It is not fair to give priority to kids that are out of the school boundaries. This school caters to founding families - people that transferred their kids in during the first few years. This school does not care about the people that live in the houses around the school. They show many preference to these kids and are not nice welcoming to new student and families. This shows no integrity. I lived in local apartments so my kids could start attending early and go to West Creek while my home was built.
Three years ago this was a five star school. What a difference a few hundred kids and a million new homes make. This school is overcrowded and kids no longer get personal attention. Everything that made this a great school has been removed to accommodate student enrollment growth. If you buy a house I hope you can afford private school because you likely will have to go somewhere else when the school turns away neighborhood kids so they can keep all of the transfer students!!!
After comparing WCA's curriculum to a nearby private school, WCA's is no more different , if not better, from a school that costs $10k per year. I was impressed with the amount of speeches my Kindergartener had to present throughout the school year. I've lost count but will say it's at least 5 speeches. Although WCA is a public school that has to conform with the new Common Core standards, so far, I have not seen this be an issue to my child. 3 years later? Maybe. But, again, that's part of the public school system. And if it poses to be a problem then, we will consider other alternatives. But, for now, we are extremely satisfied with the quality of education and the nurturing environment West Creek Academy provides.
This is a fantastic school with a great principal who gets involved with every student and every thing that happens at the school. The students each know him by name and call out happily to him when they see him. He works hard behind the scenes and gets involved where ever help is needed. The teachers are carefully picked and are the best I've seen in 15 years of working in the education field. The mom's are so involved, caring and constatly challening each other and the school to be better each year. Amazing volunteers, amazing teachers, amazing principal.