I am a teacher at Westfield, but there is no category for that on this website. I wanted to share my opinion: a school is only as good as its leader. The principal is the head of the school...she or he sets the tone, mood, attitude, and overall faculty 'spirit' each school year. How I teach doesn't change according to the principal, but how we all work together to achieve an overall positive learning environment does change according to the principal. I think that is what makes the difference in the hallways, cafeteria, and other common areas where fights take place. We have to work together and the kids have to feel we are all for one and one for all...not everyone for themselves. If they are not careful, soon even the teachers who love to teach (like me) will soon leave. I love WHS.
I have a 2004 graduate and a future 2008 graduate coming out of Westfield. The school is there for a purpose, that is to teach..not to babysit students whose parents on not on the ball monitoring their children. Teachers can only be as good as allowed when they don't have to policing the students. I've never had problems there, have always been able to receive immediate assistance with any situation big or small and I definitely keep up with my current child's progress because I call and I registered to receive the info online. I email the teachers and they respond immediately.I definitely believe there should be more control in keeping students in the classroom but again that goes back to the parents - know what your child is doing.
There is nothing wrong with Westfield High School it just depends on the crownd your child hangs out with. There is alot of diffrent extra curriculr activites the we can do. The principals are doing all they can. Now and days the there are teachers in the hallways everyclass period and I know I am safe.
I am currently trying to do everything possible to get my son out of Westfield. This school has been on a landslide decline over the past few years. There are several different gangs at the school and the faculty seems to be afraid of them. There is no discipline and the traffic in the hallways during classes is comparable to a busy mall and is full of students skipping classes. The principal's office must have a revolving door since they can't seem to keep one there. Would not recommend this school to anyone who has any concern for their child's safety. What has happened to the faculty/parents running the schools rather than the gangs?
There is no leadership or feed back to parents/ whenever I try to speak with someone about my child it takes forever if and when I do.
I have a daughter and niece that goes to Westfield and I like the fact that I can log on and see their progress, and if I have any questions, I can email the counselor, teacher, or principal, and get a reply the same day. Their is a lot to keep the students involved.
Westield High School is a great school with many programs for students to involve themselves in. It is a majority minority school, but the district has maintained it abd provides all students equal access to technology and programs. The surrounding community of Westfield has undergone many changes over the last several years, as a result the school must constantly keep up with change. The administration and faculty of Westfield work tirelessly to ensure student needs are met.
Over all its a good school, nothing too fancy but your child(ren) will have fun, it just depends if you like a varity of people.
My child atteded the 9th Grade Center at Westfield HS last year. I could not be happier with his experience. The teachers there were very consistant in their helping the students follow all the campus rules. They seemed to be not only supportive of the students but worked very well as a team. My son learned a great deal not only what was in the books but a lot about how to be a good productive citizen. I hope the center stays. It is a great assest to the district.
I feel that Westfield High School strives to do the very best for students. Given the fact that they are over populated and students often come and go as they do, it is quite amazing how sucessful thye are.
Westfield is a good school, with a great football, basketball, volleyball, and band programs.
Academics good if in advanced classes. Mediocre otherwise. Band program superior. Parent involvement mediocre unless in band, then high.
Large classes with many trouble makers. High level drug use(even during school hours in school). Students will pass if they show up to class. Usually teachers hand out free grades in on level classes. Students here have no future.
I got my degree and then I graduated at Westfield. They helped me and my baby. Westfield has very good day care for student's babys and it is free. And the food is good to. The teachers are very good and do the best they can about crime. I would recommend to go to Westfield to all my friends.
Westfield High School is great! The parent involvement is great, the extracurricular activities are all award winning, and this school is very diversed and has dedicated teachers who want to teach your child everything they need to know! So if you are thinking about moving out here to the Spring Independent School District and sending your child to Westfield, than I highly recommend it! This school is truly a place to learn and to achieve your childs goals whatever they may be.
Westfield High School is a great school! I know that becausse I attentd Westfield High School. The principals and teachers are awesome!
Westfield is mostly African American & Hispanic. There is extreme racial bias against white students with regards to grades, conduct, behavior and dicsipline. The teaching staff is scared senseless to take any appropriate disciplinary action towards African American or Hispanic students while committing an 'over-kill' response to inappropriate behavior by whites. The teaching staff is in great fear to fail any African American and/or Hispanics because they fear for their safety. They also fear being accused of racism by their parents. On the other hand, the staff at Westfield will downgrade or fail a white student, completely void of any professional contemplation. Drugs and gangs flurish at Westfield. Most families who love their childeren will typically send their oldest child here, but not the younger siblings. They've learned their lesson. They move. Westfield is on the fast-track to becomming another urban high school sewer... if it's not one already. No matter what your skin color is, don't send your child here.
This school is GREAT! I had considered sending my son to a prep school in the east coast; (Groton, Andover, Hothckiss) but because of the dedicated teachers, administrators and strong band program, he is at Westfield. Best decision I ever made! Go Stangs!
My child has never had to write a research paper and rarely has homework. Her teachers do not provide email addresses. Principal does not return phone calls. Anyone can walk into the school and walk around with out been questioned. Safety is a concern. For extracurricular activities, only the very best are chosen. Makes the school look good.
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