We have a daughter in the first grade and a son about to enter Kindergarten. In the past two years, we have had overall positive experiences. Our daughter's kindergarten teacher gave us daily behavioral feedback, and homework folders were always updated. Her first grade teacher is not as organized though has been promptly available for brief phone calls and has expressed genuine interest in our daughter's progress. Our daughter is reading fluently and can do simple addition and subtraction in her head. The curriculum needs more emphasis on science in the earlier grades, which is entirely lacking. The administration has been helpful and prompt on the few occasions where we had to interact with them.
This school is not a great school in the least. The principal is a lost cause. I wish we had a choice where i children went to school. They know they cant reat parents anyway they wont to bc we have no other choice.
I have a daughter just finishing up 1st grade. Her 2 years at Weddington have exceeded our expectations in regards to continuous improvement in reading, writing, math, and art. She is always eager to go to school. Perhaps she has been fortunate to get great teachers, but we are more than pleased with this school. Only issues so far are a very high percentage of non English speaking students (which can slow down the entire class). We have a son that starts there next year as well.
I have had issues with this school for the two years my child has attended. I personal do not feel that my child is 100% safe at this school.I base this on personal experiences
Yes I do believe this school big time improvement. Seems like school is no interested in academic at all. Only thing I read about in the homework folder is skate night or staff basketball game. I took chance last year to keep my child in this school but no more My child is not going to this school any more. My child third grade teacher was hardly interested in taking to the parents about the child academics. Teachers websites are never current. No weekly news letters are sent home. This school needs new principle who has more academic views.
I do believe that this school has great potential. I don't believe the principal really has a desire to talk with the parents or have parental input. She feels free to allow the PTO 'click' to run the show. The fundraisers are lame. My daughters first grade teacher at WHE was wonderful. She gave individual attention to the kids and to each parent. I felt as if my child were in the best of hands. My daughters attitude towards school changed dramatically [her second grade year]. Now third grade is about to begin. She will start this school year back at WHE. Not my choice. We are moving soon to a county adjacent to this one. Not soon enough.
There is no value of diversity. The school is poorly organized with little leadership from the principal. The administrative team is a tight little clique that is openly hostile to parent interest and input. This school needs a new principal who is willing to substantively involve parents in operations of the school. Weddington Hills serves a community that wants to be involved and has a great deal to offer. Unfortunately the school is closed to anyone who refuses to have a sycophantic relationship with the principal and her lackeys. Teachers in this school are afraid to innovate, because it is discouraged by the principal.
I agree that Weddington Hills needs improvement. I am more informed about the Skating Parties, Staff Basketball Games and extracurricular activities than about academics. The teacher's do not keep their pages current on the website, there are very few newsletters and nothing from the PTO/PTA. We have a long way to go to reach excellence.
Cabarrus County is the best school system in North Carolina. One particular school, Weddington Hills Elementary is off the charts. The staff cares about each student and learning is a priority. Our princiPAL (to correct some other comment spellings, is supportive and only wants the best for our students. Thanks Weddington!
I am disappointed at the school academic programs. My child went to a different school in same county last year. This school is way behind academically than the last school. They are still reviewing 1st grade stuff in fourth week of 2nd grade. They hardly give any homework. They don't have any school/principle weekly letter to let parents know what is going on in the school. Teacher doesn't have any weekly letter either for parents to let them know what their child is going to learn this week. WH is very unorganized about lot of things. One in particular is Student drop off and pick up. They need some organization. Their teacher need to use WH web site to post their homework and class info like other Cabarrus county school. Class web sites are not current at all.
My daughter is in 3rd grade here and loves it, she works very hard, and makes all A's. This is a great school, I love it. I would reccommend it to anyone. The teachers here are mostly young and know all the newest ways of things. They are very involved, with the children. The principles are outstanding. i work at another school, so I don't get to come down alot, but I believe this is a very good school. I wish this school went higher than 5th grade. The only thing I disagree on , is the level of homework. She has way too much homework every night. but then in the long run, it will help her out I guess. Other than homework, I totally love the school, so does my daughter.
Weddington hills is a wonderful school. This is my daughter's 2nd year attending, and i could not ask for a nicer staff or better education level. My daughter loves her teachers, they are very thorough and keep the parents involved.
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