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Phoenix, AZ

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6250 West Durango
Phoenix, AZ 85043

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(623) 707-4500
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June 16, 2014
The administration allows students to continually disrupt class, and even bring in drugs without more than one day suspension. Unbelievable. If you've got a kid there, head to a charter school--those are free, and they're more structured and a better environment for learners.

- submitted by a teacher
November 19, 2013
I love this school its the best school ever i went there i never had any problems if ur looking for a school go to Western Valley the best send ur kids here <3

- submitted by a community member
May 22, 2013
Great School for my kid! When I read the most recent reviews from parents, these are from parents who are NOT involved and NOT in touch with what is happening at the school. Middle School is a tough time for kids, my kids included, but Western Valley Middle School has so much to offer kids and parents that want to actually be part of great things. Teachers are very caring and administration is supportive of a good learning environment which includes disciplining students who disrupt class. Teachers I know are caring, not perfect. Outside the classroom they offer SUPER music programs, fantastic athletics, and they have award-winning spelling and math teams. Smart parents want their kids to attend Western Valley Middle School!

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2013
Bad, Bad, Bad, I do not recommend this school to no one. They are always on the news and racism is alive and well there.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2011
This school is horrible. racism is openly expressed and teachers and the principal do nothing.They even knew a teacher was acting inappropriate with the male students for an entire year before they removed the teacher. I removed both of my children after only one year!

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2011
Western Valley Middle is a Performing Plus school that I am proud to send my kids to. Regardless of what others say, the administration and teachers are caring and concerned about how each child performs. My interactions have not been frequent but anytime I have come to talk with the principal, he has listened and taken action where he could. Parents who complain too much are usually those who do not attend events like the great music programs or PTO meetings. The stand on the outside pointing a finger and do not take care of their own problems in their own homes. Kids attending Western Valley are validictorians at high schools around the area and they take part in community activities. The school does the best it can with the resources it has. I am glad my students have had a good experience at Western Valley Middle School. Go Wildcats!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
i love thiz skool. it was very cool and they treated me very good, besides one teacher

- submitted by a student
April 15, 2010
This school is a great school. they have terrific teachers, and most of the student actually learn. they might not be an outstanding school, but its way better now from when they first started. you dont have to blame the teachers, or the kids, its just that kinds these days are lazy, and all they want to do is sleep or do drugs. Its not that the kids at this school do it, its at every school. This is an amazing school.

- submitted by a community member
May 11, 2009
This school is faboulous. They may not meet your standerds but they meet my Mine. This school is not a failing school. stop blaming the kids or the teachers its no ones fault. Kids are just lazy these days. trust me i know.

- submitted by a student
February 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2008
The school has undergone massive changes that are getting the school on track for success. The principal is an instructional leader who is very visible every single day and spends a great deal of time working with teachers and others. The Assistant Principal is also very helpful and most teachers have shown a great deal of concern for students. Parent meetings have a high rate of attendance, and the school is doing much more to recognize the students who are doing well, not just those that are not. I am not sure who posted on October 3rd but they base their rating on the types of students the school is trying to educate but with their own with a racist bias. And before they post they should check their 'Englis'. Those who are critical are often those who lack the understanding and patience to make a difference.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2008
As you can see by the lack of English skills and basic grammar that these students are sub-standard. I know that sounds harsh, but it's true. They are enabled by parents that have no interest in assimilating into mainstream American culture and society. It appears that the vast majority of the parents and students have little interest in learning to speak proper Englis. These people have brought the worst of what is Mexico to Arizona. It is really a very sad situation. The people that run or should I say, hide out at the district office are completely out of touch with reality. As soon as their work day is trough they jump in their BMWs and high tail it back to white Scottsdale or central Phoenix. It appears that these people are imposing so bizaar flavor of the month philosophy upon the teachers like the ridiculous Curriculum Mapping.

