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Westwood Elementary School1
Posted February 25, 2015
- a parent
Sandra Machado is the secretary at this school and she should not be allowed around children EVER! She has traumatized my 7 year old child by treating him as a jail inmate and interrogating him for over 45 minutes as to why his cell phone that was in his backpack outside of his classroom hanging and not bothering the class was ringing. She then answered the phone and questioned who I wAs then hung up on me and not identifying who she was. It scared me so much I thought someone had kidnapped him as any parent would if a random person answered their child's phone and screamed at them and hung up. Do yourself and your child a favor and choose another school. My husband and I have witnessed Sandra always talking down to children and you should have heard her screaming at my husband on the phone. No parent should ever have to deal with this especially when we are to trust these individuals at school.
I have two children currently attending, one on year number five, and two more scheduled to start in 2015. Not only are the teachers genuinely interested in being part of this institution, but the support staff appear as well. My family and I especially enjoy the fund-raisers and events which take place on campus and are more than happy to give as much as we are able. My only complaint would be the inattentive speeding drivers within campus and on the surrounding streets. However, I have seen additional police recently issuing tickets.
My school is Westwood Elementaryl. My son and daughter attend Westwood elementary. I have been very happy with the school and especially the teachers. Mrs. Belvins nutured my daughter who as a result improved in every area including social skills, reading skills, math and science skills. She came at the end of the year with breadth of knowledge and curiosity to learn even more. My son was in Mr. Wichmann's class who is equally a wonderful teacher. Mr. Wichmann helped grow my son's love for knowledge while learning something new every day. He didn't only learn science but more how to be a scientist and a critical thinker. He learned to make questions, to analyze, to seek answers,and to research. I appreciate Westwood and the great teachers of Westwood. Thank you.
My son is going there since he was 3 years old for his special classes the teacher is great awesome IEP report everything is there is so much correct that we are expected now my son turns 5 in march and we have to move another school because we move in san jose district but i miss this school teacher adrienne , miss debbie ,micheal and kathy great teachers
This is one of the best schools ever. The principal is the most caring and professional principals I have ever known. He has a great way with kids and always uses positive methods to resolve conflicts. The teachers are passionate and involved with each and every kid. Great special ed team. The only negative is the "Queen Bee" the school secretary one of the rudest, demeaning and unfriendly persons at the school. I can sympathize with the demands and irritations of kids and parents but this women needs to retire she does Not FIT IN ANYMORE.. also anyone who writes a bad review of this school is sadly mistaken.
I can't to say something good about this school. We had a bad experience here. My child attends this school in 2013 year. I never fill comfortable myself when my child was in the school every day. The teachers doesn't pay attention enough for the children. They are is not friendly also. My child was hungry, dirty, crying almost every day after the school. They never heard the parents. I wrote about special day care class and the office employer.
I am shocked for the parent who wrote the last review about Westwood. My Daughter has been going there since Kindergarten and I can't tell you how happy we have been. The staff, teachers are wonderful! I always say if you are not happy then maybe you shouldn't be going there, but all the parents that have kids at Westwood that I know have never said anything bad about our school. Good luck!
This is an extremely sought after elementary school. The teachers a responsive and creative! Westwood has great administrative leadership from the principal all the way down. I cannot say enough about Westwood, its a great school any parent should be proud to send their children to.