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Weston, MO

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935 Washington Street
Weston, MO 64098

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(816) 640-2292
(816) 386-2293
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January 17, 2015
In many way West Platte is truly idyllic. Small class sizes mean teachers know their students well. It also means students have the opportunity to participate in as many different activities as they wish. New technology upgrades have given a large bandwidth, 1:1 personal devices, high-tech classes/activities, and great opportunities to connect with the world via the Internet. School spirit runs throughout the town and both sporting events and artistic performances are well-attended. Both college prep and career training are emphasized. Weston's location is close enough to Kansas City to enjoy all the benefits of urban life, but remains a town where kids ride their bikes around town freely and everyone seems to know everyone else. Faculty and staff recently received a raise that makes the school highly competitive in the KC area and we have been told that the district has an extremely healthy financial outlook. The district has the commitment and the people to grow and improve and has the resources to make it happen. It's a great place to live and learn.

- submitted by a parent

November 30, 2014
Evaluating a school is a difficult thing to do without perspective. My parents have both been teachers and I did not attend West Platte. I think West Platte provides a very unique environment for my children. Their is certainly a history of educational success and West Platte also provides an element of insulation from some of the issues seen in very large districts. Like any public education environment their are compromises. Diversification is something that is difficulty to create if it isn't present in your population. At least we are close enough to Kansas City that you can give your child some exposure to those elements. Like any other educational environment being an engaged parent is critical for your child's success. I feel like Weston offers students an opportunity to participate in any and every activity that is offered. That certainly isn't an option in every school. I think the education is a quality experience.

- submitted by a parent

June 23, 2014
Epitomizes the small town ethic of the entire community supporting the school system. Most families have 3 or more generations with personal experience in West Platte Schools. To see the entire town show up for Friday night football games in the fall or fill the performing arts center for the elementary kids to sing, helps illuminate the caring nature of the community! The faculty and staff care deeply about their students and almost all of the students care back!

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2014
I am a 2001 graduate of West Platte High. I attended this school from 1st-12th grade and loved every minute of it! West Platte is a school with a great teacher - student ratio. The teachers are fantastic. Not only do they have superior teaching skills, they also genuinely care about their students. I currently have two sons in the elementary and they look forward to going to school every day. Yes, West Platte has hit a rough patch here and there, but what school hasn't? I can tell you that our school is headed in the right direction. Come check out West Platte and see for yourself why we love our school.

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2012
The board of education is on a power trip and give the impression they lack confidence in the administators and teachers to do the jobs they have been hired to do. However the high school's outstanding performance academically, in the extra organizations, and athletically appears to indicate the students are being prepared to be successful. As a parent of a graduate, I know they were prepared to have a successful college experience. The board seems to have the opinion those that "can't do anything else" go into education.

- submitted by a parent

May 10, 2011
They turn out some exceptional students but that is the not the norm. Imagine had those students attended a progressive high school! Its not the best education you can provide your child if they are an average student. Accredited with Distinction isn't hard to get. Dot every 'i', cross every 't'. The science programs are average. English mediocre at best and math has long way to go. Art classes are terrible, if compared to some district art fairs if you have experienced others. Even their pride and joy, sports, football inparticular, play 1A-2A schools and haven't lately been able to get all the way.

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2010
I am a graduate of the Class of 2009 and I am currently a Sophomore at Texas A&M University. I can honestly say that I do not have any regrets about West Platte High School. I loved going to school there. The academic side of the school is great. The MAP test scores every year for West Platte are significantly higher than any other school in NW Missouri. Just take a look at some of the headlines in newspapers the last few years. Great things are happening at this school. We are having students that are competing in International Science Fair competitions... AND WINNING!! We have had students featured on the Discovery Channel and are constantly having Bluejays show up on major TV news stations. The Extra-Curricular side of the school is excellent as well. The Arts and Sports are all ranked very high in the State. It's an amazing school.

- submitted by a community member

March 25, 2010
i dont know what you all are talking about....i went to this school for k-12....i dont have any problems....and as far as the community goes....they are very supportive of all the sports participants....this may be a small school, but it is a good school...

