I have had a great deal of experience n various schools throughout the state. I can say, hands down, that Westchase is the best. The parent involvement is plentiful. The staff and administration are always willing to put in that extra effort and it is clear that they work as a very tight knit team. Any child that attends Westchase Elementary will have an amazing experience that will help to prepare them for future success.
great academic school,,but the smart kids get everything. if u are in the pta you kids get treated special....not fair for the working parents,,,very clicky....
I'm mostly pleased with my son's acedemic progress. He's been at Westchase since Kindergarten, he's in 5th grade now. I think the upper grades (4th and 5th) don't push the parental involvement like the lower grades do. The teachers aren't as available as they were when my son was younger. In meeting with my son's counselors in the 4th grade, we talked for over one hour and the 2 counselors I spoke to hadn't even met my son in person. How can someone advise me on a boy they hadn't even met? Overall, I think Westchase is a great school. The teachers he's had seem interested though the class sizes seem to be very large.
Good academic program. The Suzuki violin in kindergarten was a great benefit. Very strong in reading and they do well in The Battle of the Books. Parents are very involved and the PTA is strong.
My son attended this school from kindegarten thru 5 th grade. The teachers are well qualified and school administrators very involved. Afterschool programs are offered on site. Tutors are available for 5th grade math if needed.
Great school. Kids receive top quality education throughout. Gifted children are appropriately recognized and their AGP program challenges them appropriately. (Note, the AGP assessment should be completed privately - the school's assessment for AGP is based on the county process and is therefore weaker). There are many social development areas that the school promotes well- e.g. rotating class tables monthly, rotating classes annually, which provides the children with broader social skills. Extracurricular activities are broad in nature and have wide participation. However, and this may be a general comment for all elementary schools, I do think the PE program is inadequate and certainly does not provide the physical exercise that it should. These activities and competitive team sports need to be taken outside the school process.
The teachers at Westchase are wonderful. We are new to this area and delighted to find such good, caring teachers. The only draw back that we have noticed is that when you call the office with a question; no one seems to know the answer. Even with a general question. Other than that, the staff is very pleasant and the teaching staff is excellent.
Before we moved to the area, I researched many schools because I had heard horror stories about schools in Florida. Westchase Elementary stood above all of the rest in many areas. The teachers and staff are wonderful! Academically, they are on par with private schools in the area. My child is in the gifted program there and it is amazing. I have two neighbors whose children are in the ELP program(exceptional learning program-for learning disabilties), and they couldn't be more pleased. Parental involvement is like nothing I have ever seen before. And the Art, Music and PE programs are great. Aside from the fact that the school is at full capacity, overall I am thrilled with the choice I made three years ago!
Great Academic programs and great teachers! Extracurricular activities such as art, music and sports are part of Westchase Elementary's regular program. Students are given personalized care especially in areas of Math, Reading and Science. High level of parents' involvement encouraged.
School has a culture of excellence and the staff strives to be upbeat and positive with the children in all academic endeavors. Excellent parent participation and many volunteer opportunities. No extracurricular school sports but good PE program, music and art programs during the school day. If your child needs 'extra help' or has some slight learning disabilities, school does not offer much in services or testing. Overall one of the best Hillsborough County elementary schools.
We just moved to the area. My daughter seems very happy at Westchse. She is in second grade and has adjusted well. The schools is very helpful and communication is good.
So far, Great teachers, excellent PTA, & staff. My child is enjoying school more now and all of her learning skills are developing much faster then at her last school in NC.
westchase elementary has been an excellent school. My 5 year old started the school year not reading but at the end of his kinder garden year he was reading at the 2nd - 3rd grade level. my 10 year old has been motivated to excell in the advanced classes starting this next school year
My neice is at this school and she loves it. This school is in a very nice neighborhood and the school is a crown jewel. The teachers are excellent and they really push academics. I would say their academics are on par with a private school. The downside to this school is that it has overcrowding.
Parents are involved at Westchase Elementary. The students at Westchase elementary are offered a great curriculum. My husband and I were debating between a private school and Westchase, and we are very pleased with the quality of education our children are receiving at Westchase. No complaints by us! Great 'A' School!
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