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9-12
Public charter
Phoenix, AZ
Students enrolled: 225
Before care: No
After care: No

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2045 W. Northern Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

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(602) 864-7731
(602) 864-7720
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June 07, 2014
I have been a student at this school for two years, and I will be a senior next year. I transferred to WPA from a good school. After I graduate, I plan on going to VMI or NGU. I am involved in different sports and I like that we do well in sports. I like it because the teachers pay attention to all students. They give us challenging work, but help us do well. I also like that we have students from all over the world who attend. I would recommend this school for students who want to go on to a university because it prepares you for that.

- submitted by a student
September 23, 2013
This school challenges the children every day pushing them to be very successful adults . The teachers are also so willing to help the children with anything that they may be having problems with.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
Westwind is a wonderful school! Small class sizes, more individualized attention. My Son is attending and is in almost all Honors classes. They really challenge the kids to do their best!

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2013
If I could rate this school a ZERO star I would. Our son was "recruited" to play basketball for them in a "post graduate program." It is a VERY expensive program at over 20k PER year. We relocated, spent over 3,500.00 in doing so only to have the superindentent (Debra Slagle) FIRE the coach two days after school started! The replacement was a former videographer from the NBA with NO prep school experience name Steadman. When I brought this to Mrs. Slagles attention, I was told we could withdraw and she would refund our deposit. Approximately ONE week later, we noticed the assistant Coach, named WEAVER appeared to have a "dislike" for our son saying rude, disrespectful comments to him. We again attempted to bring this to Ms. Slagels' attention. She did nothing, My son went to her office to meat with her and discuss the incident...she was TOO BUSY TO SEE HIM! We contacted the head Coach, again-NOTHING. Ultimately, our son chose to leave the program two days later. SHE WOULD NOT REFUND OUR DEPOSIT! I filed a complaint with the school board. She had EVERY reason as to why she did not OWE us a refund despite saying she would offer us a complete refund earlier!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
Westwind is the perfect mix of community feel and strong academics. The administration has been diligent about improving this school the entire 4 years that my daughter has attended. The teachers are attentive and helpful and do a good job controlling, guiding and supporting their classes.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2013
The school is great. It is a college prepatory school so they have high expectations. The classes are great with good teachers. They are flexible with problems they you may have.

- submitted by a student
October 13, 2011
Excellent supportive learning environment. Great teachers and hard working dedicated principal. With small class size and the range of subjects to choose from e.g. forensic science. you will get value for your efforts in selecting this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2010
I am graduating from Westwind this month 5/10. I am extremely grateful for the office staff, counselor, principal, assistant principal and teachers. I have seen alot of changes over the 4 years that I've attended Westwind. The last 2 years have been the best due to new principal and counselor. They treat the students like family. As if we're their own children. They take the time to let us know when we're off track as well as praise us when we're doing good. If you're looking for a small school that has a family feel and you want one on one time with your teacher. This is the school for you!

- submitted by a student
no rating May 07, 2010
We at Westwind take alot of pride in our school. We believe that every student has the abilitiy to achieve the goal of graduating from high school and college. Please take the time to visit our small family community.

- submitted by a teacher
May 06, 2010
I attended Westwind Preparatory my sophomore year. I literally begged to go to that school. My first day there i found out that they didnt have any of the accelerated classes that i wanted. The counselor chose which classes I went into and when i suggested another class she would answer with 'the teacher is a b', (she said 'b' and not the whole word). At lunch I found out that they served fast food from the McDonalds that was nearby. They gave my brother a class that he didnt need and when we went there to talk to the office about it they would send us back to class saying that they would fix it later. Finally the last time we went they seriously yelled at us telling us that it was too late to change it and that we should've came in earlier but we .....

