We are a 6th grade family here at New West and have only had the ABSOLUTE BEST experience with the teachers, staff and principal at the school. Our son started out very happy and even commented that he never knew "learning could be so much fun!"
2 months into the school year, he started having a really hard time coping with the academic and social demands of 6th grade. We were very concerned and the teachers, staff and principal responded quickly, efficiently and empathetically. They were all there helping our son and us. My husband and I cannot say enough good things about the support we have received from the school.
Hi, I am a prospective parent to New West. My daughter is on the waitlist for 6th grade next year. I am concerned about the recent comments and high staff turnover. Can someone please elaborate? It seems this school is run more like a business than a caring nurturing learning environment. Is it all a façade? There have been great reviews over the years and many red flag comments lately. I would love to hear from more parents, staff and students to help our family make this very stressful decision. Thanks!
This school got lost in the process of making a high school. I'm so glad it's my daughters last year for middle school. My oldest son had a very different experience when he went there as the school had not expanded. This's school year the school, lost over 16 staff members. Some of their best and reasoned teachers are now gone. Why? It's sad to see how the high expectations are no longer there.... It's really sad to see how such a high performing school isn't a glimpse of what it used to be. This year we lost teachers and staff members mid year! Look elsewhere...
Hello this is a student and I would like to shout out this school. It has the most amazing environment. I have learned so much since I've been here since 6th grade. You have to give it a shot before shutting down the school. This is the biggest hype on upcoming schools. Shoutout to the Front office people. An Straka.
This school is only great if you fit their mold -- no IEP, no thinking outside their box, no outside interests, no asking questions, no interest in interacting with teachers or administration. You either buy-in to their way 100%, or "there are plenty of people on the waiting list that would be happy to take your place." They are so focused on making the high school a success that they have let the middle school go downhill (what a shame as it used to be terrific), and the high school is a mess. Many teachers have left (under secrecy -- no explanations, just silence), which speaks volumes. Our family once felt so lucky that our lottery number was picked. We wasted years hoping this school was as good as they want to be.