My son is an honors and special education student both. His experience has been very good- the teachers work extra hours to help him succeed, front office staff is lovely, assistant principals are on top of things, counselors are flexible advocates. He loves all the technology classes. I was uncertain about sending him to White Oak but am very happy with his years there.
I don't know why people hate this school.This school is the best middle school ever!!!! they have an 'ABC DANCE' only for students who get AB AND C's it is sooooooo much fun I've been on the list twice already (1'st and 2nd quarter) i love this school!
My son just completed three years at White Oak and his experience was excellent. He had wonderful teachers and challenging classes. The school has a new principal starting in '07. She is truly committed to maintaining a culture of learning and respect that includes the direct engagement with parents and students. Very impressive!
More often than not, I had to remind the instructors about work that had not been graded or that my child was not given credit for work that had been completed. The instructors do not appear to have full control of the students, as they were disruptive during class and the teachers' behavior was just as unacceptable. My child felt out of place. My child is an honor roll student. My child was almost given a failing grade because he failed to administer a study properly. This was later acknowledged by the head of that dept. Parents - please think long and hard before enrolling your child in this school.
This school needs new leadership. Talented teachers have left the school in recent years. Special ed services here, however, remain superior. Also, the school's security staff genuinely care for the children there and treat them as their own.