There is no evidence that the school is making an effort to develop determination or any other character traits / virtues in its students. The lack of moral/character teachings has an effect on other students, and WWS should rethink its approaches to teaching ethical and determined positive behavior.
No. The school has not shown evidence of interest or development of a plan to begin to instill respect or any other character traits / virtues in its students. It is an unsafe, frustrating and sad place for some students.
The school has not demonstrated the interest or any visible curriculum or methods to help students to develop compassion, caring, and empathy in its students. There are some kind and polite students but they are squelched.
Bullying. Verbal and physical harassment. Pushing, kicking, grabbing, cussing, insults, making fun of those who don't have the right shoes and "stuff." Some of the teachers do nothing to ensure the safety of the students in their care. They stand or sit right there while students do and say rude, vulgar, sexual, or demeaning things to and about other students. Administration takes a soft approach - lets most of it slide - minimizes it or promises changes but never follows through. Communication between parents & teachers is nil. The buses are a nightmare. Upper grades are permitted to ride home with elementary students. That's a mistake. They should not be around the younger kids. Again, no serious measures are taken to fix the problems.
No. There is nothing but damage control going on there. No effective programs to develop student virtues. Bullies and rude/immoral students get a pass. NO school safety. NO effective ways of dealing with bullying. The bus is a total nightmare. Parents are minimized and devalued. The rating is undeserved. The principal is UNINVOLVED. Yes. UNINVOLVED. It is truly sad, and I hope more people speak up about WWS, which are NOT what they are cracked up to be.
TERRIBLE. The teachers do not do what they should do, and they say and do what they should not do. They are jaded, burnt out, and just punching a time card. They are uncaring, compassionate, and are uninterested in accommodating children with learning disabilities. It is an unsafe place physically and emotionally.
I moved here 7yrs ago. My son started at first grade here in Westfield and is currently in the intermediate school. I have been through some issues because it came to found out my son has an IEP. With that said, the counselors, teachers, principals, have went above and beyond to help me and my son. I have a child going into their special needs program at age 3 with autism and fragile x. I have been told they are not great teachers for my 3yr old. with severe special needs, that they are quote "off the hook." Again, you cannot just get into these schools even coming from Purdue, it is not easy and the turn over rate for teachers is very low here. -My sons math teacher is from Butler University who is using the tools she learned from there and applying them. Ex; my 5th grader is using a pen in math. Reason? She says the brain is trained to make less mistakes with a pen knowing they cannot erase, plus she knows pupils issues when can't erase. Great teaching. Amazing school system, if you show the teachers you care, they are there for you. First hand experience. I am poor, single mom and would not live here if it was not for the school system.