What others should know is that low to moderate income does not equal problem kids. The children that attend Westgate Elementary School come to school with a smile on their faces every day. They are very loving, trusting and kind to each other. What I love about Westgate is that about 20 different languages are spoken here and there is a real spirit of acceptance amongst the kids. Another thing I like about our school is that we have a young energetic staff who know our kids can achieve and will achieve. I never hear excuses made about anything from anyone. We have 12 men here at Westgate which is unheard of in an elementary school. I believe this is a positive for our school. Of course our test scores can improve and believe me they will. We love these kids too much to fail them.
Although we had to send our children to West Gate do to full schools in our area, we were more than impressed with the school. The ratio in the classes are good and the teachers are accessable. They have also meet or beat state scores. We are in the process of trying to keep our kids at West Gate although they should be attending a closer and more convient school.