Lacks school spirit, but most of the teachers are nice and go out of their way to help students learn. Most of the kids are either rednecks, gothic/emo, beach bums, or extremely obsessed with their looks. It's not the best school in anyway and the principal could take more suggestions into consideration. The food is good, most kids are friendly, and new students beware because most of these kids have been friends since diaper days. The drama department always has plays but they're not spectacular. LOTS of AP courses and honors classes are always filled. The counselors could be better/kinder to students. AND THE NURSE! Oh wow she's awful, I felt sick during lunch and didn't want to leave during class because I didn't want to miss anything but she told me to wait until after lunch and return during 5th period. What?? I should miss class only to have you tell me im fine and send me back?! Besides all the obvious issues with this school, the education is great, and I guess that's all that matters anyways because it is a school. A poorly operated school.
I've gone to St. Lucie West Centennial for 2 years so far. It's an okay school. Most of my teachers have been great, and they make learning fun. Some of the teachers don't seem to feel like teaching and then expect the students to know things. I'm in honors classes and all i ever hear is 'you should know this, you're honors!' I dislike that a lot. I'm a sophomore and I don't understand the importance of our dress code. if you're sending kids out of class because they don't have a polo shirt on or its the wrong color, they're not learning anything that day! or at least they miss things. I follow the dress code, but it doesn't make any sense. It is a good school overall, though.
Although Centennial is not the best school, I thoroughly enjoy going there and do not regret my choice in choosing the school. Since Sophmore year, i have been in Advanced Placement Classes with exellent teachers who put there students before themselves. Though I have witnessed a few teachers that hand out grades and do not teach, these teachers are more there to baby sit the students. If a student does not feel the need to come to school or challenge themselves to do better, why should the school board care? The staff can get a little bit out of hand with dress code, attacking boys with untucked shirts rather than females with cleavage showing or short shirts but no other discrimanations are made.They also manage to keep every one safe to the best of there ability. With one or two close friends, you can have 4 great years of
I am currently a student at SLW, and It is not a good school. I moved here from Michigan at the end of my last school year. Very very few of my teachers do a good job, or even try to teach. They just make us work. Also, this school is way to strict about the dumbest things. However, I don't find it an unsafe school. And one thing to say about this school. And im not sure if it's all of this county or Florida or what, but they are a whole year behind Michigan. I am a sophomore in all junior classes just because my learning was more advanced. I'm sure florida falls even further behind other states.
I attended SLW Centennial for four years and am an alumni. I graduated in 2006 with Honors and enjoyed the extra curricular activties and programs that were offerred. There is now a dress code policy in effect because of not only the the interest in safety of the children but also due to the fact that students were unable to follow the simple dress code that had been laid out before hand. The dress code gives structure and discipline to students at the school, which is wonderful! All of St. Lucie schools now have a strict dress code policy because they saw the change it had made for SLW. Get your child into an Academy they might enjoy and keep them involved in sports. It's an awesome way to meet friends that you will have to years to come. Good luck!
I believe in a dress code but I think this schools is a little too strict. We moved here from another state and my son started here as a 9th grader and struggled almost all year. My husband & I had a meeting w' his teachers and counselor for help, but not much was really done. They didn't offer any suggestions.