This school has been grossly affected by influx of undocumented people. It is over, over, overcrowded, many of the teachers no longer care or are spending too much time teaching the English language to students. While the principal is a caring she is not in control of this massive problem. This school gives ammunition to individuals who are for closing the borders and limiting services to noncitizens. It's sad but the school can not meet all of the needs of its immediate neighborhood.
The school has grown each of the last 5 years but has a long way to go. Kids need to be serious about school and parents need to be supportive. The staff really tries but many parents just don't care.
I think the principal is great and the teachers are hard working. Safety is a community problem that spills over to the school.
I attended West Athens Elementary school 32 years ago. My last child is now there and in the second grade. ALL my children tested 'gifted and talented', my only regret about the school is that there is no 'special program' for them once they are tested, gifted children 'need' to be challenged,if not they can be tabled, be cause they get bored. Fortunately my children had great teachers that recognized their needs and gave them 'extra' work. I think the school should look into a program for those students who are advanced academically, so that they can reach higher heights.
Constantly improving. Has good teachers, but needs more parental involvement.
This school is doing a horrible job in letting the parents know when there are meetings to attend. A day notice is not enough. There are some dedicated teachers there but some are only there to get a check!!
West Athens has poor communication in letting parents know when there children are not doing well.
The school is improving greatly. New leadership is making a difference. Safety remains a comcern.
The teachers are dedicated to assisting students, but need more involvement from administration and parents. There is an overall lack of discipline coming from home and there needs to be more interaction within the school for parents to receive assistance.
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