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Richardson, TX
Students enrolled: 788

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1309 Holly Drive
Richardson, TX 75080

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(469) 593-3700
(469) 593-3666
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January 06, 2015
Horrible. I am transferring schools due to my negative experience here. Had to leave because of bullying not being handled at all. Also, a girl with aspergers was transferred to a different school just because she had a breakdown, and no help was given. The teachers were rude to her and demeaned her. Also, we were planning to be in one class for this semester, data entry, a new class required by state, but now we have to just sit around in the office doing nothing unless they tell us to. The teachers are okay, I guess, however the substitutes which we have often are less than okay. One substitute just sat around looking at.. not safe for work materials instead of teaching us. Also, for an art project, we were expected to plan and make a model of a 7 foot tall and wide sculpture within a budget of 3000 dollars, and present it to those in charge of the district, something a seventh grader can't handle. We could have spent that time learning something instead of giving a bunch of 12 and 13 year olds a task that was impossible for even adults.

- submitted by a community member
June 23, 2014
RWJH was an amazing school and I am sooo glad that I decided to allow my daughter to seek something further in her educational experience. I think the continued foundation of excellence I received 15-20 years ago is still reigning in the Big state of Texas to this day. The principal, teachers, officer Ream we will miss you guys as we move on to RHS Magnet. We hope to make you all proud! Loved this school!

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2014
This school is one of the best ones,I love how teachers are always trying to help me,we even have Chromebooks!.I'm really have of going to this school.

- submitted by a community member
February 06, 2014
Awesome school!,The staff is always helping the students and care a lot about them.Everyone is nice and its really rare to see something bad happen in the school

- submitted by a community member
August 12, 2013
I can not even give this school 2 stars. Shame shame shame. It really is.

- submitted by a community member
August 05, 2010
This is a great school! The teachers are great and it is always a great learning environment! Everyone in the school pushes you to be your best! RISD chose this school for a new study with every student having a netbook to do their work on! It was a great experience and I love this school and everything about it! I am honored to be a Bronco!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
January 20, 2010
This school hilds some of the best memories i will ever have. Amazing teachers, most importantly. They were very good about getting us ready for highschool. They were good about connecting with students and some i feel like theyre my friends the way they try to help. The food is good (better than most) and the athletics system is very good!! The students are all so cool and every one gets along with everyone, and if someone acted out of line. They were handeld properly. I had trouble woth one student and now were great friends. Best school ever!!!!!

- submitted by a student
September 17, 2009
high level of caring among teachers and staff

- submitted by a community member
April 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2007
I really believe that the school is a very high standard school. the teachers consider their students education the most important thing ever. whenever a student may be failing any classes they seem to find even the slitess minute in their busy day to help the student. I thhink it's really awsome that they manage to do that

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2006
Great school. Very challenging but also very nurturing. Pre-Advanced Placement courses provide an opportunity for even the brightes child to think and learn. Much interaction between the teachers and the parents. Many opportunities for children to participate and be involved, as for parents.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2005
Great school, my son loves it, great teachers and great special education programs, teachers care. My sons education has improved.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2004
I don't know who wrote the review about the teachers being 'verbally abusive' to the students, they obviously were writing a review for another school! West Jr. High is a wonderful school, the staff is wonderful and caring. The school does have an assortment of students, but that is what is great about the school.

- submitted by a teacher
March 11, 2004
Sending my child to this magnet school was a terrible mistake. My child loved the school only because friends are there, but many of the teachers are verbally abusive to the children . The AP classes are the only chance for a half way decent education. The principals and counselors are oblivious to parent concerns as well as student problems. There are a couple of excellent teachers that try their hardest to reach students of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, but the unnecessary and unfair verbal abuse by a few and the apathy shown by the head principal taints the environment and educational opportunity of the entire school.

- submitted by a parent

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Richardson West J High School
1309 Holly Drive, Richardson, TX  75080
(469) 593-3700
Last modified Richardson West J High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Richardson West J High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top