WFFA is a good starter school for children pre-3-6 grade....the teachers are really excellent and they really care about the students. My daughter loved her teacher Mrs. Flores for kindergarten and my son well although he thinks he is not learning something... lol... he truly is because he stay on the A-B honor roll... He play sports so that was the only reason I thinking of moving him to another school so could play various sports to earn scholarships for college. The administrative staff is better and are nice. They really do try to assist the children and parents in every thing. It is an AWESOME school... my daughter will start Pre-K for their dual language program.
We started this school in 2011 and love it. All three of my children attended for the "smaller class sizes" and more intimate campus setting. However this year I have been sorely disappointed. There is a huge teacher turn over rate, poor principle leadership, and the campus is quickly deteriorating. There have been nothing but problems this year for us, so we will be moving to public schools, which have smaller class sizes than FFA.
Love this school! We started at Waxahachie Faith Family in the middle of last year. My son is now a 7th grader. I cant tell you how great it is to drop your child off in the morning and have them excited about school. As a parent I know he is happy and being taken care of.. He is receiving an outstanding education and his best interest is always considered. Ms. Backus is fabulous. I love this school!
Waxahachie Faith Family has been an enormous boost for our 6th grader. She has always done well academically and loved school until 5th grade at Red Oak Intermediate. ROI is too crowded and the discipline system is too adversarial. Also, all students must listen to repeated behavior lectures wheter or not they are a problem. At Faith Family, the teachers know my child by name and treat her as an in
I have been going to Faith Family for 2 years, I came from Duncanville, where we would have 40 students in our english class, here it is much more one on one, there are great people, and most importantly its a place where you want to get up and go to school, not neccesarily to learn but more importantly you enjoy it due to the people, I think if anyone is considering our school, dont think sign up, and become an Eagle!
I have been going to WFFA for 2 years. it is a good school, we have a very good theater program. Our old principal was not very involved but know Mrs. Killenen is very much involved and supportive. I would highly reccomend our school you know everyone and they are all very friendly
Offered: betaclub, basketball, theater, football, baseball, videogameclub, softball pros: we love the small community atmosphere. Most teachers know all students by name, no matter the grade. My children love and respect 99% of their teachers. Most go way above the call. The kids know they're safe and can go to their teachers for anything. Many parents volunteer and/or work there and are available to the students also. Cons: no gym- exercise outside bathrooms need work for privacy!
Considering our options WFFA is better than MISD for our HS son. His teachers know his learning strenghts and weaknesses. He gets academic attention that MISD was not capable of. Since attending WFFA his self esteem has soared. The school does have administration problems and HS parent involevment is very low. I give my son's teachers an A for caring, A B in academic quality, Administration a C-, Extracirricular a B, parent involvement a C. They have several extracirricul choices for HS students; art, computer, music, basketball, ROTC. Football & Baseball is through a volunteer coaching program, which consist of several overworked and underpaid teachers. Again these teachers really care about thier students.
From what I've seen, the administration (from superintendent on down) is not connected with their staff and shows poor instructional leadership. There is too much change. I definitely see that administratioin wants improvement, but the changes have gotten to be too many, too often, and not in the best interest of their students. Teachers seem to have great ideas but aren't allowed to implement them, stifled creativity. My kid's teachers have been great (actually excellent), but you can tell that even they are frustrated. I am an involved parent who asks a lot of questions. The more I learn the more I fear for the educational growth of not just my own children, but all the students. I don't think most parents are truly aware the issues at WFFA. Needless to say, my children do not attend this school anymore.
The school is overall a good schol. I like the teachers, they really inter act with the kids and get down on there level. But the principal and the nurse could work on being a little more friendly.
Both of my school aged children attend WFFA and we have been very happy with it. The biggest eye opener for me has been the exceptional manners from about 98% of the kids you pass in the halls. It's something that you just don't see these days.
I think the quality of academics is no different than any other school. They provide the same materials and books as other schools in the area. They also provide tutoring everyday after school for any student. In fact they encourage it. As far as sports, they have football, basketball, softball and golf. Parent involvement is always welcomed. They would love to have more parents involved. They have music, art, drama,BETA club for honor students and robotics. I have 4 kids that go to WFFA and 2 of them are in high school.My two kids that are in high school came from public school and decided that they were tired of the things that were happening in there school and wanted to go to another school. This school has been great for them. There is more discipline here. Over all, I think this is a great school.
I have been pleased with the Pre-K program, I don't necessarily think the problem lies with the instructors as it does with the environment most of the children attending the school are coming from. Granted, if a child needs special help etc. I am not aware of that program and if it is sufficient because my son is only 3. I have enjoyed hearing his joy with the interaction he has had with his teacher and the interest he has in learning the activities that are set forth.
This school is not fit to be a school because of its educational problems. It has a very low testing score in its Tax test. Its unsanitary, its not worth going to school. I would not recamend any one to put there kid in this school. The special education department is not good because the teachers do not know anything because they lack intellect. They refuse to help when you have like a math problem that delt with high school. So dont try this school move on to the next.
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