School is zoned in mainly affluent neighborhoods that consists of many SAHM's who have the ability to keep up with the high acedemic demands of the school. If you're a single parent and/or if your child is average to below-average acedemically by median standards, you'll find it difficult to keep up.
It is a great school if your student is an average to high average student. However, if your student is falling behind, they are quick to push ESE services. They are not very fair to the minority and underprivileged students who do not bring as much as the well to do students. However, the staff is nice.
Windy Ridge has been a great school for both of my kids. My kids have been attending Windy Ridge for the last three Years. Principal, Staff and Nurse are fantastic. It has been an A school for the last five years.
My son moved to Windy Ridge half-way through the school year and was nearly failing at his previous school But the teachers at Windy Ridge gave my son the attention he needed and with that and his hard work he was promoted.
I'm very proud being a windy ridge parent, my family comes from PR and in just one year my 6 years daugther read and speak a perfect english. The teachers quality in my opinion is very high.
WR is a great school. Staff is extremely friendly, courteous and polite from the moment you walk through the door and are greeted by the two ladies in the front office. They truly care about the kids and it shows in every aspect. The education couldn't be better. I have been there for 12 years and am sad to say that my last son is leaving to go on to middle school. I will miss WR.
Both of my daughters have attended Windy Ridge from Elementary through Middle School Magnet program and it has been a most wonderful experience for our family. The education is excellent with high levels of parent involvement especially through middle school and preparation for high school. Absence of their own sports facility has made physical education a challenge through the years but WR has offered satisfying alternatives with practice / games @ nearby schools. I recommend Windy Ridge for its overall smaller school and class size, excellent principal and teachers, fantastic preparation for high school through its middle school magnet program (!!), great communication between staff and parents and give this school an overall ***** rating. Thank You Windy Ridge for 9 great years, my kids will and do miss their time with you.
So far this year has not been a positive experience for us. We have found that some of the new teachers brought in by the principal are not what we would want for our students. Teachers are sarcastic towards students. As far as specialist classes, the school is on an 8 day roating schedule, so the students only meet with Science Lab, Computer, Math Lab, Art, Music, and Spanish once in 8 days, which in the course of a year is not enough. I hope the year improves for us and many students and parents.
My child is now in second grade at Windy Ridge and has been attending since Kindergarten. The school has just under went a drastic change and yes, it is slightly difficult to navigate but that is why they provide maps. I think the construction was and is the best thing for the school. Cold staff? I have never encountered anyone cold at this school. My son has a wonderful teacher this year and he is doing great! Every school will have their fair share of problems, no one can expect perfection in a world full of imperfections.
This school is dificult to navigate, principal has washed her hands of the middle school therefore a certain lack of order and civility exits. Children are labeled in a negitive light which has proved to be hard to change. Education is focused with smaller than ususal classes. The new building is is long overdue and promises to provide updated technology,advanced communications and a new Phsyical Education ficility. Think twice about this one- Staff is cold. Little effort to meet the young mans learning styles needs for hands on interaction. Running and expression styles are thwarted when could be directed to grow with those whom learn at a higher level than average student. Disappointing choice for so many formative years of training.
Great first year for my 5 year old. Constant stimulation, alot of different choices. Alot of parent involvement.
Great academic school. it is a small, safe school, students are expected to excel in every class, lots of homewook, projects. students are diverse , which is a plus....
Outstanding! Small class sizes. Admission is lottery based but it is well worth applying in January for the lottery. No more than 300 students in the middle school. Caring teachers and great academic challenge. Both my children attended and we are thrilled. Parents are involved and welcome. Windy Ridge School is an awesome place.
The faculty of Amity Intermediate Center is very concerned about the education of the children that attend the school. The school provides an after school homework help program that has help my child tremendously. The school realizes we need to recognize positive academic and social behaviors. Students are recognized monthly for different character traits, for example: Responsibility, Respect, Citizenship, or Caring. Students are recognized on their birthday. The student council recognizes students and staff for their Random Acts of Kindness.
Other than the office staff and the assistant principal, Windy Ridge is an excellent school with a wonderful and caring principal and some of the best teachers in the county. My children love their teachers and the school!
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