I love how much support the school gives the students. I enjoy the open and frequent communication between the teachers, staff, and parents. I can't give enough positive accolades to the school. Oh! and the administration and their administrative staff, they are so friendly and informative. My son loves each day.
Stay involved in every activity for your child. If a problem arises, address it immediately because if you do not, the school teachers and the principal will try to label your child and tarnish their records. As a working parent, this can be difficult but if you do not, you will regret it. Be careful of the principal as well. Not to be trusted.
Walnut Creek is an "ok" school! They do have some great teachers and they also have some ineffective teachers but the good does outweigh the bad at times. I do know first hand that the children are labeled, whether they're teachers pets or "disruptive." The children that have been in trouble do not stand a chance on getting a clean slate! The principal only acknowledge you when she feel like it. Again, there a some good points but overall it's just an "ok" school. If I could, I would definitely go somewhere else. Walnut Creek is not a "high caliber" school (AYP testing scores, etc) so they shouldn't treat people the way they do. And to the previous reviewer, you're absolutely right about not judging or blaming the entire school for others and with that being said....you can't say that the entire school is good because of your experience! You obviously haven't had a bad experience but that's your story, not others.
I been with this school 3 years I am greatly appreciative of the staff here at W.C.E.S. they treat people with respect and they give u any help u need with your child I am very involved in the school i recommend this school to everyone. i love the way they communicate with the parents when your child did something he or she was not supposed to do. i get to walk my kids to there class and even have breakfast or lunch with them. u can sit in the class for a minimum time only as long as u get an approval this is county policy not the staff. people always judge too quick with out really knowing. REMEMBER IF YOU ARE UNHAPPY WITH YOUR SELF OR WITH A SITUATION U HAD WITH A STAFF MEMBER THAT DONT MEAN EVERYONE OR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL IS BAD OR CLICKISH. I LOVE THE EDUCATION MY KIDS HAVE RECEIVED HERE AND WILL KEEP RECEIVING TILL THEY GO TO MIDDLE SCHOOL. THIS SCHOOL REALLY CARES OF OUR CHILDRENS AND PROTECT THEM ALOT. I GIVE W.C.E.S. A BIG 100+ IN EVERYTHING THEY THE BEST SCHOOL AND THERE PTO IS THE BEST TOO. GOD BLESS W.C.E.S.
LOVE THIS SCHOOL THE STAFF. THEY ALWAYS TREAT U RIGHT. THEY PROVIDE ME WITH INFORMATION AND GUIDE ME THE RIGHT PATH FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF MY TWO KIDS THEY HAVE HELPED ME WITH THE SPECIAL EDUCATION FOR MY CHILD I DIDNT EVEN KNEW MY CHILD HAD LEARNING DIFFICULTIES KEEP UP THE GOOD HARD WORK WALNUT CREEK STAFF AND ADMINISTRATORS. THE VOLUNTEERS HELP TO THEY DEDICATE THEIR FREE TIME TO HELP TEACHERS AND OUR CHILDRENS WHEN THEY ARE IN NEED OF HELP. THIS IS MY #1 SCHOOL.
As a testament to two other similar reviews this school is definitely cliquish and they do tend to single out certain parents/students. It's undeniable that there is a no open door policy at this school. You will get a conference but you better believe it will be at "an ideal" time, everything will be set up, and all faculty involved coached for your arrival especially if they feel you are coming to address a concern that may reflect negatively on one of their staff. It is a "very well controlled/orchestrated environment" when you visit. Do not be surprised at how quickly they ban together under the "teachers' code" nor at how they will hurriedly put together a "teacher team meeting" to back each other up and cover each other's tracks. Though this method does nothing to address the lack of accountability on behalf the staff, at this school they uphold the teachers at all costs. If what you want is a strong, fair educational environment where your child's emotional and educational well-being is first and utmost then by all means I strongly suggest you consider other possible options!!!!!