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PK-5
Public district
Fort Worth, TX
Students enrolled: 545
Before care: No
 

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4300 Clay Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76109

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(817) 922-6850
(817) 922-6961
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October 11, 2014
Test scores are not the end all of what a great school is. I'll tell you what a great school is: A safe, loving, encouraging community where children are encouraged to learn, grow, find themselves, feel safe, feel important,and to feel the drive to succeed and grow! Westcliff Elementary is focused on reading comprehension. Preparing kids to think creatively, and understand what they read, whether that is math, science, or grammar. Westcliff Teachers are forward thinking, creative, and innovative. Walk our halls, observe our school, meet our teachers and staff. From the custodians to the principal, this school is focused on the children it serves. PTA is always there to help, encouraging communication and growth. Please consider sending you kid to their neighborhood school, and become involved! Westcliff is a special place, where all children and parents feel heard and feel important!

- submitted by a community member
October 11, 2014
Our son just started his 2nd year at Westcliff and I don't think it's possible to have a better experience with a school. He loved Kindergarten and his teacher and we could always feel the warmth in the halls of this small school community. The teachers are incredible and deeply committed to the school- both teachers my son has had so far went to elementary school at Westcliff themselves! The principal and staff are very involved and seem to know the name of every student in the halls. The PE, art, music, and gifted and talented programs are wonderful, as are the core academics. We love this school and can't wait for our daughter to start here next year!

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2014
We love Westcliff!! The teachers are top notch and the principal is GREAT!! We are so happy that we chose to go to Westcliff!

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2014
Westcliff is a wonderful, safe, loving environment. When I walk through the halls I notice just how quiet it is. The children are respectful, disciplined and focused. The teachers do everything possible to make the learning process fun, and use creative techniques to teach Science and math. There is a ZERO tolerance for bullying, and it is enforced in a loving way. The Fall Festival was so much fun this year, and my kids love hanging out with their teachers at events. It seems like all the teachers treat their students like family. We are so pleased with our choice to attend Westcliff. We were going to send the kids to private school, because all we ever heard about was Tanglewood, Tanglewood, Tanglewood. Our kids are learning about, and making friends from different cultures. It's a GREAT school. You should send your kids there!

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2013
My children attended Westcliff Elementary for 5 years. Mrs. Gillaspie provides strong support for her teachers and staff who all work tirelessly to help each child feel welcome, accepted, confident, safe and academically prepared. This school is a "diamond in the rough" and I am so glad we were able to be apart of it. With the combination of strong leadership and competent faculty, Westcliff will continue to be a vital link to student success. Aside from academics, my kids were given numerous opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills through the outstanding Student Council program. Their counselor was instrumental in teaching students to be selfess and fostered a spirit for giving through countless programs implemented throughout the year. Several teachers went the extra mile to make my kids feel important by making a personal investment in their lives. I cannot say enough about the great experience we had there! I am so thankful for the caring administration, teachers, counselor, PTA and staff who all work together to make Westcliff a terrific place for both students and parents.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2013
NO AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM!!! Love this school but i found out they pulled the after school program due to funds & not having enough children enrolled in it last year... Lucky for me, an amazing women who happens to lives right across the street from the school picks our son up every day & keeps him until i get off of work. Her rates are reasonable, she's state registered & she keeps 5 or so other children from westcliff as well. She puts up a few signs up around the school during parent registration & literally saved my life. Her name is chloe & her website is happydaychildcarefw.com. If you need any help, she's your girl.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2012
My two daughters attend Wescliff since kindergarten. Now they are in 3 and 5th grade and are extremely happy with everything going on at the school. The school is very welcoming, the Principal is always available to listen and make your family feel comfortable. The teachers are outstanding, the counselor is always going beyond offering leadership skills and enrichment opportunities. I am a teacher and what takes places at Westcliff is much more that any other school. Great place for all kids to go.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2012
I love Westcliff! I think it is the area's best kept secret. We were nervous at first because all we had ever heard about was Tanglewood Elementary, but we are pleasantly surprised! The teachers and the principal are amazing and the PTA Board is on fire this year! The academics are strong and my daughter loves her teacher! We are so glad we chose to send our daughter to Westcliff!

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2011
We transferred our son in 3 years ago and have LOVED our experience at Westcliff! The teachers really love the children and families well!!! There is a fun and strong since of community being built. I love the diversity within the school. The teachers all really go above and beyond as they stay after school to lead great clubs for the students such as Math Club, Athletic Club, etc. HIGHLY recommend this school - you won't be disappointed!

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2010
This is our second year at westcliff and we have been thrilled with the excellent teachers and principals. Our son loves this school, is learning alot and excelling. Last year, the school received an exemplary rating!!! Go tour the school and see for yourself...you will not be disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 25, 2010
Our family has been at Westcliff for 3 years, and we currently have 3 students there. We transferred here, and have found Westcliff to be better than we originally thought. The size of the school is great, and allows a real sense of community. The teachers obviously enjoy being in this school, and give of themselves over and above on a regular basis. Many of the teachers sponsor clubs based on some of their own interests/hobbies. My children have been involved in the dance club, e-club (gardening), double dutch, and the civics club. The tone of the school is set by the principal, Mrs. Gillaspie. She has assembled a group of gifted, and energetic teachers and staff. Our biggest problem is losing great teachers and staff to 'the district' as they are solicited for district wide positions! Standards are high academically, and personally for each student, which they rise to.

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no rating June 20, 2009
My child attended Westcliff from K-5. The teachers at this school are exceptional. We had a couple of bumps but overall, I was very pleased with our experience.

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May 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 06, 2008
I placed my daughter in kindergarten this year and am very pleased with her progress. The faculty is very caring and focused on each student reaching their potential. My daughter's teacher is always available to discuss every aspect of her education.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2005
This school has great control, and such a caring staff. I have searched for the best school for my three children, and have found Westcliff to be not only the best choice , but also the most stable. The halls are quiet the children show such respect for there learning enviroment. It is nice to know that when my child walks through the front door, that each one of them will be greated by name. Judy Stacy makes it a point to do that. She is stern and follows all of the guidlines. I do believe that this school is as close to private school, as I can get.

- submitted by a parent

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Westcliff Elementary School
4300 Clay Avenue, Fort Worth, TX  76109
(817) 922-6850
Last modified Westcliff Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Westcliff Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top