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5-8
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Belleville, IL
Students enrolled: 584

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111 Warrior Way
Belleville, IL 62221

(618) 239-0000
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September 20, 2013
I applaud this school, I pay my property taxes like anyone else... My kids have attended Whiteside their entire school career. My son "seemed" to struggle with A's, B's and C's the last couple years... But read on ... He is now in his first semester at Belleville High School East ... And He's Flying !!! He has Straight A's and one B+ ... Whiteside prepared him for High School for sure ... Remember the predicament the State of Illinois put Whiteside a few years ago... Just like all other schools... The Whiteside Administration adjusted and dealt with it accordingly & effectively. If you are moving and want a great school for your kids ... Buy a home in this school district... Whiteside is Very Worthwhile. And the Belleville East High School system is very worthwhile too when they get to that age.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2013
the faculty is very nice and bullying is not tolerated and the students are on there way to greatness. there is also a great variety of clubs and sports to try out for.

- submitted by a community member
February 24, 2013
Our daughter attended Whiteside several years ago. I am sad to read some of the same complaints we had are still an issue. Bullying was a major problem that was not handled well by the school staff and administrators. We relocated to Edwardsville and have been pleased with the school district. Our daughtet will graduate this May with honors.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2013
I am very frustrated. My son is has been bulllied 4 times since the school year began and it is only February. We have gone to the principal all 4 times and receive the same generic speech but nothing seems to be done about it. How are children supposed to feel safe to go to school when the school isn't taking the steps to protect them!

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2013
I love this school and it starts with the principle. He has a ZERO tolerance for bullying or any behavior that will disrupt learning. Bullying exists at all schools and the schools way of handling the problem in my opinion is excellent. We have encountered a bullying problem with our oldest. We approached the principle with the problem and he took care of it that day. Next is the teachers. All of the teachers are approachable and kind. Their one on one approach is by far the reason my children are doing well and loving school. Finally, I love how we can keep an eye on their progress with Skyward. We can check everything school related and customize it as well. We are emailed for low lunch balance(a dollar amount that we determine) and any messages that the teachers send out for either what is coming up or concerns for your child. We recommend this school highly and in fact we are planning on moving and will not move out of the schools district.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2012
Teachers have too much on their plates, the principal is rude, it's difficult to get a call back from any administration at the school, they don't notify me that my son is low on his lunch account until he is $10-$20 overdrawn. Communication with his teachers is awful. There is no accountability on the teachers part. I have a learning delayed child on an IEP. His teachers know they have to remind him about writing in his planner and bringing home books, yet his planner is empty and he often leaves books at school for doing homework. We do have punishments for forgetting, WE hold him accountable in some way. The teachers don't care. We don't find out he is late on assignments until he is missing 4 or 5 assignments which makes for a very long night or weekend for us as his parents to make him get caught up. There are NO security or safety measures in place. You can just walk right in the building. When I expressed my concern today, I was told, "well, anyone who comes in has to walk right past the office" I responded with "yeah, and the GYM where kids are at any given time". Then I was transferred to the superintendents voicemail. I don't expect to get a call back.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2012
When our older children attended the middle school, things were good. Within a 6 year timeframe, the school went downhill fast. Teachers are overworked, students are more disrespectful, and bullying is a problem that isn't addressed. Our youngest was bullied several times, and the principal brushed it off. We finally pulled him out and moved to another school.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2011
The principal here is innapropriatw, and highly cruel to some children. He told m son to go get some crisco, so when he shoved his books up his @$$ he could get them out, and then went on to call my son a jack@$$ and more. After all of this, and after being suspended for 2 weeks, the video of what really happened was watched, and the super-intendent apologized for our troubles. But yet, the principal remains in power, to do this to more children. My child is still being harrassed to this day

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2009
This school is awesome. It has great teachers and it makes learning feel fun and easy.

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February 04, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 26, 2008
im a new student and i just love it there. it is so cool.

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August 04, 2008
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April 25, 2008
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October 13, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2007
Teachers are an excellent mix of retired military (who have become certified teachers) and non-military. The teachers really work with you and since many of the teachers have either military exposure via the local base (or from enlistment), were raised in the military, or have retired, they do they're best to accommodate military families. This school really cares.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2007
I have found the principal of this school to be very dominant and on a power trip . His example and leadership skills are unprofessional and out of balance. I would not recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
June 24, 2005
I am a former student of Whiteside Middle School. Whiteside School has alot to offer, including, great teachers, great extra curricular activites, ect.. Whiteside is a great place to learn new things and meet new people. I would HIGHLY reccomend this school to anyone who would like to achieve new goals in life.

- submitted by a former student
May 21, 2005
I am a former student who graduated in 2005. I have enjoyed my experience at Whiteside. i came to Whiteside when I was in the 6th grade. When I first came I automatically felt at home. I am not going to say my experience was perfect because it was times when I felt like giving up, but i pushed my way through. I will recomend this school to anybody. This school showed no favortism to any child. This school had a lot of great programs such as band, volleyball, basketball, track, scholar bowl, chess club, etc... This school has a countless number of activities and it is a activity there for everyone. The teachers ther are great. The school was one of the most cleanest schools i have ever really been in and i have attended may nice schools. Come by and check it out. Kellen E. Hill

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January 14, 2005
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January 06, 2005
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Whiteside Middle School
111 Warrior Way, Belleville, IL  62221
(618) 239-0000
Last modified Whiteside Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Whiteside Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top