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Westinghouse High School5
Posted March 02, 2015
- a parent
My son is a freshman at Westinghouse. He has made great friends at this schools, through freshman connection (free no charge, unlike many other schools) and through different sports and clubs. The teachers are smart and hold high standards for their students. They are also very attentive to their students needs. The teachers are easy to communicate with as I've had open communication with all his teachers through email and phone calls. The school has an evening early in the school year when parent go through their kids schedule. I was surprise how well the teachers already knew my son. This school has a small school environment. This was not our first choice selective enrollment school as we live in the far far northwest side of Chicago but we decided to give it a chance and I'm really glad we did. My son either takes the Metra back home or the blue line. When he stays after school for practice or a club I'll pick him up. I've had to run late a few time as late as 7:30pm and noticed that there were still many students in the building, meeting with coaches, teachers or working on projects.
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