- submitted by a community member

February 19, 2010
The West Platte district has pros and cons like many districts across the country. I agree with some of the prior reviews but we must remember our own responsibilty to facilitate change. The leadership in the district does need to make appropriate changes in order to compete with surrounding districts. The PTO needs to continue the anti-bullying programs and become advocates for the parents. As parents we need to expect more from the leadership and follow up with our issues. The community must understand new residents need to be welcomed and included. Positive change is possible if we all do our part, but the district needs to listen as well. I will say the smaller class sizes are nice, but I wish new students would be more welcomed by the staff.

- submitted by a parent

January 19, 2010
This district is so far behind and the community is closed and unfriendly. If you do not have a princess or football star, you are nobody here. Is is 1950?

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2009
Graduates of WP have poor communication skills. They struggle in grammar and writing. They simply cannot spell. I so wish I had considered the impact of living in a seeming beautiful area would have when my children attempt to compete with districts just south of us in the work force. Not to mention the administration, support staff and a few teachers seem to work against a positive educational environment. The hs admin/office staff has gone way down hill in the last few years. Not only do they show they aren't happy to see you, they seem to be unhappy to even be there. They make a parent dread entering the office area.

- submitted by a parent
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October 08, 2008
This school is the best school there is in my opinion

- submitted by a student

October 03, 2008
As a current senior, I feel that there is not enough of a variety in the classes and extracurricular classes. I think we need to have AP and IB classes. Although, we do have college credit classes, i feel that they are not taught very well. The hardest classes are the english and history classes, whereas the science classes especially are too easy to get an A in without actually knowing what was covered and do not prepare you for college.

- submitted by a student

August 24, 2007
I've been sticking it out- this is a new year and with each year I question if I'm doing the best for my childs education. The community closeness used what this school had going for it, but it's not as apparent and seems to be and decreasing over the years. But as I look at the successes of the graduates from previous years, the education does seem to be improving but way too slow. I cringe when my high school student double checks with me on the spelling of common words and thats when my doubts go into shouting mode in my head to MOVE before its too late!

- submitted by a parent

March 16, 2007
My son is currently a Junior. We moved to this AAA rated school to get him a better education but I think the rating is inaccurate.

- submitted by a parent

March 08, 2007
West Platte is a great school if you want your child to be completely unaware of other races and cultures. The primary focus of the entire school is football, as they have one 2 state championships over the last 4 years. I attended Jr. and Sr. High there and felt the education surpassed other small-town local schools I had attended in the Northwest corner of Missouri. The college preparatory classes were excellent and dual credit classes were well taught. But as far as cultural diversity, most of the town is naive and insensitive to the lower middle class as well as the immigrant workers' children and many mixed families that decide to make Weston their home.

- submitted by a student

October 02, 2006
I hate it. Its soo freakin small. There is little to no variety of clubs, food, and more food.

- submitted by a student

February 13, 2006
WP is a Great Small town High School. The dual credit HS/College programs are a time and money saver and a good chalange for any self-motivated student. Teachers are well prepared and well qualified. Sports as well as academic and fine art extracurricular activities are widely available. Girls coaches have been above average in the past. Parents can be involved at manylevels. PTO is available as well as many other volunteer opportunities to support the kids.

- submitted by a student

October 26, 2005
Since my 3rd grade year, I have been attending the school of West Platte. The school offers many oppurtunities to involve yourself more in the community and the school. The teachers are friendly and open to questioning. The students and peers of my own age are equally the same. Teachers become more as parents in an educated enviornment. Providing help when you ask and discipline when they see that you need it. The technology is advancing as well as the size of the classrooms. A large classroom will seat 20. The Arts are also growing in size. With confidence, our art programs go to conference and district events. Hopefully, with success. Football is just as fun as ever, after just winning our game for Homecoming, the team is excited to do more. The involvement that revolves around our school, especially parental is tremendous.

- submitted by a student

February 15, 2005
Even though this is my first year at West Platte High School, I feel that the staff and students have been wonderful to me and my younger brothers. Everyone has helped me and the teachers are very dedicated and encouraging. This school is very well taken care of and I enjoy the sports (the community is very supportive) and the extracurricular activites.

- submitted by a student

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West Platte High School
935 Washington Street, Weston, MO  64098
(816) 640-2292
Last modified West Platte High School is a Public school that serves grades PK-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
West Platte High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top