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Public charter
West Sacramento, CA
Students enrolled: 171

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1504 Fallbrook Street
West Sacramento, CA 95691

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(916) 375-7680
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Map of West Sacramento Early College Prep Charter School address.

July 03, 2015
A horrible school! Great students and teachers are leaving or have already left. The new principal is rude and confrontational to students, parents and teachers. She accused students of wrongdoings based on what she heard and didn't even allow students to explain. Any attempts by the students to explain was labeled as disrespectful. She made teachers cry during class and has been heard cursing down the hall as she talks negatively about students. We had no parent teacher conferences last year (we used to have up to four a year previously) and no progress reports mailed home. Communication from the office was non-existent. This "hands on" project based school uses almost exclusively videos in science class which grades are based on turning in notes for the videos and a test about the video, and in some classes like Spanish, they are completely on computers with a non-Spanish teacher watching them. The love and support that the students used to feel from every adult on campus is gone. That is why we are leaving the school as well.

- submitted by a community member
Develops grit: Strongly agree
June 16, 2015
The focus on presentation, collaboration and organizational skills require a more disciplined acumen on the part of the student. To succeed they must participate in their own learning - breeding the persistence one needs to succeed in college, and in life.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
May 31, 2015
A lot has changed in a year. The new principal treats everyone horribly and all the great things about the school are gone.

- submitted by a community member

May 31, 2015
The school is going downhill quickly. The atmosphere is unpleasant and the innovative approaches in the classroom are gone. River City is a much better option for us now.

- submitted by a community member
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
May 26, 2015
My daughter was groped by another student. When she reported the incident to a teacher, she was told "it's a good thing you didn't do anything." The school never contacted me about the incident. I had to be notified by my daughter. Furthermore, when I complained the incident was not acknowledge and they did nothing to my knowledge to correct the behavior.

- submitted by a parent

May 26, 2015
I wish I could chose 0 stars. If you are considering this school, RUN! This school has been a complete nightmare! The director/principal is rude, unprofessional, and incompetent. The board is ineffective and unresponsive and therefore nobody is held accountable. My daughter had to retake TWO very important classes (Pre Calculus and Chemistry) needed for college. Although she passed both classes, she had to retake them due to a "lack of curriculum". I am sad to say she decided not to apply to a UC or any other university because she felt discouraged. She did a lot of work to position herself to be ready for college applications only to find out the classes she took either didn't count; OR had to be retaken because she learned NOTHING. The morale of teachers is low because of how they are treated. The teachers that really care and voice their opinions are either gone or on their way out the door. I sent my daughter to this school because I truly believed in their philosophy and was excited about their connections with UCD. However, the only connection the school has with UCD is the president of the board whom seems to have little to no pull. As for their philosophy, I feel deceived. I cannot express enough my disappointment with this school. I strongly regret sending my daughter to this sham of a school, it should be shut down!

- submitted by a parent

January 28, 2014
My middle schooler started coming here at the end of 7th grade. The traditional school was pushing her through grade after grade even though she was failing and didn't understand the material. I was at my wits end and had considered putting her in independent studies, which was not in her best interest. Since starting at West Sac Prep, she is engaged and is learning something new every day. This school encourages kids to explore new ideas and allows them to have some independence in their education. My daughter used to fight going to school every morning, now she's up and out the door and I don't even have to yell at her! My 16 year old decided to attend this school after the success she's seen her sister is making and now is attending college classes! This school has been a blessing to my childrens education! I love this school and recommend it to anyone who wants their child to be ready for the real world!

- submitted by a parent

January 25, 2014
My son attended to WESCP since 6th. grade, now he is in 11th. We both loved the school, the teachers are very committed to their students, the office amazing always there to help, the academic school counselor is extremely resourceful and supportive; in general we always felt that the school was a home away from home...... We are very sad to leave, but we are moving out of town.....A grateful mom.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2013
I attended this school for a year and I honestly learned nothing. I always thought I was top of my class but then I had to move to another school. This new school was so challenging for me because WSECP did not teach me the required, challenging material every middle schooler needs. I dont reccomend this school to anyone. Actually, students get send to this school when their grades arent up at River City High School. Its not a challenging school and I doubt anyone who has graduated will get anywhere in life.

- submitted by a community member

May 01, 2013
I really don't know if my child would have been graduating in June if it wasn't for this school. They truly define the no child left behind policy. They take an interest in ensuring that each child succeeds. The teachers as well as the principal are all involved everyday with the success of the children attending this school. I highly recommend this school to any parent that finds our "regular" school system failing their child.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2010
# Small, multi-age classrooms with personalized learning opportunities where students explore their own interests # An opportunity to take Sacramento City College classes for dual credit # A strong connection to UC Davis and Sacramento City College # An Academic Counselor and a Mental Health Counselor who are both fluent in Spanish and English # A sense of community within classrooms and throughout the school

- submitted by a community member

January 12, 2010
my daughter attends to that school and i have noticed her being alot more resposible and orginized!

- submitted by a parent

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West Sacramento Early College Prep Charter School
1504 Fallbrook Street, West Sacramento, CA  95691
(916) 375-7680
Last modified West Sacramento Early College Prep Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
West Sacramento Early College Prep Charter School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top