West Broward is a great public school. I have a 12th and 10th grader. The school offers a huge array of after school clubs with wonderful teachers who volunteer to lead them. We have had very good experiences with the sports teams. I suppose if you want a winning football team you should go elsewhere-but every year you see students getting athletic scholarships and the exceptional array of opportunities and advanced level work has made it possible for my daughter to qualify for top universities that have winning football programs. The school offers free Math and English SAT prep and help with college essays. I would agree that you have to be your child's advocate and make sure they are placed in appropriate classes and get involved if your student is having problems with a teacher. If your child is smart they will be pushed to take many AP courses (unnecessary busy work). The Honors classes are pretty easy and if your child is from out of state and done well, push for them. Bring your child's test scores with you. Most teachers care, coaches are great, staff answers questions, the 12th grade advisor is the best in Broward County-helpful, kind and a good communicator.
This is an excellent school with wonderful programs. It is on the cutting edge of technology. The teachers are inspired and in turn inspiring to the students.
This school leaves a lot to be desired. Coming from Cumming, GA and exceptional educational system there West Broward is a disappointment. The blatant use of drugs is scary. If you are coming from out of state during the summer and registering your child, make sure you know what your child is capable of and make them give your child appropriate classes. Being new to the area we made the mistake of letting the 9th grade guidance counselor talk us out of honors classes. What a mistake. Also if you are coming from out of state you won't have FCAT scores and they will insist in placing your child in a remedial reading class. If you feel your child doesn't need that fight, threaten, do whatever it takes to make sure that your child gets in a class that will help and challenge him/her. A lot of the teachers don't care and have attitudes with the kids. Stay on top of everyone and fight for your child's rights. I practically lived in the offices the first few months of school making them "get it right". Now I go there and everyone knows me. If I could put them in another school I would. Also the football team SUCKS. They have no real leadership. Overall I am dreading the next few years.
As a parent I highly recomend this school,my daughter is doing exellent. and all the teachers are extremely dedicated to the academics of the students.
West Broward High is truly the real deal; it has the BEST principal leadership in the area (that's actually a fact, not a generous overstatement) but the reason I gave it four stars is really just because of a few minor teacher issues I've had throughout my time here. At times, I would get unfathomably lucky to have an amazing teacher who really made an impression, but other times (and I'm speaking as a student who has taken every AP offered) my experience was really lacking. However, leadership goes a long way, and our Principal has been able to work out most of the kinks. On a side note, WBHS can proudly boast that it really has almost no "cliques" to speak of because it is so new, which was really rewarding for someone like me who came in not knowing anyone. go bobcats!
Military Parent. - Principal - Genuinely concerned about the safety and welfare of his students. Solid role-model and leader. - Teachers: Mixed bag. During the summer of 2010 educational budget cuts gouged West Broward adminstration's ability to the same quantity and quality of teachers they had the previous year. This left several teachers instructing courses they were assigned with little time to study the curriculum. One horror story, a teacher admitted to my daughter's class that he was unqualified to teach the course. This same teacher was later terminated in the middle of the year leaving the class without a teacher. An AP student actually proctored the class for several days prior to another teacher covering the remainder of the school year. Not good. Guidance Counselors - I was completely underwhelmed by the quality of the counseling provided to the students. We attempted to get several classes changed due to issues in the classroom and were stonewalled by the counselors that "not everyone can switch out of classes because they don't like the teacher". This is not an acceptable response. Facilities - Top rate - Not overstating that the facilities are state-of-the art.
I love working with the administration, teachers, and staff of WBHS.....and yes, I love the students too ! ! !
WeBrow is a state of the art tech school, with dedicated and caring staff. The Media Center is a favorite with the students.
My son was amongst the school's first graduating class. We had him reassigned there from Cypress Bay, in WB's first year. What a phenomenal experience! From the Principal and his Administrative staff, the Faculty and all of the Support staff, this school is one of a kind. Excellence in academics, the Arts and Vocational studies is encouraged. There is so much for any child, ESE, ESOL, Gifted and students who may be average, academically, to partake of and to find a niche for themselves. We are, forever, indebted to West Broward High for everything our son was encouraged to become while there.
This is by far the most poorly managed high school in all of Broward County. The vast majority of the teaching staff is ill equipped to teach the subjects to which they are assigned. For example, the school had a cheer-leading coach teach AP Art History and a swim coach teach Honors Chemistry. There are a few good teachers throughout the social studies department, but it is only a matter of time before they all flee to Cypress Bay High. Furthermore, the guidance department is terribly understaffed and unhelpful. All they care about is whether or not their students graduate from high school; as such, students at the top of their graduating class receive little useful advice when they apply to selective colleges. Do not attend this school if given a choice; look to Cypress Bay, Cooper City, or Stoneman Douglas as viable alternatives.
This school has an incredibly involved staff. A lot of young energetic teachers who work one on one with the kids (all high schoolers), encouraging them to look forward to college and make the best of themselves. Their emphasis on the ethnic diversity of the school and community is of major commendation. For all the above, this school is a true example for the rest of America.
This is an excellent school. My two sons transferred here from a private school and West Broward is above and beyond what we had expected. The teachers and staff are great and they have a genuine interest in the success of the students. This is an amazing school and to think we were paying for private school. Go Bobcats!!!
I dont like the 7 periods, its too hard to study for 7 classes for midterms and finals. Last year at cypress i had the 4 classes a semester and its better. I would like them to change it for senior year. But the rest is good and i love the school .
West Broward High exceeds any expectations we had. Keep up the great work!
We're a 'family' with the best interests of the kids and community at heart. The students, staff, administrators, and students are top-notch!!
Although West Broward high school is a new school, it is a thoughtful school, where my problems were solved efficiently and quickly. The school also exceeded expectations of many in sports and extracurricular activities. For instance, the school s tennis team surpassed the expectations for a new school. The girls were able to reach districts and regionals. On top of that West Broward High school was also able to successfully run a Renaissance fair. It just goes to demonstrate that the West Broward is an excellent school, willing to take on challenges and succeed.
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