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Westdale Elementary School

Public | K-2 | 364 students

 

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Posted January 28, 2014

I was not at all pleased with the principle, the regular kindergarten and the young fives teacher. My child has trouble hearing and she needed to be sitting closer to the teacher cause of some learning problems she might be having. The teacher and the principle would not listen what so ever to us or even a doctors note about her hearing. They would not move her to the front. We pulled her from westdale and on the last day my child was there, she said the teacher was very mean to her. She is now at a private school and is doing awesome. The teachers and the principle should be ashamed of themselves.
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Posted May 30, 2011

As a newbie to the district this year, I cannot sing enough praises. My kids are transplants from the city schools and WOW WHAT A DIFFERENCE IN THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION!! I have a learning disabled child who was "swept under the rug" because he is not a distraction, nor a "problem" child and his needs were being totally dismissed in the previous school. I made the tough choice and moved him to Westdale this year and he has made tremendous growth, excelling from reading at MAYBE entry level kindergarten {same as my current Kgartner}, to beginning of 2nd grade level, WITHIN THIS SCHOOL YEAR. He has made tons of friends and is widely accepted for who he is. Westdale has a strict no bullying policy, as well as teaches acceptance and tolerance for people who are different. I only wish they were not a K-2nd school, because I would love for him and my other child to attend for awhile longer. Trust me, if you are thinking of sending your child to Westdale, you will NOT be sorry you did. My biggest regret was not doing it sooner.
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Posted March 9, 2010

i'm am so proud of what this school has tought my child. i am really proud of the student he has become. great teacheers and staff,
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 69%
African-American 16% 18%
Hispanic 13% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Karen Volk
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  • (989) 797-1858

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705 South Center Road
Saginaw, MI 48638
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Phone: (989) 797-1827

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