Students enrolled 543
School leader Ms Zakiyyah Backman
Transportation options Yes
District Cumberland County Schools
After school Yes

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941 Country Club Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28301

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(910) 488-1705
(910) 488-9484
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3 stars
Based on 11 ratings

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July 03, 2014
My child has attended Westarea for two years. Her teachers were great but the administration is not. Mrs. Backman's contract should not be renewed. I do believe a stronger leader is necessary to improve processes, ensure thorough and timely communication with parents and set a higher standard for student achievement. The PTA barely meets and if they do you wouldn't know because it's not consistent

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2014
Westarea Elementary is an excellent school. There are a lot of hard working teachers and support staff working at the school. They have a lot of programs that help the students become more well rounded. Mrs. Backman cares a lot about the students. She works hard to make sure that they students are learning and are prepared. Students at this school have a lot of opportunities to grow. I would recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a teacher
February 21, 2014
Our son has been attending Westarea Elementary School since the 3rd grade. Since the arrival of Mrs. Backmann, there has been a wonderful change. Even the entrance into the school is welcoming! As an involved parent, I see how the positive changes have created positive results. Mrs. Backmann share the vision in that all students have potential to exceed and be successful. I see how the Instructional Coaches, Tutors and Support Staff focus on students requiring additional help; I see how parents involvement have increased, particularly at Parent Curriculum Night; and I see how parents receive various resources to assist their child at home. The students have various CLUBS they can be a part of that weren t available before. Most importantly, the shared vision, positive energy, and boost in morale have increased students test scores and teacher/staff morale. WAES have had its share of negativity however, I must say it has changed for the better due to fair and firm leadership. Although we see Mrs. Backmann, Mrs. Callejas, Teachers, Support Staff doing their part, let us as parents do our part to make this an even better school. Come and be part of a great team. Yes We Can!

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2014
Opinions! This is my opinion. Since Mrs. Backman has arrived at Westarea Elementary, there has been changes; changes for the betterment of the school and community. Beyond doubt, her work is always in the best interest of the students and their families. She truly believes in structure and professionalism. I view her leadership style as assist and insist. Mrs. Backman will assist and mentor faculty and staff members until they are proficient with the set objectives and goals of the school, and then insist that level is sustained. I have witnessed on several occasions her being verbally abused by parents however; she put on the full armor, and then placed up the shield of faith to extinguish all the flaming arrows. Therefore, she displayed the character of the expectation of her faculty and staff members; patients, passion, and professionalism. Westarea is in a better standing and continuing to improve weekly in all aspects.

- submitted by a teacher
August 12, 2013
Ms Batman is the worst thing that ever happened to this school.... Please don't let her continue another year... I am so disappointed in the superintendent for not reconciling this problem before this goes on another year

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2013
Great school school office staff is great The Data Manager is helpful and always helps he seems to be doing a lot he is a great multi-tasker. The bookkeeper is a sweet she is always nice and helpful. The overall school is making great improvements I would say that this year it is much better.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2011
one of the worst schools in Cumberland County. My child had 8 different teachers in one year. The principal is always sitting in her office, and when she is needed she is never around. DON'T MAKE THE MISTAKE AND SEND YOUR CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL. Test grades are terrible, and they should be shut down. This school is a waste of our tax papers money. Upper management needs to fire the principal and get someone who is able to handle the school because she clearly CANNOT! This school needs some teachers who know how to teach!

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2011
Below Average is right. The standards here are low, so don't expect much. So far I had to be very involved to get things done or answered. My daughter has an IEP and the school seems to not care.

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January 04, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2007
So far I am not impressed. Lunch accounts are handled poorly, information or help is hard to get from the staff, no extracurricular activities are offered-I would gladly go back to the Hawaii school system where everything was much more hands on. On the other hand the teacher does seem friendly and safety is top priority entering and exiting the school campus.

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November 09, 2006
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Westarea Elementary
941 Country Club Drive, Fayetteville, NC  28301
(910) 488-1705
Last modified Westarea Elementary is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Westarea Elementary Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top