My issue with this school, besides being located in a terrible neighborhood, is that teachers and administrators for some reason think it's OK to press their religious beliefs on the children. My son has come home with numerous religious flyers in his folder and one teacher even told his friend he wouldn't go to heaven if he didn't behave. Next step is a lawsuit. :)
My child is in gifted and talented there. She loves it. I love all the teachers. Parking isn't great. That is the only down fall, Next year they will be learning spanish and english. Which is realy great. My child loves the art club. They have computers in every classroom. And they really care about the children education and wellfare. the principals are great. Everybody is friendly and helpful. I love this school.
Night and Day is the difference between the Western Hills Primary (PK - 2nd)and Western Hills Elementary (3rd-5th). I have had 2 children go from K through 2nd. Of the 7 teachers only 1 was less than acceptable, the other 6 were wonderful!! The after school activities are awesome, including art, garden, dance, chess, and a few more clubs. This is rare around here and non existent next door at the elementary. Teachers seem to genuinely care and want the best out of each child.
Don't send your child to this school. If you're stuck within the boundaries tranfer, tranfer, transfer. You have that right.They've never rated higher than acceptable. Volunteers are rude, inconsiderate, and disrespectful and nobody seems to care that children are treated in that manner. Music and art were only added as curriculum in 2006-07 and there are no sport clubs because it is a primary school. The after school clubs are alright.
I love WHP. It is a great school. I love that my child feels safe in her school enviroment. the staff is really caring and show concern for every child's academic development. The teachers and principals are great!