The leadership at the middle school is horrible. Teachers do not answer emails or return calls. The principal does not seem to want parents involved at all. The staff does not seem to care about the individual student. There is no flexibility! It's going to be a long year. I WILL keep FIGHTING for the students! I really regret sending my child there.
As you progress through Western each school gets worse then the prior one. There are so many discipline problems at this school. The new principals are trying to handle it, but with little support from home it's almost a lost cause. The academics are good compared to the city school corporation, but with the excpetion of one - the county schools other then Western are superior. I'd head east!
Coming from a big city schools I expected to find less activities for my children but found just the opposite. They even offer swimming to the kids. It might be a country school but definately a place to get an aducation.
WMS is where Western really lost me. Primary was great, Intermediate not so much, and Middle is just mediocre. Western is a great school for kids who are ambitious or self-motivated. They are given opportunities and awards and are helped along by teachers. Kids who are not are lost in the shuffle. If you're an athlete, Western is perfect. There's no diversity, no arts, no culture, and no drive to better oneself.