This is truly a great school. Under the leadership of Mr. V. DiGrandi, my child had an excellent 2 years. He is the type of Principal that the student body feels comfortable talking to, and the staff at WJHS does a good job of encouraging parent partnerships. Excellent staff, excellent extracurricular activies, excellent academic programs.
this school is pretty good was there for 2 years. had no problems with the school. i wish they had a.c though guess not haha
i think that this school is awesome!!!!!!! i love you mr.coelho !!!!!!!! =) i give this school a 4 and a half !!!!!
Great if your child is a 'typcially functioning' student. This distrcit/school is not accomodating for students with special needs/requiring special education services. They expect the child to fit into the program, not change or create a new programs to meet the educational needs of the children. For example this district/school will not modify the curriculum to meet the students educational needs, the curriculum can not be deviated from because the teachers much teach to the state testing instead of meeting their students needs. I can only imagine the teachers frustration.
The academic programs are good as long as your child has no trouble functioning in school. Parent involvement is only welcome if you agree with everything they are doing should you question anything your involvement is not welcome.
WJHS has great after school activities for the kids to do. The academics they teach are gear towards the test the students must take for the state ane regents. They beleive all students should be studying for a regents dip. They have a great teaching program for kids in special ed who are average or above but still need help with their core classes. I feel that parental involvement is allowed only to the point where you are not questioning the teachers but agree with them 100%. If they feel you are questioning their teaching methods they seem to become short on time to answer you, this includes administration as will as guidence, teachers or CSE chairperson. I feel at CSE meetings you must fight for what you think is best for your child. If you keep asking they will either give in or ignore you.
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