Woodsboro High School as it appeared in Scream 4

Woodsboro High School is a high school in Woodsboro.



  • Sidney, Billy, Tatum, Stu, Randy, Casey, Steven, and Judy attend Woodsboro High School as seniors.
  • Martha attends Woodsboro High School as a freshman.
  • A giant site of news coveraged and interrorgation after Casey Becker and Steve Orth were gutted.
  • Pranksters dressed as Ghostface run down the halls.
  • Sidney Prescott is attack in the girls' bathroom by Ghostface. It is unknown if it is a prank or the actual killer.
  • Principle Himbry uses intercom to notify students that classes are dismissed until further notice. The reason is due to the attack to Sidney Prescott in the bathroom.
  • Principal Himbry is murdered in his office. He is later gutted and hung from a football field post. He is discovered hours later.


  • During the events of Scream 3, Martha Meeks is a senior of 17 years old and interesred into film as her brother once was. During her school year, she goes by the studio to deliver Sidney, Dewey, and Gale Randy's tape regarding the rules for Trilogy Horror movies.


  • Jill, Kirby, Trevor, Charlie, Olivia, Robbie, Marnie and Jenny attend Woodsboro High School as seniors knowing the history of their town and school due to tragic year of 1996.
  • In front of the Woodsboro High School, Robbie pesters Jill, Olivia, and Kirby about horror movies. Kirby plays koy to Charlie as passes him to go to class.
  • Near Jill's locker is a sculpture of Principal Himbry for remembrance.
  • Jill tells Kirby near her locker she can do a lot worse in her choice of her love interest with Charlie. In coincidence to her relaying to Kirby of her choice of a good boyfriend, she closes the door to find Trevor behind it.
  • Student find out about Jenny Randall and Marnie Cooper's murder through their phones during class. Jill, Kirby, Charlie, Robby and Olivia having the same class look out the window to see News Vans passing by the campus.
  • Remembrance Week was held to remember the original Woodsboro Murders.
  • Sidney Prescott and Gale Weathers make a guest appearence at Cinema Club.

Students/ Alumni

Teacher and staff

Filming Location

For the Woodsboro High School, Craven desired a building that looked "American", and the producers approached Santa Rosa High School. The school board insisted on seeing the script and immediately objected to the violence against teenage children and the cynical, dark dialogue, including that of the fictional school principal. Local newspapers criticized the project, and irate parents objected to such a film taking place at their children's school. The producers received support from the school's students and some local residents, who recognized that economic benefits would be generated by the film's presence. The dispute resulted in a three-hour debate scheduled for April 16, one day after filming was to begin. Unwilling to be delayed, Craven began filming as scheduled on the 15th. He started with the opening scene of the film, which features Barrymore; the scene took five days to complete. The result of the Santa Rosa debate was that permission would be denied. The production was forced to find another location for the school, and ended up filming at the Sonoma Community Center, southeast of Santa Rosa.

For Scream 4, Woodsboro High School was filmed at Woodworth Middle School in Dearborn, Michigan. A front fascade resembling the one at the Sonoma Community Center was built at the front. It was later removed after filming ended.

School Types

There are three schools in Woodsboro; Woodsboro High School, Woodsboro Middle School and Woodsboro Elementary School.



  • In Scream 4, the school has a bust of Arthur Himbry in the hallway as a tribute to him.
  • A deleted scene for Scream 4 focuses on his bust a lot better, but was cut, since they had a hard time replicating the original actor's face.
  • An original script for Scream 3 had a scene where a number of students dressed as Ghostface went on a stabbing spree around the school.
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