The parents' spelling seems to be just as bad as the students. I'm appalled at how West has spiraled downward since my time many decades ago. At that time, there were VERY FEW Hispanics (thank God!) and very few students dropped out. We were all interested in getting good grades and being part of National Honor Society. Does that even exist nowadays? It really sickens me.
There is not a lot of learning going on at West High School. There on not enough teachers and the ones still working there are plagued by poor leadership put in place by DPS. The classrooms are are overcrowded and the teachers end up as babysitters. Next year I intend to transfer my child to a school where he will have a chance to prepare for his future.
HIspanic based population that is very gang related! West has always been a problem and continues to be. Kids who would rather rave then learn, girls that would rather be socially open than learn and get out of the ghetto they grew up in.
I LoVE WEST HIGH IM A SENIOR THERE CLASS OF 2011 bby i been at west for three years my junior year i went to kennedy and oh boy i didnt like it im glad to be bakk GO COWBOYS THE TEACHERS MAY GET YU MAD BUT THEY WILL ALWAYS BE THER TO HELP I RECCOMEND YU SEND YUR CHILD TO WEST TO HAVE AN AMAZING FUTURE
I have one child attending West and as the principal was the same as when my child attended Middle school, he knew what my child needed to do well in school. With that in mind, my son has done quite well and is now preparing to become a sophmore. West is a great school now in thanks to the new principal
West is a great school if the student wants tol learn and has supportive parents. I graduated from there in 2003 and there was alot of peer pressure but my parents were great role models and that made me excell. The teachers were also very supportive when they saw a student wanting to learn and grow.
West High School and its staff are a benefit to our neighborhood for the diversity and rich culture West High School has in its own backyard!
west is a very good school the staff is there to help your child in anyway they can the principal is one of the best i have knowen and is proud of his staff student's
West High School was an excellent high school for my son. In particular, the Center for International Studies(CIS) program provided him with international travel opportunities, a broad range of international classes and a very diverse group of student peers. West High School itself has some great teachers and opportunities. Though the school has a bad reputation, we did not see it often, and the experience there was generally good.
The CIS (Center for Internation Studies) at West High is a great program. Students get to travel all around the world. It gives them great opportunity to relate to different cultures. The majority of students at west is Hispanics. The athletic department isn't that bad, but it needs help in teaching students; if they start from the basics the kids could get ahead. Most students have never played sports before until they get into high school. The majority of coaches assume that all kids have played sports. The area is a poor area. Parent involvement is very poor and needs to improve.
My youngest son is doing good at west, the other two have struggled through it. I believe it is peer pressure and just bad choice. I had to take one son out. He was doing great (A student) before attending west then failed. It is a total shock when a child changes so drastically and when nobody sees him as the great student he was (new school teacher don't know him) they were treating him like a failure and not a child who came from a small school and was being pulled apart by peer pressure. I think West needs to give there students what they need more role models and better teachers.
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