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Charleston, SC
Students enrolled: 306

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1776 William Kennerly Dr
Charleston, SC 29407

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(843) 763-1546
(843) 852-6557
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Map of West Ashley Middle School address.

August 08, 2015
From day one it was clear that the six grade principal didn't care about are student. I don't even know to this day with the school principal was ...completely uninvolved. The teachers have no control over the studentS. boys were making inappropriate sexual noises throughout the year and practically nothing was done to change it until the school year was almost oveR. Bullying was such a problem students were pulled out of school and move to others because they were victims of it. There was no true concern for education. It's like the teachers were forced to pass student even if they had no idea what was going on. If my child did not even do her homework whatsoever she would still receive 50% credit for it. Teachers even awarded student just because they like them. My student received awards for the highest average in making an a in the class when she didn't even have it. I'm glad they liked my student I love her myself. But the way it was going about made me feel like it was more favoring then the education that I sent her to school For. She won't be attending seventh grade there we have already pulled her out. I feel at her new school her teachers will love her but also give her the education she needs and deserves.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Not enough
May 31, 2015
My son don't have homework for weeks at a time. And I have asked about it

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
May 31, 2015
They don't protect the kids from bullying and I know from first hand because it's happening to my son and some other kids also.

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2015
This school is so bad. That I'm trying to find another school for my son to go to.. he has had things stolen from him and nothing was done to the kid that took it.. this is the worse school to go to. Even other parents are pulling their kids from this school also.. my son went from straight A and B to Ds and crying for my to take him out of this school. And my son use to love school..

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2011
my son graduated last year to west ashley middle school and now in 9th grade at west ashley high school and has been getting A's in geometry class and teacher want him to move to 10th grade level . Thank s to Miss Lebrun for being a hard teacher . " way to go WAMS "

- submitted by a parent

March 04, 2010
WAMS gets better each year and is known for turning kids around who are heading in the wrong direction. The staff truly cares about the students and will go over and beyond to see the kids succeed!

- submitted by a community member
no rating
September 09, 2009
west ashley is the bomb diggity. i went there for my 8th grade year and the whole school is awesome. i wish i could of gone there for another year

- submitted by a student

November 10, 2008
This is not a five star school and I disagree with the posting July 15, 2008. I do agree Mrs. Coker has tried. I say don't just look around, sit in a few of the classes! Parents, please get involved.... This school needs help.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2008
WAMS is making a huge turn-around with the new leadership and excellent staff. It is a pleasure to work at West Ashley Middle.

- submitted by a teacher

July 15, 2008
This school has done a great turn around in the years that I have known it. I'll try to be brief but accurate. Security for the campus has improved so much that all teachers and most students say they feel very safe. The principal (Mrs. Coker) has created many clubs so the students would have a sense of belonging. The school has tried to get the parents to interact with the school and I have seen more parents on campus this year than for the past 5. I say stop by and look around the campus and see for yourself..

- submitted by a community member
no rating
July 05, 2007
I have been a student at West Ashley Middle School for a year going on two. Kids misbehave and they do spend a lot of time on it such as the disciplining. Teachers and the faculty care about the grades. The first nine weeks only about 4 of my peers including myself got the honor roll. But the last nine weeks it was probably 10 or so. They give us time so we can pull our grades up. some teachers even give up their Saturdays. WAMS is a good school.

- submitted by a student

May 22, 2006
Im a student at west ahsley middle, the school really needs a good pick me up. The school worries more about behavior than acedemics. The school has verry bad behavior. We have no parent involvement once so ever. This school needs to buckle down on acedemics. Students do not receive help when needed. Over all west ashley middle needs a big improvment.

- submitted by a student

January 22, 2006
West Ashley Middle School is not quite the satisfactory school that I had hoped to attend! The honors program or SAIL programs are fairly good! Most of the teachers are very experienced in dealing with any problem students. As a former WAIS student...I would like to say that neither the middle or the intermediate schools are bad! They get too many bad reviews and they are mostly from people who were there first! The only problem that I have, as a student, is that the principal is very unsatisfactory for the students. The school is a good enough school for me and I think that others should check it out for themselves!

- submitted by a student

December 10, 2004
I think wams is an alright school. I'm a student there and somethings i really don't like. For example the new principal will never let students have freedom. She only cares about boring stuff and not extra curricular activities that shold be cared about more than sports teams. There are some things that i like such as band and kids who participate in things. There are too many kids at wams who don't there to learn. Wams also needs more money to buy things.

- submitted by a student

April 07, 2004
I am a student at wams. I believe it is a great school. The teachers are wonderful and push us to do our best. Sure, the studesnts have their disagreements and make trouble, but besides that it is the best school ever.

- submitted by a student

February 24, 2004
I think West Ashley Middle is a great school, but the busing of students from other schools will have a negative on a great CCSD school. A very strong academic program.

- submitted by a parent

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West Ashley Middle School
1776 William Kennerly Dr, Charleston, SC  29407
(843) 763-1546
Last modified West Ashley Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
West Ashley Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top