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West Gate Christian School

Private | PK-12


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Posted November 13, 2008

My children attending this school for three years and I have to say I was not happy. They got a new principle and everything went down hill from there. The teachers are very unprofessional they do not know how to communicate with the kids they were always yelling and intimidating the children. That doesn't seem to be very CHRISTIAN if you ask me....and for those who say how wonderful it is you must belong to that church and drink a lot of kool-aid....because the school is losing students left and right so it can't be that great...If you are looking for a school with NO parent involvement and everything has to be there way no questions asked then this is the right school for you...For all the parents who really interested make sure you do all your homework and show up at different times. GOOD LUCK!!!
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Posted October 1, 2008

No, I did not owe any money to the school and I am not in any way trying to get 'back' at the administration. I am simply rating the school as I see it. I feel that the children aren't given the opportunity to think outside of the box. Everyone and everything is expected to be the exact same. Otherwise you are a 'problem.' My child, as a matter of fact, didn't have many behavioral infractions at all. He/she just was very unhappy because he/she felt like he/she was constantly being scorned for each and everything he/she did. There is a lot of negative reinforcement at this school. There needs to be more positive reinforcement at this school.
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Posted September 8, 2008

The curriculum is exelent.Teachers are well educated and the Christian doctrine is the best. I am verry happy to have my two kids there.
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Posted July 28, 2008

My two daughters have been been enrolled and West Gate since K3 and I thank God for discipline. That is what I want in a Christian School. My elementary daughter tested post high school in several subjects this year. I've seen the results, just ask the administation to open the test results for the school. This is a great school!
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Posted July 28, 2008

My four children have graduated from West Gate. I would have no other school public or private teach my children. The teachers and staff 'tell the truth' when discussing the children. They do not sugarcoat or tickle the ears of parents for good reviews. I have found nothing but love, care, and a real education. Academically, the school maintains the highest of standard. Morally, the children hear the truth from the Bible. After reading the complaints from the above, I wonder if they owed the school money, and are getting back at the administration by submitting a bad review. It is truly unfortunate for families who will see the results later when their children are grown. No ther place is better for a Christian education.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 47% 44%
Hispanic 36% 24%
Asian 8% N/A
Black 6% 29%
Two or more races 2% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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5121 Kelly Road
Tampa, FL 33615
Phone: (813) 884-5147


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