This school stinks. I am an alumni of this school and now a current 9th grader who left WJPS for a different high school. No clubs, barely any work, dumb uniform policy, and half days on Wednesdays FOR WHAT REASON!!?? I AM NEVER COMING BACK HERE AGAIN
I went to this school from 6th to 8th grade. In the orientation, they told us there were multiple clubs, but that is a big fat LIE! The school has like only 5 clubs, and they're only available to high school. Also, the principal barely helps us with our problems ;she just tells us to work harder. In my years of middle school, we received about 1 textbook, and work goes by VERY slowly. When regents came, we didn't even learn half of the topics there. The uniform code is also terrible. Online, they claim you need to wear wjps shorts, but no one follows it. Zero sports teams, and students get half days every Wednesday, but what's the point? We barely get any work! If you want your child to get a good education, or to be challenged, DO NOT GO TO WJPS!!!
im a student here at wjps, i just finished my freshmen year, and i must say it was horrible. The principle can care less, she acts like she cares when she doesnt. the whole school is about favoritism, ESPECIALLY when it comes to student government, they never get into trouble for uniforms, and im not over exaggerating. The teachers can careless about you, the lessons go by so slow by the time regents come along we still didnt learn 6 topics, i had to learn it all on my own. There is no extra activities to do. Next year the regents are gonna be really hard for the upcoming freshmen, new material that the teachers dont even know yet, so if i were you i wouldnt send your child there. Dont be fooled by the small classes, it dosnt change anything. Not to mention all the teachers get side tracked all the time. Anyway, long story short... dont go to wjps
My son was just accepted into this school for 9th grade this september but after reading these reviews, i am not sure how i feel about this school. Any advise from anyone would be helpful..
wjps is okay i use to got there and let me just tell you, they lie they have no fun programs to do like dance,art,music,fashion club, anything if youre looking to send your kid/kids to this school keep looking send him/her here if you want youre child to be miserable I HATED!! that school the only thing i liked about it was that we got half days on wednsdays this school could improve if they learned to do more fun things which they wont so trust me DONT SEND YOUR KID THEIR IM JUST WARNING YOU!!
I currently attend high school here and my experience has not been great at all, along with the fact that I am immensely disappointed for choosing this school. The uniform code is out of place, the staff is extremely rude and disrespectful, and the teachers talk about their students to other teachers in front of all the other students. Starting with the uniform "policy" as they call it, a majority of the students especially the girls get away with wearing short shorts, sweat pants, leggings, skirts, and some times fishnet stockings along with shirts that are not wjps "logo". The same applies for the boys who also do not wear the school logo. As on their website and in the school, they claim that "everyone needs to look professional and to be in logo uniform" meanwhile everyone is wearing none of it. Obviously if they have a "uniform policy",they should stick to it. There is just so much to say with such little characters remaining but the staff is just disgusting and yet again the teachers have so much to say about some of the students to others. This school is a big joke compared to what they made it out to be. I was so excited coming here but i was so wrong.
My son is coming to the end of 6th grade and he absolutely LOVES this school and it's teachers. The teachers are very involved with the kids and I was amazed that the teachers seem to know the names of every kid in the school and the kids know all the teachers! Now, that's being involved. I don't know what the critics are talking about, there is tons of homework each night and they challenge the kids to do better. This is not a test prep type school, they are more interested in teaching then in the state wide tests. I was against the uniform rule at first but now understand it. I never hear complaints from my son or his friends about the uniforms and it's SO much easier to dress them each day. The one negative is there's very little sports or extracurricular activities but they try with a track team, dances, science fairs, etc. This is definitely a school geared to learning and not sports. My son instead plays Bayside Little League baseball, DG basketball, Sacred Heart Swimming Team, etc., so there's no need to have the sports in the school but it would be nice. There are frequent class trips to help too. In conclusion, I HIGHLY recommend this school!
It's a decent school, but there are better ones. The middle school is a waste of time, so don't even apply for that. Electives, the few that are there, are only for high school. The school teaches its lessons slowly so now much material gets covered over the course of a year. Also, the principal seems to be new at running schools. The school seems to barely have enough funds to stay open and is grasping for money often with fundraisers. The students aren't exactly scholars either. This school does okay as the last choice for those looking for a decent education. Those that don't really care about learning much or college scholarships can go on to WJPS
parents like this school because it is safe but kids especially boys hate it they feel like they are being treated like prisoners ,gym only twice a week ,no music, no art, ,no teams, no plays , no shows they are bored but they are safe which is better??????
Just attended this school last year and it made no sense. The whole order was poorly organized and felt as if it were missing something. Teachers were poorly chosen and acted more like a prison guard. Going to say that it sucks and hoping to transfer soon. See you WJPS PS: Uniforms are Bland and Boring, not to mention the price.
I am currently attending to this school and it sucks. the teachers there are boring and in this school we don't even learn anything
It is run but the most arrogant management team I ever met and I met a few. They actually do whatever they want its an experiment waiting to fail.
The schools principal does what she wants over whats needs to happen. Most of the teachers give little to no help with school work. The dean has a huge ego. The only plus about this school is the nice staff.
I love the fact that this school is small enough that the staff knows your child by name. And to make things even better, it goes from 6th to 12th grade. Who can ask for anything better.
This school is so personal.Perfect size classes, you start whatever clubs you want.Teachers are so friendly.
Students have a great bond with all the teachers and can truly speak to them about anything. The programs that they offer are wonderful and really teach the students terms and techniques that will appear in the real world after high school. Students have opportunities to intern and apply the skills they learned in real life situations. Students last year worked the red carpet at the DoSomething Awards at the apollo theater last year.
This school is absolutely phenomenal. I would never send my child elsewhere.
WJPS is one of the best schools I've ever taught at. The principal, along with the two Assistant Principals are simply amazing. Although we haven't been open long and still continue to grow and learn, everything about this school is great. Since it's such a small school, everyone knows everyone. It's incredibly easy to make friends here, and I've seen it on a first hand account. Some of these students stay friends for years to come, and become closer than if you just glued them together. Send you're child here, they'll love it.
Though the school tries to offer every child what he or she needs it cannot seem to fulfill everyones needs. While it provides a safe and controlled learning environment it holds back many students from reaching their full potential with the limited academic offerings that come with a small school. While the school keeps tabs on all their students, I felt as a student that I was back in elementary school. The students are not given the freedom that many other New York City schools offer. While many parents see this as good, after moving on to another public high school I see the faults in their monitoring, not letting the students learn many valuable life lessons. Even though the staff is very helpful and involved they cannot overcome the weaknesses that come from a rushed development and lack of the high school offering that many students want, expect, and need.
I love world journalism prep school because they understand that we are kids. they ask us what we want in school and try in teach us in a matter that all of us will understand. our class sizes arent ridiculously huge and that way we can have more one on one time with our teachers. we all know whose who in our school. teachers there find ways to make school fun. we have a lot of group work but then again get to work by ourselves. wjps is a school that will cater to everyones needs and offers the extra help that you need.
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