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Westside Christian School

Private | K-12 | 80 students

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $97,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $860.

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Posted February 12, 2013

I had concerns to start the year about the change in leadership. These concerns have proven unfounded. The elementary school improved when the teachers focused on subjects and not grade levels alone. My daughter has benefited because the teachers pull students in groups to work with advanced students so they are given work that challenges them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2012

The teachers at Westside go above and beyond to teach the students. They care about the students needs academically and emotionally, as well as spiritually. There are weekley activities for the students to get involved with. The new leapdership is refreshing this years. A few new and improved rules. More academically challenging. Better discipline. They work hard at gettining to know the students strengths and weaknesses so they can work on both. For the parent that thinks the PhD principle was better, I disagree. The new leadership has a better backbone. The teachers are excellent with curriculum and they work with the Sunshine States Standards to ensure that our chldren will be ready for college. The teachers have vision and the pastor supports his teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2012

This is a great school for the money. Be involved in the education of your children by teaming up with the teachers, this brings great results. No school can compensate fully for parents who think education is a schools job. The school needs to do more to increase enrollment to stay open. The future looks in flux due to the pastor pushing out the principle that had a PhD and helped found the school. Positives: Christ-centered Challenging curriculum Selfless teachers Low cost model Negatives: Leadership void Vision is lacking
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Posted May 25, 2012

Westside Christian School in Largo, Fl is a great school! Having around 80 students from Kindergarten through 12th grade gives the teachers alot of "one - on - one" time with each one. The Administrator's door is always open for students and parents alike. Great care is taken to ensure a positive and caring learning environment for the students. I highly recommend Westside to any parent!
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Posted May 16, 2012

Westside teachers really care about the students. There is good communication between the parents and teachers. Moving my kids from public school to westside was the best choice I could have made for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2011

We take every child's learning style into account. Granted, we cannot help every student, but we will work with that student to reach their goals. With an average teacher student ratio of 1 per 10, we can see exactly what each child needs.
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Posted March 7, 2011

I thank God for this school. The kids there are great. The students always make NEW students feel welcome. My daughter is challenged and encouraged by the teachers, because they believe in her ability to thrive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2011

This school is different from many other private schools in that they try to do a lot of "big school things" for the kids. Proms, pep rallys, shows and fundraisers are all a part of the culture there... plus the small school sense of belonging and being cared for. My son talks about how he knows the teachers and especially the principal have his best interest in mind. For the parent who said the curriculuum was too hard, I'm not sure where that would come from. School work is meant to be challenging and they are not giving free grades away, even to those with learning issues, but they are there to provide one on one work and build confidence so that students will learn. This way they know they did it which also instills a sense of pride. We love Westside!
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Posted May 27, 2009

We moved our son from public school to Westside two years ago, when he was starting 4th grade, and it was the best thing we could have ever done for him. The smaller class sizes, individualized attention and Christian values have done wonders for his attitude and self-esteem. We are very happy to have found this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

curriculum didnot agree with my sons learning style. too much seat work, curriculum is very demanding.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 42%
Black 5% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 29%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation St. Petersburg College
University of South Florida
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Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff German
Italian
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American Sign Language
  • German
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Vicky Jones, Phd
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Church of the nazarene
Associations
  • SACS/CASI
Fax number
  • (727) 593-7700

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Independent Study
  • Virtual school
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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • American Sign Language
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

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  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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  • Parents are welcome to volunteer in their class and in the school. we welcome involvement of the parents and the community. we do background checks on anyone who has contact with the children.
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  • We are a family oriented school. We care about the total child and concentrate on the selfesteem of the child. We have many wonderful programs and really believe we have "Old school values in a new school setting". We try to make WCS a place the children will love. If they want to come, they will want to learn.
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St. Petersburg College
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11633 137th Street
Largo, FL 33774
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Phone: (727) 517-2153

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