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J B Wilmeth Elementary School5
Posted January 15, 2015
- a parent
Wilmeth is an absolutely amazing school. My oldest son attended 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade here and loved every day. My youngest started Kindergarten this year and his introduction to full day school was seamless. Both boys felt loved, invested in, and grew tremendously. They are also really great with special needs and do everything they can to ensure extra academic resources are available to those that need it. We recently moved away and it is hard to leave such a great school and staff.
We've been at Wilmeth for a full year now and absolutely LOVE IT! We love the principal and have found her very easy to communicate with, always present, and genuinely passionate about her students. I find it surprising that a few of you have had such a bad experience. Our child is thriving, loves school and continues to score extremely high on all testing. Thanks, Wilmeth!!!
A great school with a wonderful staff. The Wilmeth experience is something that doesn't happen at every school. It is great to have a strong Principal that loves our children and makes them all feel special. When you walk into the school you can see and enjoy a the type of education that takes place.If you want a great school for your children Wilmeth is the place.
I have never left a bad rating for a school, until today. We moved from out of state 3 yrs ago and immediately placed my son in the 1st grade at Wilmeth. We felt it's exemplary status would be perfect for my son's active learning style in science and math. However, what we experienced was aggression from all parts of the school. His teacher was a "yeller" in her class and she allowed my son to endure bullying from other students (maybe it was her idea to "toughen" him up). My son went from being an enthusiastic learner to a depressed, lethargic, sick little boy. It was a fight all year long. Equally, I found it EXTREMELY difficult to communicate my concerns with the administrative staff even as much so with the front desk. We decided to homeschool the following 2 yrs. We are now in a different school district. With some encouragement and research, my son began the 5th grade at a new school and can I just say...WHAT a difference!! AMAZING!!! My son is BACK loving school...this staff is genuinely supportive, and incredibly patient! Homeschool raised his grades, but he is still hesitant trusting new friendships due to Wilmeth's memories. Amazing how much damage still remains
I don't even go to this school but I became friends with a guy that's going off to Cockrill and did go to Wilmeth.... I swear....... Wilmeth and Minshew look too alike. I went to summer minicamps at both of thoses schools. Anywho.... I think that school is literally too cold to bear.
I am writing in reply to the teacher that told unhappy parents to leave the school for private school. That might not be an option for many parents and they are entitled to express an opinion. I am glad you enjoy you job at Wilmeth but maybe you should consider how many parents and students have been treated with the current administration. Seems like there is a common thread to comments. I fortunately have been very happy with the teachers we have had at Wilmeth and try to be as supportive of the school as I can but things that have occurred with the administration at times have crossed the line and actions have been very unprofessional. I don t believe a person in a leadership deserves our respect but earns our respect.
As a teacher, I am heartbroken to see these things written about my administration. I am even a little astounded at the comments about how the staff is unhappy and won't last. If staff is unhappy, I can tell you it's probably their own fault. They are either not doing their job and being called out or are being way to sensitive to constructive criticism. As a parent, you have NO idea how the staff is treated except for heresay. I love the school that I work at, as well as the community it is in, and even the principal! The fact that you come online to complain about the principal of our school is awful and you should be ashamed. All leaders need support, no matter your viewpoints on them (principal, mayor, president...). I wouldn't work in any other MISD school and in case you didn't notice, it's a PUBLIC school. If you want to pick and choose and have a perfect world, please take your attitude and your children to the new charter school or better yet, a private school.
This is the coldest school I have ever been in. I grew up with a family of teachers. When family members went to lunch with my child, and later told me how uneasy they felt walking into the school, I felt concerned. Teachers don't seem to smile and the staff is consistently not friendly. My child's teacher is a dictator and only seems to care about winning. I am all about winning, but not at the cost of my childs spirit and love for learning. My child used to love to go to school. This year my child has cried and complained of sickness too much. Creative fun, nurturing in a school and genuine caring for kids is as important as your testing results. Wont be going back.
This school is rated average by me until something is done about the principal. I would have to agree with the comment about the unprofessional principal. She treats parents and staff in a very belittling, controlling manner. She demands respect, but reserves the right to treat our young ones with no respect. I am tired of things being just brushed under the rug with her, or deemed not important. We can only hope retirement is soon. Reporting incidents to her superiors does absolutely no good.