im a student here and westlake is not the best school to be at. i have a couple of teachers that are barely ever in class and when they are they dont attend or teach to the students. there are planty of fights and food fights. the kids always have drama and its someting new everyday. so parents i would advise you to not enroll your kids at Westlake
Westlake High is an excellent school. It consist of Academy of Liberal Arts, Academy of Healthcare Technology and Sceince and Math Academy.
There are some excellent teachers at Westlake. My daughter is in the Math/Science Magnet Program and I give it very high marks!!
As a former member of the WHS Math and Science Magnet Program and a current candidate for a MPH in Epidemiology, I am very proud to say I am a Westlake High School Alumnus. While, WHS may have lacked the aesthetic ammenities that other school were afforded, I was privileged to sit in classrooms with dedicated faculty that never hesistated to give us honest evaluation and insourmountable support. I believe the faculty and staff have been unfairly blamed for the difficulties the school faces with disruptive behavior. I strongly believe in the adage, 'it takes a village'. As a former member of the Sandtown community, I take pride in giving back to the community-though trodden with faults, but strong in excellence, pride, and history-from which I came. Matriculation through Xavier University, persuing a BS in Chemistry, would have been impossible if it were not for the preparatory courses I received.
I am a parent of a sophomore and for Westlake to be such a beautiful facility the behavior of the children is still out of control. The food fights continue and some classrooms are uncontrollable by the staff. I pray that things get better because the truth it we face obstacles in many schools. Being a parent who has one child in private school and one at Westlake breaks my heart to know that I have to pay a fortune for structure. The differences between the two are tremendous.
As a teacher at Westlake, I am confident in saying that there is room for improvement, as with any school. Administration needs to do a better job in making sure that the halls are clear and students are where they should be. On the other hand, we have a dedicated faculty & staff who have the students' best interest at heart. The majority of our staff gives 100% in making sure that Westlake exceeds above and beyond normal standards. Our principal, Dr. White is a very loving and caring person who treats everyone with respect. Parents and communit leaders need to recognize his efforts in Westlake's pursuit to excellence. Overall, the students are respectful and ready to learn. I have enjoyed teaching at Westlake for the past 10 years.
whs has improved great lengths compared to a couple of years ago. Westlake has everything you need to have a genuine school performance and those of you who believe that other schools conduct themselves more orderly then you are sadly mistaken.You are depriving your students or yourselves of a true experience and further cripple them for what is the real world.Yes im a student and used to be under the same impression .
Well I attend Westlake High School and it is like any other school. Yes it has its drama and fights from time to time, but it is school. You are there for your own purposes which is learning. I hate the fact that people want to make Westlake sound just wild and to whoever said that Mrs. Ervin did not make it a better school, you must have went to a different Westlake because she made it fun and a place where you can learn with confidence. So thank you very much!!! Anyway Westlake like I said has its ups and downs but overall it is pretty decent school.
West lake high is a very intresting school i must say its one of the wildest schools in atlanta. West lake is filled with drama!! everyday there would be a fight. And the food fights in 2007 used to b crazy every1 would leave the lunch room covered in food. The adminstrators had no control whats so ever. I feel like mrs. Ervin didnt make the school any better. If anything she just made it worse. One thing i can say is that west lake had the best pep rallys we used to have so much fun doing the wave and representing our school colors. Looking back at all the problems that school had i must say i am a proud graduate from west lake. That school prepared me for war in iraq.
I am very disappointed in the way that the students conduct themselves.I strongly advise that no one goes to this school.If you are not used to profanity,violence, disobedience and fights then please tell your loved ones to not attend this school.Those are just some of the reasons why I am transferring to a school that conducts themselves in a more manerly and orderly fashion.Attend at your own risk...literally!!!
its a really good school...especially acdemically....im currently unenrolled from westlake to go to grady, even though grady is also a wonderful school, i would love to go back to westlake
I graduated from Westlake in 2007. I am currently enrolled in college. When I entered college I was very prepared and I began to appreciate my teachers at Westlake. They were very detailed with our assignments and they refused to let us just slide by and do half work. Thanks to 'The Lake' I was ready and capable for the next phase of my education.
Its a kool school! Just hang around the right people. Do your work. Socialize with everyone. Ans stay out of trouble. Then you gotta have a good time!
I have a daughter who attends Westlake and I may not agree with all the rules put in place, however under the circumstances Mrs. Ervin does what she has to do to keep the students under control. It was explained to me, before Mrs. Ervin the school was out of control and I can truly see why...I pop up to the school every now and then and some of the students are out of control. It is sad to say, but she has to run the school in the manner in which it is being ran in order for the kids who want to learn, actually learn and feel safe at the same time.
As a graduate of Westlake in 2002 and now a college graduate, I can honestly say that I was prepared for college and life by my educational experiences at Westlake. When you take the time to read the critiques listed here, pay attention to the spelling and thought processes of the people with negative things to say. I attended the school when Mike and Marc Jones were the principals and they began the process of requiring accountability from teachers, students and parents. Beign tardy is inexcusable and these parents are upset because someone is actually holding them responsible for THEIR minor children. If your child isn't tardy, they don't have to worry about suspension. No one is doing young African-American children any favors by babying them and not holding them accountable and I think it is commendable for the Principal to require accountability from the students and parents.
I am very disappointed with the leadership. The principal is self serving and goes over board to give the appearance of change, when in actuality the students are being short changed. Our students are not being educated in a manner that will adequately prepare them for life on a college campus, much less one in the real world.
I am a student that attends westlake.,and I feel that the school is unsatifactory. There a fight all the times, also food fights all the time. I fell that westalke teachers are not doing there jobs,and sometimes don't care about the students education. Some of the rules in the school a crazy.
I love this school. I belive that all students that attend westlake high school will graduate well prepared for their collgeg experince. Their principle is one of a kind and even though it is an prodominatly black school she does an swell job with keeping the students in line and their eyes on the prize.
My daughter is a sophomore at Westlake. I have been a teacher for twenty years. Comparatively speaking, Westlake is doing a fine job of educating my daughter. She does have loads of homework...which is a good thing! The athletic program is superb, and the school spirit is amazing. I am especially pleased with her AP World History course. She will be able to compete once she leaves Westlake, and for that I am grateful.
I was a student at Westlake and also a former Math & Science Magnet student. I left after one year because of incompetent teachers and the disorganized structure of the school. The 'magnet program' was not a true one. It was more of a stress than a help. During the school day in most of my classes, work didn't take place. However, when we got home we had loads and loads of projects and homework to do. Some of my other teachers were very uneducated in the subject matter they taught.
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