I am not happy with this school and will be withdrawing my children for a number of reasons. First, there is a problem with roaches. My children see roaches every day and althjough I have expressed concern, there is nothing being done about the problem. Second, although my children love sports, they are afraid to go to PE. The teacher does not create a comfortable learning environment. She is constantly screaming at the students and calls them "Rats". Last, the quality of teachers there varies quite a bit. Although my children have had some good teachers, there are many teachers who are openly not happy teaching and complain about all the work they have to do. There are many times when I have e-mailed a teacher and gotten no response. That being said, there is a strong PTA and many student events after school that are beneficial to the students. My kids also love the art teacher.
Negatives:`Unfortunately the school lost it's magnet program. Mean PE teacher. Lead in the building. Several teachers who don't really want to be there. Positives: Love the diverse student body. Art teacher is great.
We are not thrilled with the school. We moved from a school where teachers were young, friendly and focused on motivation to one full of burned out teachers who have taught there for ages and are snippy and cold. The system does not allow the teachers to reach out to each individual student. Most seem tired of teaching and don't want to be there. That being said, there ARE a few very good teachers in the mix, but you have to get lucky. The art teacher is wonderful. Very good music teacher also.
I love this school! I already had one daughter go to it and my next will enroll in the fall. The staff are wonderful and very dedicated to the children. The PTA is very involved. My daughter thrived in this learning environment. All around, this is a great school and I highly recommend!
We love this school. The professional and caring staff has always been wonderful, putting children first. Our three children have done very well, growing academically. They love attending WFE.
I am thrilled with this school! We recently moved here from MA and I was very worried about my 4th grade daughter feeling happy...but she LOVES her new teacher and all the happy, friendly staff. She has made a bunch of happy new friends and I have already joined the 'very involved & fun' group of people on the PTA. I am looking forward to making many new memories with my family at the wonderful WFES!
This is a great school. They have a wonderful Professional Staff. The teachers and the administrative staff are always looking out for what is best for the student. Wake Forest being a magnet school you can find all types of activities for your child to get involved in: Band, Dance, Art, Drama, Chorus, etc.. The parents are greatly involved. The PTA is always helping and recognizing the teachers and their hard work. Parents are also very involved in individual classrooms to help with various activities and to also just be there to help a teacher out. There is also a great deal of school pride that is seen in the teachers, students, administration, parents, and the community.
We have been very happy overall with the magnet program and the overall quality of the teaching staff.
Wonderful school! My children love the magnet program. All teachers we have dealt with have been dedicated and very qualified.
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