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Palmdale, CA
Students enrolled: 163

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40027 11th Street West
Palmdale, CA 93551

(661) 947-7000
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Map of Westside Christian address.

July 04, 2015
This school is run very poorly. Many of the teachers are mean and don't treat children with respect. One teacher called my daughter a liar and that they needed to get their facts straight. All of the good teachers moved and all the crummy ones are still their. If anything is wrong it is "unchristian" and that you will be sent to the lake of fire. Basically saying your kids will go to hell if they do something wrong. Their is also a lot of bullying. I would not recommend this school for anyone

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2015
I am complaining about a teacher that has been very rude to some parents. This teacher has told children that their parents are bad parents. And this teacher has yelled at their students for no reason. This teacher has no right to criticize how parents should raise their children. This teacher thinks that they are the best parent in the world and they compare you as a parent to how they would handle situations as a parent. They expect all the children to be angels and if they do anything wrong it is an "unchristian" thing to do. They give out way too much after school work so that the kids can't even be kids and go out to play. The teacher also loves to humiliate children in front of the class. And this teacher actually told one child "Do you have mental problems?" "Are you sick in the head?" because he/she was standing up for another kid in the class that this teacher yelled at for saying that he/she was finished with his/her work. I am not happy with how "unchristian" this teacher is.

- submitted by a community member

January 06, 2015
As a former student, staff member, and a current church member (of 22 years) I can TRUELY attest to how distinguished Westside Christian School is. If you are looking for a school that only teaches God as a side note, then this is NOT the school for you. If you are looking for a school that is a huge family and all the staff members and teachers treat your children like their own and shows God's love in every situation then this IS the school for you. Children are taught morals, self discipline, and self control and they are challenged on a daily basis. I have seen WCS accept children who were denied at other schools because they believe in giving every child a chance and try to help them in every way possible. This place is and always will be my second home and every past student that I have come across cherishes the memories and years spent at WCS.

- submitted by a teacher

November 27, 2014
On this day where we are offering Thanks, (Thanksgiving Day Nov, 2014), we would like to thank Pastor Charles Miller and the Staff of Westside Christian School. Each teacher and supportive staff have helped in the spiritual and academic growth of each of my children. My husband and I are very grateful for the many times when we had questions the teacher or administration would take the time to meet with us. This is not a perfect school and my children are not perfect either, however they are willing to listen and help you to figure out a game plan for your child or pray with you if you need it. The teachers really love the children and pray for them daily. Again they are not perfect but they desire to follow the Lord and to serve Him. You are welcomed as a parent to attend their chapels and have fun participating and hearing God's word. You have a sense of belonging because ALL of the staff greets you its just not your child's teacher. Again thank you WCS for displaying God's love to our family.

- submitted by a parent

November 21, 2014
I have been working at this school for a long, long time. I love God, and the children he has placed in my care over these years. No school is perfect because it is run by imperfect humans. We do our best with the gifts that God has given us. I am truly sorry for any behavior or attitude that may have pushed teachers, parents, or students out of our school. I pray that God is blessing you whatever school or job you're at now. May God's love be always and forever displayed in His people.

- submitted by a teacher

September 04, 2014
Being a former staff member the school is ran on nepotism. Many employees left or were forced to live in favor of keeping it all in the family. Also many of the staffers were singled out, and belittled by the former principal for bring grandparents as a result of the children's indiscretion. I now have moved on into another career, unfortunately it is not being with children

- submitted by a teacher

June 05, 2014
My child had a great experience at wcs 1st grade-3rd but the teacher for 1st and 2nd have since moved on. However, the school takes too conservative of a stance on many issues. If your child misbehaves, don't be surprised if the "lake of fire" is mentioned or if your child is asked if they know their behavior is "unchristian." Also, the focus is not on higher level and critical thinking skills, but on compliance and busy work. The administration is changing next year, but after the disaster of a school year we had, I'm not willing to find out if it will improve. Some of the office staff and teachers will treat your child poorly if your child does not fit their definition of a "good Christian child" raised by 2 parents, white, and passive. Bullying is a major issue at this site and teachers often embarrass the children if they perform poorly (my child is an A student). The morning day care person berates and often yells at the children. Most of the teachers do not have even a 2year college degree and little to no professional development. I pray this site does improve next year as currently it is damaging to children and a bad testimony. However, we will not be here to find out.

- submitted by a parent

January 28, 2012
What is incredible to me is the amount of stupidity on this site from parents! No one questioned whether WCS teachers "has control of their students." Simply because you have parents who are investing cash into their child's education, parents who care about the morality and Christian values that their child has, thus you have better behaved kids in the room. Public school kids lack this because the education is FREE and unappreciated. Listen, you are free to think anyway you want, just as I am. How dare you question what I said? Voice your opinion and keep moving, and stop reading everyone else posts NOSY.

- submitted by a parent

January 18, 2012
This school is the AV's best kept secret! At first, I was reluctant to send my son here because the school looked a bit run down, but it was the best decision ever! My son was previously going to Rancho Vista Elem. and it was way too crowed. The teacher had no control of the class, and the education was below par. My son is really learning now, and the class size is reasonable. No more than 24 kids. As far as the comment about the teachers not being qualified or not having credentials; let me put it to you this way: In Rancho Vista -a public school where all the teachers are supposed to have credentials and degrees, did not have control of the class as these teachers here do. And they certainly didn't teach at such high standards as WCS does! I would also like to know where that person got that information from? Please provide proof.

