Graduated here in 2010 after attending this school for a year. I had no issues with this school and I didn't meet one bad apple there (pun?). The staff were all helpful and I had no issues with the principals. The lunches were above average surprisingly, as the food they provided seemed to be great quality food (surprising, right?) I can't think of many negatives about this school really. This school has thousands of students, but the school has so many wide hallways and a second floor so you barely notice how many students are in this school. I never had problems in the hallways getting to class on time as there was never too many students in the hallways at one time. Overall, great school. I only wish I could have spent all my high school days here
TC West has wonderful adult leadership in the principals, guidance counselors AND the secretaries of each area of the school. The athletics are phenomenal, and the music program is unmatched in the state. Having a high school the size of West take on a difficult just-released Broadway show like Phantom of the Opera with nine roles being doubled on alternating nights - and having sellout performances, one after another, speaks for itself. The leadership of this school is just outstanding. They set the bar high for their students and then lead them, encourage them and model for them how to reach their goals.
As a recent alumni of West, I was impressed with this school. The principals know what they are doing, there are teachers that want you to succeed. There also have a huge variety of extra-curricular activities. This school has just under 2,000 students so there is lots of people to talk to! Highly recommend this school to parents.
I have one daughter that has graduated and another still at West. It is an amazing school.Great teachers and staff. From the AP programs to music,sports and daily care of students, it is for sure our #1 choice. The number of choices at the school is great as well.
The quality of the academic programs are great. There is a good varity of opitions for subjects, as well as honors and AP courses. The quality of the music program is excellent. There is a great varity of sports that are offered for both boys and girls. Parents are involved in school and take part in helping with many projects.
While there are some fine teachers at West, I cannot recommend this school. The present principal, Joseph Tibaldi is a very poor administrator. He has demonstrated himself to be exclusively concerned with his image as principal at the cost of fair treatment for the students. He plays favorites- primarily towards the athletes- and he seems to need, constantly, to prove he's in charge. In addition to Mr, Tibaldi, the teaching in general is not first class. A lot of school time is wasted and the lessons presented do not inspire a love of learning in the students.