- submitted by a community member
September 22, 2008
Western valley is one of the best schools i have been to so many teachers to support us im in the eighth grade and most of the teachers are prety mean im not going to say any name of those people but as well as the good teachers who have helped us a lot not just in school but in our lives Mr.Baxter is one of the most suportive teachers i have ever had none of the other teachers have not supported me as much as he has.

- submitted by a student
May 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 06, 2008
This school has come a long way since I first go there. The principle however has unfortunatly stayed the same. The school has added another sport to its list giving its students more chances to be involved, but thier inelgible system takes chances away from students as well. Progress reports come out weekly. They use the 2 strikes and your out system which leave most students out of a sport for the rest of the season.

- submitted by a student
January 25, 2008
as a student going to western valley in the 7th grade. i really think that the principal is not showing any leadership. on the other hand i do like some of my AP classes. the teacher that i think will always be number 1 in AP and teaching is MRS.SYRACUSE. she wants this school to be peforming but it is hard with all this kids that are slacking of and dont even care but thank you mrs.syracuse for keeping it always challenging. =]

- submitted by a student
December 06, 2007
This school has the potential to be great if they had better leadership from principal. The teachers are great but need to have more support from the administration. Overall, I believe that if they changed the administration they would see better things for the future.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 24, 2007
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- submitted by a student
May 25, 2007
I have never seen a school offer so little support to its teachers. Western Valley Middle School has some of the most talented and brightest teachers especially those teaching sixth grade. The special education program in sixth grade has never been stronger. More positive recognition needs to occur so that the students see a positive learning environment. I know my eighth grader thinks the discipline is inconsistent and that there is a lack of respect.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2007
As a student currently in the 06,07 school year this school is pretty good. The prinipal shows hardly any leadership. The teachers are the best especally Mr.Sandford, Mr. Speath and Mrs. Syracuse. Also I was on the basketball team the parent invole ment was great. Overall the school has some minor problems they have to deal with.

- submitted by a student
March 14, 2007
This school seems to have caring individuals, a bit out of touch with what needs to be a realistic behavior management system, needs to be follow through with rules-boundaries-girls need more self esteem groups at this age- some teachers are low functioning, but they care, and that is what counts-strive for higher!

- submitted by a parent
December 24, 2006
I am the parent of two students attending the middle school. I can tell you the academics are great, some teachers are wonderfull, some seem to be in the wrong field work,as well as the front staff.As for Mr.Daniels the principal i feel he is judgemental towards the students.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2006
I have children at WVMS and the teacher quality is great for the most part. Ms. Armstrong is the best teacher my child has ever had and she truly cares for these kids, not just as a teacher but as a mentor. Principal Daniels has been less than impressive. There is also very little follow-up on concerns, often with no response at all or an argument against the concern. I believe this school has some really awesome teachers and the quality of education has been good for my children. Very little in extracurricular activities offered. I do not see much invitation for parental involvement and much of what a parent could be involved in is done during normal work hours.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2006
My niece and nephew attend Western Valley Middle School. I have met with Mr. Daniels. I do not feel that this school has parent involvement because the administration does not welcome it. It appears to me that the administration views parents as just one more pain they don't really want to deal with. These factors contribute to the lack of extra curricular activities as well.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2005
As a parent of a 7th grader during the 04/05 school year, I have been very pleased with the administrators and the staff at WVMS. Mr. Daniels has always taken a sincere interest in my child's education. My daughter tells me that her favorite teachers are Mr. Lowry and Mrs. Chalmers. They have always kept me informed about my daughter's grades and progress and as she goes into eight grade she and I both will miss their professionalism and sincere interest in seeing my child succeed. My only criticism of this school is that there needs to be more parent involvement. Many of the parents are recent arrivals from Mexico or don't speak a word of English, event though many have lived here for many years. This is pretty typical os the west valley though.I also wish that there was more school spirit and interest in sports.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2005
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Western Valley Middle School
6250 West Durango, Phoenix, AZ  85043
(623) 707-4500
Last modified Western Valley Middle School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Western Valley Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top