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Sleepy Hollow Road
Algonquin, IL 60102

(847) 458-1900
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August 25, 2014
This school is at best average. The teachers and the staff seems to aspire to reach the middle level of mediocrity in everything that they do. They strongly adhere to common core and a math teacher told us that if our child comes home and says the teacher wouldn't help or explain a problem, they are not lying...they are supposed to figure it out themselves. Parents had better be prepared to teach their kids after school if they want them to be prepared for high school. The Principal is a nice guy with no leadership abilities and lets the teachers run the school. The one bright spot is the music program which is excellent. The teachers are dedicated and really want the kids to succeed whether it is band, chorus or orchestra.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2014
Thank you to the staff, teachers,and administration for always going above and beyond the call of duty! You've given our children happy, fun, beautiful memories from their school days at d300!

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2014
This school has horrendous bullying issues. Unless you play sports, you're looked down upon by fellow students and teachers. Teachers are bullies. I only spent the 8th grade in that school and I came to teachers AND a vice principal with bullying issues. They sided with the bully, literally! I dreaded even showing up to school. I missed at least 20 days in fear of being bullied and my grades dropped tremendously. I was in 8C. One time in particular a girl was bothering me at lunch, I told the staff who was also a teacher, he was aggravated at me for telling on her and put us both in the detention-like seats. If you don't want your kid to be brought into a threatened and uncomfortable environment, send him somewhere else and get OUT of this district!

- submitted by a community member
May 18, 2011
Horrible! The students there think they are so smart just because they are the "best" school in the district. I was about to send my son there but I sent him to CMS where he is having a great time. Compared to Lakewood,this school is just unfair.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2011
Have been in D300 since 1999, I have found that the elementary schools don't have a true problem with bullies. However, even though the district boasts of a "No tolerance" policy regarding dealing with bullying; I can testify that is not the case especially at the middle school and high school levels. It will be investigated upon reporting it - sometimes- depending on whom you talk to but overall it does not alleviate the problem. The child who is doing the bullying basically ends up getting away with it as the school admin does not do enough to prevent it. This has happened on more than one occasion and with different children I have had the privilege to know. It is better to be informed than be ignorant because when I heard that this district had this policy I was thrilled upon moving here. Having been here and experienced it I am not so thrilled. I think that they need to use in-school suspension for the repeat bully offenders and remand then to seek psychiatric evaluation when they don't stop it. I can see future headlines as one of these repeat offenders finally goes over the edge and really hurts or kills someone because they let it slide for too long.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2011
This school has the poorest communcation of any school that I have ever been involved with. You call for information and then when you follow through on the direction given, you find out that you were misinformed. I have had 2 students that have gone to this school and it gets worse every year. They are also terrible with notifying you when an accident occurs in dealing with your child. I would not recommend going to this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Since my children have started at Westfield they really enjoy going to school, the staff is great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Westfield puts students first! They participate in community initiatives throughout the year and really encourage student involvement. Our teachers are fantastic! Many have been with Westfield for 20 years & go above & beyond to not only educate, but to encourage students to be the best they can be!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
We are new to Westfield and have been pleasantly surprised at how helpful and friendly the staff and parents have been. My son also commented that the kids are really friendly and several have asked how he likes his new school so far. We have been extremely pleased.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
I love Westfield Community School because the students, faculty and families have great school spirit--From the principal down to the crossing guard.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
I love the teachers at Westfield. I have experience 6 teachers now and have absolutly loved each of them as have all my 3 children. They are really making a great impact on their little lives - thank you Westfield Teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
I love Westfield, because it is not just a school, but a family to the students. We are blessed to have the most caring and dedicated teachers and Principle.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
Westfield Community School has the best middle school teachers!! They are learning champions!! They promote creativity and individualism!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 08, 2010
i thnk that the 6th graders on 6B have way too much home work. my child sits down after school and she stays there til about dinner time and sometimes after!! she also participates into activities outside of shcool and ends up getting missing assignments in her classes because she doesnt have time to finish it. she is also trying too finish it in the morning and on the bus. i really think that the students have way too much homework!!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2010
I am attending WCS right now and I have to say it is a overall good school. The classrooms are not crowded and most of the teachers are nice. The teachers,for the most hand,are very patient and teach very well. They go into details to explain things when you are confused. They have many clubs and sports to play. However I do agree with how they grade gym (warning this is coming from a girl who cant shoot a basket to save her life) for pacers you are graded on how well you do and not how hard you try. I remember one of my teachers saying 'Even if you study hard for a test you still might fail' so gym is graded on how well you do which I disagree with because not everyone can run really fast and play a sport. Overall WCS is a good school

- submitted by a student
January 04, 2010
I have two children in elementary school at Westfield and have been generally very happy. The teachers and support staff have been very responsive and helpful. Administration is very approachable and involved. We see one or more of them at every school event. I have to agree with the other posters that if your child is an average/above average student, he/she will do very well here. If your child requires special services, you will need to be a strong advocate. Sadly, parent participation is not what it should be. There are a handful of parents that are very involved while the majority do very little if anything at all. I do not think this situation is unique to WCS but this school of 1800 students could offer some really great things if it had greater parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2009
'If you are a bright, shiny star, you'll be fine. Otherwise, be ready to be your child's only advocate. ' This was previously posted and I agree 100%. How this school rated an 8 out of 10 on this website I'll never understand.

