The school crest was designed as a result of a Student Council project. All Woodlawn students were given an opportunity to submit a design for a shield. The council had about fifteen entries, all done in color, by the closing date in mid-December 1963. Shield Committee chairman Gerald Box was assisted in selecting a design by council committee members, Shirley Grunwald, Frances Wood, Henry Hungerbeeler, and Mark Estes. Their selection was subject to approval by several faculty members. Two entries, submitted by Juanita Beene and Mark Estes, were chosen as the best and they were combined. Mark did the art work for the finished crest, the Student Council approved it, and it was submitted to the school. Their selection, with a few revisions, was officially accepted and has henceforth been used as the crest representing Woodlawn High School.
The school colors of royal blue and scarlet decorate the shield itself. Gold decorations completely encircle the shield. Each symbol represents something that has particular meaning. At the top is a large old English "W" representing the name of the school. The helmet is a reminder that Woodlawn students are Knights. Crossed swords indicate that students render service, and the cross and scroll stand for leadership qualities. The Knight on a horse is the widely recognized symbol of the school. Featured on the banner at the bottom are the words -- Brave, Loyal, True. These words describe the ideal Woodlawn student and may be used as a guidepost by all those who pass through the doors of Woodlawn High School.