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K-5
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O'fallon, MO
Students enrolled: 593
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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900 Homefield Blvd
O'fallon, MO 63366

(636) 272-6710
(636) 272-6351
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January 02, 2012
We love Westhoff, such a sense of community and pride! Wonderful and caring staff, who are quick to notice and rectify any concerns. Overall, we are very happy with this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2009
I am amazed on a regular basis with the special attention and extra help that's been provided to my son in his early education years. Dr. Sefrit was born to do what he's doing. I feel very lucky to have my kids in such a great school. Finally my tax dollars going somewhere I want them to go!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
Two of my children and my nephew attend this school. We moved here from Michigan and I was unsure of my kids attending this school due to the negative comments left. I have not encountered any of the problems some of the posters on here have. My daughters are treated wonderfully by all of the staff. They never complain about anything. They are learning so much more than I ever expected them to and also more than they would have in Michigan. My nephew has had some learning issurs in the past. When he starting attending this school I was afraid he would fall between the cracks and just get passed even though he wasn't learning everything. Westhoff staff, including Dr Sefreit was quick to see his problems and get him into special reading classes. Dr Sefriet did a lot to make my nephew feel at home at Westhoff!

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2009
While my child was very happy with Westhoff in the early grades, I found that teacher quality and positive education definitely decreased in the upper grades. My child thrived the first few years, and then was not positively motivated. Teaching styles and discipline became more 'old fashioned' with less positive encouragement. Focus was more on discipline rather than child-centered learning.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2009
We have been pleasantly surprised by the quality education offered at Westhoff. We looked at several schools in the area, some very pricey private schools and also homeschooling, and we haven't been disappointed with our choice of Westhoff. My son enjoys school. He does so much during the week, including PE and music every other day, art, library, and the compute lab. It's a very positivie, caring environment where parents are welcome to visit and volunteer. The curriculum is good and the latest teaching technologies are used.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2008
I was skeptical about the school when reading comments left here on greatschools.org. I was transferring my child from a private kindergarten where she was challenged and provided accelerated learning into this public school. Although we've only been in this school for 5 months, my daughter is excited about school, she is doing excellent in her studies, and her teacher is fantastic. I am an involved parent, and regarding the principal - he is energetic and tries to make the school functions exciting for all who are involved. He has been very gracious and alleviated my concerns. The other parents and teachers I have met have been awesome. So far, so good! I will be sure to update my rating should I find my opinions change for any reason.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2008
Best elementary school anywhere. From the principaL Dr. Siefriet to the geat lunch ladies everyone is important. It is a big wonderful family that really gets the job done

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2008
So far, So good. My daughter is in kindergarten at Westhoff this year and has come home everyday excited about school and the new things she has learned. I have seen great progress in her development within the the first month. She is very happy and to me that is all that matters. That she enjoys school and has fun, while learning.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2008
WOW! A school that fianlly meets all the criteria I was looking for in a public school setting! Teachers and staff are kind, caring, and encouraging! Keep up the great work westhoff!

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2008
I couldn't ask for a better school district to educate my son. The principal at Westhoff is absolutely amazing; I've never met anyone like him. He goes above and beyond to make children feel like it's another home.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 10, 2008
This school is a wonderful school. The principal and staff are very caring and loving. My children have grown so much becuase of this school. Hats off to Westhoff!

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2008
We moved here from Michigan where our kids were getting an excellent education in the Plymouth-Canton school district. I was a little nervous at first when I saw the rating given to the school on this site, but my fears were unfounded. Westhoff is an excellent schoool for both my 9 year old and my 7 year old. They have both excelled there, and are learning things that I never learned at that age. I am astounded by some of the art projects that the kids are making, as I never did anything close to that as a child. Overall, I believe my kids have great teachers, and the principle is one who really does care about the kids. The day we toured the school, he was calling several kids in the hall by name and asking them about specific events in their lives. I was very impressed that day.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 28, 2007
My son has not at all been challenged enough in school. The principal does seem overly doing it with entertaining which of course my kids enjoy but I need my kids to learn more so they can be better prepared.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2007
I would have to agree with some of the things other parents are saying our principal is so worried about entertaining people that come into the school he does not see the effect that some of the teachers are having on these kids. A lot of yelling goes on in that school and if you talk to Seifert about it he sticks up for the teachers and there is nothing more done about. Shame on a principal who cares more for the teachers the children attending.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2007
Westhoff's principal is so busy defending his teachers he does not see the damage their yelling/poor teaching is having on the kids! They are in denial about the way some of those teachers treat the kids.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2006
Westhoff is a wonderfull school!! My daughter loves going to school there everyday. The faculty is excellent.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2006
Westhoff is a nit-picky school that is very intolerant of young children. My daughter has learned to dislike school due to the poor teaching staff.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2005
I am in disagreement with the other review. We are pleased with Westhoff Elementary, staff, and administration. We feel our daughter is receiving a good education. All our concerns about her academic struggles were addressed thoroughly and in a timely manor. Continuing monitoring is in place for the following school year to assist with educational success and maintain self confidence/esteem. There has been good communication between staff and parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2003
Westhoff faculty needs to focus more on the function of teaching/education and less on promoting a public image. School District prefers to pass failing students rather than having failure denoted on their 'teaching' record.

- submitted by a parent
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Westhoff Elementary School
900 Homefield Blvd, O'fallon, MO  63366
(636) 272-6710
Last modified Westhoff Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Westhoff Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top