My daughter is a sophomore at GWCP and we are extremely happy with the school. The teachers and administrators really give their all to help each child achieve academic success. Teachers are available after school and my child feels welcome to see them anytime she wants extra help. They also have a really neat medical program that is often invited to Northwestern Memorial for interesting field trips. While it is not in the greatest neighborhood my daughter feels comfortable walking to the Chicago bus with a friend and we have never had any problems. My daughter is white, which does make her a minority at this school. She has a very large diverse group of friends and participates in sports and extra-curricular activities. We have found the student body to be motivated academically, kind, friendly, helpfull and respectfull.
My child is a sophomore at GWCP. This school was not her first choice when she was applying for Selective Enrollment schools. It is far from our house and in a not-so-great neighborhood. BUT it has turned out to be a fantastic opportunity for her. The teachers have really taken the time to get to know her, to push her and move her into higher level classes when appropriate. She has excelled academically at GWCP. While that is great, the school is still new and working on developing strong parent involvement and extra curricular activities. These things take time and they are on the right track. I highly recommend Westinghouse College Prep.
I knew nothing about this school to begin with, except that it was in a bad neighborhood. I can now say it is a very good academic school. I also very happy with the students there, I pick my child everyday and I noticed all the students are very respectful. I highly recommend this school for others.
My experience with GWCP has been awesome. This is a great school in the heart of the westside of Chicago. My son has attended all 4 years and is about to graduate. The principal, teachers and staff care about the students tremendously.
Great School & Teachers!!!! Good CLEAN state of the art school. If you're looking for a academic excellence, you're found the school. I'm proud to say my son attends GWCP. The teachers are second to none. They really care about the students and push them to achieve higher goals. The principal is awesome, she loves to interact with the parents and students. I have no complaints.
I have two daughters attending George Westinghouse College Prep H.S. It is well endowed with technology, academic programs, and the atmosphere conducive for learning!! The Principal is proactive, innovative, involved, and personable. She inspire and motivate her students. She implemented programs to prevent failure. This school has Freshman FX for homework help or clarification of new lessons. Teachers are available daily after school for every subject. Sophomores - Seniors can arrange a time to meet with their instructors if additional help is needed in any subject. Teachers are reliable. This school offers the academic curriculum that will allow your teen to compete nationally, and it offers a community of support. The Principal works to provide resources to the parents, as well. The parent committee meetings ensure parents receive information needed to help their teen succeed. The meetings address college planning; frequently asked questions about financial aide and scholarships; plan events to inspire and motivate students for success; and plan events to boost student morale. I love this school! This school has all the resources needed for the success of its students!
Brand new facility with state of the art everything. Amazing, talented, highly professional teachers. Top notch administration. Plenty of challenging courses. The school is focus on College Prep so their is a robust offering of Honors and AP classes.
WCP is an excellent high school. As a parent of a sophomore I have been pleased with the overall quality of the institution. WCP offers the best of everything for its students. They are very understanding, organized and aware of every students needs. The teachers there are very supportive when a student is falling off track. They will help the student in every way possible to get him/her back on track. Through my experience the teachers will communicate with the parent and will set a plan on helping the student achieve in every aspect to receive passing grade in the class. The staff and counselors are very well educated individuals and will also help the parents with any question or doubts that they may have. Submitted by a parent
Great school with great teachers. The acedemic program is great with multiple honors and AP course offerings. The sports programs are also great with a vast array of athelitic programs.
When my daughter was looking into the Selective enrollment schools in Chicago, Westinghouse was #1 on her list. I cannot be more happy with the school. As a freshman she was enrolled in all honors classes as well as an ap course. She is now a sophomore and is taking all honors and 2 AP classes. She already planned her classes for next year which will put her in a few more AP classes and the rest honors. The school definately challenges my daughter and she loves it (although she may not like the 2-3 hours of homework a night) I think students and parents looking into the school worry about the neighborhood in which it is located, but my daughter takes public transportation and has never had a problem. If you want your child to succeed and be all they can be, Westinghouse is definately will that will happen!
Westinghouse is a great school. I have the pleasure of being an Alumn (class of 1996) and the pleasure of my daughter also attending the school. I love the new look and feel of the school and all that it has to offer to the students. Keep up the good work.
Westinghouse is GREAT! My daughter will be in it's second graduating class this year, Go Class of 2014! I really loved it when Dr. Jones was the assistant principal with Dr. Jackson and would refer to them as the Dynamic Duo! They have excellent programs and teachers. My daughter is part of the inaugural group with Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Scholars Program). I can't say enough good things about it! They paid for ACT prep classes that help her to score a 26 on the ACT. What can I say: Love, Love, Love it!
The school and principal are amazing.My son likes the clean, new environment. The teachers are really invested in the students and families. I walk in the door and know I can expect excellent outcomes.
My daughter is a sophomore at GWCP & she loves her school. She is active in school activities & sports as a member of the Lady Warriors Volleyball Team, a honor student, and new inductee to the National Honor Society. Although she has long nights with papers to write, and other HW assignments, she's really enjoying what she's learning. My daughter talks to me in great detail about her world studies class, and her English readings, which lets me know that she's truly learning. I am happy with the educational, conversational, & creative development she's getting at GWCP. Oh yeah, they also have a phenomenal Art , & Music Department too! the teachers at GWCP are top notch educators as well! I could go on and on, but I think you get my point...Westinghouse has proven to be an EXCELLENT Choice for my daughters High School Education!
My son is a Westinghouse sophomore. We didn t know anything about the school until he was accepted & it turned out to be the best thing ever! The school is accessible by public transportation. The building is NEW & fantastic tennis courts, swimming pool, theatre, enclosed outdoor area in the center! I like the size compared to Lane, which is huge. Big enough to warrant a variety of classes & extra curricular activities & small enough that the teachers get to know the students. From my vantage point the Principal is doing a stellar job. When I ve seen her speak she s confident but not brash, intelligent, hands-on & very approachable. Email ommunications are regularly forthcoming. Students & teachers I know love the school. Unfortunately the location probably concerns many parents. It s not a perfect neighborhood but the Principal is on top of it and morning & afternoons are fine. Students staying late can wait inside until their ride arrives. Like any location your student needs to be aware of their surroundings, walk with friends & report issues. It s not as diverse as other selectives. Not an issue for our student but I hope the population balances out over time.
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