Our daughter has done beautifully in 7th grade due to an exceptional team of teachers. We moved into the zone and she was 1 of 4 from her elementary school. Her 6th grade was okay, but not exceptional. It takes a while to be accepted...at first not as welcoming as should have been. She now loves it and is so happy. Academically challanging, but she has thrived! They offer so many activities, and I believe she will have a jumpstart in high school because of her outstanding academic preparation. Teachers always responded immediately to any questions from parents or students. We just wish we could continue and have her attend West Valley High School!! Finally, the music program has to be the finest in the area....my musician father could not get over the quality of music at the band concerts. Let us build an auditorium to showcase all of these talents!!
There was a change in principals a couple of years ago. We would have to say the change did not disrupt the good attitudes among the faculty from our perspective. Out daughter's team of teachers has a good web link for daily lesson plans and open communication. They will stay after school if there is a need. We have no complaints. The coaches are all quality people and great role models for our kids.
I have found West Valley Middle School to be very much a student oriented school. We have a child that has great difficulty reading with comprehension and the staff of teachers are working in many different avenues to get him to be successful. I rate them an A+ for their efforts. Thank you
WVMS is approaching ten years and it couldn't be in better shape. All of their facilities are probably the best you will ever see in any public schools across knox county. Along with their 8 lane outdoor track there is the Wolves' basketball/volleyball arena seating well over 1250 people. Amazingly, sports aren't the only benefit students will enjoy. WV boasts orchestra, band, jazz band, chorus, and an advanced advanced choral program. The chorus class holds many concerts year round including advanced plays such as : 'Bye Bye Birdie', 'Oklahoma', and 'The Music Man'. Students will also be able to attend dances and school/grade celebrations throughout the year.
Well, i have two children in this school and they both dislike it immensely. Way too strict! middle school students do not need the teacher to walk them down the hall to get to class, or a teacher screaming at them to get to class while they're in-between classes, nor being forced to sit the entire lunch hour in the cafeteria, nor control every aspect of middle school life. There is minimal social time at this school because every minute is monitored. Student don't have an opportunity to be kids and enjoy this middle school experience. West valley does not prepare students to enter high school where rules are minimal and expectations are high and self discipline is a must!
This is my son's 3rd year at West Valley and we could not be more pleased! The school has a wonderful Orchestra program.
The person who felt that West Valley is an incompetent school needs a wake up call. That person can not and should not expect for his/her child to be held by the hand all day. Of course at the beginning of the school year, there is going to be alot of confusion, especially for the teachers who do not have a certain student on their roster. The school is the best in the county in athletics, academics, music, and art.
West Valley Middle School has been a great experience for both of my children. The administrative staff have been helpful and willing to work with my husband and me and my children in all aspects. For the most part, the teachers are great as well. As with all schools, there are teachers that should not be teaching.
This is the BEST school I have ever attended. The teachers are kind when teaching, and they also make the experience fun. Moving from elementary school to middle school, my percent of increase was over 1000%. The school is always kept clean. They have an amazing music department, which falls in the catagory of a top notch related arts program. If you are into sports, this school is for you; from basketball to golf, our teams are outstanding. If you attend this school you will learn many things while having a wonderful time. I MOST CERTAINLY recommend this school!
I have never been so disappointed. My child entered at the end of the year out of necessity, and has been treated horribly by teachers. As a teacher myself, I am totally disillusioned that professionals would act in such a manner. My child was actually told that there were no desks, so she could 'sit on the floor'. She carried all of her books all day after requesting a locker several times, and only received one at the end of the day when someone finally felt sorry for her. As of her fourth day, she still does not have a schedule, and I have been told that this is 'a busy time of year'. I have made a mistake by moving her, I only wish she did not have to pay for it.
This the best school in the world. I am a student of this beatuiful new school!
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