This is an okay school if you're looking for an average school. This is not a school for you if you're looking for opportunities for your children to advance in higher learning. It may be helpful to enroll your child in learning programs as far as after school goes. The parents aren't too involved either so that could be part of the issue.
My son attended Wesley Lakes for Kindergarten and first grade '10-'13. Our experience with Wesley Lakes was good. I especially appreciated how his kindergarten teachers recognized his capabilities and kept him challenged. Mrs. Cortez, his assistant teacher in kindergarten was the best. There are a lot of good teachers there and I never had a problem with staff. They had the drama club after school free of charge and did their best to accommodate the many children who signed up. They always encouraged parent involvement with I mom & All Pro Dads. Someone mentioned that the school is not diverse, it is primarily African American because that is the race that lives in the area but he had a sprinkle of other races in his classroom. All the kids in his classroom were very sweet on the occasions that I would have contact with them. A lot of them would remember me when I came to the school and come and give me a hug. This was my experience. I think if you have good communication with the teacher and try to be involved, you would have a good experience.
Wesley Lakes Elementary cares about their students. The teachers here would love to see more parent involvement! We have seen an increase in our parent involvement and it has made all the difference in the world. I strive daily to provide quality instruction and invite you to see the changes in our school. So often a few negative opinions can unjustly give our school a bad reputation. Come and experience the changes here at WLE. We are changing for the better. Come and see the new WLE!!!!!!!
At first after reading all the reviews on WLE I wasnt happy at all that my child was going here. However, with the new teaching methods, smaller classrooms and communication I have received, I see that this school cares to turn things around for the best. My child just started to go here this past year but from what I have seen these parents care, the school faculty cares and this school seems to be trying to improve and really change things around for the best. With all of the different support groups for moms, dads and SEIP programs. Good for you WLE, Keep up the good work!
Horrible School all around. No parent involvement. Lack of money and funding. Teachers do not even take the Box Tops when I sent them in. The school is not diverse in race. Old school building. Just not a good school in general.
Correction! WLE may be a Title I Distinguished school and I am an involved parent; However, I did noticed that there wasn't a response for the support of the school leadership. Additionally, WLE has not made AYP in years! Do some research. The school leadership or lack there of, is much larger than "teachers going the extra mile". Teachers can only do so much when they are micromanaged. Did you know that the teachers at this school could not send home graded work because they are instructed to keep a portfolio of each student and are only allowed a limited amount of copies? This also affects the quality of homework a teacher can send home for students. Did you know that WLE is not in compliance with most 504 plans and modification mandates? Did you know that WLE is one the lowest scoring schools in mathematics in Henry County?
Wesley Lakes Elementary is a Title I distinguished school that despite their lack of parental support is one of the top scoring schools in the county. The teachers do their best to support student achievement and will go the extra mile to meet the needs of every student. I do agree that the discipline and school rules can be enforced much better and they could be more organized, but you cannot find a better group of teachers who really care. Instead of complaining, get involved.
So far my experience with Wesley Lakes Elementary has been wonderful. I think it truly is up to the parents to be more involved with their children and their education. I have two daughters there now and I have fantastic and wonderful teachers who keep me informed and involved in their individual progress. I can reach them anytime for conferences, advice, etc..parents you carry the weight and responsibility of ensuring your child's success in school, no matter what the obstacles are. As parents, we have more power than we know.
This is my child's first and hopefully last year at Wesley Lakes. We have had nothing but problems. I have lost all faith in this school and its employees.
This school has teachers not just employees and I am a very proud of the academic success I see in my children.
It seems like the school has low expectations for teachers as well as students. Teachers are sloppy and rules seem to be seldom enforced. School-wide behavior is very poor.
My Daughter learn so much in this school that i couldnt believe how much she progest i love her learning experance and i wouldnt chane her school even if someone offer me a100000000 dollar this is the best thing that happen to my family and they could never tear down the school you can actually see were their money goes to my chid teach me thing that i didnt even know
This was my childs first and only year at WLE. There is no parent involvement. If your child likes to excel, this is not the school for them. The teachers act like they could really care less, nor are the students.
Wesley Lakes is a wonderful school. My son is in the first grade and both his teachers in kindergarten as well as first grade have been wonderful, hands-on, compassionate teachers. His kindergarten teachers identified my son as gifted and had him tested as well. The gifted program here is so much fun and educational for him, and I feel so lucky to have had teachers that cared enough about his education to have him tested. I feel like this school and the teachers and staff really care about the children and really see the potential in everyone. They always have wonderful programs like father daughter dances and family game nights. The staff and principal are great too! So far I couldnt ask for a better school!
Wesley Lakes gets 5 stars from me! I have 3 children attending now 1,3,and 4 grade.My kids teachers are awesome!Good job Wesley Lake teachers!My kids are on track! My children love to walk around the house singing songs they learned in music, they play games in the backyard they learned in P.E.and my kids love telling me what they did in art class. I believe there should be more parent involvement. Yes, I do volunteer at the school! So,to those who complain about about the school,you should take more time to be apart of parent volunteer day school! Don't just sit around being negative stand up and make a difference! Also, Good Job Mrs.Squires,principal and good job Mrs.Griffin,assisttant principal!
Wesley Lakes Elementary is a wonderful school. My oldest child, who is now in 8th grade, was a student there from Kinderg. to 5th grade. I now have two other children in 1st & 3rd grade. My 3rd grade child has ADD. He qualifies for after school tutoring (free of charge) and special help during school. We were assigned to a student support team who has been wonderful. I have seen changes since my oldest child was a student there but that is expected with growth.
I would never recommend this school to any parent that wanted thier child to exceed! This is my sons first year in this school and will definately be his last! He is being held up in class by the other children that are not catching on, and when I asked if he could be considered for a advanced learning class, I was never given a response. My childs things are constantly missing from his bookbag, and when I go to the school to try nd resolve anything, it is like talking to a wall. No one ever has a straight answer to give you-they just push the problems onto other people. If there is any way you can avoid enrolling your child in this school, do so!
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