This last review is utter nonsense. Our PTA is very open to anyone who wants to help. We are looking for new people to join and welcome anyone who wants to be involved. Please email or call if you are interested in helping, they would love to have you. Front office has always been helpful and accommodating in my experience so not sure what this is about. Get involved and get to know the people on the office and PTA and you may have a different experience. If you feel disconnected from things, get involved and get to know people including the principal who is very pleasant. Volunteer of the year is not picked by the PTA committee members, so that conclusion is incorrect. There is one fourth grade teacher who yells too much and they are working with here to change that. Everyone else has been great. Get involved!
This is the most unfriendly school I have ever been in.The women in the office look like you are bothering them. I couldn't pick out the principle in a line up. I have no clue who she is. I am so unhappy with the teachers. 4th graders shouldn't be allowed to behave the way they do and all the teacher does is scream at them. The parent group is a click who only let their friends help then send out letters of how honored they are to be volunteer of the year. Time to look into charter schools. I wish I could move our dream house to another school zone. Avoid this school. Positive reviews are lies!
This is our eight year having a child in this school. We loved Bruce Bunn as Principal! With the take over of the new principal, things have really gone down hill quickly!! The last two years have been HORRIBLE! Teachers aren't happy and many take it out on kids. Bullying is tolerated in that nothing is done about it. The principal, front office staff and many teachers will placate you by saying something will be done when in reity they will do nothing! Thank God for the teachers who DO still love the kids and what they do!! Three stars is generous. Used to be FIVE!
I had a child go K-5 and have a current third grader and a soon to be Kindergartner...the school is amazing... Leadership on every level is progressive and invested in seeing every child succeed. There are so many opportunities to get involved, and despite teacher salaries and benefits suffering all we see as parents are talented, deeply commited educators. The PTA is all-inclusive and not cliquish like at other schools and the list just goes on and on... An A+ school for sure!
Being from Wake County we were excited to be assigned to West Clayton. What a disappointment. The focus of the school is testing, testing, testing. Students are cramming so much information it is all memorization. Classrooms lack organization and structure. Teachers lack training. The school has a huge teacher turnover rate. Administrators are never visible. School is outdated from the buildings to technology. Classrooms are outfitted with ancient computers. On rainy days the halls are full of buckets catching rain from leaking ceilings. West Clayton has been a huge disappointment for our family.
West Clayton made my sons transition from moving and starting school much better and he is quickly learning and loves school. The teachers are incredible working with the kids and involving the parents as well as keeping us updated with their school work. Excited for our youngest to start next year.
Both my children (boys) have attended from Kindergarten. Great quality teachers and challenging instructional environment. Great community involvement and strong PTA. Many volunteer opportunities and parental interaction. Principal was helpful in considering special needs for placement. Technology needs an overhaul Media Center needs funding for upgrades Would like to see a foreign language offering
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