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Royal Palm Beach, FL
Students enrolled: 425

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650 Royal Palm Beach Boulevard
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

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(561) 792-4123
(561) 792-9905
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October 26, 2015
Excellent teachers, Child Project is amazing for the children's enrichment and The principal will do anything for the benefit of the children. Lottery process is all electronic so completely fair. We are very happy at this school.

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2015
The lottery system is a scam. Just admit it. Its all about who you know. Hence the bogus claim that the school is so great that kids never leave. Who would leave when your friends got you in? I personally know of several students parents that know people within the school and often brag about getting in the school because of the "push".

- submitted by a community member

April 09, 2015
The lottery that this school uses is all electronic. It is not done clandestinely. Unfortunately they do not get many open seats each year because when families join they seldom leave. The Florida Law dictates that teacher and staff children get priority in a charter school lottery. This is not the school doing it secretively. It is spelled out in the law. I know people who waited 2 or 3 years to get in and finally did and they are still at the school and very happy with the teachers and the high academic program. Great free schools usually have high demand and in this case few open seats because families do not leave. Just because you did not get in does not mean there was something backhanded being done. Don't be a poor loser. Be patient and you may get in next year.

- submitted by a community member

March 26, 2015
Love LOVE love this school. I have two girls attending this school for 6 years now and I couldn't ask for some wonderful great teachers and principal.

- submitted by a parent

December 06, 2014
This is my son's first year (6th grade). He is learning a lot and has excellent teachers. The school is run very well and has excellent communication keeping parents informed of everything your child is doing. To the parents that complain about sending children with learning disabilities to a charter school, I think that's just silly. The public school system is designed to help children with disabilities. I would never even think to send a child with a disability to a charter school.

- submitted by a parent

December 02, 2014
Unfortunately, this school like all schools can not always help students whose parents do not follow through or take the professional recommendations of teachers. It is impossible to make every family happy but this school works very hard for All children and was in fact started for children with disabilities who were struggling in district schools. If they did not care they would not have the huge success rate for this group of children and all children that they do. It is a school of choice for parents. If it is not a fit for a child or family then the parents have the luxury of the choice to seek a better fit program. Over the 12 years they have been open they have made all types of families and students happy by proving a very high quality education. I love working at this school and will continue to help ALL children that walk into my classroom.

- submitted by a teacher

December 01, 2014
This school is outright discriminatory toward children with learning disabilities and ADD. My child was there for one school year and it was a horrible and traumatizing experience. The staff is very clique-ish and rude..Since we left I have met several other people who have had common issues. They need to be reported and shut down.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2014
I really enjoy this school but if you child is learning challenged or ESE please do not send your child to this school. They have limited resources to assist you and your child. Its almost as if they no longer want to handle ESE kids. Otherwise everything else about the setting of this school is good.

- submitted by a parent

August 21, 2013
The principal is very involved. She knows the children and parents by name. She really cares about the students. She is fair and treats the students with respect. Children here are not just a number like the other schools in the area. My child absolutely thrived here and I wouldn't have him anywhere else. The teachers are caring, patient, and truly concerned about their students. It s too bad that this area goes not have more schools like this!!

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2013
Wester Charter Academy school is the best that happens to us, everybody is so good, make us feel like home!!

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2013
I really liked this school in the beginning. It is small and nice. However, there seems to be a secret prejudice going on there. There is diversity but some students are treated different from others. There is no rhyme or reason its random. My child is an excellent student academically. This student gets singled out from others for certain things while others are doing the same. The ladies in the office has not been nice either. My child has been told not to ask any questions about why this is happening, or detention will be imposed. It's been a very bad experience. The teachers do not help and they get defensive. The principal is also not helpful at all. I would not recommend this school. It needs to be investigated by the Board.

- submitted by a parent

October 20, 2011
My kids love this school! We are so happy. Thank you very much WACS for everything you do for my kids!!! This school has an excellent staff. Very caring and understanding people. We feel like we are family here. A wonderful principal who seems to know everyone. She is always involved and I like that very much. We like the small class sizes. I wish you great success!

- submitted by a parent

May 17, 2011
In LOVE with this school and the staff. Mrs Terranova is "old school" principal style. She is very involved in the daily activities of the school and knows each and every student and parent by name. My kids have absolutely thrived here and I wouldn't have sent them anywhere else. The teachers are caring, patient, and truly concerned about their students. There is a reason there is a waiting list a mile long to get in. If your child is one of the lucky ones that gets a spot, you will not be disappointed!

