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Two sets of rules. One for rich kids and one for everyone else. Rich kids bully the heck out of everyone and the deans and principal turn a blind eye. Blame the victim even.

Effective school leaders: Strongly disagree


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Admin cares nothing about children and parents who aren't millionaires.


Develops character: Strongly disagree


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Admin supports caste system. It permeates the school.

Teacher effectiveness: Neutral


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Some good. Some bad. Not highly engaged or innovative.

Amount of homework: Strongly disagree


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I'm an educator. More homework does not mean more learning.


Amount of homework: Disagree


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The have a program called Zap (Zero's Aren't Permitted). If you do not finish a homework assignment, you get zapped and have to serve a detention after or before school. You are still required to do the assignment but only get 50%, no matter what the circumstances.



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From the beginning of the year, the kids are expected to know how to be completely independent when it comes to their schoolwork and notes and time management. From the 3rd day of school, he has had about 4-5 hours of homework each night, for a 7th grader! The school fought with me to get him back on a 504 plan. The plan has already been revised and the teachers are still not following it, counselor is awful, doesn't do anything, principal refuses to talk to me and none of the teachers are responding to email. The elementary system is great!! It all falls apart once you get to the middle school. I'm very disappointed.



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Westside is an amazing school district. My parents opted me in and it was the greatest decision we've made. To a previous comment: Things have changed. The gifted program is now a way students can participate in seminars with much extracurricular activities that are also presented in a fun way and everyone I talk to has fun. And students do get punished for mediocre work. It's called failing. The grading system is very tight in order to weed out good grades from bad. Nowadays there is also specialized reading classes, for those who need a little extra help. You can choose between three languages to choose as well. And Spanish needs to be the way it is. The first semester is a well needed review, and the second semester starts on more of the advanced stuff. New students to the district take a special Spanish class to catch them up, if they choose to take the Spanish route. Based on previous comments, I, as a student can surely say things have changed, and Westside Middle School is nearly perfect, despite minor inequivalent errors.




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I went to westside from gretna and the first week i was happier than i ever was in gretna. THE END



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For everyone who is saying Westside is a bad school below, get with the times. I am an EY (excellence in youth) student which is an advanced placement thing. The teachers will adjust the difficulty of the work based on your ability, so it doesn't matter that they are all lumped together. The fact that we have the variety of ability in our school makes it feel like you are never alone. We constantly read and type/write, taking notes, reading out of textbooks, reading examples, every Tuesday reading for 30 minutes. The honors English program is now available to all kids in the high school.

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Last modified Westside Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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