This school has great potential, but the staff could use a nudge in a more positive direction. They let children slip through the cracks and a big issues seems to be lost grades! SPAN is useless for reporting grades because the teachers do not keep the accounts up to date. Speaking with the principle is like pulling teeth (very defensive!) and they don't care what your concerns are for your child's furture. Seem to be in it for a paycheck. Not a good approach to teaching (especially when preparing for high school). Time for a change!
I just graduated from West Lake and am currently going to attend Middle Creek this coming month. I couldn't see myself spending my three years of middle school anywhere else! It was a great environment to learn, and the teachers were extremely helpful, even when you didn't realize you needed a little nudge. The student body is full of kind students (for the most part) and not only that but the administration really cracks down on those who need discipline. I am going to sincerely miss West Lake and all of the teachers in it.
The office personel is friendly and helpful. However the Principal doesn't give a flip about your situation or anything!! I wish my child didn't have to go here just because of her! The teachers seem to be great....Get a new principal!
I'm a current 8th grader at West Lake and my years there have been great! The teachers are wonderful, and it has a wonderful academics curriculum. The teachers are truly caring for the students and take time out of there day to help other students when needed. Once I graduate I'm sure to miss West Lake.
I love West Lake Middle school because it has so many dedicated, caring, and experienced teachers. It has been rated as one of the top year-round middle schools in the county and the state of NC. The year-round calender gives students, parents, and teachers periodic breaks, which allows for non-traditional vacation times and venues!
Parents are not welcome by administration. Admin. flexes their authority on students and parents alike. Students experience quiet lunches, blanket punishments, etc. NOT FAIR for the majority to suffer for the few bad apples in the bunch. Keep an open dialect between students and other parentS. STAND TOGETHER! Standing alone brings negative outcome. I've done my research. The newest concern is who is going to replace the outgoing principal. Will it be the current female administrator who rules with an iron hand and lacks honest care and concern?
School is struggling under the new principal's leadership. He is not responsive to emails and school is running more and more sluggishly. Carpool line is now a quagmire, teachers are grubbling--can't imagine how the day to day operations are going.
West Lake is an excellent school with wonderful teachers. Every teacher is willing to adjust to individual needs and take time out of their day to help explain something you didn't quite get or help you get caught up on a assaignment that you miss. West Lake offers many great sports and extracurricular activites for all students. They have a great advanced program. West Lake has been nothing but a great experience for me.
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