- submitted by a parent

September 25, 2011
And you misspelled "ammenities." As it is obvious you are not a scholar, your opinion matters little.

- submitted by a parent

April 10, 2011
WCS provides excellent core academics and bible knowledge in a loving, caring atmosphere. Classes are small enough for the teachers to manage effectively while getting to know each student. This allows for any needs to be addressed and worked on. Contrary to other parents, I wish there was MORE emphasis on fundraising so additional ammeneties could be added (a cafeteria, gymnasium, paved parking lot, updated restrooms). Anyone doubting the abilty of the teachers needs only look at the Stanford Test scores before passing judgement. Degrees and "credentials" are useless if the teacher doesn't have the authority to control the classroom.

- submitted by a parent

February 21, 2011
I found this school on the internet, I was desperate because the school that my girls were going to be was rated 4. I am so happy, my two girls are happy. I really recomend this school for parents that are looking for a place that can feel like a second home. They teach your children how to repect and their academics is great.

- submitted by a parent

January 28, 2011
This is an amazing school. I moved my son who is now in second grade to this school from Cottonwood and my other son started this year in kindergarten. It is a caring environment where my kindergartner is already reading, and my second grade son is so happy to get up and go to a school where kids are kind and thoughtful. No bullying here; just a loving environment where kids feel safe and encouraged to learn and think about others.

- submitted by a parent

November 12, 2010
To the previous poster: How do you know who has a degree and who doesn't? Making assumptions is not fair nor ethical. I'd be very interested to see how you can state the information that you do and provide the evidence to substantiate it. Most likely this is your personal opinion, which you believe to be fact. You should be careful when making statements about people that you know could be false.

- submitted by a community member

August 27, 2010
As a business owners in the Antelope Valley we see how competitive it is out there. Our childrens education is very important so when we looked for schools, class size was important as well. This is our fourth year here and what a blessing it has been. The children are both challenged and loved and we couldn't as for anything more. Thank you Westside Christian!

- submitted by a parent

November 02, 2009
My daughter has been at WCS since kindergarten and we love it. We love that it is a smaller school and all the teachers and most of the kids know each other. My daughter is very happy here and loves that the same children she has been with for years are in her class every year. I plan to keep here at this school through 8th grade. The teachers and the staff truly care for the children and the children are well behaved and respectful.

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2009
asome ive been going here for three years and the school is like family

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 02, 2009
I will say they do have a staff that is caring and qualified and most of all they all seem to love there jobs and the children,my daughter has been a part of this family for 6 years ...

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 12, 2009
Too much work for the kids afterschool, They cannot be kids, I was a big fan but now the pressure is so strong my kids do not want to go

- submitted by a parent

October 14, 2008
I LOVE Westside Christian! Our family have been there for 14 years!! All five of my children have attended the school and our older 4 children have all graduated and moved on to another great christian school. Our last child has two more years left and I'll be very sad to leave. The teachers are very caring. They know everyone and devote so much time and effort into instructing the children academically and spirtually. My older girls have already said that when they are married with children, Westside Christian is the place for them!

- submitted by a parent

July 11, 2008
I love this school. My parents are moving me to a different school next year and I am very sad about that. I had Mrs. Martin last year which was my first year and she was great. She was very merciful but strict at the times she had to be. I was in fith grade and i am moving on to the sixth. I was exicted to have either Mrs. Emrick or Mrs. Wilkerson. Many of my fellow classmates wanted Mrs. Emrock but she is nice and that is a good characteristic. Yet I also liked Mrs. Wilkerson for her being strict and havong alot of authority. I wouls have been happy with any of the teachers the school would gice to me. I hope that the school reads this. I will miss you all. Love, Nina Federizo

- submitted by a student

May 22, 2008
My children have been going to Westside Christian since 2003. I have 1st and 3rd grade students now. We love it there. My youngest child will start kindergarden in the fall. It is small and family atmosphere. Everyone is friendly and communication is excellent. If my child is sick or if there is a behavior problem, it is handled promptly and communicated well. The teachers are all very dedicated and truly care about my child.

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2007
We have had our children in this school for 3 years and we have had a good experience. I agree with the other parent, who wrote that alot of attention and emphasis is placed on the annual fundraiser. (In addition to the Christmas catalog there is a new fundraiser this year, worlds finest chocolate) The only thing that I would like to change is giving the parents a voice in the decisions that are being made. A pta or some other parent group could be highly useful.

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2006
My three children have attended this school for the last two years. I love the feel of a small school and the teachers are wonderful. The children are taught to respect their teachers which is not often found in public schools. The school offers sports, music, and the opportunity for us to participate in fundraising to support the school.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2006
Alot of attention goes to the annual fundraiser.

- submitted by a parent

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Westside Christian
40027 11th Street West, Palmdale, CA  93551
(661) 947-7000
Last modified Westside Christian is a Private school that serves grades K-8
Westside Christian Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top