Students enrolled 548
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School leader Mr Jack Cagle
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District Montgomery County Schools

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2 stars
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May 26, 2012
This school is an outstanding place to learn. In order to truly see what a school has to offer you must see it in the works.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2011
i think west mongomery is one of the best schools that is out there... they have the best teachers.

- submitted by a student
November 09, 2009
First off it is appalling that some alumni would speak in the fashion that they do about there School. West Montgomery dose have a limited class load, but some great teacher. The kids that sit here and said they learn or learned nothing were lazy. There are plenty of great teachers and class's you just have to take them. West Montgomery is very limited by resources and has a school board that is far to liberal and try's to do to much. They have always gotta but in, and fire Teachers and Principles because they refuse to play there game, or give in. See to many people in this county have to much money and power and no good sense with it. In there eyes there kids can do no wrong and they will get there way any means necessary. West Montgomery has great athletics and AP classes.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2009
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May 04, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 08, 2008
I would to see a better guidance office at West Montgomery HS. It is still lacking with giving accurate and beneficial information to kids concerning the classes they should take and informing the kids what their GPA really means and how it is calclated. My son was given inadequate information when he was an incoming freshman that kept him from being near or in the top ten of his senior class.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 14, 2008
I am a student at West Montgomery High School and I am very sorry to say but it is a terrible school. All students deserve to be treated the same, but the way WMHS thinks is that if you have money then you get what you want. I am very tired of always working my butt off and getting nothing from that school while other students just get there Mom and Dad to say something nad they get what they want. If the adminstarters here know your Mom and Dad then you dont need to worry about having a good life. This school needs to realize that money in not everything!!!!! I am so tired of going to a school woh does not care aobut noone!!!!!

- submitted by a student
January 03, 2008
Still a pathetic example of public education. The students walk out of class and more often than not, you will find them wondering the halls. Walk behind the math wing on any given day and you will find multiple students out of class ans texting or talking on forbidden cellphones. The inmates run this prison.

- submitted by a teacher
October 06, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 30, 2007
I have to say that I feel let down by my experiences in high school. For me, going to West Montgomery has been an absolute nightmare. At West Montgomery, if you participate in any other extracurricular activity besides football, you are never going to get any attention. Football coaches pretty much run the show at West. Most of the teachers are just there for a paycheck and could care less about the students. Of course there are several exceptions to this but they are few and far between. Keep your kids away from West Montgomery.

- submitted by a student
June 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2007
This is a very good School. It is sometimes an up side down School but it gets better. The teachers need to to b a little better but othe than that it is an OK School.

- submitted by a student
December 11, 2006
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- submitted by a student
October 16, 2006
While this 'renaissance' is occurring at West Montgomery, it's still as bad as it was before. Football is treated as the most important sport by far since it generates the most revenue, or 'pays the bills' as the football players mockingly say when the other students complain about it. Little to no consideration is put into the other sports.

- submitted by a student
September 23, 2006
West Montgomery High School is experiencing a 'renaissance'. The county has hired an excellent superintendent and new administrators who are changing the culture and priorities of the school. It's fast becoming a great school where learning comes first and students have high expectations. i hope my kids will attend a school like this someday.

- submitted by a teacher
December 23, 2005
I am not a parent but am a recent graduate. The only thing positive about going here is that this school is so laid back that getting straight A's here is a piece of cake if you are from another high school. I transferred here after my sophomore from a much larger high school in Cary, NC. That school was much much harder. This tells me that the teachers are way too lenient when it comes to grades and assignments. This leniency can lead to a rude awakening in college. Most high schools are very poor for preparing adolescents for the real world. This school is no exception. It is not this school's fault it is the entire system itself. The negative aspects of high school education would make such a long list that I cannot begin to explain it here. I am so glad I am finished with high school.

- submitted by a former student
September 28, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2005
I'm actually not a parent but a recent graduate. The academics are not up to par, and many students find out the hard way when they get to college. The ap curriculum is seriously lacking, though the ap teachers are amazing, especially ms. Un...There are teachers that care, but there are many there just for a paycheck, and because they get summers off. There is a serious lack of leadership within the school, as well as laziness. Also several teachers are parents of students and are biased in that way. Contradictory to the other poster, only a handful of athletic programs(football) are important to the school, and they dominate both academics and other extracurriculars. Parents are an important part of the school. They have not ruined the school, they have merely helped make wmhs better, because of the administrative apathy (principal's and gc offices.)

- submitted by a former student
August 22, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
August 17, 2005
This school needs much work. Meddling parents have brought it down badly and it is an all-around nightmare...in the classroom and on the athletic fields. It's like the parents in the movie 'Hoosiers'...always in the way and very seldom helpful. Until the situation changes I would not have any child of mine at that institution. It's not polite but, it is true.

- submitted by a former student
June 15, 2005
This school focuses more on its athletics than it does on the classroom. Parental involvement is high in this school, but it isn't a good thing in this case. Everytime a teacher tries to do something creative, a parent comes in and badgers them until they agree to stop teaching that way. The school needs to focus more on the students in the classroom so that they can have a future, not the ones that score a touchdown or make a basket and tell them they have a future while they're still on the JV.

- submitted by a former student
no rating June 09, 2005
West Montgomery High School is a small town school, in rural Mt. Gilead. The school has a diverse curriculum, offering classes from Dance to Health (nursing). West also has a diverse population ranging from Asians to African Americans. The school also offers a range of Extracurricular activities with clubs such as Latin, Spanish, Science, SADD, and two very highly movated clubs FBLA, and HOSA. Both, which will be returning to National Competition.

- submitted by a student
June 03, 2005
I would love to say West Montgomery High School is a great school, but I cannot. West has changed since I went there. Today the students do not come first. The teachers do and this commet is a shame. It is like the teachers do not care if the students learn anything as long as they do not bother the system.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2004
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West Montgomery High
147 Warrior Drive, Mount Gilead, NC  27306
(910) 439-6191
Last modified West Montgomery High is a public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
West Montgomery High Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 25 reviews.