I am a freshman student currently at Western High, and I plan to change schools immediately. Overall, the school is below average. Western is a really 'drugged ' school, students smoke a lot on campus, and I've never been so exposed to drugs and bullying in my life; its so bad. There's a lot of fights, and classes are too out of control, and the school is way overcrowded because Cypress Bay Students came in. These past few months have made such a negative impact on my life, I can't take it no more, I'm transferring, without saying goodbye to my friends that I've known since 6th grade. If you are a parent, that has a kid at Western, hopefully, they don't go through the same thing I did. She or he might enjoy it, but if you came to their school yourself, I guarantee, you won't approve of some things.
My son has really bloomed at this school-he has enjoyed most of his teachers, and most have been very helpful in getting him through some rough spots. He has an attention problem, that most see as one to be helped, not punished.
Western High has a few great teachers, the ones that stay after school or work with students on weekends. Mostly, the teachers go to work, give lots of useless homework, go home and do it all over again the next day. My child excels because of his motivation, not the schools. The sports teams try, the band is good, drama is hard working, and debate is one of the best in the country.
My daughter is a sophmore, I moved to this area for the schools I am very Disappointed!! The teachers have no clue, and don't care to either. I hate to say it but if I can spare another parent of making the same mistake
This school is very disappointing; the students do not even have a set of math books to take home to do there homework/study.
Teachers are mediocre, with exception of a few. Sports programs aren't that wonderful. I didn't enjoy it here, look into a private school if you can't move.
It's an improving school. Now in my junior year. Front office went from being a disorganized hell to pretty decent. Principal is good and cares about the school. New science wing and courtyard are beautiful, and the school has all of the most up to date technology, but the aging building needs some work. Teacher quality, like any other school, ranks from terrible to extraordinary, but generally about average. Very safe, hardly any fights or gangs. Fairly friendly student body, affluent, but not overly so. Plenty of after school clubs, but many of the sports programs are terrible. About the mice- they are gone, and it was due to the construction. All and all, the school has a very safe and comfortable learning environment, and I feel that I can make something very good out of it.
Im a student at Western. I can't imagine a school being worse academically. Little offered for motivated students either. Building has foul smell. School has major rodent issue that has been problematic for years. Horrible school!!!
Worst public school experience ever. Uncaring staff, unorganized front office, teachers who couldnt care less if you student achieved goals or not. More concerned with flipflops than bellies showing and awful communication with all administration! A total nighmare academically, weak education to our kids.
There is much to be improved in this school academically and physically.
This school's guidance and facaulty leave something to desire. Office and guidance very unorganized. Getting something done(change of schedule, conferences, etc)with regards to my son's education can be very frustrating. My son indicates student in school very segmented and stick to 'clicks'. Teachers are average. The few exceptional ones are over shadowed with those who seem to belong doing anything but teaching, due to lack of patience and understanding.
Im a student at western. Western has some very good teachers,but happens to be very disorganized. Schedule problems between semesters can be expected,and very often,you may be left hanging two to three weeks without all four of your classes. However, most of the teachers are very good, and are very clear and easy to understand. There are plenty of after school programs ranging from JROTC programs to decent sports teams. Our band,while not the best,is improving rapidly, and parents do actually show up to after schools meetings and the like.
I am a student at Western High and I would just call it an average school. Some teachers are great at teaching(Mr.Cox, Mrs.McClain,Mr.Serdenes)and make it fun, while others are boring, give too much work, or don't teach! Otherwise, I enjoy going to my school. From reading other reviews at other schools, I have found a new appreciation for Western and take pride in all the perks that my school currently has. Taryn B.
Excellent support staff willing to work with parents. Schools are what kids are willing to make them....lots of good things available, but wish they had more extracurricular activities.
My student was having alot of difficulty with school in general. The teachers and school administrator's worked with me and we were able to turn things around. I give them alot of credit for their involvement.
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