August 26, 2003
This school was placed on the needs improvement list by No Child Left Behind Act. This school does need improvement with in many areas. Safety is an issue here, for rules in the code of conduct issued in the beginning of the school year are not followed. The guidelines for discipline are not followed, such a bullying, harassment, violence. My child was a student at the school, and experienced all three violations, and when reported, nothing was done. No disciplinary action was taken for any of the students except to be called to the office. My child was always an Honor Student until this year. An important part of life is a strong educational background, however, this school is unable to live up to my expectations, much less the expectations of the NCLB Act. My child was active in sports, clubs, etc. however, we have removed our child and placed him in a private College Preparatory School. My husband and I both took a genuine interest in activities at the school, however, my child deserves a certain standard of education, and Westside does not provide it. Our concern is this, when a child is on the 'Honor Roll', according to who's standards? If the school is ranking low, could 'Honor' roll at this school be equivelent to a 'C' at a higher performing school?
- submitted by a parent