The principal would not return phones call or meet with parents. The assistant principal says "I have to get back to you." The parent would need to call again in two -three days for a follow-up conversation. When teachers were reported to administration for using profanity or ridiculing students, the teacher continued the behavior and in cases, increased.
Regular classes are a complete joke. You don't even need to study or even pay attention in class to earn an A. In 9th grade I had to take all regular classes except one, and let me say it was a total waste of my time. I would have graduated with many more rewards and credits than I got if I wasn't forced to take the regular ones the first year. Classes are so easy that my 1st year I barely spoke English, yet passed all my classes with better marks than your average WHS kid. The next year I was still below average in my communication in English, yet again, I have passed my AICE classes. Same goes for the rest of the next 2 years. The school is completely ran down -- cockroaches, bathroom stall broken hinges, sinks that don't even work properly, vandalized bathroom doors, paint peeling off, etc. The teachers are given no authority at all unfortunately. They are constantly given attitude by kids, talked smack about, asked questions they shouldn't even be asked, yelled at, oppressed, everything along those lines. Teachers should in no way be treated that way, and it disgusts me. It was heartbreaking and unpleasant to witness the majority of classes being like that. The school has no discipline. As for the staff, endless times they have made mistakes, which is okay. However, they never bothered to solve the issue themselves, and always blamed it on me. In the end, it had to be me who had to take responsibility and the consequences for their mistakes, and just shut my mouth because even if i spoke up, I'd be ignored. And let me clarify that I was by far the only student to whom that sort of thing has happened to. The food from the cafeteria shouldn't even be called food. It's so bad, that all you end up eating are bags of chips or a handful of cookies to ease the hunger.
- A student
Too many disruptions by fights, testing schedule is not student friendly-(students scheduled for EOC and FASA at the same time), POOR up keep of facilities (compromising student safety), strangers easily allowed on campus ( compromising safety), school policies not equally enforced
Though there are several good to great teachers, all is out weighed by the bad. New teachers are left with no guidance, the administration is a complete joke, the ESE department is beyond rude and clueless to the needs of children and the school cop turns his head to the amount of drugs that are campus.
Two sons have graduated WHS, '13 & '14. They both were challenged and thrived. They each found their individual passions - one in Literature, Lit Mag with great teacher Mr. Zucker, and Newspaper and the other in band with great director Ms. Oser. They had many other exceptional teachers in all subjects. They achieved what top colleges wanted from their potential students, and now attend and are doing well in the best schools for their interests. Thank you PUBLIC school Wellington High!