My daughter has been at this school since kindergarten. This coming year they have decided to cut the inclusion special education program. I guess they don't want to lower their test scores or something. This is clear discrimination!
My daughter has attended West Hills S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Academy for 3 years. She is currently in the 7th grade and we LOVE it! This is the first school in the Bremerton School District and one of a few in the state to be a S.T.E.M. school. The school is currently expanding to be a Pre-K through 8th grade. There is already development to add a wing onto the building. The staff are highly qualified and the principal is top notch. They have great academic curriculum and a fabulous after school robotics club. I chose this school for my daughter because I believe that careers in the S.T.E.M. field is our future, and because I trust the staff and the principal at the school will give my daughter the skills she needs to succeed as an adult. I also know that they will treat her with respect and will take care of her when she is at school. I would, and do, recommend West Hills S.T.E.M. Academy to every parent in the Bremerton School District!
This is a great school my son learned a lot and was excited to go back each day. There is a lot of opportunity for the students there! The staff and teachers really care about the students. I would definitely recommend this school!!
I love West Hills because we (preschool) are made to feel like part of the big school.We participate at lunch and West Hills students are great examples for the preschoolers to aspire to.
It's school that is dedicated to the education and well being of their kids!
At West Hills our staff works hard to make students feel successful.
I have mixed feelings about West Hills. The facility itself is nice, comfortable, and well kept. The staff is friendly, and very grateful for every volunteer they can get. If you can spare a few hours to help they'll take it, gratefully! The teachers each have their own style, and some will work better for your own child's learning style than others, but every teacher I've met there goes to exceptional lengths to create a peaceful, thought inspiring learning atmosphere. The school's value goals are 'safety, respect, responsability.' With the kids they are handed, that is of the utmost importance, more than it might be in other schools. An unusually high number of these kids come from very difficult home life. Many of these kids carry emotional baggage with them to school. I wish 'kindness' and 'honesty' could be added to their emphasised values, as they are at Kitsap Lake elementary.
In 2003-4 we had three boys going to West Hills at the same time so we saw a pretty good over view of the the school. We felt that the principle, teachers and staff were great. I don't know how to put this in a politically correct way, but the quality of student that they have to deal with, makes disipline and test scores a big challenge. We took our boys out the next year and it was a good decision.
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