This is my sixth year with WLC. Although it has had a few ups and downs it is an all around good school. I would highly recomend it!
This school would be great if they get a new principal. She has put this school in a unsafe environment. They chained lock gates. Parents are not allowed on campus to drop off or pick our kids. There is no where to park to pick up our kids and the principal calls parking enforcement on the parents when there is no parking and we can't even get on campus to get our kids. Big headache not a good school at all.
I believe Watts Learning Center is doing a great job with our children. I have several kids in varying grades and I have seen them grow academically, emotionally, socially and culturally. I must disagree with a previous review about the lack of health awareness, physical fitness and too much homework. The school provides PE at least once a week for each grade level and they have am & pm recess everyday. Although this is not a lot, it is more than most schools. As for the homework, my children manage to complete most assignments within a hour and are able to spend time outside and participate in bowling, dance, cheer and girl scouts through out the week and weekend. I don't believe it is fair to blame the school for overweight children, we as parents are responsible for setting acceptable activity levels and healthy eating habits.
This is my childs 2nd year at WLC. Great school but it does not provide a balanced overall growth process for children. Very little to no efforts are spent providing children with health awareness or physical fitness. Many children at WLC are over weight due to excessive homework that creates no opprotunity for the child to participate in any outside activities that would stimulate exercise.
This is my first year at the WLC and I have a child in Kindergarten (Ms. Fords class). The school is amazing! Not only do they push EVERY single child to achieve the recognize students specialized needs and adjust to them as needed be it extra time and attention to raising up the grade level assignments. Ms. Ford is an amazing teacher involved in every possible way. The teachers here take an interest in the success of the students beyond teh role of a job but truly love being educators The principle works with students and teachers. EVERY SINGLE person involved with the school is active. A better place could not be possible for MY child!
I am so thankfulto be a part of the watts learning center family. My oldest child jus graduated from the fith grade and my 4 year old will start in the fall. I love watts learning center.
I love its commitment, effectiveness, and the population that it serves.
I Love Watts Learning Center... My child is in 4th grade and we just returned from a International Trip to S. Africa..... what can I say, I dont know of any other school sending 4th and 5th graders around the world. (It was wonderful) also I like the fact that they require much parent participation because thats what helps our kids succeed. The incident with the DJ playing non- appropriate music at fall festival, I fault the person who hired the DJ they should have reminded him to keep it Top Ten but clean. No school is perfect, test scores are high. Founders, Principle, Staff and the 4 Teachers my child had are all Great.
I have a daughter in kindergarden at this school. I must say I love the teacher Ms. Jacques however some of the other staff are questionable. The school lacks supervision the children often run around out of control. They had a fall festival on October 31, 2008 were they had a DJ there playing a song by Little Wayne called shorty want a thug. Need I say more!! My daughter will be out as soon as I can find another school.
My daughter is a 4th grader at WLC. She has attented since Kinder. Most of the teachers she has had really challenge the students. I must say that I am very impressed with her current teacher Mr O'Daniels. I think he is one of the best teachers she has had at the school. I appreciate my child having the opportunity to attend such a wonderful school where she can gain valuble knowledge that will carry on in later years. I know when the construction is complete we will have a wonderful school with a wonderful facility. I also like the enthusiasm the teachers have toward the school goals.
I thank God Daily for WLC students, Principle, Teachers and Staff. This school is one of the best charters in the world. I'm loving the goal of 900. Keep the students, principle and teachers in your prayers. If any parent has problems address them with the parent leadership or principle, she has a open door policy (When she's not to buisy).
My child has attended WLC since Kindergarten. He has excelled academically at WLC. I love the way teachers challenge the kids. The only suggestion would be to get more control of who the teachers allow to help in their classes. I also have adaughter that attended this school and she is doing very well at the next level. Academically no complaints at all.
I think watts learning center is an excellent school. But I'm not impress with some of the staff. I think in order to improve on the school you most first look at who employed there. Put someone who really cares about what happened to our kids.
This school is extremely unorganized, unprofessional, and serves as no more than a child care facility. The school's administration allows the staff to be rude and disrespectful to both parents and children. I would never recommend this school to any parent who cares about the quality of their child's education. With the exception of one or two teachers and staff members, this school is well below minimum standards.
My child really enjoys WlC. The teachers are very well trained and organize. The teachers motivate the kids to excel for excellence.The teacher are very kind and are commited to keep the kids motivated to learn. Thank you teachers, staff and student for making wlc a positive learing place! Keep up the good work! Genice :)
Motivated staff, save environment, availability of after school program with many activities, parent involvement strong
Watts Learning Center is a wonderful charter school. My son has excelled in learning. He has been a student at this school since Kindergarten, and I have seen his growth. The teachers that I have had the privilege of knowing are excellent and you can tell that they have a genuine love for the children. I have told many parenst about this school, and my youngest son will begin attending this school in the fall. The academic programs and extracurricular activities keep my son involved and motivated. The parent involvement at this school is wonderful. This is a great school.
Watts Learning Center provides an excellent learning atmosphere for students with the desire to excel academically. They provide a loving and supportive environment for a successful learning experience.
I am pleased with the Watts Learning Center. It has made a lasting impression on my life and the life of my child. I feel that all schools need to start with the same foundation and it will change the path that your child will take in the years to follow. I also like the parent involvement it makes a difference in the attitude in the children and it also helps the teachers because teachers love to have that type of involvement from their parents.
My daughter has been going to this school since Kindergarten . The teachers really challenge the students to achieve all that they can. The teacher teach the children according to there level not by what the rest of the class knows. Each child is different and the teachers at WLC teach accordingly.
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