this. Maybe someone from WPSCHOOLS could take a look at this and perhaps respond to this user's talk page post. -- Marchjuly (talk) 01:14, 9 August 2022 (UTC)