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!
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.
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.
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.
Since my children have started at Westfield they really enjoy going to school, the staff is great!
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!
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.
I love Westfield Community School because the students, faculty and families have great school spirit--From the principal down to the crossing guard.
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!
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.
Westfield Community School has the best middle school teachers!! They are learning champions!! They promote creativity and individualism!
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!!!!
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
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.
'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.
The 6th & 7th grade teachers aree not capable of teaching. I should of never took my daughter out of private school.
If you are a bright, shiny star, you'll be fine. Otherwise, be ready to be your child's only advocate.
Most of teachers are great. Great sports program for a middle school. better than the high school
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.
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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