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Widefield High School4
Posted March 30, 2015
- a parent
I've had 3 kids attend WHS. We had to move & the oldest graduated in another state. She was learning material at that new high school that she had learned in Jr. High in WSD3 @ Webster Elementary. In college her professor asked where she had graduated. He said he was SURE she wasn't a product of the local schools because her language arts & composition skills were far superior to all of his other students who were. I told him we had the option to move back to this area & he urged me to do so for the sake of our other 2 children. We did move - right back into WSD3 & have not regretedit. Our other 2 kids graduated from WHS & received fine educations. They not only learned the three R's but how to deal with life and respect themselves. My first grandchild will be attending WHS and we are looking forward to the same fine results. I have always been impressed with the counseling staff & the extra curricular activities made available to the kids, especially the athletics department at WHS. I think the disciplinary situation throughout WSD3 is execellent, no tolerance for fools makes for a better learning environment. Get involved & your experience will be a positive one.
Widefield is good for any student without challenges or one who does not need any disciplinary action, however, if you have a student who needs an IEP or other related needs I WOULD NOT go here. The only reason I attend Widefield is because it has the LARGEST orchestra in the State and it is convenient. Besides music, I would go somewhere else. Find a school willing to make accomodations, not one that skates kids by to say that they did.
I guess ut us a ok school. Its just that people like to discriminate a lot there. Teahcers are ok And athlectics are ok...the only problem is that if you dont have the nice jeans nice hair or perfect body no one is really going to like as much. yeah you may be known but you wont fit they're standards
This HS completely failed me. Previous posts were accurate in stating the social/economic discrimination. I was invisible, I doubt most of the teachers ever knew my name. I recall breaking down in tears on the day I was enrolling and the male staffer getting me set up rolled his eyes and sighed in exasperation. I moved to Widefield in the 4th grade (Talbott) and I can still remember the blatant favortism. Widefield School District changed how I felt about school and made me insignificant throughout my entire school career. I was an A student when I wasn't trying to escape it.
I attended Widefield for two years and had a lot of trouble with it. Not with the students but the teachers. They have no respect for the students and lie to cover up what they say to the students. I have health problems and wasn't granted the extra help I was supposed to get. The lady who has been handling my case for years doesn't even know my name. I've had many teachers tell me I'm faking, I've had teachers tell the class my grades along with others, I've had teachers tell the class my problems and my business, then when being confronted they lied about everything. Widefield has very few honest good teachers and in my opinion is an awful school. It's an awful place and does not help the majority of the students succeed. In my years there, my teachers would rather put me down rather than help me with my future and attend to my needs. I've known many people who have gone there and had the same problems. Widefield is not a good school at all.
Absolutely a wonderful school. Staff and administration who truly care about the students themselves, fostering a learning environment that prepares the students for the 'real world'. A wide array of honors and AP classes are offered as well as dual enrollment courses. A caring an academically challenging school. As a parent of two WHS students, I am beyond thrilled with their educational experiences at WHS.
I'm currently attending Widefield, and I must say, its an excellent school. Being a military dependant is hard enough already, and when my sister and I came here, our counselour was extremely nice, and he as well as other teachers worked to the best of their ability to make sure we got the classes we wanted. All of the curriculum is great; especially the honors and AP. I can honestly say that I love each and every one of my teachers, and enjoy going to their class. There is a wide array of extra curricular activities as well, so there's always something to do. The only thing that I don't like about the school is the discipline system. The administration has NO tolerance whatsoever towards anything that isnt submission. I've been in ISD twice, both for minimal misbehavior. Also, the school is way too small for the 1200 kids that attend.