I have two kids in Westover, daughter in fifth and son in first grade. School has a great diversity. I believe, my kids are very well positioned academically and in extra-curricular activities (with average parental involvement). The kids are grouped by their reading and math levels. It helps them either challenge or pace themselves. Teachers are wonderful for the most part, there are a few exceptions. Principal runs a tight-ship. She could be frustrating to some parents. However I believe running a big organization takes a lot and I think she does a fine job. Overall my kids have learned, grown, won accolades in Westover. I wish the middle school sets as high standards. Nevertheless there are frustrating periods with teachers and other kids - its important to remember everything is a package deal and we need to make the best of the situation!
I love the school, the staff is wonderful and the teachers really push the kids to their ability.
I'm very pleased with this school. My son enjoys going to this school. I like their Arts and problem solving program that is very well organised and the teachers here make kids learn in a fun way.
very disappointed with the way things are being run here. wish my tax money worked for betterment of my kid.
i have a mixed feelings about this school. some teachers are effective and most are ineffective. not sure if someone is working on fixing this. it used to be a very good school 4-5 years back but, not anymore.
diverse population and the facility is huge. it could have been run in a much better way i.e. the head of this school can use some training and help
I really like westover for my kids. I have a daughter who is about to graduate this June and a son in first grade. They foster an atmosphere of responsibility and accountability. Some parents may find the culture of the school more harsh but I like the no no sense approach. Parents are also involved as support which is a crucial element to success.
Westover School is the best elementery school in stamford, teachers and principal are nice and they are very dedicated with the students. We would strongly recommend westover to anybody.
westover where much better school two years ago know i do not know it seems like the leadership in the school is more towards helping the teachers not the students
Westover is a local treasure! With a highly diverse population, Westover gets children of all abilities to grow, and it consistently produces outstanding results. This school should be studied as a national model of how to do it right.
Westover is well run, it's teachers are dedicated and the kids are not only learning but enjoying their day.
Our daughter is now in 3rd grade. When she started kindergarten, we felt like it was just ok. But soon found lots of changes in our daughter. The teachers are doing an excellent job, starting from kindergarten. The math teachers took special interest in their kids and spent extra time in tutoring all the kids before their CMT's. We are very proud to be a westover parent. The third grade showcase was awesome. This is our first experience viewing a showcase at westover. Hats off to the teachers and students for their fabulous performance. We love this school and wish they had middle and high school!! We would strongly recommend westover to anybody.
We are very pleased that we chose to send our children to Westover. In the spring of 2006, the Connecticut State Department of Education recognized Westover as one of the six best elementary schools in Connecticut, an honor that is well-deserved. Our family's district school is one of several Stamford schools classified as 'failing' under the No Child Left Behind Act. So we entered the magnet school lottery and were lucky enough to get into Westover. Though we were initally skeptical of the Westover 'hype,' we are very pleased with the school thus far (our twin sons are currently in 1st grade). The curriculum is strong and there's a great deal of parental involvement. Beyond this, Westover has a quality that is hard to name -- it a feeling you get, from the moment you walk through the door, that this is a confident and happy place for learning.
Excellent school - diverse population, small class size and very involved parents. Westover pushes the child to do their very best and the kids respond positively to this high level of expectation. My child attended Westover from Grades 1 through 5 and I only wish her Middle School was as focused on academics as Westover. She was definately more challenged and even had more opportunities for extracurricular activities in Westover. There were several before and after school mini-programs that enabled her to at least try different things and learn about what she likes and doesnt like to do. Westover is a Magnet School and most of the children had to enroll via a lottery system. I assume this is one of the factors for the high level of parental involvement but I believe it is one of the key factors in the success of this school.
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