This school does not have the reputation people thinks it has. The teachers yell and the administration is the worst ever. The school is small but not enough programs to support extra activity. I immediately disenrolled my child from this school. The principal showed preference to 'certain parents' and not others. The staff is arrogant and uninformed. They need help.
There's are a lot of good things about this school, unfortunately, the principal is not one of them. She is self-agrandizing and difficult to deal with. This taints the school experience for many.
This is my 1 year at New West this is the best school ever. I love the fact that bearly anyone knows each other so it is easier to make friends. The teachers are the best that I had in my life. I recomend this school for everybody.
This is my second year at New West, I am in the 7th grade. My older brother and sister also went to New West and we all agree it is the best ever! I love the small classes and all the great electives we have. We also take great trips.
I can't say enough about this fabulous school! Small class size, differentiated classroom instruction, excellent teachers, a phenomenal principal and vice principal, dedicated and involved parents, a diverse student body... what more could you ask for? New West has a higher API than any area middle school. The school has a great music program, art, drama, science fair, National Honor Society, organized sports after school, student government, a wide variety of electives, the list just goes on and on. I have had another child at Paul Revere and I would NEVER go back. We are so very lucky to have such a gem of a school right in Los Angeles. The fact that this is a tuition free public charter school, without being part of LAUSD... that is just icing on the cake!
My daughter is in her 3rd and final year at NWCMS. I researched all the area schools and NW is the best choice hands down. The Principal and Vice Principal are like hand in glove. Both are capable leaders, experienced administrators and excellent teachers. The young teaching staff are enthusiastic and innovative. Great field trips add to the 'anything is possible' environment at NW. Send your kid there!
Our daughter has been at New West for a year and a half now, and we are very happy with the school! After 6 years of private school, we feel that we would not be happier with any private school! The teachers are young and excited about teaching. The small classes allow them to really know what's going on with the kids.
small school but great education.This is the school to go to if you want a good education for your child. The staff is very helpful and nice. But once again, the education is great!
New West Charter Have been the best school I have send my 3 boys to. After sending my oldest who graduated last year from N.W.C to Paul revere for 1 year and it was a disaster. New West was a welcoming environment for my 3 boys and I. New West not only encourages you to come and help in the school but also loves when the parents are involve with the children and their education the teachers are very friendly.This year we were 1 point behind Paul revere on the API.
New West offers a great alternative to LAUSD's over crowded schools. The one-on-one attention provided by it's core teachers, make New West's learning a unique & enriching environment. We value the teacher to student ratio which is that of a private school; additionally, it's social & cultural diversity enriches the learning experience. Our son is learning & is very happy there. Thank you New West teachers & Dr. Weir!
New West is a great school. My 12 year old daughter goes there and enjoys it very much. She has been going there since october of 2004. She transferred from paul revere, their homework was just overwelming and her teachers were racists. Overall new west is a wonderful place to send your children.
Extracurricular activities were very limited but the social aspect for the students was rewarding for my daughter. There are limited teachers so it is important to make sure your child's learning level is being matched by the resources available. The parents are involved in many aspects of the school.
I am very happy with the school, the teachers and principal are great. The only problem is that they don't have much of a playground. But the small size makes up for that and it feels like a private school.
My child attended the first year. I can sum up this school in one word: disorganized. We were worried from day to day if the school would even last out the year.
As a 'founder', i have been with the school for over 3 years. My child has attended new west since the 6th grade and is currently in the 8th grade. She is a member of the class of 2006 who will hold the distinction of being the first class to culminate having attended the first 3 years of it's existence! while our road has been rocky, the students have been the beneficiaries of a richly diverse student body, good academic programs, and awesome art, music, and lauguage activities. Family commitment, participation and involvement is expected and encouraged! if i could turn back the hands of time and begin again, i would still choose new west.
I have been with this school from the beginning. New West is a great school with dedicated teachers,staff,parents and students. The first year was rocky, but not as rocky as some have mentioned. The second year was great! The director issues, staff changes and all the rest was well within what is expected of a new charter school. Bottom line, our kids did better than most others at area schools. My child benefited greatly from what New West offers and graduated with honors. I have an incomming sixth grader starting in September and would never go anywhere else! Rock On New West!
After a heavy first year struggle the school has settled in and his intense involvement from about 10% of parents to help the very outsanding principal.The music and arts programs have improved greatly. The campus is small and has no grass or field so PE suffers.Principal has increased the quality of teachers and academics in a short period
My son only attended 8th grade here, but it was a benefical year for him, I felt this school would be better suited for his needs, small population which resulted in smaller class size, and greatteacher to student ratio. The academic curriculum is sound, the sports are pretty average for the middle school level. The arts are great my son came playing the trumpet and learned so much since his enrollment, he also draws very well but they now have a new art teacher who is farily new. The administration has a higher than average turn over so that was what was questionable here. Overall I wish he would have attended all 3yrs, but definitely time well spent. Parent involvement is awesome and paramount.
The curriculum for this school is good and they offer a decent amount of subjects for their students. However there has been a problem with securing a steady principal for reasons I am not quite sure of. I like the teachers at least the ones my son has they seem enthusiastic and eager to educate. Overall I am pleased w/the school . and as you can see the API growth is commendable and going in the right direction.
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