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- a community member
My son had a very positive experience when he was a Wester Wildcat. He is bummed that we have moved and his younger brother won't get to go there too!



- a teacher
Horrible environment for kids, right at an age where they are developing their values and their self-esteem. This school is a hotbed of bullies who are savvy at hiding it from administrators. Kids are engaging in sexual activity and discussing it openly. It's enough to make me question my profession as a teacher.


Teacher effectiveness: Neutral


- a teacher
Don't get me wrong, the teachers work hard and many of them care a lot about making a difference. It's just soul crushing to come to work caring day after day, and be shut down by administrators, a district and ultimately a public school system that is overwhelmed, poorly structured and not set up for student or teacher success.

Develops character: Disagree


- a teacher
There are too many kids, it's a babysitting scenario. Teachers can't truly engage with kids or gain their trust. Administrators are pushing paper up the chain and very focused on test results and reports, the students are not a priority.



- a parent
Two of my children attended Wester and they excelled, they are both in college now. The teachers are nice and it is a very comfortable environment for study.




- a community member
I have been here for only 3 six weeks and I have to say this isnt the best school. Everything is waaaaaay tooo easy except for maybe Pre-Ap math 7th grade!!! Also the kids are very mean and there is a LOT of bullying and they concentrate tooo much on sports and the kids that do play sports think they are better thatn everyone and dont have to do homework becuz they have game or something which really annoys me!!!! Any way except for that this school is amazing and fun and the teachers are alll the funnest teachers I have ever had!!!



- a community member
This was my 3rd Texas school and it's the worst. They are behind in education. I had to retake Pre-AP English because they did not offer English1 in the eighth grade. I also had to stop taking French right before the first term. I'm not very happy about that. Other than the slow education and the lack of extra curriculat activites (unless you're in sports) its an ok school. I just wish they was after school activites that weren't all sports orrientated. Not everybody does sports.



- a student
It has a great sport title to it but it seems like lunch is 5 minutes long, and most kids are very mean. Teachers are very nice.




- a student
Wester is a wonderful school, any one can find friends easily. It's not over rated, the teachers and coaches are humble and teach us respect. The only problem, like anywere else, Is the lunch.



- a parent
I believe Wester is overrated unless your child is an average child. Let me explain. If your child requires Special Ed, GT, Advanced, or in the Accel program the school falls short academically. The AP/Honors classes are not challenging. The entire MISD is experiencing growth problems which is having anegative impact on the teachers, administration, and students. Some of the teaching is weak and there could be better communication between the administration, teachers and to the parents. If you want a top notch school for your child who is college bound, look elsewhere in MISD/Arlington area after 5th grade or find an alternate education option such as private school. Extracurricular wise there is a lot to offer. The AP/Honors/GT/Special Ed programs need a lot of improvement to meet the students individual needs.

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Last modified Brooks Wester Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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