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August 08, 2009
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June 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 27, 2009
The 6th & 7th grade teachers aree not capable of teaching. I should of never took my daughter out of private school.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2009
If you are a bright, shiny star, you'll be fine. Otherwise, be ready to be your child's only advocate.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2009
Most of teachers are great. Great sports program for a middle school. better than the high school

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2009
I am currently a student at WCS and I have to say I have enjoyed the years I've been at this school but only for the memories not the teachers and staff.First of all, it seems the teachers don't enjoy their jobs or even care and some aren't the greatest at teaching. Also, teachers aren't gonna change a students mind if they threaten to write you up. Oh yeah we are so scared. It is hard to notice how clueless the teachers are because they never catch students text messaging during class and it's so ridiculos. What really makes me mad is when their is possibly a fight or people aren't doing what they're supposed to the teachers just stand there as if their waiting for a bus. How lovely. I also think some teachers pick on certain students more than others.

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February 04, 2009
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November 06, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2008
the teachers treat the students very well, my son has been improving very well ever since he moved from Dundee middle school to Westfield!

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August 07, 2008
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July 17, 2008
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June 23, 2008
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January 21, 2008
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December 18, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2007
To many principals and overlay positions. I will be putting my child in a private school. I voted yes and I was duped!

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September 24, 2007
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July 03, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
May 13, 2007
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- submitted by a student
May 06, 2007
Westfield School has too much overhead. The class sizes are way to large and well above the state average. They need more teachers and less administration. One principal and less overlay positions. All of the Tax dollars have gotten the students nothing so I will be putting my child in a private school. The kids are great kids and I feel sorry for they are not getting the education they deserve.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2007
Westfield is an excellent schools with wonderful, dedicated administrators, teachers and staff. Parent participation, despite the administration's efforts is not what it could be but that can probably be said of any public school. I have two children at Westfield and they are both thriving there.

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January 27, 2007
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January 06, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
September 27, 2006
I have had 4 children attend Westfield in the last 8 years and currently have 1 there now. I have found that if the child is academically gifted, then they have no problems with the teachers and get a lot out of the curriculum. However, I have had two children who had difficulties in reading, thus affecting all of their classes, I found the teachers to be less patient and very critical. I am afraid for my daughter attending now because she has a reading deficit and I feel she won't get the help needed and the teachers will be unhelpful. I spend endless hours with her each night doing homework, as I did with the other two. There needs to be more help offered to these students and more empathy from the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2006
Moved here 1 year ago. My child in Westfield Community unfortunatly no longer has the ability to want to go to school. Not enough patience and availability from staff to encourage good work.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2006
I really don't like wcs. All the teacher's there are completely clueless. Plus mean. The principal's are way too strict. They get really really mad if you just do something funny. They do not know how to have fun in this school. If you want a good place for your child do not put them here. No parent's help here. About 5 parents out of all of the children in this school help. The extracurricular activities aren't that great either. They're depriving the children, especially the 6-8 graders, of freedom. The 6-8 grader's will have no art? No music? How do you think they're going to take out their energy? Doing something bad, most likely. Unless you want to deprive your children of art and other things, and place them with annoying, clueless teachers, do not put them in westfield community school. Thanks.

- submitted by a former student
January 13, 2006
With 3 students in WCS I have been impressed with the academic programs. In my opinion math and literature curricular content is emphasized while science, social studies and language arts (spelling & grammar) are adequately supported by teaching eforts. Currently, the music, art and other extracurricular activities are very good, however there future hinges on the passage of a referendum in 3/06 to maintain funding. Parent invovlement int heir students education is generally appropriate and the school does its best to make the best decions and have rules that pertain to all the students.

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June 27, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
March 31, 2005
I love this school, it is one of the best schools ever.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2005
There are too many children in each classroom. I think most grades have 35 children.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2005
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- submitted by a student
January 05, 2005
i hate this school so much...gym is the worst though...do they honestly think that by making us run stupid pacers every week it will teach us something in real life?...i think not...and as for the principal i really dislike her...she made my teacher take a very good book off of the reading list because of the violence im 14 i think i know how to handle myself and it teachs us about the real world and how this could even happen to this school. Im totally looking forward to leaving for high school next year and i never want to come back!

- submitted by a student
December 21, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2004
I find that this school is a little overcrowded. The students are asked to pay $6.00 for a locker fee, come to find out most of the students have to share a locker. Other than that, I don't have to many issues. My daughter loves the school and her teachers.(6th grade). She is learning a lot, but it's not too heavy of a work load.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2004
I noticed that it said 19 kids to a teacher. That is not accurate. The student to teacher ratio is about 34. 4th grade this year (2004/2005) is going to have 40 kids per class to dispurse the multi age class. Otherwise I find Westfield to be adequate.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2004
This school is horrendus. The education is horrible. This year (8th grade) I can honestly say my mind has asorbed not even 10% of the information (I'm a straight A student so I yearn to learn). They worry about social life too much. The 8th grade teachers use yelling and threats of taking away privleges as a form of disipline. 95% of the students cheat and only care truthfully about social life. I feel as if my needs and right of a proper education are ignored. WCS gives nothing back to the community. We recieve an education like that of the slums. Not what is expected from an upper middle class school district. Only a few teachers actually care about the students.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 22, 2003
This school is bad my child hates it it has no fun projects at my other childs school they had a micro mall its is a mall that you shop at with your doggles (money u earn from your work)you would work 2s a week at jobs like yearbook,candy making and more I would reather have my child go there. thank you alot for reading this

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
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Westfield Community School
Sleepy Hollow Road, Algonquin, IL  60102
(847) 458-1900
Last modified Westfield Community School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Westfield Community School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 55 reviews. Top