I am currently a freshman enrolled in Weddington High School, also taking three years at Weddington Middle School, and I could not ask for a better high school experience. The teachers are friendly, the community is great, and there are plenty of activities, such as various sports, an upcoming JROTC program, and many, many clubs in which students can use to have fun, or improve themselfs.
I have found WHS to be a wonderful school! The teachers are very helpful and go out of their way to help all students. The Guidance Department does need a fresh view of how things should be handled.
Although WHS isn't the best at sports, we make up for it in spirit and class. The teachers are generally good, they are a few we could do without, but I have loved most of my teachers. They are always willing to talk to past and present students and give help when needed. The Guidence Department isn't great. They have too many students and too little time, and some counselors don't have the best attitude. Others really watch out for their students and do the best they can with their time. The Theatre Department has been amazing, I love it the In Class Plays (a performing opportunity for theatre classes) they are great as are the afterschool shows. The Foreign Language Department is cool too, they are always busy teaching not just the language, but the culture as well, as shown in International Week (a competion between the different languages) We have fantastic technology (the Macs in the Media Center and all the equipment in the Language Lab) and some really cool club opportunity as well as various National Clubs, and Honor Societies. I love WHS, and as a Sophmore I can't wait to enjoy the next two years here!
This school has served me well in my two years, and I know that I am getting the best public school education available.
I am a Senior at WHS. Most teachers in this school love teaching and love their students. Sure there are a few teachers who need to retire, but that is not the norm at WHS. Most teachers are available before and after hours to help students. I know that this administration does not cater to the 'high' achievers. Maybe it is becuase the 'high' achiever works harder it feels that way! To generalize about the teachers as bad role models is unfair and wrong. The counselors need more help. They try to do what they can, but they have too many students and not enough help. I have friends who say the same thing about their school in CMS school system. I am glad I go to WHS. .. It is a great school with great kids!
I have two children who have graduated from WHS, one this summer and one in 2005. I have to say unless your child participates in all AP classes, no other teacher will care about them. The guidance office is severely lacking. Someone forgot to tell them why they are there. They will do absolutely nothing but the bare minimum to assist in the college application process and they seem to be annoyed to to do that. The new administration is trying to make a difference, but really is only geared to high acheivers. There is no tolerance for any child that does not help their stats. Everyone else will be left behind and feeling worthless. Teachers in general are poor role models. I have found that they do not really care about the kids, more about finding minor rule infractions and enforcing them in the name of high standards. Hah!
I'm currently a rising sophmore at weddington high. The school is OKAY. Science is the worst dept. but they have a great visual & preforming arts program. I'm usually somewhat challenged. I'm not saying it's the greatest school, but i'm not saying it's the worst.
Huge immprovements all around with new principal, Mr. Breedlove. It's such a welcome relief to have an approachable principal who actually responds to parental concerns!
WHS for the most part is awesome. Teachers go above and beyond what is expected of them. Mr.Breedlove has made many changes at WHS because he thinks that we are capable of doing more for ourselves and wants the best for every student. The only bad thing about this school is the the guidance counsellors are not as helpful as they could be . It is like they come in everyday and do nothing. They register us for classes and then thats it. (May i mind you that registering for classes only takes one month for all students. I would have to say that all the classes I have taken they all have been challenging and i do think that the regular classes should be more challenging though i have not taken any, i have heard through my friends.
I have both a senior and a freshman at WHS. For the most part we are very happy with the school. The staff are friendly and welcoming. The athletic program has improved. The only incident we were upset about was with an algebra II teacher who really didn't care about her class or the students. I spent some time speaking my concerns with the previous principal, to no avail. He has retired and the math teacher is no longer employed at WHS. There is a new principal, and we are impressed with his philosophy on learning and growing as students. Bottom line, you get out of school, what you put into school, and that goes for both parents and students.
I have a senior at Weddington H.S. and a child that graduated 2 years ago as well. Our family has had no issues whatsoever with the school, its staff, or the curriculum. Both of my children took honors and AP classes, participated in sports, had great relationships with their teachers, and had a overall positive experience. Both have been accepted at good colleges and have a great foundation for further education. Parents need to remember that they shoulder the ultimate responsiblity for raising good kids, with help from the school and community.
My son is a Junior at Weddington. I have been very impressed with his Honors teachers and AP Teachers. They are very concerned about the students knowledge base. Committed to teaching and available for extra help daily. We have been in public and private schools in 3 different states, WHS is great!
I graduated from Weddington in 2005 and am glad to be out of there. I transferred there in the middle of my junior year. I was not challenged at all and did the bare minimum and still got all A's while I was in this school. This school is a joke and the grades have no correlation to students' effort or aptitude. Most kids who graduate from this school will not have realistic expectations of how things are outside the little bubble that is Weddington.
Once again it is all about who you are. Rules are bent for some, but not others. so many unanswered questions. Watching hard work and 6 months of training. all for nothing. Some students have chances, some just rejection, and denied a senior privlage allowed twice this year to seniors. The coaching staff have predetermined minds. I have found this to be a heartless, unfeeling school. with no concerns of how they affect students.
Great school, great community! New principle very nice , staff is very helpful.
Horrible, horrible place! New administration has just made things worse. Bad teachers who care nothing about the students. I wish I had put my kids in private school.
I think WHS is a wonderful school and has a great academic atmosphere along with a variety of clubs and sports open to everyone!
Excellent high school environment. Great education. Great students. Excellent band director and band program. A wonderful high school experience!
My family was relocated from Texas to North Carolina in January. We researched and studied a number of diverse sources on North Carolina's Education System. Top rated schools was our one and only priority when choosing a neighborhood to purchase our home. Weddington is a rich neighborhood with one of the highest ranked schools in the state. My son finished his freshman year at a school ranked right below Weddington. These parent, student reviews say it all. No parent/teacher involvement, the academic programs are not challenging, poorly presented and fail to spark any desire to learn from the students. The acceptable, standard level of education in these top ranked schools is so far below the schools in Texas. I'm in disbelief. One of the reviews below, submitted by a Weddington graduate. Ddemonstrates difficulty spelling. writing a complete sentence, and conveying a simple message.
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