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Mobile, AL
Students enrolled: 469

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3071 Ralston Rd
Mobile, AL 36606

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(251) 221-1705
(251) 221-1710
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Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
August 19, 2015
Too busy talking among themselves in the morning rather than in the school teaching the students.

- submitted by a community member
Develops grit: Strongly disagree
August 19, 2015
The only persistence I have seen is the way the staff persists in rude, angry behavior...so if that is the way you would like your child to learn, then yes, by all means send them there.

- submitted by a community member
Develops respect: Strongly disagree
August 19, 2015
No. Respect is a "two way street" and children are not taught it in an atmosphere of hate. They must be shown that respect should be given by all parties concerned.

- submitted by a community member
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
August 19, 2015
No....it teaches children that some people can be treated differently than others. Children need to be taught respect for all races of people and that people have a right to ask questions in a calm, respectful manner and not receive a response in anger.

- submitted by a community member
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
August 19, 2015
You cannot teach students fairness when you behave in an angry belligerent manner to them in front of other parents and students. No fairness, integrity or honesty....just angry, hateful, rude behavior.

- submitted by a community member

August 19, 2015
Rude staff. They are hateful to new parents going there, even to the point of screaming at them in front of a kindergarten child! Will never go back! (I went there as a child and it was never that bad in the 60s...was a great school then with a great staff).

- submitted by a community member

November 07, 2014
We moved to the midtown area and were astounded at how bad Westlawn school was. I was told that I can not come up to the school and eat lunch with my sons. They thought it might make the other kids feel bad. Whats worse is that my son was beat up several times. The school said that they didnt know what happened. I have pictures of the bruises. Needless to say - we had to send the kids to a private school. Its really the only option if you live in midtown. I love the area. But do yourself a favor if you can afford it there are plenty of private school options in midtown. I wonder why that is!

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2011
Great School!!! and Ms. Law is excellent teacher... My kid love this school...the school leadership and use academic program...

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2009
My child has been going to school here since 2nd grade. I feel as though he/she was not prepared for fourth grade and everything he/she is struggling with this year shld hv been learned last year. The test scores in reading are very poor and math as well.

- submitted by a parent

December 29, 2008
Westlawn is a very great school my kids love it as well as I do. The teachers are great.Mrs.Cooper is wonderful,my daughter loves her as well as Mrs.Mather and the rest of the staff.

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2008
As a mother who has had a child at Westlawn elementary from K-5 thru Fifth grade I would have to agree that Westlawn is a great school. I can also say that each school year has become progressively better as they have sought to find more innovative ways to make sure that no child is left behind resources such as afterschool tutoring, math night, and winning word of the week. There are also many extra curricular activities such as Ballet, Violin Piano, boys and girl scouts to name a few. Though I do feel the principal could work to be more touchable, I do not in any way find her to be incompetent. I have also been happy and confident that each of my child's teachers were committed to her academic success. I find the environment conducive to a positive learning environment.

- submitted by a parent

November 16, 2006
Westlawn is a wonderful school where students can express themselves in a positive manner. The faculty & staff takes interest in all students' academic success and encourages positive behavior through various means, such as PTA Citizen of the Month, Student Council, Tigerettes (Academic Spirit Squad), TIES (Boys Mentoring Program) and Tiger Lilies (Girls Mentoring Program) Currently, I have two children still attending Westlawn and two other children who graduated from Westlawn. I always felt Westlawn was the best choice for my children's educational foundation. Principal, L. Finley expresses her warm & loving spirit to all her students by encouraging them to read something every night; this include weekends, holidays and spring & summer breaks. There are so many I could name but the list would be entirely too long, therefore, I will say this: 'Keep up the good job Westlawn Tigers and roar once again to AYP success!'

- submitted by a parent

September 23, 2005
my son's teacher mrs.cheyette is an excellent teacher who has taken extra interest and helped out my son with his learning she is exceptional and is a wonderful kindergarten teacher. the only problem there is the student pick no coordination what so ever and student safety! and the majority of the teachers are very very rude they forget because of our children they have work. and if they really cared they would take better precautions.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2005
The quality of the education my child has been getting here is scary compared to the schools around it. The principal I find neither helpful or competent in her work. She is some of the source to the schools problems. The children here are both unruly and disrespectful to all authority personal. I find no reason to tell people about this school except not to come.

- submitted by a parent

August 14, 2005
The quality of academic programs is great, there are a variety of extra curricular activities and parent involvement with Westlawn is exceptional. Westlawn even has after school care at the school.

- submitted by a parent

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Westlawn Elementary School
3071 Ralston Rd, Mobile, AL  36606
(251) 221-1705
Last modified Westlawn Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Westlawn Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top