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Wilcox Academy

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Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $63,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $499.

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Posted January 24, 2012

I dislike WA because there are not enough opportunities. There is not enough hands on activities or expirements. Those are important in a school. All we do are take notes and I vocabulary, which are both important but we don't do any hands on activities. Also, WA could really improve their lunches, because I've found hair in my lunches a few times and I don't think that their lunches taste good. And their hallways are to small and cramped and kids get pushed into the hall. WA needs a lot of improvements.


Posted March 30, 2010

Not a college prep. school. It is ok if you want to go to a small college, jr. college, or trade school, but not to a large 4 yrs. college like Auburn. Has a weak math & science program.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2010

I think WA is a wonderful school! All the children ma hate school but thy love WA! As do i. WA....you could lower your tuition a alot though... The tuition should pay for activities,supplies,books,and lunch/break. It is such a lovely school though. But if a teacheror somone with h school reads this..think about the tuition..some people hae a hard time keeping all of it payed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2009

I think wa is a wonderful,christan,and loving school.even tho it is small it does give you a good educationg.Altho we lost our priciple that served 23yrs this year I know God will still keep the school strong:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2009

I think Wilcox Academy is a good school. Although our size is small, yes, I wish we had a few more choices with activities/athletics.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2009

It bothers me that several of the teachers are not qualified to teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2009

wondeful, family environment with teachers and a principal who gives his all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2009

congratulations on winning AISA Blue Ribbon School 7 years straight-keep it up, thank you faculty and staff for all your hard work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2008

Parents expecting WA to live up to its potential doesn't mean we don't love & support WA. In fact, we show more love/support by caring enough to ackowledge WA is moving in the wrong direction with each passing school year with decreased student enrollment, teacher/student moral, participation/eligability in sports/cheerleading, & an increase in student drop-out, drug use, & need for summer school. In the area we live, parents don't have a choice but to send their children to WA; therefore, we all need to work towards living up to SACS/Blue Ribbon status by implementing effective leadership, exemplifing excellence in teaching, improving student performance, increasing course offerings, encouraging more community interaction. School improvement in an ongoing process. Yes, WA is a value - lowest tuition & lowest teacher pay - it shows!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

Parents send their children to WA by choice. WA has excelled in many forums and we will not do so well in others simply because of our size. There are many things to love about WA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

WA is a 'basic,' good, school. However, there is always room for improvement, & we should have a willing spirit to do so. I would personally like the board to implement a tutoring program to help many students who struggle. I believe their parents would be willing to pay the extra expense if it meant their child could be a successful student. Not all students are high achievers, nor can all students go to college, but no student wants to fail & be labled a 'poor' student b/c they need extra help. A great school finds a way for all students to do their best. Yes, the opportunity is there for those who can 'get it' (no matter where they go to school), but for students who are sinking year after year, a tutoring program could prevent alot of unnecessary pain & change a child's life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

We also love Wilcox Academy and support it 100%. WA and the faculty, board and parents work hard to make our school a safe, loving, educational environment for our children. Yes, we want more things for our children but we live in a small community and we make sacrifices to live where we do. Many parents, myself included; volunteer to help coach, paint, clean the campus, work concessions, do anything we can to help our school. We are thankful for Wilcox Academy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2007

Our students consistently rank above average on standardized test. We are SACS accredited and a Blue Ribbon school. Our tuition is among the lowest in AISA. On a value basis I would put our school up against any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2007

I think WA is a great school. AR may not be perfect but my kids lived through it and guess what? They can read. They read more books than I ever thought about reading at their age. It would be great to have Art and Music at WA. Maybe a parent would like to volunteer to teach it. Our golf instructor volunteers his time, so do the assistant coaches in most all of the sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2007

You will not find a better group of teachers at any school. Does every student make A's and B's - of course not. Does every student have the opportunity to learn - absolutely. We have been honored to be named a Blue Ribbon school and will continue to excel with support from our parents and effort from our students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2007

I believe that Wilcox needs some changes in leadership. I do realize that it is very hard to find qualified teachers in such a small town, but others do. I also agree that if the students are making bad grades under one teacher compared to other teachers, it needs to be addressed. It either means that this teacher can't teach the material or is making it too hard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2007

If the children were not 'graded' on the AR books, they might be more likely to try and read something more interesting that is above their level which might increase their reading ability. All children do not test well, particularly in elementary when they are still learning to pronounce words, etc. However, when they know they are graded, they will choose the easiest level available for their range. Art, Music or drama would be great...raise the tuition!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2007

I am concerned about WA's steady deterioration. Grades K - 8th, are up to par. Beyond 8th grade, 'most' teachers have no zeal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2006

wilcox is the best school in the United states I rate schools and its the best school I've seen.
—Submitted by a student


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Ethnicity This school State average
White 100% 56%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% N/A
Black 0% 38%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Hispanic 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% N/A
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Camden, AL 36726
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