Westerly Creek is a community school with small class sizes, excellent and caring teachers, and a great group of parents. All of the teachers I have encountered care about the well roundedness of the children and not just the academic pieces. The PTA has done a great job supplementing the curriculum without burning the parents out. In a very short amount of time the parents, teachers and staff have created a nurturing environment where our little ones are blossoming.
The parents are very active here - we all pitch in to help as much as we can. We're dedicated to making this the best school in a short amount of time and we're well on our way there. The teachers/staff have been wonderful - dedicated just as the parents are. I have been happy with the attention that my children get here as well - the class sizes are manageable and the kids do not get lost in the mix.
Westerly Creek is a small school in a fabulous community. It has great teachers, an amazing principal and very supportive families. The kids are so smart and are thriving there.
Westerly Creek is a fairly new neighborhood school that quickly coalesced to develop a strob sense of community - great parent participation, wonderful teachers and staff, and neat kids.
We just love Westerly Creek! Miss Kayla is a wonderful ECE-3 teacher and provides excellent communication/updates with the parents. We are just thrilled with the program!
Our kids have only been at Westerly Creek for a little over a half a year. Yet, in that time, we have noticed several things that make this a great school. First, the teachers are fantastic. They are communicative, involved, enthusiastic and caring. Our kids seem to be thriving under their guidance. Second, the parental involvement is really tremendous. Parents are very active participants at WCE, and seem to be hyper-aware of the need to cooperate with teachers (and other parents) in the education process. Third, this seems to be a really positive atmosphere for all the kids. Our first-graders come home nearly every day with nice things to say about their teachers, activities and friends. After moving from Bolton, Massachusetts (where we loved our kids' school) we were apprehensive about finding a good place for them in our new home. But, we continue to be pleased about, and comfortable with, their new school home.
Westerly Creek has a very dedicated group of teachers and parents who have the same common goal 'the children' and strive to do whatever they can to make things happen. My family has been extremely happy with our sons education at the school thus far!!!
The teachers are nice. The principle is excellent. All the parents help out at school whenever they can.
Westerly Creek, while only 6 years old, is like an old-fashioned neighborhood school. There is a true sense of community. Parents are involved and friendly, and the kids are truly happy there. Most importantly, the students develop a love of learning and a strong intellectual curiosity.
Westerly Creek is a great neighborhood school whose staff and teachers really care about the education of their children.
I love the great community feel the school has and all the parent involvement. The teachers and principle are excited about teaching and learning. My kids love going to Westerly Creek!
Westerly Creek is a great school. From the super principal, Jill Corcoran, and super teachers. The schools growth is challenging, yet the school handles it with ease. They have the extra challenge of sharing the facility with another school yet the schools work together to offer amazing after school enrichment programs for both communities. Committment to the children is the main focus of WCE!
Westerly Creek has the best teachers, kids, principal, support staff and PTA around!
I agree with the comment that sometimes it seems like a small group of 'PTA Mom's' runs the school, which can cause other parents to feel left out or discriminated against. However, the quality of teachers is high and our children have been successful in this environment. The principal has to keep a balance between more demanding parents and making sure that ALL the kids at the school get an EQUAL chance of success. The facilities are brand new and the classrooms have all new equipment and are spacious. Last year, the school had a pretty good enrichment program, but nothing this year so far. Plus Bill Roberts kids are dismissed early (1pm) on Fridays which is something you will have to take into account if you are considering sending your children here. Overall we are moderately happy with the school, but there is definitely room for improvement.
Our family loves this school. Our oldest is finishing his 4th year at the school. Both of our kids have had high quality teachers who differentiate instructions for the varying ability levels in the classroom. This year the students have Music, Drama, Art and Physical Education. The level of parent involvement is high and extremely productive. The principal is a strong leader who puts the needs of the children above all else.
Overall Westerly Creek is a very good school. Trich Lea is a great principal who strikes a strong balance between parent involvement and responsiveness to teachers. There is a core group of parents who exert a lot of control over the school. Usually, this is very helpful, but other parents may feel ignored or dismissed. The school is in a period of transition by splitting from Bill Roberts. Principal Lea will be going to Roberts along with most of the teachers and the historically most involved parents. Parents staying at WCE feel that the school will continue to do well, but there are significant unknowns right now. WCE is a true neighborhood school, so don't expect resources to go into creating a specialized academic program. Its purpose is for the neighborhood and many parents feel strongly that it stay that way.
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