We were at private school for pre k and k and have now been at Windy Ridge for four years now. The teachers, staff and the wonderful PTA are welcoming and very professional. I feel like my children are challenged everyday at school to not only be a better student but also a better citizen. The quality of the education is comparable with most local private schools. I know my children will be well prepared for high school when they graduate from 8th grade. The PTA is a great group of dedicated mothers who care deeply about this school. We are so happy to be a part of this great 'A' rated school in Orange County.
Not one compaint here. I have had 2 children attend all the way through their 8th grade year and a son in kindergarten now. 5 stars !!! Great caring teachers and staff all around.
I am sad to say that we had to leave WR because we moved. What a difference!! I truly appreciate the staff, admin and front office at WR now. They are the best. My son's new school is horrible. I miss the smiles that I used to get when I walked into the front office at WR. I miss the dedicated teaching staff and the wonderful PTA. Be thankful for what you have over there. The grass is not greener any place else. And by the way I love the new garden in front of school. What a welcoming addition when I went in the other day to pick up something. Beautiful
My child attends this school and I love it. 92 kids in his grade (the middle school maintains less than 300) and 81 of the kids made honor roll this year. Most of the kids really WANT to be there and care about their education, as do their parents. It has a beautiful, modern and clean campus. The teachers are the best you can find in Orange County. It's like a private school. I just can't say enough good things about it.
I am a student at this school and for one of the most part enjoy it i can easily say that this school is better then my previous one in many if not all aspects such as the staff, teachers, even the energy of the very building is a great thing, i like it here as of everything is flawless except for a single thing i have a problem with that being the other children as of there exclusion to many other kids including myself as always i have given thought that they do not know how to make a good greeting to smart -minded kids, making me among many others lonely and the last thing being that they will not stop ''showing off '' is another nerve striker for me by most behalf. other then that this is by far the best school i have been in and would have to be the most bright school i have been to.
Excellent teachers in an environment that fosters learning and growth. My third grader son had wonderful year. He is well-prepared for 4th Grade as a result.
My daughter has been in this school since the last 4 years and we love the school. The teachers are great and the parent involvement keeps enhancing the quality of learning. There are many programs which are unique to this school, even though there are many good schools in the Dr. Phillips School district. Whenever I visit the school, I see the Principal out and about....she is very active during the school hours. Great school, with tight knit community!
I love this school, my daughter is in second grade and she is very smart but lazy, so her grades don't show her abilities but all the teachers that she has had since KG have been very helpfull and worked with me on getting her more interested on doing her work at school and even making special charts and prizes for her, I really like this because it shows how much the teachers care about their students and how they go out of they way to help children with different issues, I know they get a lot of homework and academicly is very demanding but I think that is great, this forces the students to do their best, I'm glad I choose this school for my kids I would recomend it to anybody who wants their kids to excell.
Great school and a GREAT job of preparing my child for high school! The teaching staff is outstanding!
I am a student at this school. I like my teachers but some things have happened this year in 5th grade. Cheating on the AR to go on the Seaworld trip, girls running around in bras on the camping trip and going to the boys side of the camp and bullying. I've heard that the teachers have told the kids involved to deny anything or else the principle will take the trips away and maybe the 5th grade dance. These kids should be in trouble for this bad behavior and the principle should not take these trips and dance away because of a few kids. That's just what I think.
There has definitely been a change with the front office staff since the beginning of this school year. I will agree that a select few were not very friendly but that does seemed to have changed and I AM a parent who is at the school regularly. No question that the teachers are great. Certain administrators are visible and accessible, others are not which can be frustrating to parents who have a valid concern or child issue. Windy Ridge is one of the best schools in OC but not the in the state let alone the country.
The person who doesn't like the front office staff has obviously not spent enough time at the school. These ladies and gentleman are the best. They are truly dedicated to their jobs. They are more than willing to step in to cover everyone else's area and do whatever needs to be done to make WR the great school that it is. They love the kids are are dedicated to their safety and well being. They have a smile for everyone. They have a tough job dealing with some tough parents. The ones that don't follow the rules are the ones that give them a hard time. Front office, admin, nurse and teachers rock at WR!!!!
Windy Ridge is a great school. The teachers , admistrators and support staff are 100% student motivated. Windy Ridge has a large and diverse student population. We have a wonderful parent community that support our school with their time, talent, and dedication to education. Watch our SilverHawks continue to soar.
Windy Ridge is an awesome school. I have found that this school has high expectations for academics and behavior which I appreciate. The teachers are awesome. This allows my child to get an excellent education. The PTA holds many functions that allow for parent involvement and family fun such as the Spring Carnival, Donuts for Dads, Movie Night etc. The Middle School is great for a child who is high achieving and would do best in a small environment.
Windy Ridge is by far one of the best schools in Orlando. The teachers are totally commited. My children excell while there. There is one catch, though: do not expect a friendly front desk! The entire school would certainly benefit if the front desk had someone that could treat people equally with the respect everyone deserves. School is a 10, front desk is a zero!
I used to love Windy Ridge School, but this last year the atmosphere and the leadership changed so much that even some teachers have moved to other school because of our new administration leadership and all the restrictions in how to teach. Who are they kidding by saying the school is going green, when all the parents have to pay for all the printing at home not knowing what needs to be printed. I hope someone in administration is reading this. And I can't wait for FCAT results to be out just to see how much this new administration has affected our "A" school. Since we do not have the Five Star this year!
I hope not everyone has my feelings about Windy Ridge -Not happy with administration; Principal is fake! Very negative, blame pickers, my child is going private next year. I'm sorry I ever moved into this area!
Windy Ridge is a very academic driven school. Our son has been attending since Kindergarten to now second grade and he does really well in all subjects. There is more homework than other schools; it can be challenging as our son is very involved with outside athletic activities. However, the results are here ... he knows that hard work is rewarded - and we feel that it is never too early to teach kids this concept. The staff is pleasant and encouraging. Bad behaviors are not tolerated and will be corrected efficiently with the kelso technique, which reeinforces proper manners. Our son loves his school, and we appreciate each and every staff there for their dedication to the kids.
We moved from Atlanta to Orlando in March 2005 and had the good luck to find Windy Ridge for our daughter she has had the opportunity of continuing the Challenge Program she had in Georgia. Windy Ridge moved her two years ahead in Mathematics and one in Science she loves her school and its amazing Symphonic Band.
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