Second time around with this school and it has really changed. I used to think having the same teachers for three years was a positive but it truly is not. Favoritism is rampant from the teachers and if your child is more quiet they get lost in the shuffle. Principal is not at all friendly or approachable. Seriously considered online school after this year.Sad. It used to be a terrific school.
All I can say about Westview Middle School is that it was an amazing experience. In elementary school I got neglected from help that I needed. However, once I started attending Westview the group of teachers I was assigned to (students are assigned a group of 3-4 core teachers that they stick with through their 3 years at the school) gave me the support I needed to better myself. Now, being almost out of high school, I am truly grateful for all of my teachers help. The work that they put in with their students to prepare them for what lays ahead is outstanding. Not only are the teachers great, the school itself is amazing. The school has a homework club to ensure that students get their homework done/get the help they need to understand it. Also, the community feel of the school is great. To say the least, if I were a parent looking at schools I would definitely strongly consider Westview as as a good school.
Students were welcoming to my son upon his arrival. There is some bully situations but the teachers and administrators are involved with stopping it before it escalates. Some of the teachers are not favored by the kids but you will get that anywhere. My son is thriving in this school but we know others who are not. It just depends on your involvement with your childs education. Of the all the middle schools in Longmont, I would say this would be one of the top two. (Altona being the other one) Athletics are a serious thing around here, so if sports is what drives you child, this would be a great fit. Academically, it is strong and technology driven. I appreciate the very little homework my son brings home. On a side note, it is awesome that I have seen the principal come to several athletic events at "away" locations. This is great support in a leadership role. Kuddos to him!
My school(Westview Middle School) is the best school I know of. It has great teachers, great education, and just straight out awesome. I love it.
Worst school my children have ever attended. The staff and the administration are only looking at bettering themselves not the students. Very disappointed.
Not impressed at all. Don't waste your time here. Advanced students get bored and ignored in class.
Unprofessional teachers and administration. They are unorganized and like to complain about students but rarely want to go the extra mile to help them. I have been continually unimpressed by this school. It is sad really because in the past they were a model school. To call this a STEM school would be a stretch. If you have GT student do not waste your time here they are more interested in slowing down to let others catch up. You would be better off elsewhere.
This is a great school for children who like to be challenged and who can thrive under pressure. They have very high expectations, which is great, they really encourage bright, high functioning children. However, for children who need any kind of support they are forced out of mainstream classes and teachers and staff show very little flexibility to include those children with a little extra support. Cookie cutter, wonder bread kids will fill supported and excel, anyone on the edge of that bubble or needing special support will feel like a burden-you will need to fight for inclusiveness. There is a sink or swim attitude and if your child is struggling at all, don't expect them to throw them a life ring, they are very much of the attitude-learn to swim or fail. Teachers are great, but do not expect them to do what it takes to lift a child up, its very much on the child starting on day one with 11 year olds, there is not "transition period" or "you can do it attitude", its do it or fail. I do like the extra activities and electives.
Westview has many dedicated teachers and a great field trip every year to teach about our environment for the 6th graders. It is so very important to connect with our environment and to understand it.
Westview is the best of the best! The teachers are absolutely amazing, there is a very close team environment and there is something for everyone. I am very happy that I spent my three years of middle school at Westview! It is truly unlike any other middle school!
Have not had as good of an experience with second child attending this school. Things have really changed in a negative way over the past 6 years with this school. In the haste to embrace technology to us they are ignoring the basic 3 R's.
This school is excellent, my daaughter is learning a lot altho she is already at a high level. I am proud for my dayghter to be attending Westview
If your child has a disability even minor as in reading or math I would not reccomend this school.
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