As someone said before me, its not the teachers the problem, its the students and they are not being respectfull with the teachers. My daughter loves the school but not the other students, she does not feel respect here, thats why we are moving back to MA.
This school is not that bad.Most of the teachers are good.The problem is not with the teachers but the students.There are a few bad teachers but overall the students don't behave well.They talk back to the teachers and cause a lot of trouble.And it is not the fault of the parents because they can't sit with their children all day at school seeing how they act.They can only talk to them at home and hope theyb listen to them.
This is the worst school ever! I am moving back to mass to save my child from this place. It has been nothing but a constant battle with everything. I am deeply upset with the way my child has been treated by poor faculty and staff.
this school is boring it leads to the lack of respect and the teachers don't repect sometimes i dont reccemend this school
I am a proud parent of a student who attends wms. My son is in his third year and overall his experience has been great. The problem is not the Staff, Teachers or Admin, it is the kids. When kids are taught to go to school to do their job which is to learn and mind their business and keep to themselves, they would not have any trouble. This building is the largest middle school in RI, and it is being handled in the best ways possible. It is not an easy job but there are many within the walls of the building who do their best to assist the students in their education and to get them ready for their lives ahead. If the parents need to come together with the teachers , counselors and Admin.This school is much better than people make it out to be!!!!
This is my daughters first year at this school and I am already looking to put her in a different school for the next school year. I do not recommend this school
My son is on his second year here and overall the school is pretty good. The teachers are caring and do what they can to teach the ones that are willing to be taught. I feel that most of the parents aren't doing their part at home to properly prepare their children for school, especially in the discipline area. The teachers are there to educate our children..not to babysit. The lack of respect these students have for their teachers directly reflects on the parents.
This is our 2nd year at WMS. I've been hugely impressed by the leadership, faculty and staff. Their effort and dedication as left me amazed. I've always found the administration and teachers friendly, available, and willing to go the extra mile. There is an extraordinary lack of parent involvement; despite well publicized opportunities and the, apparently, numerous complaints. In my opinion, there are tremendous opportunities in extracurricular and after school activities as well; for those students and parents choosing to take advantage of them. The academics, again in my opinion, do suffer. I don't feel my son has been challenged in this area at all. The school, as well as individual teachers (and my own efforts at home, on occasion) have provided him with some excellent resources and experiences. The educational difficulties, and the discipline issues, seem due to the size and diversity of the school's population. This continues to improve.
My daughter recieved high honors during all 3 years at the WMS, and my overall experience with them is a positive one. Whenever there was a problem (no school is perfect), the staff was very eager to work with me on it and were able to resolve it in a timely manner. The biggest problem that the school has is the lack of discipline that parents enforce on their own children. They allow their children to speak to teachers as they would their classmates. Then when the teachers fail to teach the children, they fault the teachers. The 'area' is not a bad one, as I've lived in the neighborhood of the school for 10 years and have only seen 2 fights on the street during that timeframe...police regularly monitor the streets around the school to keep them safe. The traffic is an issue and parent/teacher conferences is handled poorly.
I think that this has to be the worst school I have ever heard of. The teachers try their hardest but a majority of the students do not. It is very sad the professionalism that the teachers are capable of showing but can't because of the students.
My son has been attending 6th grade for over seven months now in all the 'honor' classes. While playing a game I asked him to convert 1/3 into a decimal. He told me that he never learned how to do this without the use of a calculator. This is coming from a sixth grader who just received the Math Achievement award and student of the quarter twice in a row! If dividing 1 by 3 is beyond the scope of what is being taught I truely question the teachers credentials. I will be moving my son to another district so that he will be given a better education without the constant threat of being beaten by other students. Talking with the teachers is useless because they feel discouraged because 90% of the students talk back and don't give any effort (30% test scores is common).
I think the WMS is a very unsafe school for the students and teachers. The children are running the school. The parents of the children are also to blame. I am a mother of a student there, a very unhappy mother. The school policy should probably need to be revised, especially when you are being punnished for self defense... The teachers are also to blame when they are aware of the problems and they take no action. The WMS needs discipline and a lot of work. The germs are starting to spread and everyone is getting affected...
I don't know what all this grief is about. WMS recently got a new principal whose enforcing all rules and discipline codes. The after-school programs are very good, sponsored by 21st Century. The teachers try their hardest to teach. Maybe if people saw our school from our point of view, there'd be changes.There are good kids who try their hardest, they just aren't seen or heard over all this gossip and put-downs. -A WMS student
This has to be the worst school my daughter has ever been in. I am currently working on moving, to have the ability to remove her from the school. I have seen of and heard of mentally challenged children being yelled at. They treat children like they are nothing. These kids are just a paycheck to them. WHAT A SHAME. These teachers actually earned a degree and get paid to be ignorant and treat our children badly. The worst part is unless we remove our children from that place, there is nothing at all we can do about it. Trust me, I have tried.
Not enough communication with parents from the school employee's. BAD drop off & Pick up routines.
School is average. The area is a rough one. My child has to walk 40 mintues to get to school. When I spoke to the school they refused to let him get on a bus. The school is not flexable at all.
There are too many children and too few resources. This school maintains a high level of discipline. It's a shame that they don't provide as high a level of academics.
There are not enough resources for the students and/or teachers to learn/teach to their highest potential.
I think that this school is way too overpopulated to give a quality education to the students. Furthermore, through experience, the staff do not adress the needs of children with IEP goals, they simply maintain them in the enviornment. They seem to be very fond of discipline but put forth no support or effort to what the underlying problems may be.
i feel this school has too many children to give each child the best possible education.
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