- submitted by a parent

March 24, 2010
My daughter is in Kindergardent and I so far love this school. The teachers there are awesome and my daughter so loves going to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 11, 2009
This school was very disorganized and biased with the children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 28, 2008
Their curriculum is very effective for my kid who Loves challenges.

- submitted by a parent

September 13, 2008
I have two kids in this school and they both love it. They don't have to worry about bullying or feeling left out. The teachers and the principal know the kids by name and really care about the kids and what they are learning. They are an A school and it shows.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2008
I am a student here , the quality of education is horrible and bulling is a giant problem

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 30, 2008
I love this school. I am a 7th grader and i wish i could stay until i leave high school. the people are so cool and the teachers are involed and care about you. There are not maney problems and never fights. it is a school where you can feel safe. It is fun to go to school. I am getting better grades than i ever thought i could get the teachers always wasnt to help.

- submitted by a student

November 28, 2007
I am a safty patrol at this school and I just love everything about its awsome i highly recomed!

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 15, 2007
Absolutely love this school! This is our first year and we love it. The school's outside appearance is not the best but the inside and what goes on inside is amazing. The teacher's are great and care about the kids!

- submitted by a parent

May 24, 2007
This school is awesome! My son started off in a large middle school had friends, and in a great neighborhood, however, he was only a number, slipping through the system. We were referred to this charter which was highly recommended by our old public school and we realized very quickly that we were 'lucky' to get in as there's usually a wait list. The teachers are special to all of us, & my son is special to them as all the kids are. My son was happy in the regular middle school, but now he is 'really' happy and said he never wants to go back to his old school, he LOVES this school. They have changed him, made him feel special. The kids are good and there no seen peer pressure. They are all friends. We are so greatful. I plan to write a compliment letter to the district.

- submitted by a parent

February 21, 2007
This school is great! this year they just have added extra-curricular activities such as after school sports team, dance team and newsletter club. Academics is very close to most public schools(in the middle school)... Overall I am very pleased. :)

- submitted by a parent

February 16, 2006
This school is great. My kids have flourished since coming to this school. The teachers take the time to get to know the kids on a personal level so they can know their strengths and weaknesses. My child is in the middle school, and he has never done better. The teachers challenge the kids to work to their potential. They are even required to take algebra in 8th grade. There don't seem to be many discipline problems. There aren't many extracurricular activities because the school is so small. All I know is that my kids were lost in the crowd at the public school. When they transfered here, they have changed their grades and their attitudes at home. The kids that go there are expected to be responsible and there are no discipline problems. The teachers have even given their home phone numbers out! That's never happened to us before.

- submitted by a parent

February 16, 2006
I find Western Academy to be a great learning experience for my child. All new schools have their ups and downs, but my two children have flourished. My oldest is in the middle school and loves it, as does my youngest who is in kindergarten. The teachers are very knowledgeable and will help in any way possible. It is a small setting so everyone knows each other. The teachers stay with the kids for three years. This allows them to really get to know your child. The classes are very small, and the teachers really work with the kids. My middle school child even has his teachers' home phone numbers, cell phone numbers, and email addresses. We get notified about everything so communication is great. They do have a PE program, but there are not many extracurricular activities. The curriculum goes well above what is required by the district.

- submitted by a parent

July 24, 2005
I am extremely pleased with the discipline, curriculum, and treatment that my child has been awarded with. He has excelled extremely and I couldn't ask for more as far as the staff is concerned. I give this school 100% rating.

- submitted by a parent

July 20, 2005
I am satisfied with my childrens educational progress at Western Academy. The schools method of teaching has allowed both my children to acheive the honor roll each marking period. All the teachers there are great and are very interested in each childs learning process. The school offers small classrooms which allows for more one on one, and bases its curriculum on the project child program. They offer art, music, karate and other things as additional learning. It is a very good school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 09, 2005
The K-2 teacher cluster was great! I hope my child excels the same with the 3-5 teacher cluster. Middle school needs a bit more focus on keeping teachers there. Science department experienced three different teachers in one year. Would like to see the students have homework sent home daily! Not enough reinforcement. All in all, however, the school seems decent.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2005
Teacher to student ration is amazing. My two sons have recently transferred to this school from a local public school and I no longer have to fight with them to go to school anymore! It was a bit of a wait to get my boys transferred due to the waiting list, but it was ever so worth the wait! My sons are flourishing.

- submitted by a parent
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Western Academy Charter School
650 Royal Palm Beach Boulevard, Royal Palm Beach, FL  33411
(561) 792-4123
Last modified Western Academy Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Western Academy Charter School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 62 reviews. Top