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November 29, 2009
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- submitted by a student
July 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2008
My son attends West Wind as a Junior he is involved in every sport there is. He absolutely loves this school! He attended a Public school his freshman year, and his academics were very poor. Since WestWind he has improved dramatically in his academics. Most of the teachers are most helpful and wanting to see success in their students, while others i question. My nephews have also attending this school back in 2003 and they loved it. It is small school, not over crowded with alot of students.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2008
I am a freshman at Westwind and I love it. They are pretty strict especially with like cellphones and discipline. Almost all of the teachers are amazing. The principal is not my favorite peron though. my favorite person though

- submitted by a student
January 18, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 16, 2008
I would recommend this school to other parents. My daughter was at a large school but wanted to be in smaller classes. The school has grown leaps and bounds in the area of extracurricular activities. They are now a part of AIA. My daughter has participated in volleyball, basketball and cheer. She is also a part of National Honor Society. Now that the school has been around for ten years, they have established some traditions that both students and parents enjoy. We have another daughter who transferred here from a private school, and she is liking it, too.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2007
The teachers are great. but almost everyone in the office/administration is as rude as can be.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2007
We love this school. The principal and staff are awesome, and the teachers are great! Our kids like to dodge doing homework, but the online PASS system makes it so that we can check their homework & grades every day on the web. Thanks teachers for caring so much!

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2007
My child has just started at Westwind but, so far I am very pleased with how that teachers seem to be working with my child on a one to one bases.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2006
We moved our son from public school because of lack of concern for individual needs and lack of discipline. Westwind solved both of these problems. He hated public school but loves Westwind.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2006
This is my daughters first year at the school and we love it! She has awesome teachers who take the time to teach! I recommend the school to alot of people!

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2006
Very good teachers, but the administration is questionable -- especially the head principal.

- submitted by a teacher
February 08, 2006
Not enough parental involvement. Very little music and art program. Teachers need more resources for their classes.

- submitted by a former student
August 25, 2005
My children have attended this charter high/middle school since it first opened. While we have been through them working out the kinks, we have also seen much growth and improvement. It is often difficult for students/parents to have continuous change (faculty/staff turn-over, school/class structure and schedules, dress-code, activities, site, etc.), and makes planning a challenge. Academics are a top priority. I have seen several students receive scholarships to universities. If they provided more guidance in applying there could have been many more. W.A. provides many avenues for parent/teacher communication, but there is not always good follow through. Some small changes could have a big impact.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2005
I would highly recommend this school. We have had a wonderful experience, both in the classroom and extracurricular activities. Fall of 2004 was the first experience into 2A level in sports and all the students involved has a most wonderful time. Fall of 2005 will get even better. The teachers and the classes are challenging and my student has ended this past year in honor status and also participated in sports.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2005
The school is ok if you are looking for a small school. It is pretty well mixed too. They dont have a gym, or any kind of work out center. The sports teams have losing streaks in fact they onlt win maybe one game out of the entire season. There is no free lunchs, busride, or anything like that. One good thing about this school is how much it is into computers. Other than that i dont really recomment this school.

- submitted by a former student
no rating June 23, 2005
The small class size is nice. There are great extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a student
May 16, 2005
Sports program is new-- it will get better. The technology is great. Small environment. Academic growth is evident.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2005
NEVER send your child to this school. At first it seems good, but then it becomes apparent that the administration and the teachers care little for what happens to your student now or in the future.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
August 09, 2004
Westwind Prep is an excellent school. The staff and teachers are well trained and some of the best I have ever dealt with. The students are receiving an excellent education and do not work on the computers for the majority of their day as someone stated earlier. Westwind Prep is not a school for at-risk students. Students receive a lot of classroom instruction. Students are actually held accountable for their actions at this school which is more than I could say for many other schools. More parent participation would be a plus, we can't expect the schools to do it on their own, we are still responsible for raising our children. Overall, Westwind Prep has a great reputation and great grad-rate, I would highly recommend it to any concerned parent out there that is searching for a better education for their child.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2004
This is an excellent school with a very caring staff. They work very hard in helping at-need students in a small environment, and teacher-parent communication is fantastic! Teachers are always available before and after school, but it's up to the students to take advantage of that. I like the 4 day schedule with a Friday off as an incentive to perform well in academics. A technology based school is also a plus, because technology is the wave of the future!

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2004
This school has been o.k. for my child, but I have been very disappointed with the staff. Many of the staff members have been rude to me.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2003
I think the School has a lot of potential but overall to put it lightly this school is not up to standard. I do not like the quality of service staff everything overall.

- submitted by a parent
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Westwind Preparatory Academy
2045 W. Northern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ  85021
(602) 864-7731
Last modified Westwind Preparatory Academy is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Westwind Preparatory Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top