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Louisville, KY
Students enrolled: 292

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2201 West Main St
Louisville, KY 40212

(502) 485-8345
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Amount of homework: Just right
May 28, 2015
The "homeward bound" ( homework outline) given each week helps the student learn to prioritize their work load and stay on task.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly agree
May 28, 2015
They encourage all students to audition for the school plays, regardless of their major. This allows them to challenge themselves, and grow as performers and people.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly agree
May 28, 2015
I have been very pleasantly surprised at the inclusiveness and welcome attitude of the students.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Agree
May 28, 2015
Ms. Rice is a no nonsense kind of principal, she treats the students fairly and genuinely cares for their welfare.

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2015
Being a very concerned parent of an incoming 6th grader I was apprehensive about middle school in general. I couldn't be more pleased at the end of the school year with our experience. My daughter has thrived, made friends, and experienced different art forms other than her choral major. This is the middle school experience I would have dreamed of, being a local Louisvillian.

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2015
Now an Arts Magnet School (NOT just magnet "program" at a regular school), WMSchool For the Arts is the BEST kept secret in JCPS Middle Schools! Come take a tour!

- submitted by a parent

December 16, 2014
My daughter is in her second year at Western Middle School for the Arts (WMSFA) & we are really happy with it. She has maintained her A grade level, and has been in AP classes both years. Her teachers have been EXCELLENT at communicating with parents while teaching the children to be accountable. The staff have always been caring & go overboard in making sure the children are learning with different teaching techniques, regular grading information & simply being available to both the students & parents. The Principal has even gone out of her way to seek out my daughter when I called to indicate that my daughter was having a rough day. And my daughter has made wonderful friends while learning a lot. She is finding what she wants to focus on for her future, and that includes learning what is not a fit for her by the experiences she has had at WMSFA. I LOVE WESTERN!

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2014
I currently attend Western Middle School. I am an 8th grader. Mrs.Rice has done a lot to improve this school. The choir is awesome. I'm currently in it. We get lots of opportunities to sing and are the best in jcps. The kids are great as well no bullying Is allowed. Mr.Steed is the best teacher ever at Western

- submitted by a community member

May 24, 2014
I am currently a student at Western Middle School and to be honest, it is not a good school at all. If you are considering letting your child go there, be prepared for them telling you that they hate it. The sixth grade teachers are horrible as are the seventh and eighth. I was really looking forward to going but now I regret the decision greatly. In the past the schools ratings have been horrible and by the looks of it, they are not getting any better. The old principle was horrible and the new one is not any better. Please, do not let your child come here.

- submitted by a community member

October 28, 2011
This school is now a magnet for Visual & Performing Arts. While test scores have been low in the past, there has been a complete changing of the guard at this school, from the administrators to the teachers with a plan implemented like the one at Manual. Every teacher there seems to be there because they want to be & because they want to help our children!! The arts programs are all amazing & the kids are dedicated too. So far it has been nothing short of a WONDERFUL experience!!

- submitted by a parent
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August 01, 2009
This school is great. The 8th grade teachers really care, and Ms. Beatty really connects with the kids...they want to go to school!

- submitted by a parent

July 07, 2008
this is great for all student s wishing to value thier education and make a decent living in life!

- submitted by a parent

June 18, 2007
I attend Western Middle of Louisville, KY, and I think the school is awesome. and I'm looking forward to next year.

- submitted by a student

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Western Middle School
2201 West Main St, Louisville, KY  40212
(502) 485-8345
Last modified Western Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Western Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top