School is overrated big time.
Few great teachers...most of them are not experts in their subjects. Most are just "mommas" who are there to babysit and give guided notes and hand out packets. Packet after packet...the learning experience at this school is quite lame and not organic in the least.
The administration intimidates their teachers and their students...most of them buy in to the militant nonsense.
If you want your child to do guided notes and PowerPoints and packets, then NWMS is for you!
* Easy to be the #1 school district when 60 percent of your student body is "white flight" and you have only 5 total schools to begin with. BUT, hey...that's Zachary for ya. They have a Sammy's and a Chile's and they're all that.
Academically, this is a good school if your child is a smart from the get go. I agree with the parent that says if your child is on a 504/IEP (which is mandated by the federal gov't), they do not honor it at this school. I have witnessed the asst principle verbally abuse a child in my presence (luckily it wasnt mine). Children are punished from he/say/she say interviews and the student is never allowed to give their side of the story. My child is very intelligent and smart, but has a learning disability, therefore he needs a 504/IEP because every little thing that goes wrong is some how my child's fault. Please don't let the #1 school district fool you if you are not an advocate for your child your child will fall victim to the Zachary Community School System!!!!!
After reading the other reviews, I speculate they were written by faculty. The school is not so great. If your child is academically gifted or profoundly disabled, it s a great school. If your child is somewhere in the middle, they will do ok. If your child has any type of learning disability, don t go there. For every 504 accommodation, you will have to hold their feet to the fire. There are some good and caring teachers, but the administration is uncaring and at times, verbally abusive. I know several families, including mine, which enrolled their child in private school for grades 6-8.