Do not be fool by the previous ratings and comments. Most of the previous posting are from faculty and the principle. The school is awful. If you care about your children education avoid this school. If possible avoid the Gulfport (there are only two good schools in the district, which are Anniston and Bayou Elementary) and Harrison county. One good thing about West is that there are a couple teachers that are good, the ones that were kept from the previous administration. West, care more about behavior and academics, which I believe that both are as important. The worst part of the school is the principal. Overall, do not send your kid. For parents that have children there report the administration bad behavior. Don't just go to the superintendent (because he doesn't do NOTHING)
Go tot the school board
If you don't get help there go to the Mississippi department of education.
and if you get no help there go to the Federal Department of Justice.
WEST ELEM. IS SUCH AN AMZING PLACXE TO WORK. EVERY TEACHER, OFFICE STAFF, CUSTODIANS, AFTER SCHOOL CARE, AND TEACHERS ASSISTANTS ARE SO DEDICATED. WE HAVE A GREAT SCHOOL FILLED WITH BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN WHO LOVE TO LEARN. PLEASE HELP WEST WIN THIS.
As a former principal of this school, I could not have envisioned West as it stands today. Upon my arrival 9yrs ago, the building was new and shiny. we had to keep the white walls white. Two prinipals and a summer later I cam say, "What a difference a summer makes!" Students and parents will enter a newly designed learning experience at West Elementary August 19. Kudos to the new principal, Kenny Hudson and the staff for their tireless efforts. The school is beautiful and inviting. I'm so excited for the children.
West Elementary is an amazing school where teachers and administrators care about their students. West Elementary has an active PTA and its members strive to make the home to school connection effective. I am proud to be part of the West team!
West Elementary is a great school. The staff tries to follow the motto of the Gulfport School District.("Every Decision.What is Best For Children? Every Time.") This school has a great staff.Among this great staff are some on the best teachers :Mrs. Zanders 1st grade,Mrs. Drake 3rd grade, and Ms. Daniels 5th grade.