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West Side Middle School1
Posted April 24, 2015
- a parent
Horrible experience. There's no communication between teachers to parents. The administrators are a joke. From gold house principle to guidance counselor. Our experience this year has just reiterated how the staff are there to just clock in and out. Not concerned with the well being of students nor to promote student growth. Trust me when I tell you, your studend/child will be behind the curve.
I am a former student of West Side and this school is Dysfunctional the kids have serious issues. Don't send your kid to this school I wouldn't recommend it At all. The teachers don't enforce the rules as well as the Principals on top of that. Teachers do swear at students and students do too, I've seen Teachers put their hands on students and vice versa, there is always a cop at the school and they sometimes don't do their job either they talk just as bad to students also. I use to get picked on, stuff stolen from me and etc the teachers and principals did Nothing about it So, I wouldn't suggest ANY Parent to send their child to this school. I can Guarantee that if anyone sends their kid to this school chances are they're going to see a big change from their kid like acting out, attitude and etc. Not a good school that's the truth.
This is not the best school but it is a working progress. At least it's not like state school we'll never mind that there will always be violence and fights and kids who don't listen so don't judge to bad.
Two of my children currently attend this school one of them is in the accelerated program and the other is in the Special ED program. I have to say I am very pleased and impressed by the amount of communication and information I receive from the teachers and staff regarding my children just by simply requesting it. I am not saying all teachers are 5 stars but lets be realistic here most of the students barley give 3 star effort. in addition; some parents want to put the blame on the teachers, teachers are not miracle workers they can only work with what they have and if as a parent you are absent or not ready to hold your child accountable for his or her actions and choices while in school then that is the root of the problem that needs to be addressed first. Over all to present day I am very happy with the staff at WSMS and officer K's presence there.
Westside middle is a horrible school. It teaches through intemidation and the teachers swear at the students and tells them if they can swear we can to. I have witnessed the cop there run up into one of the girl students and start yelling at her.
I have been going to West Side or WSMS for a few years now and its a deicent school. Yes, there are fights, and they don't have the best lunch but it isn't a horrible school , like some say. Whether you like it or not there are fights and violence EVERYWHERE. Just because one school get recognised for it more than others doesnt make it a bad school at all. Each house inforces dress code, some more than others. I give WSMS 3 stars because all-in-all it's not a bad school. Some students don't have very good grammar and have a hard time listening but dont blame the school, blame whoever taught them that that was okay to be disrespectful or have an attitude to teachers. West Side has an up-to-date curriculum and if your kids are focusing , they can learn alot. I hope this helped :).
Hi. I would like to say that learn are good and bad things about this school. my daughter is in the red acclerated program! LOVE IT! But there are some students and staff that ruin it! i really dont like the red house vice principal. Although, everybody else seems cheerful. I recommed red house to everyone, every other friday they have reward day for the behavior cards. Anthoner plus to the school is they have a fruit and veggie program! ONly had one problem with the school,sometimes (most of the times) it has ants in there! but i tell her just to go to a different one if she has to go! I hope that this has helped you. BTW ur child will love the new gear up program. its free and helps your child with homework and problems. You also enter to get a scloarship to collage! ;) because collage is getting worse ,you know.
This school has many faults, but overall it's a decent school. First of all, the school needs to be cleaner. The hallways and floors are repulsive. Next, some of the students lack hygiene and grammar, but, there are students who have the passion to succeed. Most of the teachers are very good at communicating with the students. The school has a wonderful fruit program for students that would like a morning snack.
I have to say the I love West Side Middle School, I recently moved here form Manchester NH and my two boys were placed at this school, they are both in the Blue house and is doing so much better with there grades--in my experience with other schools "West Side Middle School" is wonderful --my kids are getting the attention they need --my oldest is much more excited about doing better and I believe it's the attitude of the Teachers --and I have and heard all wonderful things from my kids about the Blue house principal my kids adore her.
Very unorganized, not helpful, not informative, Curriculum is so out of date. Cannot meet the educational needs of students who are more advanced. The advanced classes are below average of the Seymour and Shelton School districts. This is not a school you want to send your children to if you can avoid it. In all honesty I am very disappointed after moving here, if I had known the schools were so bad I would have never moved to this city. But of course it is a reflection of the city which is so far behind, I feel like I am in some southern town, even Seymour has bus service longer than Waterbury for public transporation just not a place for people who want more.