The greatest shame is that a small number of excellent teachers cannot possibly overcome the shocking lack of leadership in this school. No principal sticks around long. The stories my child brings home range from disturbing to infuriating. Children who are trying to learn simply cannot because of the classroom disruptions. Complaining is useless, as nothing ever improves. Bullying is rampant, with no disciplinary follow-up. Test scores are falling, and NCLB goals not met. We were by law given the opportunity to transfer, but then in the same letter, it states that since no other school meets federal NCLB goals, we cannot actually transfer. Does that even make sense?
I am an Eighth grade student at Westport now, and I have to say, Westport isn't quite your dream school. The staff has such a hard time keeping students in order, that they don't generally have time to teach everything they need to. Most of the students are immature, and act like they own the school, and can do whatever they want. Parents, I'd advise you to send your child to another school, but hey, it's your choice.
I am a parent of a 6th grader at this school. We moved here from the west coast, Phoenix, and knew nothing about this area. This is our home school. This is by far the worst school in Jefferson County. The bullying is out of control. The staff is too busy with the disruptive, disobedient kids to really teach. There is so little parent involvement it is sad. I have tried to get my son out, however all our hardships have been denied and our transfers denied. I think there is a high poverty level at this school which plays into the picture big time. We are now moving to get him out!
Ok, I've seen a lot of reviews saying Westport is a bad school, It's not! I'm a sixth grader whose transferred from Knight Middle School and I think Westport is by far the better school between the two from my experience. I'm learning better, my grades have vastly improved, and the staff is better.
I'm a 7th grader at Westport and it really is a great school. It's really not as bad as people make it out to be. I love all my teachers. I often still go up to see my 6th grade teachers. They have a great program for the special needs class. I love going down with them and helping out. Westport also has a great staff. They are all very nice and actually care about the kids at the school.
I am a student in the seventh Grade at westport and i would like to show you how much this school cares for there students and Faculty, With all the security and help you will not feel like there are any problems, If something bad happens the staff will Immediatly take action! When you have a problem in academic areas you can ask for help and get help or tutored by the teachers. This school is a great experiance for all children! Thanks to the staff!
i am an 8th grade student at westport middle school and i have had the best experience i could have ever had at westport.So many wounderful things have happened since dr.calvert has been at westport. mr white is a great science teacher that has been at westport for a very long time and has made a great deal of a defference in the schools science scores. not only that but we are getting a great deal of new and better technonlogy. please disregaurd the other comments and send your kid to westport!! Whitney wasko
I have a son with adhd/pdd. This school is awful. Stealing and profanity run rampant. My son has had his entire backpack stolen. Recently his writing journal was stolen, and his teacher's response is 'not my problem'. This is so typical of this school.
Westport is the greatest school. With the success of the principal and her back bones. Mrs. Cardell, Mrs. Niles, Mr. Burba, Mr. Campbell, Mrs. Kuntz, Mr. Carter, Mr. Joe and her office staff. I could say many more namse but I don't have the room. I'm a former student but I still say that I apart of this school. In the past I was a trouble maker and got sent to Kennedy Metro. Now that I look back on all of the people that tried to help me. Leadership of this school is great. The teachers are wonderful. Parents involement is huge and important to Westport Traditional middle School. Mrs. Calvert is a wonderful person who loves all of her Westport children. Westport hasn't been great in the past but this woman made a u-turn. Westport is the best school that ever touch faced on the earth.
Everyone says that this school is bad and all these negative things about it. THEY ARN'T TRUE! I love getting up and going to westport. We now have a new Principle! DR. Jan Clavert. I love how she runs the school. She understands what has happened in the past and is fixing it all. We have had some incidents in the past but every school has had them. Also the office staff & teachers are the best. They are easy to get along with. If you need some help any staff member will be willing to help. Also the school is very sanitary thanks to our Janitors. Thanks and come to our openhouse! Oh and please visit our website.
I have a son in 8th grade. He has went to Westport since the 6th grade. He is ADHD. They took him out of his ADHD class and put him in regular classes. He is not doing good now. Can't wait until he graduates. So I don't have to deal with this school anymore. The teachers explain once on homework and thats it. You don't ask questions after they tell you what to do. They won't help them at all. I would not send my child to this school if I did not have to.
My child hates Westport. This school is the worstest school she ever went to. The teachers use profanity language. I think that the principle really dosent care about that school I think she there just to get pay. On the 1st day my child came home with a bruis arm. The school is so dirty. If I was you dont send your child to Westport.
My Daughter loves Westport Middle school- I heard alot of negative things about Westport from other parents and belived until my daughter attended... Westport is a bad school if you are bad because they don't put up with it! Westport is a good school if you are a good student. The teachers are very great and the extracurricular activities are plentiful. I am very glad I chose Westport. I spoke to the principal regarding rumors and concerns and they were all addressed promptly.
My daughter just spent a year at Westport Middle School and it was the worst school experience she s ever had. The information published about Westport in the Jefferson County Public Schools guide is misleading if not downright fraudulent. There are some highly-qualified and dedicated teachers at Westport, but there is a real lack of leadership and communication from the administration. Parental involvement is nearly nonexistent, most likely due to lack of information. I encountered at least one 8th grade student who couldn t even read. Towards the end of the year, my daughter s entire team of several classes was placed on lock down (a term I had always associated with prison) due to discipline problems in another class. During this time, students were restricted to homeroom and advanced students were denied access to Advanced Program classes. I would not recommend Westport Middle School to anyone.
The Westport Middle School faculty says it is a good school, but they are the worst school I have ever sent my child to. Some kids at this school can not even read. I am going to switch my child to Oldham County Schools. They are much better. if you read this and are thinking about sending your kid to Westport, I advise you not to.
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